Nate Conrad|| needs YRM funding ::

Nate Conrad|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United States

Occupation:
Pastor

Ministry Focus:
Discipleship

What is your ministry?

Associate Pastor in a PCA church, serving with two other pastors, leading a congregation of 500 in Dublin, OH.

My ministry efforts are toward discipleship and spiritual formation in the Christian community. My goal is to see men and women grow in Christlikeness as they seek community together for encouragement, biblical literacy, and life change.


What do you hope to gain from participating?

My primary motivation or goal is to learn from others in ministry. I seek wisdom into particular methods of Christian service, a sense of call, and personal/spiritual health as I continue in ministry.

I find discouragement and aimlessness to be frequent companions and would like to learn from others how best to respond to these things to stay healthy for long-term ministry.


What is your leadership role?

My work is primarily one of management: overseeing full and part-time staff, volunteer leaders for small groups and adult education, and assisting the deacons in their mercy work. Other sundry tasks include counseling, marriage counseling, logistics and planning, and some IT support for the office.


Ian Rothwell|| YRM funded ::

Ian Rothwell|| YRM funded ::

Country:
United Kingdom

Occupation:
Pastor/Bible Teacher

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am a lead-elder in a local church that is independent, evangelical, and reformed theologically. I am deeply committed to multi-leveled discipleship, which has been greatly helped by having completed the YRM at ELF this year. I am currently discipling several men in a one-to-one setting as well as the leadership team (in more of a general sense). In 2021 I will be looking at developing out, with two others, for our discipleship model for the whole church. As we seek to produce disciples who make disciples.
I am considering studying for an MTh, starting in September 2021.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I have chosen this initiative so that I can grow deeper in my own discipleship with Jesus, through the blessing of His body and the experience of other leaders. Knowing that growth as a disciple is dependant on the Holy Spirit and your willingness to learn and apply ourselves to wisdom so that, not only do I disciple others better, but also how we as a church can multiply this in a way that is sustainable and multiplying, leaving a foundation for the generations to come. But in the short term to continue to build a healthy and sustainable model for a healthy and growing church that is making disciples.

What is your leadership role?

I am a lead-elder in a local church plant which I was involved in, by God’s grace in 2013. As the only full-time paid staff member my responsibilities are for the general pastoral care of the people in the church, the bulk of the teaching ministry. Along with the leading of the team. I also disciple several men currently, on a one-on-one basis. It is my desire to not only develop them personally in their walk with Christ but to disciple them for ministry. Currently, two of the men that I am discipling, are being looked at for an appointment to deaconship and eldership within the next 12 months.

Magdalena Szysxkowska|| YRM funded ::

Magdalena Szysxkowska|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Poland

Occupation:
Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am a member of the presbyterian church in Warsaw – Good Shepherd’s Church. I sing in the church choir and with my sister, we lead two Bible groups for women. One is for more mature Christians, and the other one is for women who are just at the begging o their walk. All Bible groups for women in our church are studying the Gospel of John. I also run the FB page of our church – I have a conviction that this is a very huge tool that can be used for God’s glory. I am involved in the prayer group for the members of our church as well.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I am hoping to develop maturity in my faith and that it will help me to encourage other women to know God. I am hoping to learn how to overcome anxiety. I am hoping to learn how to listen to the problems of others without becoming overwhelmed. I think all that I learn from this mentoring will have a great impact on my ministry.
My church is a small assembly – I love it but my dream is to gain more members – so maybe thanks to my skills developed during the course it will help the church in many ways.

What is your leadership role?

My sister and I lead two Bible groups for women. I am responsible for a group for new Christian women or women who are not believers but searching.
Based on the materials from our church and other sources I prepare questions and commentary for the group. I am also responsible for the winter Christmas meeting for women. The aim of this meeting is to share the Gospel and encouraging women to grow in their faith. I am responsible for the topic, the verses of the Bible that will be meditated, and usually one of the women will share the Gospel. This is what really excites me, and I love the interaction with people!

Colleen Weaver|| YRM funded ::

Colleen Weaver|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Ukraine

Occupation:
Missions, Mentoring, Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I serve on the international executive committee of TLEAD, theological leadership, education, and discipleship, for my mission. Equipping believers with the understanding and tools to make disciples who make disciples is one of my primary ministries. In January I organized a year-long cohort experience for missionaries and national leaders in Europe and the Middle East to develop their disciple-making process. I also serve in theological education, helping to develop an information training program in Ukraine and teaching as and where requested. We are currently looking at the certificate program developed by Re-Forma. I write the curriculum as requested by the OMS fields. I am starting discipleship bands following the model of John Wesley, one is in the US, one with other European missionary women, one with Ukrainians, and one with women in Spain.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to gain knowledge and skills in disciple-making, to grow in my own relationship with Jesus Christ, to hopefully also encourage others in their walk with Christ, to be an active member in a network of disciple-makers that can pray for, and encourage one another and to celebrate what God is doing across Europe. I expect that I will learn various disciple-making processes and curriculums, but what I hope to learn how to facilitate a disciple-making movement, that every disciple will be able to obey Jesus’ commission to make disciples. Making new friends in Christ, especially in a discipleship group, would be a great outcome of this experience.

What is your leadership role?

My current leadership role is as the discipleship and leadership development coordinator for my mission. This position is in flux right now as my mission is in a process of re-organization, but disciple-making has become one of our four primary core tasks. As a member of the theological education team, I bring a theological as well as a practical perspective to disciple-making. Our team resources partner with theological education institutions around the globe. We review applications for itinerating professors. I am currently working on developing a course with video lectures on the doctrine of biblical holiness that will be a training resource for our mission. I also serve as the representative of the mission missionary council on the OMSGlobal board.

Alina Rothwell|| YRM funded ::

Alina Rothwell|| YRM funded ::

Country:
United Kingdom

Occupation:
Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I have recently taken the responsibility of leading the women’s discipleship of my church. I serve in an evangelical church in Bournemouth called Turning Point, which my husband and I planted nearly 8 years ago. We are a small gathering of believers with a heart to see our brothers and sisters grow into maturity in the gospel through God’s inerrant Word and through discipleship.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

Through my participation in the initiative I hope that I will be able to develop a robust and practical curriculum for discipleship, that can be adapted for the different contexts. I desire to understand deeper the means and methods of discipleship, learning from books, those with experience, and the others in my learning cohort. It is my Desire in discipleship to equip people to be effective disciples and disciple-makers, to do this I desire to give them the best possible framework, tools, and spiritual food, that the women can become more like Jesus and see great things done for Jesus than any of us could hope for.

What is your leadership role?

My role is to disciple women into maturity in the gospel in accordance with Titus 2. I oversee the women’s discipleship in the life of the church and I lead a small discipleship group where I am discipling three women that have been Christian for a substantial amount of time (they came to faith before coming to our church). In this group, my purpose is to disciple these women to maturity, which includes preparing them to be disciple-makers that make disciples. I also disciple one lady one-on-one which includes a deeper level of personal accountability and spiritual growth.

Inna Prokoptchouk|| YRM funded ::

Inna Prokoptchouk|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Ukraine

Occupation:
Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making leaders

What is your ministry?

My ministry at my church is a gathering for young women called Sisterhood. I also lead a weekly Bible study group for some of the younger girls from Sisterhood.
For the last year, I was serving in a ministry for children at risk. In Spring this year I switched to another project from the same organisation, where I´m responsible for organizing and preparing volunteers for a year abroad, where they will serve in the organisational different locations, and learn the language and about the country and the culture of the country.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I understand that learning is important and I want to improve and grow -spiritually, in my ministry, my work, and my private life. The experienced and dedicated teachers and speakers of ELF taught me so much already and I believe that the year-round mentoring can help me grow, work on my weaknesses and learn how to be a better leader in the ministry and work, for God´s glory.

What is your leadership role?

I lead the ministry for young women in our church. We lead a team of 5 leaders and we serve about 40 young women. Also, I am preparing young people for a year abroad in a voluntary program. We teach them the language, prepare them for the different cultures they will live in, their responsibilities and tasks, crisis management, and other important things for a year away.

Zsuzsanna Onasoga|| YRM funded ::

Zsuzsanna Onasoga|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Serbia

Occupation:
Counseling

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I teach and counsel women and work as a counselor at the church and at Hana’s Hope in Novi Sad as a counselor and teacher, and I have developed the women’s ministry in our fellowship.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to gain new ideas on how to approach the struggles of others to understand myself and my situation. With more insights, I believe I can serve with less strain and stay more focused on what God wants, not me or others. I would like to grow in compassion and patience as I counsel others through their personal situations. I would also like to be able to recognize when a mentoring relationship is no longer worth pursuing.

What is your leadership role?

I’m the leader of our fellowship’s women’s ministry, cooperating with other fellowships. Our church’s women’s ministry involves Bible study for all ages, sharing and prayer for ladies over 60, retreats for moms with young kids, seasonal meetings with other churches – Easter/Christmas fellowship, online prayer group for moms with school-aged kids, and more. At the NGO we organize Bible studies for moms who know about Jesus and studies for ladies who walk with God but have a challenging life situation. I serve as a counselor at our church and also at the NGO often encouraging the client to sinc their walk with Jesus. Also together with my husband who is the senior pastor of our church do couples ‘discipleship/counseling.

Luc Kouwanou|| YRM funded ::

Luc Kouwanou|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Belgium

Occupation:
Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am involved in discipleship, teaching, and leadership. I am the main teacher in a discipleship programme that my wife and I started in 2018. We train youth to live for Christ, despite all the opposition in the current world. The programme was initially designed to be 12 months for each cohort, but we now extended it to 18 months. In addition, we are planning on starting, God willing, a pre-marital training program for singles. Also, as a Christian physician, I am involved in my national Christian Medical and Dental Association where we are committed to promoting Christian values in the healthcare field.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

By participating in this training, I hope to learn more about practical disciple life, that I can first apply to myself, to be a better disciple. In addition, I would like to gain more skills in discipleship and personal mentoring that I can apply in my ministry and teach others. I believe that a good disciple-maker is first a good disciple.
I would also like to acquire practically applied discipleship abilities in the professional field.

What is your leadership role?

I am the main teacher of our discipleship programme, as such, I have to ensure that each activity is well organised, and that the trainees are receiving a good follow-up. I am the president of the local Christian Medical and Dental Association, my responsibility to ensure that the association fulfills its vision and make the association well known in medical and Christian areas. Finally, I am the ICMDA regional representative in Francophone West Africa, so I am in charge of the existing national associations and oversee the creation of a national association in countries that do not have one yet.

Aaron Nyrongo|| YRM funded ::

Aaron Nyrongo|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Zambia

Occupation:
Pastor/Bible Teacher

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leader

What is your ministry?

I am a pastor and a teacher of God’s word. Currently, I serve in the church of the Nazarene International. I have a passion for God’s word and would like to see that more people are growing in their faith and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. My desire is to fully equip our members to go out and share the gospel in their communities.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

It is my hope to gain more knowledge and interact with other believers who can kindle my spirit and bring refreshment. I also hope to gain more resources for our ministries.

What is your leadership role?

My role is to equip the people we have with the necessary skills and knowledge to build them up to go in their communities to spread the word of the gospel.

Andrew Lau|| YRM funded ::

Andrew Lau|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Malaysia

Occupation:
Pastor/Bible Teacher

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am in charge of Christian education at my local church. I design and supervise Bible studies and teaching. I also preach occasionally in both English and Chinese. I am also part of the pastoral team. I am currently pursuing a Masters of Theology., and I intend to become a Ph.D. student after I complete my MTh. I also teach in my Bible college as an adjunct faculty.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to become a disciple and a disciple-making disciple in the biblical sense. I also hope to have someone motivating and helping me to become a pastor-scholar as I am pursuing my Master of Theology and eventually my Ph.D. studies. I hope to gain some “cheer-leaders” in my life who understand what I am pursuing, able to advise me, and motivate me forward to complete my studies, as I often find myself lonely in the pursue of my theological education.

What is your leadership role?

I am part of the pastoral team consisting of 8 leaders who supervise the small group leaders and some of us also lead personal small groups. As a church staff, I am also part of the 14 core who meet with the top 5 members (i.e. senior pastor, deputy pastors, and elders) regularly. I preach occasionally in weekend services. Occasionally I am asked to teach a Bible study or a seminar at our affiliated churches which my church has planted or adopted.

Immanuel Kuehnlein|| YRM funded ::

Immanuel Kuehnlein|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Discipleship-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I have been involved in youth ministry and worship. I have led a small men’s homegroup and also a multigenerational home group. I also mentor a young man from our youth group.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to gain new insights on how to be a backstage pastor/leader. Learn how to confront people in a very loving and humble way. I hope to learn from the experience of men who’ve been in this form of service for years and probably know the struggles that come with it. Moreover, I’m looking forward to also being encouraged by getting to know more devout men and fellow Christians.

What is your leadership role?

I am one of the elders of my church, I am also a youth leader, a worship leader, and a homegroup leader and occasionally I preach on Sundays.

Denis Kharin|| needs YRM funding ::

Denis Kharin|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Russia

Occupation:
Pastor-Bible Teacher

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am a Pastor and I also teach a New Testament course, as well as English and Ethics in three different institutions. I am also the chief editor of an internet radio station. Every activity I do is my ministry as I give testimony of the love of God.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

My hope is that I will be able to find like-minded people who are ready to respond to the creation of a biblical-based eco-system, first of all, a discipleship system.
Thanks to your events, I have always received very valuable advice and, of course, an inspiration for further work. I would like to continue the constructive dialogue and take part in this significant event.

What is your leadership role?

In addition to being a Pastor, I organize the Saint-Petersburg Biblical Forum, inviting scholars and missionaries and discussing the relevant problems of biblical studies and missions in the modern world. In addition, I have led to the creation of an internet platform that discusses Biblical ideas. We organize webinars, conferences, seminars for teachers and pupils, discussing biblical passages and modern challenges. My role as a Christian leader is to bring together experts to discuss pressing issues of modern life in an accessible language.

Andrei Hera|| YRM funded ::

Andrei Hera|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Youth

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I currently serve in the Poarta Cerului Pentecostal church from Timisoara. One of our church’s main focus is aimed towards ministering the youth. Hence the average age in our church is significantly lower than most churches in our city. The youth ministry gravitates around our weekly plenary sessions and continues to a more granular level as we serve within our smaller teams. We currently have about 150 active members in our youth department and (pre-COVID-19)about 400-500 weekly attendees at our public gathering. Being one of the first Romanian churches to bring our content online we’ve been blessed to have a significant reach and impact among the Romanian evangelical community.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to gain more insight so that I might bring growth in this area to our youth department and the church in general, gain skills that I can share with my peers, learn how to implement this on a larger scale within our teams, and identify and grow new disciple-makers.

What is your leadership role?

I’m one of the leaders in the Youth Department of our church. I’m mainly involved in organizing our youth activities while also consulting with our main youth leader (not a youth pastor). My responsibilities are aimed towards ministering to our worship choir and a smaller team that serves smaller churches near Timisoara.
For both of these groups, I’m responsible for organizing our activities while also being there for them if anyone needs any closer spiritual help.

Monika Gasiwicz|| YRM funded ::

Monika Gasiwicz|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Poland

Occupation:
Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am involved in many aspects of ministry in my church: I am a member of the Church Council (Board), small groups, one-one-one discipleship, women’s ministry, pastoral care for women, leading or supporting prayer meetings, leading a support group for women and offering support to the Sunday School and Children’s Club coordinators among others.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I believe that mentoring is one of the basic methods of how we grow in ministry – and this conviction gave me the desire to join this program. I hope to learn how to recognize when a person is ready to start a discipleship group and how to support them. It will also be great to find out there are any issues in discipleship that I have not thought about or encountered yet– I am just excited to listen to experienced leaders. Certainly, I hope to meet people who are willing to share their experiences and be an inspiration for further work. I hope to meet people who would pray for our church and turn out to be the manifestation of God’s love and grace for our community, and me personally.

What is your ministry?

I have served in the Church Council for nearly 3 years. I have been responsible for the following areas: community integration (organising recreational/educational events, like trips, conferences, picnics), care for the new-believers (leading post-baptism discipleship workshops, based on my original materials) and women’s ministry (monthly larger meetings and weekly support group). After the unexpected pastor’s resignation one year ago, the range of my responsibilities grew. Recently, as part of the Church Council, I have been working on a document “Vision of the Church Development,” with the central idea of intensive development of leaders and of the discipleship relations’ network.

Martin Alexandersson|| YRM funded ::

Martin Alexandersson|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Sweden

Occupation:
Church Planting

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I lead a church plant in Gothenburg and I am also responsible for church planting for the Swedish Evangelical Mission. Primarily I spend time training, coaching, and supervising local church planters. Apart from that, I help other denominations, organisations, and individuals with their disciple-making and church planting in different parts of Europe and the Middle east. Historically I travel to train and disciple others but in this current climate, we have adjusted to doing it online and therefore we have been able to help people from South America, Africa, and Far East Asia.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I’m eager to see how to focus on discipleship training in order to grow as individuals and in numbers. I’ve read and talked a lot regarding this in the last years and understand that I need to learn much more in order to be able to make this the primary purpose of my ministry. That’s why I’m longing for this training!

What is your ministry?

Locally, I’m one of three in our leadership team. Nationally, I’m the only one working with church planting in my denomination therefore my responsibilities are very wide. Internationally, my work is divided mainly into three areas: working with Lutheran churches and denominations in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, working with a Norwegian colleague in Armenia and Georgia with mainly Kurdish church leaders, and offering training weekends for young adults in different European cities.

Amalia Torrez|| needs YRM funding ::

Amalia Torrez|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Guatemala

Occupation:
Missionary

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

I serve in Guatemala as a missionary in the Bible college SETECA in the Register office.
Also, I assist with counseling for those who need help.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to learn and grow in areas related to theology, counseling, and ministry (all related to missions.

What is your leadership role?

For the moment I´m not in a specific leadership role at church, as part of my training I can help or assist with whatever they need.

Robbie Bellis|| needs YRM funding ::

Robbie Bellis|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Belgium

Occupation:
Pastor

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

I am a pastor of a church plant in the town which houses the Catholic University of Louvain. I also teach part-time at the Institut Biblique Belge. Our church plant is in a vibrant Catholic town where 500 people attend mass on a Sunday (rare in Belgium), and 150 of the students attend the student mass mid-week. Most of the Roman Catholics here, including priests, are very welcoming of us as Protestants and it is sometimes hard for them to accept that there are any differences between us.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would love to deepen my understanding of Roman Catholicism given the context of our church plant. I anticipate that it will greatly help me personally as an evangelist and also as a pastor as I train staff and church members in how to rightly relate to Roman Catholics. It will also sharpen my teaching at Bible College as I seek to train others for Gospel-ministry.

What is your leadership role?

I am leading a church plant in the University town of Louvain-la-Neuve. I also teach part-time (1 afternoon a week) at the Institut Biblique Belge where I teach Exegesis, Romans and the Theology of the Reformation.

Michael Cruz|| needs YRM funding ::

Michael Cruz|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Honduras

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

I was born and raised in Honduras with a bilingual academic curriculum. I am a future Boyce College student who wants to be an apologist. My desire is to glorify Christ through my knowledge. I want to interact academically with Roman Catholics by writing books and articles and doing formal debates. I believe the Lord has given me the gift of writing and understanding theological issues.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I have only written one article on Forensic Justification. I would love to improve my writing and critical thinking skills.

What is your leadership role?

I am a high school senior and I teach a theology class for the youth group.

Caleb Beaty|| needs YRM funding ::

Caleb Beaty|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Evangelism/Church Planting

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

I’m in the evangelism stage of ministry. I often get into conversations about the differences between Catholics and Protestants.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to grow in learning how to share the Gospel in an engaging way rather than theologically. I find myself going down the 5 solas road, or the justification by works vs. grace road, and I need help learning how to draw people into the conversation in a historically Catholic context.

What is your leadership role?

I’m currently a missionary working in the heart of Madrid, Spain. I’ve been here for one year, helping plant a church in the center of Madrid. I’m working with Spanish nationals, and hoping to see a church planted in the next year or so.

Alistair Donald|| needs YRM funding ::

Alistair Donald|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United Kingdom

Occupation:
Pastoring/Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

I lead a small team in the Chaplaincy, all of whom are evangelical Christians. I also have an informal mentoring role in the Christian Union, and am a member of the Scottish Advisory Council of UCCF. Every week I preach in the campus chapel to a group of around 30 international students, some of whom have an Roman Catholic background.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to understand Roman Catholicism better, so as to unpack the different meanings assigned to common terms between Catholicism and evangelical Christianity.

What is your leadership role?

I am a Church of Scotland minister, employed full-time by Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh as Chaplain.

Peter Marki|| needs YRM funding ::

Peter Marki|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Hungary

Occupation:
Pastoring/Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

From the moment I first got saved I was an active member of our church. I do street ministry every Friday, hospital ministry, university ministry, etc. I am also a pastor and I do some online ministry on YouTube as well.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow to really understand and be prepared to reason with Catholics in a good an effective way.

What is your leadership role?

I am a pastor, working in a Roman Catholic-dominated area in Hungary for almost 10 years. I have got my BA and Master of Theology degree in Budapest Hungary, at the Baptist Seminary. My two main field are systematic theology and apologetics.

Jonathan Rosa|| needs forum funding ::

Jonathan Rosa|| needs forum funding ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

We are currently serving in Málaga. Our vision is to see Spaniards meet Jesus and work together to find expressions of church (more aptly micro-church) that are dynamic, misional, movemental, and that multiply. We look to live here in Málaga long term.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I have lots of questions about Catholicism that I hope to address by attending this YRM group.

What is your leadership role?

During my University years at Wheaton College I felt the call to full-time missions and changed my major from Engineering to Christian ministry. Since then I have served as a high school chaplain in the Cayman Islands, led a Christian gap year program in New Zealand, and am now here in Spain.

David Sweeney|| needs YRM funding ::

David Sweeney|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United Kingdom

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

I currently run a motor racing team called Jesus Saves Racing; we race in the classic Formula Ford series and maintain an active witness at the circuits and through men’s and youth groups. I am planning to return to Ireland to live and want to sharpen my skills and update my knowledge base to be a more effective witness there.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to attend this group because our plan is to return to Ireland and to have an active outreach to Roman Catholics in the West of Ireland.

What is your leadership role?

I am a director of three companies in the food franchising industry and work across several European countries. I am also involved in sports ministry with an emphasis on evangelism and discipleship.

Vitomir Tepeš|| needs YRM funding ::

Vitomir Tepeš|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Slovenia

Occupation:
Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

My ministry is participating in leadership roles in connection with leading the Sunday gatherings with the help of my Pastor and sometimes preparing Bible studies in small groups.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I desire to broaden my knowledge of Catholicism in the field of the Bible.

What is your leadership role?

In 2016 I became self-employed with formal permission for two years work as a researcher with ARRS. I am researching two main fields of cultural studies and sociology inside the field of social studies and humanism. With my work I am integrating two scientific fields inside the field of social studies and humanism, which was also the main task of my dissertation. For the main aim of possible future project work it is also important that inside the field of cultural studies, which is a program at the FSS, we can talk about the subfields of philosophy and Theology (FA, FT), which teach the phenomenon of religion in society and in politics in a specific way.

Juan Vargas|| needs YRM funding ::

Juan Vargas|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Norway

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

I am working as a missionary in Peru, where my main task will be planting a church in Cuzco.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn about living and working in a Catholic context. In Peru, it more necessary than ever to be prepared to meet questions and be able to share the Gospel in a comprehensive and clear way.

What is your leadership role?

I am an Ecuadorian and Norwegian missionary working for a Norwegian Lutheran mission in Peru. I have done all my university studies in Norway. As a student I got engaged in the IFES movement. After a while I got a job as a fieldworker and did work for 5 years there. In 2017 we moved to Peru to serve as missionaries. In March 2020 we were evacuated because of the Covid-19 situation in Peru. We hope to go back to Peru in January 2021.

James Wilson|| needs YRM funding ::

James Wilson|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ireland

Occupation:
Pastoring/Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

My ministry is as the only pastor/teacher at the church. Derry is a city with a very high Catholic population and a lot of negative history with Protestants in general, and I want to be part of changing that and seeing people transformed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

My interest is due to the fact the city has such a high population of Roman Catholics, and I want to know how to reach the people on the fringes or devouts so that some can be won for Christ. I hope the training will help me to reach more people because of a deeper understanding of their doctrines.

What is your leadership role?

I am a pastor of a small Baptist fellowship in the city of Derry, Northern Ireland. I have been the pastor for seven years.

Phil Bartuska|| needs YRM funding ::

Phil Bartuska|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Austria

Occupation:
Church Planting

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

My ministry is as a church planter and a small group leader for youth and young adults. Also, I talk with people every week in cafes, shops, parks, and on the street.
Many people have been influenced in some way by the Catholic Church and religion (mostly secondhand through their grandparents or what they hear in the news).

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope that this would help me better engage Catholics with the Gospel and help me better understand the background and history of the people I work among. I want to learn more about the several main differences between Catholicism and evangelical Christianity.

What is your leadership role?

I serve as a church planter/missionary with the International Mission Board. I also am a leader in my church: Freikirche Döbling in Vienna.

Carleen Sebentsfeldt|| needs YRM funding ::

Carleen Sebentsfeldt|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

I lead a small group of teen girls in which we study the Bible in addition to eating a meal together and doing various activities to promote Christian fellowship and discipleship among them. I also mentor young women our organization comes in contact with, including a young lady who is currently living with me. In addition, I am actively involved with the youth at our local church and serve to mentor them throughout the course of our regular activities. I have a passion for women, especially young women, and would love to see these ministries continue to grow. I am currently working together with one of my coworkers to start a healing group for women, with a pilot group hopefully beginning to meet later this year.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in how I take the information that I know and present it in a way that is interesting to the people I am teaching and so they are able to see how it applies to them. I wish to improve my understanding of the Romanian cultural context in which I work so that I am better equipped to reach the people around me. In particular, I would like to learn to overcome my American directness in the way that I speak with Romanians in order to promote better relationships, especially with those I am mentoring.

What is your leadership role?

I currently work as a mentor with the Regen Foundation in Fagaras, Romania.

Delyth Sutton|| needs YRM funding ::

Delyth Sutton|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

My ministry is leading worship, Bible studies, and speaking at evangelistic events. I have a pastoral heart; I love building people up with Scripture and song and enabling people to come close to God, discovering more of Him in their daily lives.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in handling conflict and speaking truth in love.

What is your leadership role?

I am a missionary with ECM church leader and a Team leader for other ECM missionaries.

Maxie Pretorius|| needs YRM funding ::

Maxie Pretorius|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Disciple-making/Church Planting

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to make disciples and train leaders to ignite church planting movements among the neglected peoples of the earth.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn how to develop the people I lead, how to ask good questions, and how to guide people to discover the truth for themselves. I would like help with how to set achievable goals for those I lead, how to cast vision and take people along. I’d also like to develop my planning skills in taking a project from the visionary phase, through to the end. I would like to grow in my time management skills.

What is your leadership role?

I am a director of a non-profit called All Nations eV. in Hamburg. I lead a team of 18 crowd funded full-time volunteers, reaching out to several affinities in our city. I am also the member on the board of All Nations Deutschland.

Balazs Madas|| needs YRM funding ::

Balazs Madas|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Hungary

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

I am member and supplementary preacher of a congregation in the Reformed Church. About ten times a year, I speak about the Bible in different groups of the
congregation. Sometimes I try to cover apologetics, and we have a series of talks about scientific and social science topics, and I also had an opportunity to speak about miracles and science.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in my ability to engage people in apologetic discussions.

What is your leadership role?

I am a senior research fellow in a Hungarian research centre. I am also leading a small research group with two PhD students and another young physicist. Most of my research is dealing with the biological and health effects of ionizing radiation with particular attention on mutagenesis and carcinogenesis. I am also very much
interested in mutation induction in different species in different environment.

Janet Sewell|| needs YRM funding ::

Janet Sewell|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United Kingdom

Occupation:
Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

My ministry is intentionally finding women, majority world Christians living in Europe, and younger leaders to participate in the Gathering and online in the Conversation. These are voices that are not often heard in wider Evangelical circles, especially in Eastern and Southern Europe. My hope and vision for Lausanne Europe is to keep going past the 2020 Gathering and into the foreseeable future. I would love to see further initiatives and Think Tanks around Europe where everybody has an equal voice, regardless of gender, age, or race. Lausanne, as a movement, is a platform that doesn’t belong to a big name –and therein lies its strength. I would love to be part of leveraging that in the future for Europe.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would love to gain a good, sound biblical framework from which to operate. I am especially excited to read “The 7 Deadly Sins of Women in Leadership” by Dr Kate Coleman and discuss this at the pre-Forum! I would also like to learn how to balance leading in ministry, marriage and motherhood. In terms of skills, communication and especially vision casting would be tremendously helpful for me. Strategic planning would be helpful too. But also, what does it mean to be a good leader?

What is your leadership role?

I am on the leadership team for Lausanne Europe organising the Lausanne Europe 2020 Conversation and Gathering Dynamic Gospel – New Europe (LE2020). I am part of a committee of 5 leading the whole process as well as being in charge of logistics and having a major role on the Communication team. I am also on the leadership team for Lausanne’s Younger Leaders Gatherings where we mentor and minister to Europe’s younger generation of leaders.

Thomas Marmefelt|| needs YRM funding ::

Thomas Marmefelt|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Sweden

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

I am a fellow and a member of the research council of the Clapham Institute, Sweden. My ministry there is to build up a research institute, bringing faith and science in harmony, something like the Acton Institute has done on economic personalism.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn more about model thinking on Bible texts, Epistemology on the application of the Bible on human evolution, Virtue ethics, and Artificial Intelligence.

What is your leadership role?

I am an Associate Professor of Economics, focusing on evolutionary economics, studying formation of norms and emergence of monetary arrangements, and the economy as a complex, evolving system. In 2018, I published my book, The History of Money and Monetary Arrangements: Insights from the Baltic and North Seas Region with Routledge. Now, I am working on virtues of alternative monetary arrangements from bills of exchange to cryptocurrencies, addressing market virtues, private monies, and stewardship.

Veronika Sumova|| needs YRM funding ::

Veronika Sumova|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Belgium

Occupation:
Discipleship/Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

My ministry with young adults involves helping them grow, serve, and share, knowing God and His purpose for our lives, serving each other and people in need, and sharing the hope we have in Jesus. My ministry within the home group is sharing and caring for one another, growing in the knowledge of God, developing their gifts, relationships, and community.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to get better at identifying new potential leaders and training them as well as helping my teams to become less dependent on me. I would like to have even better overview about my strengths and weaknesses. I was excited to read we will be working with StrenghtsFinder in this mentoring program!

What is your leadership role?

I work for the European Commission as an Information and Communication Officer. It is not a management role, but I am required to give strategic advice/directions, manage projects and give (and evaluate) tasks to people working on the projects. I am also very much involved in my church (Vineyard Brussels) where I lead the young adults ministry and a home group.

Stepan Rucki|| needs YRM funding ::

Stepan Rucki|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Czech Republic

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

For 18 years I have been the president (and one of the founders) of the Christian Fellowship for Health Service Workers – organizing many conferences for Czech doctors and nurses together with ICMDA and HCFI representatives. I personally have held many lectures on topics like the Christian view on alternative medicine, and ethical issues like sanctity of life, assisted reproduction, homosexuality etc. I am the author of the books like Alternative Medicine: Help, or Danger? and Is Anyone Among You Sick? (in Czech). I also spoke regularly on popular topics (ethics, evolution/creation, biblical truths) at the youth camps (e.g. X-camp in Smilovice).

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in my skills for writing and speaking on the topic of science and faith.

What is your leadership role?

At present I am working as the head of the pediatric department in community hospital (Trinec), participating in postgraduate specialization training of young physicians. Some years ago, I did scientific research in pediatric hypertension (PhD thesis on childhood ambulatory blood pressure monitoring at the Charles University in Prague). I have co-authored two books for the pediatricians: Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Pediatrics and Cardiologic Minimum for Practicing Pediatricians.

Berna Malillin|| needs YRM funding ::

Berna Malillin|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ireland

Occupation:
Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am involved in the sponsorship program for an under privileged youth group in the Philippines and coordinating projects for the youth in a community-based program.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

My heart desire is to develop my counselling skills.

What is your leadership role?

I am one of the youth teachers in our church (Word International Ministries-Ireland). I am actively involved as well in the children’s ministry and leading a small care group.

Noah Johnson|| needs YRM funding ::

Noah Johnson|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Slovakia

Occupation:
Pastoring/Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Pastoral Growth

What is your ministry?

I am currently serving by working with the local church and also teaching in a school. In the church I am mentoring and discipling as well as being involved in a regular youth outreach, preaching and speaking at outreach events. I am also working with a growing number of non-Christians studying the bible together, meeting weekly to talk, and also hosting a monthly dinner. With the school I am teaching from seven-year old’s to eighteen-year old’s, developing relationships not only with the students but also with the parents and teachers as well.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I believe that I would benefit greatly from the Forum not only by the teaching and information but also from the potential of networking with other church planters from Slovakia, getting a chance to hear and see others who are planting and reaching the lost in Europe also Slovakia. I would like to learn ways of being more effective in reaching the lost and also finding like-minded friends to help along the way.

What is your leadership role?

I have led regional youth conferences, developed new ministries, led a church plant, small groups, regularly preached, regularly led outreach activities, developed new sermon series, and discipled and mentored others.

Ohene Nimako|| needs YRM funding ::

Ohene Nimako|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to lead the youth ministry. I lead the planning and implementation of most of the things we come up with, and oversee the activities of the other leaders. I also liaise between the youth and the church leadership.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn how to coach and how to grow as a mentor, learning how to better disciple the youth so they can form their own discipleship groups. This is my real desire: discipleship at the youth level.

What is your leadership role?

I currently lead the youth ministry in my local church. Together with the leadership team, we plan programmes and events that will help draw the youth into a deeper walk with God. We also try to draw programmes that will equip them in the areas of career and education.

Christian Sewor|| needs YRM funding ::

Christian Sewor|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

My ministry is as an Associate Staff member of the Ghana Fellowship of Evangelical Students. As part of my duties, I speak to Christian Fellowships on the Origin of Life (Creation versus Evolution). I speak to students on the Problem of Suffering as it pertains to the Christian faith. I hope to explore more deeply on the theme of the origin of life.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to grow my skills on how to strategically reach the scientific mind with the Gospel, develop skills in properly appreciating the philosophical underpinnings of science, and grow in my public speaking skills.

What is your leadership role?

I did my undergraduate studies in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana after which I worked for a year as a teaching assistant in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Nutrition. I subsequently worked as a research assistant in the Public Health research group of my former department for six months where I coordinated field data collection, conducted systematic reviews, and wrote scientific manuscripts for publication. In terms of my long-term career goals, I hope to become a committed Christian Apologist and a researcher in the field of epidemiology.

Ryan Andrews|| needs YRM funding ::

Ryan Andrews|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Youth

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

My ministry is with an organization called Novo. Our desire is to see movements of people coming to Jesus who then turn right back around and share with their networks.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in being a better communicator to Roman Catholics so as to help them deepen their relationship with Jesus as is revealed in the Scriptures. Understanding Roman Catholicism better will help me in my ministry. I think more doors will open if people can see that I am well-educated on the topic.

What is your leadership role?

I am currently working as a cross-cultural missionary in Spain. I help lead a lot of gatherings that have to do with English – one of which I call English Story Night. It’s an English-learning opportunity for non-natives where stories of Jesus are used as a resource to help teach. Before coming to Spain, I led a group of six college-aged students who were committed to growing in their faith. We shared life together and dove into the Bible once a week for two hours. I am also the missions coordinator in a University ministries program, where I have many opportunities to coach and develop young leaders.

Hannah Donato|| needs YRM funding ::

Hannah Donato|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Italy

Occupation:
Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

My ministry is providing training materials for discipling students. As well as preparing materials, I often lead Bible studies with women and students

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn about having direction and developing a plan of how to get there, understanding how to go forward even when others don’t without being insensitive.

What is your leadership role?

At present, I work part-time with the national University Christian Union movement in Italy, GBU (IFES). I am responsible for the area of training and caring for the student leaders across the country, in particular following the local staff who care for them. I also lead our church Sunday School and am on the church council. My husband is one of the leaders of our local church.

SImone Baccella|| needs YRM funding ::

SImone Baccella|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Italy

Occupation:
Youth

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

My ministry is with the youth in my church. Teaching the Bible, helping them understand why the Bible is true and why Jesus is the only way.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

Living in Italy, every evangelical should be interested in understanding Catholicism better. I think it’s crucial as new people joining the church come from a Catholic background and we need to know how to deconstruct their mindset in order to help them understand the deep implication of the Gospel.

What is your leadership role?

At the moment I’m attending the IFED course. I’m part of the leadership team of my church and vice director of OM Italy.

Kate Knowlson|| needs YRM funding ::

Kate Knowlson|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

My ministry is discipling the women in the congregation and doing personal evangelism with Catholics.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in my personal Bible study, as well as teaching others how to study for themselves.

What is your leadership role?

I am a pastor’s wife in a small church plant in Southern Spain discipling women in our congregation, Sunday school teaching, and doing personal evangelism with Catholics.

Paul Bankson|| needs YRM funding ::

Paul Bankson|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United States

Occupation:
Pastoring/Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Engaging Roman Catholicism

What is your ministry?

My ministry is pastoring my church and also with Seminario Reformado Latinoamericano. I have the opportunity to teach students who live in a predominant Roman Catholic Culture, helping them witness for Jesus.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope this study will help me in training young pastors in in Latin America, helping them to be better equipped in their context. I also hope it helps me better engage with family members who are Roman Catholics.

What is your leadership role?

I presently serve as senior Pastor of Houston Lake Presbyterian Church (PCA) where I have been for 16 years. I am also a board member and faculty member of Seminario Reformado Latinoamericano, a seminary training pastors in Latin America.

Stephanie Seisenbacker|| needs YRM funding ::

Stephanie Seisenbacker|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Austria

Occupation:
Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

My ministry is leading a Bible study and I am also part of a church plant.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in my ability to support and affirm leadership as a woman/wife without taking it over. I would like to acquire a better theological background and learn how to confront with gentleness and empathy.

What is your leadership role?

I lead a student Bible study. I would, however, like to focus more on supporting the Bible study my husband is leading, which is part of a church plant project.

Maridez Abalos|| needs YRM funding ::

Maridez Abalos|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ireland

Occupation:
Outreach

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

My ministry is organising events. I love working with people and for people. We have organised youth camps both here in Ireland, and even regional camps. I have also organised a conference for the whole Word international ministries, European- middle-east and Mediterranean churches, which we hold every 4 years. It is something I really like doing. On the side, I am also wedding planner for close friends. It is something I really love to do, making people come together!

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to learn how to evaluate the effectiveness or the impact of these events that we are spearheading, both spiritually and in the community.

What is your leadership role?

My husband and I work with Word International Ministries, Ireland. I partner with my husband as he oversees a newly opened church in the City Centre. Aside from pastoral care as we also lead the shepherding ministry and care groups, we do some training and spearhead some activities and events all year-round for our local church and church-wide (with other 5 churches).

Simon Daster|| needs YRM funding ::

Simon Daster|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Switzerland

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to gain a deeper foundation of apologetic knowledge, develop a my communication skills and especially skills to discuss and interact with people.

What is your leadership role?

I’m a doctoral student in the field of experimental physics. I’m also involved in the local IFES student group and the post-grad group (also part of IFES).

Pamyla Burrack|| needs YRM funding ::

Pamyla Burrack|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Outreach

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to organize events where people come together to worship, learn, grow, etc.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to grow in my skills for developing and working with a team vs trying to do (or control) all aspects on my own. I want to learn how to delegate better and how to develop a planning timeline and stick to it. I’m hoping to acquire fresh ideas of how to organize events. I’ve not received any training in this area, so look forward to learning from others and I am particularly looking forward to having some new “tools” for my “tool belt” in organizing the 2021 Area Retreat — I’ve never planned anything this large (although I have served on the organizing committee for past retreats).

What is your leadership role?

I currently serve as assistant to the European Director for Mission to the World. Specific leadership roles throughout my career have included leading worship teams, leading women’s discipleship groups/ministries, overseeing interns, assessment of candidates and potential team leaders, leading organizations of local, regional, and continental events, and being a member of our organization’s Europe Strategy Team (sets vision and direction for our organization’s work in Europe).

Franziska Elterlein|| needs YRM funding ::

Franziska Elterlein|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

My ministry is the music team, which makes us dig deeper into each topic in order to connect it with a song that fits. My husband and I are part of a small group where we discuss all kinds of topics. As both of us are chemists, we represent the “scientific view” on things. Topics we have dealt with are p. ex. “can the bible be trusted what archeological findings do we have?” and “what about evolution?”

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in not being “ashamed” to show my faith in the scientific world and learn how I could even relate to people easier with general topics leading to a conversation about Jesus.

What is your leadership role?

I am currently pursuing my PhD in organic chemistry which involves practical research in the lab and documentation. As a PhD student I am involved in correcting exams and supervising laboratory classes. I hope to finish my PhD within the coming year. I would like to continue in a job that deals with chemical research, focusing on establishing new synthetic plans. This might be either in academia or in industry, but basic research oriented.

Derby Ikeakanam|| needs YRM funding ::

Derby Ikeakanam|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Nigeria

Occupation:
Outreach

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to organise programs for first ladies, mentoring programs for youth, programs for women, and evangelical outreaches.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in every aspect of my ministry.

What is your leadership role?

I am the Vice President at Freedom Ministries International, and Associate Pastor.

Joseph John|| needs YRM funding ::

Joseph John|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
India

Occupation:
Apologetics/Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to bring to light the intersection between science and faith with my students, which often leads to good conversations about Jesus.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I am interested in equipping myself with the basic questions most students would ask on evolution or intelligent design. I would like to gain some amount of expertise in handling questions in these areas.

What is your leadership role?

I am a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in Mumbai, India. I am involved with Bible Studies for our undergraduate and Post Graduate students. One of the areas we train our believing students is in answering questions raised by their friends. Also, how they could effectively present the Gospel to their friends in a friendly manner. Very often questions of ‘Science & Faith’ come up. I am interested in training myself better so as to pass the lessons I learned to my students in our Bible Study group.

Anca Piglesan|| needs YRM funding ::

Anca Piglesan|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Outreach

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

My passion is to organize events and to help people. Most recently, I was asked by my church to be the leader for a project helping the hospitals with dealing with Covid – it was a queue of miracles and divine coincidences!!! Everything was perfectly orchestrated from above and God got all the glory!

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn how deal with stress more efficiently.

What is your leadership role?

I am currently in sabbatical. Previously I have led Operation Christmas Child in Romania and I also worked in Human Resources for 7 years.

Nana Yaw Awuku|| needs YRM funding ::

Nana Yaw Awuku|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Mentoring

Ministry Focus:
Organisational Development

What is your ministry?

My ministry and deep passion is for Organisational health, support, and strategy. My hope is to grow this into a primary leadership focus in serving institutional next generation leaders in their God-given calling. My current life and leadership focuses on discipling younger leaders for global mission. This will remain the direction of my ministry for the next 10 years or more.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in Vision and Strategy Development, Collaborative Teamwork, fund raising for majority world contexts, and Personal Life and Leadership Coaching. I hope to gain in leadership training, soul strengthening, strategic networking, growing friendships, and mentoring young leaders.

What is your leadership role?

I am serving as Global Associate Director for Generations with the Lausanne Movement with responsibility for teams stewarding and supporting some 800 next generation leaders and 200 mentors from 140 countries serving the global church. Our primary mission is to connect influencers and ideas for global mission across generations.

Simon Bowket|| needs YRM funding ::

Simon Bowket|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Wales

Occupation:
Evangelism, Church Planting

Ministry Focus:
Organisational Development

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in all areas of my ministry.

What is your leadership role?

I am a pioneer evangelist and church planter serving as Executive Director of Grace Rural Wales Partnership.

Steven Hamilton|| YRM funded ::

Steven Hamilton|| YRM funded ::

Country:
United Kingdom

Occupation:
Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Church Revitalization

What is your ministry?

I have been involved in various ministries and have worked for 4 years with Youth For Christ, encouraging, supporting, and pioneering youth outreach in and through churches throughout the whole region of North East Scotland. This showed me just how many small churches there are with individuals often wanting to do something to give the church a bit of life, but are struggling and feeling isolated. When I was called by the church I currently serve in, I felt a slight degree of expectation to bring a bit of life to a congregation of mainly older folks. I have been encouraged to see the church grow in numbers and local mission engagement over my time serving there. I have a passion to see in smaller, even struggling and dying congregations come to life.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

It will be helpful to be challenged by a variety of people from different backgrounds and missional contexts. Meeting others and sharing about work and praying together will be inspiring. Receiving the level of deep and focused training in areas like preaching and mission is also a big reason for going.

What is your leadership role?

I serve as an elder and full-time church worker in a small independent evangelical church (around 30 members). I am responsible on a fortnightly basis for the Sunday teaching, leading a Bible study/prayer meeting, and running a food bank. I am responsible for the youth and student work in partnership with other groups like Scripture Union, UCCF and Friends International.

Pavel Markov|| needs YRM funding ::

Pavel Markov|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Russia

Occupation:
Youth

Ministry Focus:
Organisational Development

What is your ministry?

I am involved in the ministry as a leader of a local team. I participate in all our projects and processes on the local, regional, and national levels of our organization. It’s really interesting thing to be a part of a national and global student movement. My job is to organize our local leadership team in our ministry both during everyday tasks and during projects and conferences. Also, I hold a seminars or speeches, and am responsible for technical issues in different aspects.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I wish to develop my leadership skills – to translate right vision in my organization and to mentor students. Not being a leader in words, but being a real leader and minister for them all. Also, I need to develop my fundraising skills to help my organization grow. I also wish to develop the skill of delegation.

What is your leadership role?

I am an intern of CCX Russia, a student ministry part of the IFES global movement. I will become a staff member by fall 2020.

Jaap Ketelaar|| YRM funded ::

Jaap Ketelaar|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Netherlands

Occupation:
Pastoring

Ministry Focus:
Church Revitalization

What is your ministry?

The missional calling of the Church has my heart and gives me my drive and focus. I feel called to help ‘the existing church’ transition from a more institutional way of working to rediscovering the church as movement (Alan Hirsch-mDNA). Since 2005 I have offered my service as an interim-pastor and have in that role since then served 12 churches in The Netherlands.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to develop new relationships and become part of an international learning community.

What is your leadership role?

Currently I serve as pastor in the Baptist Church of Katwijk. In addition I also serve as an interim-pastor in another church where the church planter is retiring after 25 yrs. I am also helping them discern where God wants to lead them and transition into the next phase.

Andrea Becciolini|| needs YRM funding ::

Andrea Becciolini|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Italy

Occupation:
Youth

Ministry Focus:
Pastoral Growth

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to mentor students who follow Christ to love him more, know His Gospel better, and be more able to share it with others.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn how to fix my eyes on Jesus, delighting in Him as a busy gospel worker, learning how to encourage others when I am not encouraged myself, how to lead and love my family well while being focused on my ministry, how to tackle the temptation of fearing people more than God, and how to develop a biblical and culturally relevant discipleship program.

What is your leadership role?

I am a staff worker for GBU Italia (the Italian branch of IFES – International Fellowship of Evangelical Students), and also the Mark Drama Italian director.

Ismael Sanchez Cortes|| YRM funded ::

Ismael Sanchez Cortes|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Pastoring

Ministry Focus:
Church Revitalization

What is your ministry?

My passion is to see all the churches in Spain and also my local church blossoming in discipleship, evangelism, and be Bible-centered churches. I have spent years trying to help my local church to press on evangelistic efforts, putting the mission in the center of our strategy or discipleship as a priority.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to acquire skills for better planning and vision skills and tools. I would also like to learn more how to better disciple and how to encourage people to be motivated and excited about the church’s mission and vision.

What is your leadership role?

I am a staff worker at GBU Spain, the IFES movement in Spain. Apart from that, I preach in my church, I am youth leader and I am also involved in planning and strategy.

Esteban Lozano Cillero|| needs YRM funding ::

Esteban Lozano Cillero|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Pastoring/Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Pastors

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to do pastoral care, bible teaching, and shepherding the members of the local church.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I’ve been shepherding only for two years, although the 3 previous years served as practice, helping the pastors and making decisions with them and guiding the community. I need to grow in all aspects. I spend a lot of time shepherding others but sometimes I feel like I need someone shepherding me and giving me advice.

What is your leadership role?

I am an elder in a brethren evangelical church. So I, along with other 4 elders, do pastoral care, biblical teaching, and try to guide the church to be more like Christ. Also, as the neighbourhood around is quite poor, we carry social aid also.

Oleksandr Savych|| needs YRM funding ::

Oleksandr Savych|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ukraine

Occupation:
Pastoring, Church Planting

Ministry Focus:
Church Revitalization

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to mentor my students to help them grow and develop their own churches.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn how to do an evaluation process and use instruments for that, and how to lead a leadership team during a time of transition. Additionally, I would like to learn how to help the church with the need of revitalisation and to achieve lasting changes in values and vision that are not just temporary.

What is your leadership role?

I’m director of Pastoral Leadership Program at Ukrainian Baptist Theological Seminary in Lviv, Ukraine. I have 85 students in this program right now.

Mehran Mohammadrezai|| needs YRM funding ::

Mehran Mohammadrezai|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United Kingdom

Occupation:
Pastoring/Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Pastors

What is your ministry?

My ministry is church planting and evengelism.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in my leadership. I would also like to grow in the
area of theology.

What is your leadership role?

I am currently pastoring a church online via WhatsApp in Iran. We just started a second group where I placed another person in charge and I am now assisting her in her leadership. I have identified a second leader and we are now working on a third group for her to lead. I am also currently organising a prayer meeting 4 times a week for Farsi speakers from around Europe and Iran. I also attend the leadership meetings at Trinity Church Central London.

Ted Szymczak|| needs YRM funding ::

Ted Szymczak|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United States

Occupation:
Church Planting

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

My ministry is in equipping young leaders to reach and disciple others.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow my skills in vision casting.

What is your leadership role?

I am a Church Planter Equipper with SEND International.

Emanuel Danci|| needs YRM funding ::

Emanuel Danci|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

My ministry will be to provide a safe environment where students and young professionals in the engineering / science fields can expand their horizon and deepen their knowledge in the area of scientific apologetics. To address this problem, I plan on starting a study group where we can meet, discuss important topics, try to find answers to pressing issues together, and also organise public events.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in knowledge, both quantitatively and qualitatively and acquire new skills and insights into how to defend the Christian faith in one-on-one discussions. My focus for the next period is the exact reason for which I consider the Year-Round Mentoring program to be an excellent opportunity. It would be a great blessing and I consider that I would benefit immensely by studying the proposed topics and by being able to improve my presentation and conversational skills given the organised environment.

What is your leadership role?

I work as a Technical Lead for a SafeFleet, an international software company with headquarters in Romania, where I lead a major project with emphasis on algorithms. In addition, I do research in Natural Language Processing, a subfield of Artificial Intelligence, at one of the local universities and I also work as a Teaching Assistant for the Algorithms Design course. As for the future, I take into account the possibility of applying for a PhD position in Natural Language Processing, continuing as a Research Scientist in industry afterwards.

Richard Leibrandt|| needs YRM funding ::

Richard Leibrandt|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

My passion is to contribute clear thinking to the Christian community and demonstrate to non-Christians that rational thought and belief do not contradict each other.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to be intellectually challenged by the teaching and the relationships in this year-round program. I have many questions that I hope will get answered.

What is your leadership role?

I am a Doctoral Candidate at the Munich University of Technology.

Rene Velasco|| YRM funded ::

Rene Velasco|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Missions, Mentoring, Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Church and Organization Leaders, Pastoral Growth

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to mentor and disciple others to grow in their faith and knowledge of their saviour.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in administration and organisational skills.

What is your leadership role?

I have been Senior Pastor and Regional Coordinator for Europe and Mediterranean region since 2019.

Ulrike Leibrandt|| needs YRM funding ::

Ulrike Leibrandt|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

My passion is to make an impact in my students’ lives. Since I teach very clever people, maybe I don’t need to win every argument, but at least I want to show them that you can be a thinking individual and also believe in God.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to dive deeply in the Scriptures and be intellectually and spiritually challenged. As a result I can have richer and deeper conversations with those around me.

What is your leadership role?

I am a teacher in a Gymnasium (High School).

Sergiu Bradean|| YRM funded ::

Sergiu Bradean|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Church Revitalization

What is your ministry?

My ministry is as a pastor, keeping the church that I minister vital and growing. I also help other churches revitalize through the involvement in evangelism and
missions.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to develop practical and theoretical skills. Also, I want to develop more skills of leading the revitalisation process, specially amidst opposition.

What is your leadership role?

I am the pastor of Golgotha Baptist Church from Constanta Romania. I am also the vice president in charge of education for the Baptist Association of Constanta (three counties in the South Eastern part of Romania).

Johan Lundberg|| needs YRM funding ::

Johan Lundberg|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United Kingdom

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

My passion is to be a witness to Jesus in my field of study.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to grow in honouring God through my scholarship in pursuit of truth, to serve my students and colleagues sacrificially, to lead some of them to faith and help others come closer to Jesus, and to be a voice for Jesus within the academic community.

What is your leadership role?

I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. I am part of a three year project funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Deutsche Forschungsgemenischaft. The project investigates the rise of different punctuation systems in the Middle East and primarily focuses on the systems used in Syriac and Hebrew Bible and the Arabic Quran. I am responsible for the Syriac part of the project and also the management of the British side of the project.

Albert Crespo|| YRM funded ::

Albert Crespo|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Church Revitalization

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to serve the church to revitalize it in multiple areas: prayer meeting, bringing back the Lord’s supper and the kid’s service, and I have started missions meetings, church lunches, and weekly meetings with local children.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in patience, perseverance, clarity of objectives, serving people, seeing and anticipating needs and weaknesses, and discipleship.

What is your leadership role?

I’m an elder in my church involved in preaching, shepherding, and sharing and promoting the vision of the church.

Martin Paterson|| needs YRM funding ::

Martin Paterson|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United Kingdom

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

My long-term aim and goal is to help serve the church in equipping, training, and mentoring of the next generation of leaders, missionaries, and academics in Vietnam.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to grow in my understanding of teaching methodology which will produce lasting gospel fruit. I would also like to work through how to study well, while at the same time retain spiritual vitality.

What is your leadership role?

At present I am completing my MTh research at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. I am developing a biblical theology of the city in the book of Revelation.

Andrew Brown|| YRM funded ::

Andrew Brown|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Northern Ireland

Occupation:
Pastoring

Ministry Focus:
Church Revitalization

What is your ministry?

My ministry is the development of God’s people as part of a strong fellowship, spiritual growth, and outreach. My passion is to revitalize our church, as a denomination, a congregation, and as individuals.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn how to better prioritize, how to pace for sustainability and how to identify, develop and oversee the right people for the right role.

What is your leadership role?

I am a Minister in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, based in Coleraine. I have primary responsibility in all areas of concretional life.

Jack Bragg|| needs YRM funding ::

Jack Bragg|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
United States

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

I mentor a group of 4-5 believers, currently we are going through Rebecca McLaughlin’s book “Confronting Christianity” which deals with apologetic themes such as “Doesn’t religion hinder morality?”, “Hasn’t science disproved Christianity?”, “How can you say there’s only one true faith and isn’t the Bible full of contradictions?” The students are not involved in full time ministry but have had challenges in evangelism and want to know more about defending the faith.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to grown in 1. The ability to bring up Jesus or His Word and how important He is in a way that doesn’t seem artificial or forced in a routine conversation. 2. How to search the literature for what’s current and important and what questions are being asked now rather than what was popular to talk about 25 years ago. 3. The skill of remaining calm and under control when the person you are talking to becomes angry or confrontational.

What is your leadership role?

I completed a MA in Christian Apologetics at Biola University in 2017. Since then I’ve started an Apologetics Interest Group at my home for interested believers, begun teaching in the area of apologetics at my church and been accepted as an associate missionary by Greater Europe Mission to help them teach apologetics to their missionaries. To that end I’ve become part of the Theology interest Group for GEM whose mission is to create a curriculum for their missionaries.

Charles DeWitt|| YRM funded ::

Charles DeWitt|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Pastoring

Ministry Focus:
Church Revitalization

What is your ministry?

In addition to pastoring my church, I also serve on the national leadership team of M4 Spain, a church planting movement. I have a passion for starting new churches but also for revitalising churches who are showing signs of stagnation, lack of vision, goals, priorities, etc.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to develop a realistic plan for myself and for the church to reverse the trend towards stagnation and death.

What is your leadership role?

I’m one of 4 pastors at the Catedral del Redentor (Cathedral of the Redeemer) of the Anglican Church of Spain in Madrid. This is a historic, downtown, Spanish-speaking Anglican church. I preach 2-3 times/month, teach Adult Sunday School, oversee children’s Sunday School, and organise outreach events.

Jan Brechlin|| needs YRM funding ::

Jan Brechlin|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Apologetics/Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to train others to defend their faith.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to grow in my ability to train others to defend the faith in their circle of influence, i.e. family, friends and colleagues.

What is your leadership role?

I lead a small group of teenagers in preparing for their baptism. Additionally, every summer I organise mission trips to heavy metal festivals, where I prepare Christians to get ready for apologetic discussions.

Lydia Eberhard|| needs YRM funding ::

Lydia Eberhard|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to foster discussion about science and faith issues with others.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to grow in my ability to lead the argument in a conversation, not getting side-tracked, while all the time staying connected to people’s needs and growing a relationship.

What is your leadership role?

I lead a small group of scientists that meets in my living room every month in order to discuss science and faith issues. We work through a book together, but it was mainly me who prepared everything, a meal, a lecture or at least a topic. I also organized a public lecture by Fritz Schaefer in Heidelberg.

Alin Cucu|| needs YRM funding ::

Alin Cucu|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Switzerland

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

I felt the deep passion for exploring the deep structure of the world more deeply and more precisely since childhood. It became a veritable flame when I became a Christian, I feel totally realized when I am doing philosophy or, more generally, rigorous rational analysis of ideas and claims.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to learn more about philosophy of religion, to be able to connect my research with Scripture, and to learn how to write better and how to communicate better in public.

What is your leadership role?

I am a PhD candidate and researcher at the University of Lausanne.
My work is on dualistic mental causation and laws of nature. From
Aug. 1, 2020, I shall also have a 5-year-position at the University of Lausanne as a university assistant and consequently do some student supervision.

Gerald Haupt|| needs YRM funding ::

Gerald Haupt|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

I’m discipling and mentoring people in church and mentoring missionaries. I would love to train people from church in our mission of apologetics. We have a discipleship program (DHouse) for young people (international and from Spain) where I could use the acquired skills and knowledge as well.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I wish to grow in crafting an apologetic strategy, crafting an apologetic talk, debating, argumentation, and how to train others in apologetics.

What is your leadership role?

I’m the Spain Area Director (field leader) of SEND International. Right now we have a total of 23 missionaries in Spain.

Per Ewert|| needs YRM funding ::

Per Ewert|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Sweden

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

I am the author of five books on apologetics, human dignity, and how to convey the gospel in a secular society. I also write weekly editorials in one of Sweden’s Christian dailies, with the purpose of defending biblical Christianity in a deeply secular and individualistic culture.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to deepen my relationship with the Lord and Scripture, and to become more confident in hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

What is your leadership role?

I am the Director of the Clapham Institute, a Swedish Christian think tank and research institute.

Janice Johnsonius|| needs YRM funding ::

Janice Johnsonius|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

My ministry is reaching Spanish urban professionals with the gospel of Jesus. I come alongside young people, middle and older adults (Spaniards primarily) who are believers, helping them to not only grow in their relationship with Christ but also understand how to share their faith and guide others into a personal relationship with Christ. In an extremely secular culture that is Spain (less than 1/2 of 1 percent are followers of Christ) they face a culture that is critical and combative toward Christianity, or at best sees it as irrelevant. My mentoring and training takes the form of meeting one-on-one with believers, or talking to churches or groups of believers.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to be better equipped to talk with people in a relevant, realistic, non-“religious” (without using “Christianese”) way about the issues and objections and barriers they are encountering that may be hindering them from coming to Christ. I don’t want to argue better or debate better. That serves no purpose, as winning an argument or debate is not going to help that person come to know Christ personally. I want to be able to walk
people through their questions and issues with grace and love, trusting in the conviction of the Holy Spirit as they encounter their sin and need for a Saviour.

What is your leadership role?

I am a career missionary with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, serving in Madrid Spain since 2002. My focus is on evangelism, discipleship, and church planting, centered on reaching Spanish urban professionals.

Bjorn Hinderaker|| needs YRM funding ::

Bjorn Hinderaker|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Norway

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

My passion is to help young Christians integrate apologetics in their Christian thinking and practice.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope do develop a framework and basis for allowing Christians to engage with apologetics, both practically and academically. I want their ministries and careers to have an apologetic edge, along with biblical basis.

What is your leadership role?

I teach at NLA University College, Gimlekollen Kristiansand. The main focus is our programme “Communication and Worldviews”, in the apologetic tradition of Schaeffer, Lewis, and Stott. I also teach foundational ethics for our journalist programmes at bachelor and masters level.

Ted Blake|| YRM funded ::

Ted Blake|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Church and Organization Leaders

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to lead and grow my organization for God’s glory.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to grow in the following areas: communication, strategic thinking, Practical thinking, leadership skills, personnel selection, Organisational structure, etc.

What is your leadership role?

After obtaining a Masters degree in Evangelism and Spiritual Formation, I became the director for the Open Doors base in Spain. I am still the director and have been for the last 9 years. During this time, our team has grown from 2 and a half (the person was part-time) people to seven people. Our revenue has more than doubled.

Niklas Kreander|| needs YRM funding ::

Niklas Kreander|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Norway

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

My passion is to share the Gospel and see people come to faith. At my church I organise the children’s programs and other social gatherings.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

By participating in YRM, I hope to become better at applying the Bible and Christian faith to my academic work. This includes (but is not limited to) research, teaching and relationships with students and staff. For most of us work is an important part of life and we need be able to ensure this is part of God’s Kingdom and that Christ can claim our particular field(s). Getting to know other Christian academics in different fields is also valuable, we can share thoughts and ideas. We can pray for each other. Last but not least I hope to grow as a Christian through reading important Christian authors such as John Stott and Alvin Plantinga and many more, and discussing these readings with this Christian academic peer group. this is very important because there are not so many active Christians among the staff at my campus, and it is probably the same for many others in this group.

What is your leadership role?

I am an associate professor of Finance, but also involved in subjects such as sustainability and Fairtrade. I am a member of the University Fairtrade Steering Group. I have been teaching three undergraduate business courses in addition to some lectures in other courses. I have supervised some bachelor theses and I am currently involved in developing a New Sustainability Management master program.

Dimitru Mircea Detesan|| YRM funded ::

Dimitru Mircea Detesan|| YRM funded ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Pastoring

Ministry Focus:
Church and Organization Leaders

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to lead faithfully and sacrificially and be committed to the areas in which I am involved in, like assisting and coordinating the ministry of the pastors of the churches of our 5 counties in our regional district of the denomination. I also coordinate the network and ministry of our 5 National Coordinators in Education by Extension, in the Baptist, Pentecostal, Brethren, Independent and Women’s ministry.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to grow in my abilities to counsel, mentor, support, and work with other leaders to help them get to their full potential in Christ.

What is your leadership role?

I am a Church Pastor, Vice president of District Denomination, as well as Executive Director of Biblical Education by Extension Foundation (EBE Romania).

Mila Todorovix|| needs YRM funding ::

Mila Todorovix|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Serbia

Occupation:
Humanitarian Aid

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

My vision is to see the Serbian society as a place where every child is welcome, where women and men are getting support (psychological, spiritual, financial) to raise their children and families and to help Serbian Society to be pro-life and pro-family based on biblical principals.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn better organisational skills in terms of delegation of tasks and in developing long-term strategies.

What is your leadership role?

My position is the initiator and president of the Pro-life NGO Pro
Baby Center (Centar ZA BEBE) in Belgrad, Serbia.

Mirela Gjoni|| needs YRM funding ::

Mirela Gjoni|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Albania

Occupation:
Counseling

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

For more than 20 years I have been working in the social field in various roles as a programme manager with women. Currently, I am in charge of the
counselling center for women and girls.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to increase in leadership skils and in the teaching and biblical counsel of women and girls. I also want to grow my teaching skills and learn how to influence and reach women in the marketplace, and improve my public speaking skills.

What is your leadership role?

Since 2004, together with my husband, we are pastors of the Evangelical Church “Bethel” in Elbasan, Albania. Since 2009, I have been the co-leader of the women leaders of the Churches of the Evangelical Alliance of the Elbasan Region.

Samir Hajrusaj|| needs YRM funding ::

Samir Hajrusaj|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

My ministry is in evangelising and serving kids and young people in Bosnia-Herzegovina through Christian camps and sports activities for teenagers and kids.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn how to work with others in the team, understanding the different problems in young lives, and learning new skills in reaching and teaching young people.

What is your leadership role?

I serve in a local church and I am a leader and teacher at two children’s clubs and two teenagers clubs. I am also a part of the new youth team.

Gift Kabwe|| needs YRM funding ::

Gift Kabwe|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Zambia

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Pastors

What is your ministry?

I am the Senior Pastor and founder of RhemaFaith Church. I have a passion and a zeal to reach souls for Christ, even through music. Also to influence, teach and raise leaders, both in the community and the church.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I seek to grow in Pastoral Leadership, deepen my knowledge in Biblical studies, and church planting.

What is your leadership role?

I am the Senior pastor and founder of RhemaFaith Church.

Jan Osiecki|| needs YRM funding ::

Jan Osiecki|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Poland

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

I work in mentoring young people and sharing the good news of the Gospel.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to be encouraged and to learn how to connect better with youth.

What is your leadership role?

I am currently doing a pastoral internship at the 1st Baptist Church in Warsaw, and I’m responsible for youth ministry.

George Nyevilley-Blay|| needs YRM funding ::

George Nyevilley-Blay|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Pastors

What is your ministry?

As lead pastor, I provide spiritual leadership to the congregation.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to establish new spiritual relationships with other church leaders to benefit from their insight and guidance, so I can grow in my personal devotional and prayer life.

What is your leadership role?

As the lead pastor, I am in charge of casting the vision and overseeing the implementation of the vision, core values, and the strategic plan for the church. I lead preaching and teaching ministries of the church. I also work to train and empower lay leadership, building relationships and partnerships with other church leaders in the community.

David Gomes|| needs YRM funding ::

David Gomes|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Bangladesh

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

My ministry is making disciples and building relationships with Muslim youth, using sports as the connection ground.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn how more about time management and team buidling techniques.

What is your leadership role?

I am the founder of a sports ministry named “Good News Bangladesh.” I am also the Chief Security Training Officer with my employer.

Bahdan Ranishenka|| needs YRM funding ::

Bahdan Ranishenka|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Belarus

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

My ministry it to bring reformation in science, restoring the classical biblical image of science.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn how to effectively share the Gospel with other scientists.

What is your leadership role?

I’m a research associate and I am preparing for the defense of my PhD thesis.

Tabita Valentini|| needs YRM funding ::

Tabita Valentini|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Serbia

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

I lead youth camps and mentor girls.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn how to deepen my relationships with the young girls I mentor and how to help them deepen their knowledge and love for God.

What is your leadership role?

I work in the finance department of an organisation called Child Evangelism Fellowship. I also lead a camp for girls, and I work with a few teenage girls from our church.

Tatsiana Shahava|| needs YRM funding ::

Tatsiana Shahava|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Belarus

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to tell people about God, incorporating scientific evidence.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn how to show evidence of God using science, specifically mathematics.

What is your leadership role?

I’m PhD candidate in mathematics, currently working for Belarusian State University.

Edwin Adebayo|| needs YRM funding ::

Edwin Adebayo|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ireland

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

I minister to young people in the local church.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn more about sound Biblical Doctrine and apply it in my ministry.

What is your leadership role?

I am the Parish Pastor at the The Redeemed Christian Church of God. I am also part of the Board of Management of the Family Resources Centre.

Hristian Staykov|| needs YRM funding ::

Hristian Staykov|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Bulgaria

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to tell people about God, incorporating scientific evidence.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn when to stop a discussion to avoid regressing.

What is your leadership role?

I am a medical doctor and an assistant professor of pharmacology at the Medical University of Sofia. I am in the process of starting a PhD specialising in pharmacology. I am currently involved in a national programme called “Young Scientists and Postdoctoral Candidates” at the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and Science, where I will be researching the effects of alpha-lipoic acid on different rodent models of dementia. I am also part of a scientific team that submitted a clinical research proposal with the aim to test the primary prophylactic effect of 3 natural substances against COVID-19.

Frances Widjaja|| needs YRM funding ::

Frances Widjaja|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
The Netherlands

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to share the Gospel and the good news that Jesus died for us so that we may not perish but gain eternal life.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn about books and resources to read about science and faith.

What is your leadership role?

I am currently a PhD candidate in Toxicology at the Wageningen University and Research Centre. I focus on developing alternative tests to reduce, refine, and replace animal testings, by using computer model to compare plant toxin pyrrolizidine alkaloids relative toxicity.

Ioana Bauer|| needs YRM funding ::

Ioana Bauer|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Humanitarian Aid

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to share the Gospel and the good news that Jesus died for us so that we may not perish but gain eternal life.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to develop as an individual, as well as a leader. I was to be more intentional about leading my team, as I
am with the programmes that we develop.

What is your leadership role?

I lead an NGO called eLiberare that focuses on preventing and combatting human trafficking and sexual exploitation. I started as a volunteer, then joined as their programmes director and took over the organisation in 2016.

Cristhina Danies|| needs YRM funding ::

Cristhina Danies|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Italy

Occupation:
Humanitarian Aid

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

I disciple and help women start new lives through job training opportunities, collaboration with social services, and a restoration programme at safe houses.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I wish to grow in my delegating and organisational skills. I also would like to learn how to be more assertive in decision-making and in leading others in the tasks that have been given (following up and empowering them). I would also like to learn how to manage my time wisely and organise my schedule better.

What is your leadership role?

I am currently leading an anti-trafficking ministry called Vite Trasformate in Bologna, Italy. It is a ministry of my church Nuova Vita and it reaches out to victims of sexual exploitation. I am also on the steering committee of an anti-trafficking national alliance in Italy and I help train people, connect new members, and plan events and conferences.

Maria Wojciechowska|| needs YRM funding ::

Maria Wojciechowska|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Poland

Occupation:
Ministry Administration and Service

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

I am a manager in the Pro Novis Foundation (Gospel Joy) that does evangelism through Gospel music workshops and concerts. We have an enormous amount of people who are reached with the Gospel, who are later invited to join Bible studies and groups. We meet with people of every age and gender, rich or poor, and we invite them to join the walk.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I take great joy in serving the Lord. I joined Gospel Joy (the Pro Novis Foundation) and I see the challenges that are in front of me. I pray that God would lead me to a better understanding of His plans and will. I will do my best to do what I can to benefit the Kingdom, to reach people with hope and salvation. There is so much to do here in Poland. I look in people’s eyes now and I see that they are like sheep without a shepherd, and they have not heard that Jesus is the true Answer. I am ready for serving Him, and I want to do it the best I can.

What is your leadership role?

I am a manager at Pro Novis Foundation.

Ana Calvo Tello|| needs YRM funding ::

Ana Calvo Tello|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Spain

Occupation:
Education and/or Training

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

I am the coordinator of religious education for the public schools of Spain. Because Spain allows religious education to be taught in schools, we are able to base our curriculum on the Bible. Currently, we are serving 900 schools in Spain and teaching about 20,000 students.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

Being aware of the bigger pictures is always a source of encouragement and of wisdom. Networking and biblical training in Europe are necessary given the special hardships and difficulties we face. I am excited to meet other people who may be working in similar capacities, to learn and fellowship with them.

What is your leadership role?

I was previously the coordinator of Evangelical Religious Education at FEREDE, which allowed me to represent our department before the Spanish government and provide theological and pedagogical training to future religious education teachers. While living in the United States, I was a university teacher for 3 years and was involved in mission trips with college students. I also served with World Vision for 3 years in Spain.

Dasmani Sumaila|| needs YRM funding ::

Dasmani Sumaila|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Ministry to Muslims

What is your ministry?

I have a passion and zeal to share the Gospel with Muslims. My ministry is to tell then about the love of Christ.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I love and approach Muslims with zeal and passion to talk to them about the love of Christ. I love providing encouragment to Muslims and I have a passion and affection for Muslims.

What is your leadership role?

I am the Coordinator of Strategic Muslim Mission (S2M).

Mark Abrman|| needs YRM funding ::

Mark Abrman|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Slovakia

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am the leader of the youth ministry at our local church, but this ministry extends to youth from other parts of the country through various events and camps. I teach at a youth leaders’ training school where I lead and help youth leaders from all over Slovakia to be more effective in their local ministries. I also act as the pastor at my church when the main pastor is not there.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I am eager to learn. I am young and the sooner I learn the sooner will I be able to implement this knowledge in my ministry. I have a sphere of influence of hundreds of people in Slovakia and other central European countries due to my work with youth. I would also like to improve my ability to manage a longer-term project. I want to gain strategic skills.

What is your leadership role?

My first leadership role was leading small groups at camps; I was just a teenager. I have been counsellor and the leader of counsellors at various camps in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. I later became the director of summer camps at my local church. During college, I was a mentor to other young men, encouraging and challenging them. I have lead small groups as well.

Maria Kamran|| needs YRM funding ::

Maria Kamran|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Pakistan

Occupation:
Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

My husband and I are Christ’s ambassadors. We work in the Pakistani community to uplift faith by evangelising in the workplace and at common gatherings of friends. We run a company called Explore Pakistan and arrange trips and share our Christian faith with people. I have also launched a YouTube channel which helps the country’s Christian community learn Christian teaching from the Bible. My husband and I work with Christian youth to mentor and disciple them. I also work as a motivational speaker.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

Pakistan really need leaders who are bold. I have a desire to work within communities. Christians in my country face a lot of persecution every day, both emotionally and physically. That is one reason our youth are far from church and professionals are busy just earning money to support their families. I have a heart for creating opportunities for people and for telling them the good news of Jesus Christ. People have a lot of talents and ways of using them for Jesus, but there are few people who can guide them and hold their hand to take the first step. I want to be the hand that helps them to take the first step. I want to have more knowledge about the Word of God. I want to have a better understanding the circumstances. I want to work on group development.

What is your leadership role?

I have worked with young women, training them to have leadership and management skills.

Edi Markaj|| needs YRM funding ::

Edi Markaj|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Albania

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

My main ministry is leading the youth group of my local church. I am responsible for their biblical formation and discipleship, and I evangelise the youth that attend our meetings but are not yet born again. I am one of the three members of the church’s leadership group and one of the main preachers in my local church. I volunteer with International Fellowship of Evnagelical Students (IFES), working with high school youth, students, and post-graduate students in my town. I am leading the development programme of World Vision for the most vulnerable children and youth in my district.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I am investing in 20 youth in my town, helping them to grow spiritually. My passion and my vision are to serve my church and I am putting all of my efforts into that.

What is your leadership role?

I leader the youth group in my local church. I am also part of the leadership team in my church and one of the teaching pastors.

Nikoleta Dogani|| needs YRM funding ::

Nikoleta Dogani|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Albania

Occupation:
Ministry Administration and Service

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

My ministry is to organise all of my church life activities and event planning, such as family retreats, student camps, etc.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn more about event planning and to develop new relationships and to network with potential guest speakers.

What is your leadership role?

As the pasteros’ wife, my role is to provide administrative support and service to the local church.

Ester Pucalkova|| needs YRM funding ::

Ester Pucalkova|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Czech Republic

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

I am a leader of a youth group in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic. We are trying to connect new people through alpha courses, special events, and regular meetings. I am a member of the “department for youth groups” in our church, focusing on the South Moravia region in the Czech Republic to provide connection, teaching, and encouragement for other youth group leaders in this region.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

My ministry can affect young Christians from the entire Czech Republic. As students and temporal members of our youth group, young people can see, experience, and learn new things which they can later apply in their own ministry or work in churches and in their future lives. Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic, with a large group of people who know only a little about Jesus Christ. With our youth group, we would like to focus on young people at universities and start some missionary activities there. I want to learn how to build permanent relationships, how to stand near to someone in trouble, how to do Bible study more effectively and how to involve in it other people, how to build up future leaders, and how to work with single women.

What is your leadership role?

For 10 years, I was a leader of services for children in the local church. In addition, was a member of a Czech team that organised English camps in our church for 9 years.

Gifty Anti Okyere|| needs YRM funding ::

Gifty Anti Okyere|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ghana

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Youth Ministry Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am in charge of the mobilisation of the women and youth in my church, as well as the training and empowerment of children. I am a university lecturer and provide pastoral care to my students. I was recently part of the Lausanne Global Workplace Forum in Manila.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

The potential of youth, children, and women are undoubtable. Youth are very innovative with many giftings and talents. Investing in and impacting youth, children, and women will go a long way towards impacting lives for God’s Kingdom.

What is your leadership role?

In 2004, while I was still a university student, I was appointed a member of the Greater Accra Sectorial Committee of the Inter-Tertiary Institutions, a position I held for 7 years, even after I completed my university studies. In 2011, I was appointed a member of the Chiefs and Queens Conference Committee of Pentecost Men’s Ministry (PEMEM). I was a Mathematics / ICT / Hostel Tutor of the SOS-Hermann Gmeiner International College in Tema-Ghana for six years. As a hostel tutor, I was in charge of providing pastoral care for the students of whom 50% were foreigners and also orphans. In 2016, I led the Ghana delegation to the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in Jakarta. Also, in 2017 I served as a member of the Coordinating Team for the Lausanne Younger Leaders Generation.

Daisy Dutta|| needs YRM funding ::

Daisy Dutta|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Bangladesh

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

I organise sporting events and national festivals for children and youth that can serve as a launching pad for the Gospel.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to improve my strategic thinking, people management, and my ability to influence others.

What is your leadership role?

I am an employee of World Vision Bangladesh. I am the coordinator over 14 donor countries, Global Center, South Asia Pacific Regional Office, Bangladesh Regional Offices, and 56 Area Programme Offices with the core functions of coordinating the Sponsorship and business. I also lead the choir group. I arrange many different official events like Prayer Day and Christmas and New Year celebrations. In addition, I have a Sports ministry called “Good News Bangladesh.”

Dora Szabados|| needs YRM funding ::

Dora Szabados|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Hungary

Occupation:
Counseling

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

I am the leader of the women’s ministry in our church. I hold a meeting for all the women in our church every month. Right now we are also studying a book together, with the aim of developing closer relationships between the women. I regularly meet with women in the church who are in need of pastoral counselling. I also lead the worship on piano in the church.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I really would like to develop in helping the women in our church to grow and I believe it happens firstly through getting to know the God of the Bible more and more. I want to grow as a Bible teacher and in learning how to ask good questions. I want to learn how to help the women in our church grow in their faith. I strongly believe that women have an important role in building up the church, and I want to help all the women to be better builders of the church.

What is your leadership role?

I have previously been involved in teaching pre-adolescent children at our church and organising the entire ministry for them.

Marina Ananka-Ganina|| needs YRM funding ::

Marina Ananka-Ganina|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Russia

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

I am the head of the student circle “Сlub of Children’s Ministers” (the circle is organised by students for Children’s Ministers and parents from churches in Moscow). I am a leader (volunteer) of a group for Christian teachers in Moscow (international school project).

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I lack literature on the philosophical and theological foundations of Christian education. The challenge for me is not to succumb to secularism when integrating information from secular sources for use in Christian education. Therefore, I would like to learn how to conduct research in the field of Christian education: principles, tools, and analytics. I would like to develop in the field of apologetics. I want to be a better witness of Jesus Christ in my professional community.

What is your leadership role?

I am the head of the student circle “Сlub of Children’s Ministers” (the circle is organised by students for children’s Ministers and parents from churches in Moscow). I am also a volunteer leader of a group for Christian teachers in Moscow.

Alero Tebu|| needs YRM funding ::

Alero Tebu|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Nigeria

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

My ministry is missions in African countries. I also organise conferences, retreats, and seminars to empower, build, and equip the body of Christ.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to be better equipped to organise our events for better impact. I would like to grow my event planning skills for coordinating better events.

What is your leadership role?

I am the Director of DAYSPRING International – a Missions ministry working in different African countries. I lead missions teams to the field through our organisation and raise resources for the missions field and missionary agencies.

Mariia Tyshchenko|| needs YRM funding ::

Mariia Tyshchenko|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ukraine

Occupation:
Ministry Administration and Service

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

My current ministry is as project coordinator for a Lemberg Hall project. We are a coalition of four Christian ministries and Hosanna church. We have an ambitious goal to build a multifunctional complex with facilities for multiple ministries. Lemberg Hall will include a sports hall for floorball ministry, classes for a Christian school, a conference hall for large events such as a Global Leadership Forum in Kiev, and an open space for “Hebron,” a project that trains Ukrainian orphans in IT skills. I am working as a communicator between organisations, building a contact network, organising team meetings, and looking for other partners.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to be fruitful in my Christian life. I am thankful for deep roots in my faith from older Christians and my seminary education. The example of dedicated Christian leaders has inspired me to look for God’s face and to praise Him. My studies have had an impact on my spiritual walk with God. The fruit of my education comes from my teachers taking time to invest in me as a Christian and as aperson. I am always trying to look for new ways to continue my discipleship. I would like to learn how to engage others in discussion and I would like to learn how to ask better questions to encourage people to share openly. I also want to learn more about what the Bible has to say about women’s role in the church, relationships, and society.

What is your leadership role?

My last leadership role was organising the visit of motivational speaker Nick Vujicic to Kiev in 2018. More than 15,000 people attended this event. It was an amazing experience to set the strategy for the event and to lead the team.

Nathaniel Ademoye|| needs YRM funding ::

Nathaniel Ademoye|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ireland

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

The proclamation of the Gospel is always challenged. My ministry is to explain and affirm the truth of the Scriptures to others with opposing views, not in confrontation but in love, seeking that the Holy Spirit will bring illumination. Quoting Paul, who became all things to save some.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

The proclamation of the Gospel is always challenged, but I will like to learn how to better explain and affirm the truths enshrined in Scriptures to others with contrary views of the validity, not with a confrontation but in love, seeking that the Holy Spirit will bring illumination. I would also like to develop my apologetics strategy and to learn to give talks / debate in an honest, truthful manner.

What is your leadership role?

I am currently the Senior Pastor of Redeemites Community Group located in Waterford, Ireland, a parish under Redeemed Christian Church of God Ministry (Evangelical). I am an active community leader and collaborate with other secular and religious organisations: Catholic, Anglican, and Methodist.

Lidia Santa|| needs YRM funding ::

Lidia Santa|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Hungary

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

I organise evangelistic Christian events for children and adults with the goal of reaching the lost and needy.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn about how to motivate people to volunteer at a Christian event. I also wish to learn more about budgeting and fundraising for events, and how to use social media and other online resources for event planning.

What is your leadership role?

I am part of the leadership team for children’s camps as well as public festivals, concerts, and other evangelistic events.

Lea Miklosova|| needs YRM funding ::

Lea Miklosova|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Slovakia

Occupation:
Leadership in a Christian Organization

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

I am the leader of a Baptist diaconia and our mission is to be Christ’s love to those who are in need.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like for the Baptist diaconia to become a place where Christian love will be visibly displayed to the world through its services and people – especially to those who are in need, are vulnerable, elderly, foreigners, etc. I wish to develop my trustworthiness and increase my motivation. I would also like to improve on my communication skills for presenting and public speaking.

What is your leadership role?

Recently, I have been appointed as a leader of a Baptist diaconia – a new church organisation with a vision to show Christian love to those in need. As a first project we plan to build and run a senior house in a village near Slovakia’s capital Bratislava. In my current role, I will be leading a group of volunteers and professionals in fundraising and building the senior house.

Titus Buita|| needs YRM funding ::

Titus Buita|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ireland

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

I am involved with my home church in Dublin, Ireland. I serve as a youth leader. I also preach during Sunday services and youth nights and teach theology lessons

What do you hope to gain from participating?

My goal is to equip students with the necessary and relevant tools so that they can share and defend their faith efficiently. I would like to develop an apologetic strategy. I believe that every conversation we have with unbelievers must be like a chess game: the apologist must think of almost all possible outcomes and be ready by having three to five moves already thought of and prepared.

What is your leadership role?

In the past, I worked for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) based in Cluj, Romania. In my role as Regional Speaker and Head of programme, I spoke both nationally and internationally on various topics related to theology and philosophy of religion. I also co-hosted #AskAway (in Romanian), a video podcast where we discussed various topics related to Christianity such as the existence of God, the problem of evil and suffering, the Trinity, and so on. While pursuing my undergraduate studies at Moody Bible Institute in the USA, I also worked with Ratio Christi, a campus ministry, where I established the first-ever student apologetics society / club at Moody Bible Institute.

Marek Tomsovic|| needs YRM funding ::

Marek Tomsovic|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Slovakia

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Pastors

What is your ministry?

My main ministry focus is currently preaching and leading. Together with my wife and another man, we lead one of three missional communities in our church, which provides more discipling and counselling opportunities. I am also involved in the wider youth ministry of my denomination, where I am one of the main speakers and seminar teachers. A few times I’ve had the privilege of speaking at Josiah Venture’s National Youth Conference in Slovakia. My wife and I are also praying about whether we should plant another church in our city.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I am from Slovakia, the very heart of Europe. I serve in a very Catholic city of 70,000 people. There is so much historic and old Christianity in my city that words like “Jesus,” “Christian,” and “faith” have all but been emptied of meaning. We are virtually the only evangelical church in the city. I hope to connect with other pastors and share life and struggles.

What is your leadership role?

Currently, I am in the midst of transitioning to becoming the lead pastor for our church.

Khurram Younis|| needs YRM funding ::

Khurram Younis|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Pakistan

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

I organise Bible Study Groups, activities for students, training programmes, and national summer camps for youth.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn how to better organise innovative activities for my students and how to make events attractive and memorable for youth.

What is your leadership role?

I serve as a leader among students in Pakistan with IFES as staff worker.

Cristina Olariu|| needs YRM funding ::

Cristina Olariu|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

I lead a team of 7 employees and 220-400 volunteers (depending on the period of the year). Our mission is to broadcast the Gospel to all Romanians. Our vision is to explain the message of Christ in a crystal-clear way so that anyone who hears can make a decision for God. In the same way, we want to offer support and news for the existing Christian community in Timisoara and also develop Christians to work in the media in the future. We have a YouTube channel where we have received more than one million views. We organise different social events, like sharing the Gospel in hospitals and at pro-life events.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

We can still share the Gospel openly and freely in Romania. We are the only Christian radio station to broadcast FM in a town where many students come every year for universities and where many churches need a platform to work together as one community. I am committed to sharing the Gospel. Being better equipped means being more efficient and that is why I want to be part of YRM.

What is your leadership role?

I have been leading a radio station called Radio Voice of the Gospel in Timisoara for five years. I have been in other leadership roles in camps and conferences, but radio is the core of my work and ministry.

Mina Iskandar|| needs YRM funding ::

Mina Iskandar|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Egypt

Occupation:
Chidlren and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

I am a youth leader and the leader of a discipleship group. I have a passin for knowing and defending the Christian faith among non-Christians.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to improve my method of dialogue and understanding of how a sceptic thinks, as well as their argument and how we can turn it into something useful, and how do I, as a Christian person, present this clearly and simply.

What is your leadership role?

I am a youth leader and discipleship group leader.

Lubica Piliesovska|| needs YRM funding ::

Lubica Piliesovska|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Slovakia

Occupation:
Church Planting

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

I support church planters and serve the youth in our church.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to help our national team to be effective in finding potential church leaders, assessing their potential and making sure that no church planter would be left alone in ministry, and to be an effective tool for raising awareness about the need of church planting, as it is God’s command to do so in order for the lost people to be saved and brought into His Kingdom. I would also like to improve my time management skills.

What is your leadership role?

I currently serve in the National team for the support of church planting of the Baptist Union in Slovakia. In close cooperation with Free Evangelical Brethren Church, the team of assessors (who work under the National team) meets with potential church planters (usually married couples) in order to assess their potential for church planting. I am also a part of the team that serves younger teenagers in our local church.

Arber Jaupllari|| needs YRM funding ::

Arber Jaupllari|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Albania

Occupation:
Counseling

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

I became a Christina while serving a prison sentence in 2016. I serve as a prison chaplain where I minister to men who are serving prison time. I also work for Ignis Ministry , which plants churches.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn how to share about the credibility of the Bible. I want to grow in this area because I want to be well-equipped to share the Gospel.

What is your leadership role?

I am a prison chaplain and a church planter.

Bartek Marczak|| needs YRM funding ::

Bartek Marczak|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Poland

Occupation:
Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

I am a deacon in our church. I am also responsible for discipling and caring for our young people. This includes mentorship, relationship-building, leading Bible studies, leading small group meetings, evangelism, and preaching. My heart is to win young people for Christ and to disciple them into mature Christians.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

The church of Jesus Christ in Poland desperately needs godly leaders, especially young leaders, people who have a calling and a desire to serve Christ by serving others. As a young leader myself, I still have so much to learn. I am eager to grow and I know I need to be equipped more than at any other stage of my life. I hope to learn the art of persuasion.

What is your leadership role?

I have led many meetings for students and young adults, dealing with science-related issues, such as science vs. faith, evolution vs. creationism, etc. One of my desires is to be able to organise debates / conversations on campus that would address some of these science-related issues in light of the Christian framework.

Marco Demo|| needs YRM funding ::

Marco Demo|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Italy

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Ministry to Muslims

What is your ministry?

I work with refugees, most of whom are Muslim, building relatioships with them and sharing the gospel news.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn more about the Muslim faith and culture, how Muslims think, what they believe, how to engage them and how share the Gospel with them.

What is your leadership role?

I work for WEC in Italy, with refugees.

Jelena Sivulka|| needs YRM funding ::

Jelena Sivulka|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Serbia

Occupation:
Counseling

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

I am the founder and director of Hana’s Hope NGO. Our organisation serves, educates, and cares for families and individuals affected by disabilities. I am writer and speaker, passionately sharing the importance of pain and suffering in our spiritual walk. I am one of the founders of the Christian Counselors association in Serbia, speaking, organising different events, and caring for counsellors. I host a radio show once a month with messages of hope.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I love ministry and this is my long term calling, but I need more training and encouragement. I started taking classes in Novi Sad at the Theological seminary but I am hungry for more. We need highly-educated workers in the country of Serbia.

What is your leadership role?

I am the founder and director of Hana’s Hope NGO. I am also one of the founders of the Christian Counselors Association in my country.

Adrzej Molin|| needs YRM funding ::

Adrzej Molin|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Czech Republic

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

I lead a student bible group. I also enjoy engagin people and sharing the good news of the gospel with them.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I am interested in apologetics because I think being a Christian is not only matter of faith but also thinking, and that faith is and should be based (also) on rational thinking. I would like to get to know more how we can defend our Christian faith in today’s world.

What is your leadership role?

I am a second leader of the Czech IFES student group at my university, Ostrava. I also play the piano for my church worship band.

Ilona Simon|| needs YRM funding ::

Ilona Simon|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Hungary

Occupation:
Univesity Students

Ministry Focus:
Scientists

What is your ministry?

I regard my teaching job as my ministry. My calling is to impart knowledge about the relationship between science and faith, and to diminish popular atheistic thoughts about the exclusiveness and power of science and its bias about the foolishness of faith. Currently, I give a lecture about the philosophy of science which fulfills this purpose. I have a goal to be an understanding and competent professor who is available to her students for any questions. As part of this ministry I strive to be a good researcher, to have a word in the world of science. In the church, I host and lead a faith-building home group.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope that there are people who will find my aims and area of ministry essential. I believe that promoting my development could be their extended ministry at the University of Pécs in Hungary. I would like to develop many different skills.

What is your leadership role?

I am a mathematician; I am currently doing research and lecturing at the University of Pécs, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics. As a student, I led a local IFES group at the University of Debrecen for two years.

Sinisa Nadazdin|| needs YRM funding ::

Sinisa Nadazdin|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Bosnia-Herzegovina

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Ministry to Muslims

What is your ministry?

I am a pastor in Montenegro. My ministry is to the Roma-Ashkali/Egyptian community in Podgorica, Montenegro. This community predominantly includes the refugee population from Kosovo, but as time goes by it also includes the local, domicile Roma and Ashkali-Egyptians. This community is almost exclusively Muslim and is one of the few Roma groups in Europe that has not had Christian revival. Therefore, it is fair to say that we are among the first established Christian groups in this community.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn more about the Muslim faith and culture and to better understand the mindset of the Muslims and learn more effective ways to present the Gospel to them.

What is your leadership role?

I am a pastor working among immigrants and refugees. I have been in leadership positions in many Christian projects and initiatives in Montenegro. The most significant ones have been leading humanitarian and social work in the local evangelical church and being the leader of a Christian ministry to Montenegrin politicians.

Roxana Stanciu|| needs YRM funding ::

Roxana Stanciu|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Humanitarian Aid

Ministry Focus:
Women in Organisational Leadership

What is your ministry?

I work as the Executive Director for European Dignity Watch, an organisation that wants to inform, educate, and equip stakeholders in Europe to make a difference in public life, defending freedom, family, and life. EDW defends the three most vital pillars of a free society: personal freedom and responsibility, marriage and the family, and the protection of life from conception to natural death.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to increase my fundraising knowledge, improve in the area of communication to reach a wider Eruopean audience and learn how to grow the overall impact of the organisation.

What is your leadership role?

I work as the Executive Director of European Dignity Watch.

Giuseppe Palermo|| needs YRM funding ::

Giuseppe Palermo|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Italy

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Apologetics

What is your ministry?

I am involved with university students and I have many opportunities to talk with them, sharing the Gospel. I also run a website to reach students.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I believe my gift is that of an evangelist; my passion is sharing the Gospel with others. I would like to develop in my apologetic strategy and crafting an apologetic talk.

What is your leadership role?

I spent ten years as part of the eldership of a church that started the church plant Bergamo Free Independent
Evangelical Church. During that time I worked with a national mission organization called Operation
Mobilization. In addition to being a church platner, I am also a blogger.

Daria Bekh|| needs YRM funding ::

Daria Bekh|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ukraine

Occupation:
Univesity Students

Ministry Focus:
Women in Leadership

What is your ministry?

I am the coordinator and team leader of the English Language department in CCX-Ukraine. As a staff worker, I reach out with the Gospel to Ukrainian and international students who study English. I raise student leaders who lead Bible studies and who reach out to non-Christian students on their campuses. I work with graduates and help them link to churches as leaders and ministers.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

Being part of YRM will help develop our student ministry, as well as expand and deepen our approach to making disciples and raising future leaders in Ukraine. I will responsibly study and learn from the speakers and other participants, and will share my experiences with staff and students in my organisation. I would like to grow in discipleship in a one-on-one method. I desperately need to grow out of my insecurities and open myself up to more possibilities.

What is your leadership role?

I am the coordinator of social and evangelistic youth ministry in a Christian public organisation.

Jeremy Shum|| needs YRM funding ::

Jeremy Shum|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Australia

Occupation:
Evangelism

Ministry Focus:
Ministry to Muslims

What is your ministry?

I share the Gospel with Muslims.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to better understand the mindset of the Muslims and learn more effective ways to present the Gospel to them. Also, I want to learn about Quraanix citation and Biblical citation.

What is your leadership role?

I am part of a digital communications subcommittee, Christian Medical Dental Fellowship Member, and Gideons International

Emanuel Moisa|| needs YRM funding ::

Emanuel Moisa|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am the pastor of two churches, the vice president of education of the Baptist Association in the regional area, national coordinator of the Global Leadership Summit, and a member of the board that leads BIG-IMPACT ministry.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

Many of those who I meet come to know Christ and become involved in ministry. I want to learn to mulitply my own ministry, and I desire to work with others, to encourage their growth in Christ in every aspect of their lives. I also want to share with others what I myself have received.

What is your leadership role?

Currently, I lead a church. I oversee the disciple group leaders and I also work with a group that prepares the sermons we preach and I mentor them in preaching and in serving.

Andi Dina|| needs YRM funding ::

Andi Dina|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Albania

Occupation:
Church Planting

Ministry Focus:
Pastoral Growth

What is your ministry?

I am leading a new organisation called IGNIS Ministry. IGNIS Ministry exists to encourage, resource, and equip local churches and church plant initiatives in all spiritual and organisational matters to accomplish their mission to be light and salt in the Albanian society. I also lead a new church in Tirana, Albania, named “Light Church.”

What do you hope to gain from participating?

In my country, there is still a big need for theological training, ministry training, and opportunities to come and pray together—to learn from and help each other, especially where the need is bigger. My vision is to give every Albanian in my generation the opportunity to hear the Gospel and to provide a path for every Christian to spiritual maturity. I want to learn how to conduct a good pastoral ministry, family life, and to reproduce healthy leaders / disciple / churches. I also need to get more experience, knowledge, capacity, growth and fundraising help.

What is your leadership role?

I have been a chaplain at Prison Fellowship Albania, a project manager at EA of Albania, regional coordinator in the Balkans for One Hope Ministry, a church planting team leader in two church planting projects, a cheer leader for 15 years, and a church planter with Acts 29. I am now leading an Albanian organisation trying to ignite evangelism and spiritual maturity for Christians.

Titus Pastean|| needs YRM funding ::

Titus Pastean|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am one of the pastors of a Baptist Church in Timisoara (Vox Domini), a church focused on university ministry. I am also a co-founder and member of an interdenominational Romanian Christian organisation called BIG-Impact, a movement of churches with global impact. I also teach in a non-formal programme called ATS (Advanced Theological Studies), a programme in partnership with Dallas Theological Seminary.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to join the YRM discipleship group with a fresh mind and be eager to discover in the process the areas where I need to grow, improve, and / or change. I came to a point when I realised that if I don’t invest in others, then I will stop growing in my faith. I am convinced that it is only through discipleship that others can be transformed in the image of Christ. I would like to deepen and sharpen my understanding and practice of discipleship.

What is your leadership role?

Previously, I was the youth pastor at Maranatha Baptist Church, where I served for 3 years. Subsequently, I became the youth minister at Vox Domini, and currently I am the pastor, a role I have held for more than 10 years.

Dragan Radanovic|| needs YRM funding ::

Dragan Radanovic|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Serbia

Occupation:
Ministry Administration and Service

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

The vision of our church is based on Biblical preaching, team leadership, transparency, and accountability of everyone, especially the leaders, investing in all church members (especially potential leaders), serving the needs of our neighbors as a community church, and contextualising the Gospel without compromising it. We also put a heavy emphasis on Christian counselling and pastoral care, and I work to support and facilitate this vision. As a minister at Grace Church Novi Sad, Serbia, I am also involved in preaching, teaching, counselling and playing guitar in the worship band.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to become effective in making people Jesus’ disciples who will then be able to teach others. I also want to get a deeper experience of God and His Word. I want to be able to listen to His Voice and to have a more clear image of the Son. I hope to develop my skills of recruitment, vision casting, curriculum development, and accountability.

What is your leadership role?

I was a student pastor at Novi Sad Theological Seminary for 3 years. I was the assistant pastor at Christ the Saviour Church in Novi Sad, Serbia for four years, and for the past 9 years I have been the pastor at Grace Church Novi Sad.

Nik Lica|| needs YRM funding ::

Nik Lica|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Czech Republic

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Pastoral Growth

What is your ministry?

I am a pastor of Karlovy Vary Baptist Church. We are a very small church, so I am responsible for many tasks, including preaching, teaching, and pastoral counselling. My passion for ministry is to see the church grow both spiritually and numerically.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I am a pastor who loves the church. I want to see it grow. I have been involved in full-time ministry since 1999. I hope to lead my church and other churches through the revitalisation process. I also need assistance, advice, encouragement, and mentoring. I want to learn how to bring health to the church. I want to be able to find joy in ministry, while keeping it fresh and avoiding burnout. I want to learn how to do mission and evangelism and discipleship. I want to learn how to implement new habits that will refresh my physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I need help in learning how to grow our church step by step.

What is your leadership role?

I was the pastor of a Baptist church in Vikyrovice for 11 years. I have been the pastor of my current church for the last 10 years.

Cleres Pacheco|| needs YRM funding ::

Cleres Pacheco|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ukraine

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Leaders of Christian Events

What is your ministry?

I am a preacher, pastor, and Bible teacher. I have a passion for the lost and want to show them the love of God. I pastor those who need Jesus and I am mentoring a new generation who can change Europe and the world. I am currently the pastor of a church of about 70 people. I am pastoring them and doing discipleship. I also organise a youth festival every year that reaches about 7,000 young people.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I have been in ministry for 16 years in Poland; God has been merciful and is blessing our work. My desire is to always be doing better and to always improve the gifts that God has given to me so that I can be more effective and can reach many more people. Planning and putting on an event with quality is necessary and I need to be better prepared. I want the advice from experienced leaders. I want to improve my skills for planning an event with a small budget.

What is your leadership role?

I planted a church in Brazil many years ago, and I have been teaching the Bible since the beginning of my ministry. I have also trained leaders in many countries, and I have always been part of the leadership in every church where I have served. Over the years I have been involved with many events, both big and small. The largest event that I am a part of is a youth festival in Poland.

Remigiusz Neumann|| needs YRM funding ::

Remigiusz Neumann|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Poland

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Pastoral Growth

What is your ministry?

I am the full-time pastor of a local Baptist church in a small town in Central Poland. I recently transitioned into this role after spending 20 years as a youth worker in Polish Protestant churches. I am also working on a master’s degree in theology.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I believe that I have a lot to learn and need more training and study. I am grateful for any additional training I receive because it will help me to improve my ministry and the work I do as a new pastor. I want to learn how to engage church members to evangelise amongst their peers.

What is your leadership role?

I started as a youth leader when I was just 18 years old. After that, my pastor suggested that I study at a theological seminary. After my studies, I started my pastoral training in the city of Torun, but for financial reasons I was not able to continue and had to find a full-time job. In 2007, I was presented with another pastoral opportunity in another city, so I moved and started my pastoral training again. After three years of training I moved to another city to be a youth pastor; I was there for 2 years. I moved to Łódź, where I have been a youth pastor since 2013.

Emilis Tuominis|| needs YRM funding ::

Emilis Tuominis|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Lithuania

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Pastoral Growth

What is your ministry?

I am the youth pastor in my local church. I am also currently finishing a B.A. in communications. I also play in the church band every Sunday.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I strongly believe that others who work with youth can share amazing experiences.However, what I am most excited about iss connecting with people who work in my region in Eastern Europe.

What is your leadership role?

I was a youth group leader at church and a member of the “Active Youth” group in my high school. I volunteered at an NGO that did work with drug addicts called “Eterna Vita” for 10 years.

Daniel Kovacs|| needs YRM funding ::

Daniel Kovacs|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Hungary

Occupation:
Children and/or Youth

Ministry Focus:
Pastors

What is your ministry?

Since 2014, I have been working for the Bible Center Foundation. I have three areas of ministry. First, training and theology. I organise conferences and educational programmes, and I write. Second, I work with youth and children by organising camps and mentoring. Third, I work in management and marketing, coordinating administration and managing a foundation involving volunteers.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I have influence with others and have been involved in ministry for a long time. I desire to grow in character, wisdom, and fear of God. I hope to grow and mature in character: humility, a serving heart in the long-term, and discipline in prayer. I also hope to grow and strengthen my preaching and leadership skills.

What is your leadership role?

I have worked with camps since 2008 and have been doing youth work since 2009. I have been the National Coordinator of Young Stars Hungary since 2015. I have been on the board of Young Stars International since 2017. I have been involved in church leadership since 2014.

Miles Fagan|| needs YRM funding ::

Miles Fagan|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Australia

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am the pastor of a small church of older folk who have been faithful, and who continue to surprise me as they tell me how they are growing in Christ. I preach weekly, along with leading small groups and chairing church business meetings. We have recently held some evangelism outreach activities through conversation and pastoral care. In my Defense Chaplaincy Role I meet with ADF personnel from all walks of life and support them pastorally while talking about the Gospel.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to have a better structure for discipleship and I would like to improve my ability to develop curriculum. I would also like to improve upon my discipleship theology.

What is your leadership role?

I am the minister of Mt. Evelyn Presbyterian Church and Naval Chaplain (Reserve).

Siarhei Tsvor|| needs YRM funding ::

Siarhei Tsvor|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Belarus

Occupation:
Apologetics

Ministry Focus:
Organisational Development

What is your ministry?

I am the leader of a home church, which is a part of our mother church. We meet for Bible study, prayer, worship, and fellowship with one another. In addition, six years ago I created the Apologists Club. We meet together to read books on apologetics and to discuss many of the most important questions about the Christian faith, science, and philosophy. For example, this year we are discussing postmodernism, the new atheism, and the Christian worldview. Previously, we discussed evolution and creationism. I also mentor two university students.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to gain skills in strategic planning and gain more knowledge and receive advice from my mentors.

What is your leadership role?

For several years, I was the leader of the youth ministry for my church. I have also been a staff worker for CCX in Belarus, which is part of the ministry of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Belarus.

Mark Kolo|| needs YRM funding ::

Mark Kolo|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Kenya

Occupation:
Discipleship

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I lead a movement of disciple-makers among young adults and university students in Kenya. I train and coach teams of disciple-makers to evangelise and disciple others. I also develop materials relevant to the contexts where we work. I equip Christians in the marketplace in Northeastern Kenya with disciple-making skills and tools where the context is 99.9% Muslim. Our goal is to launch a movement of simple, replicable house churches to transform the culture. Finally, I network and partner with churches in urban centers to develop practical discipleship methods as a bridge to mobilising for the great commission. Since I am focused on building a movement of young adults who make and multiply disciple-makers, I anticipate no less than 10,000 people (at the very least) will be impacted by my ministry in the next three years.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I have a small group of 14 young adults that I am actively discipling and mentoring. We meet regularly for both formal as well as informal gatherings. I also have one-on-one access to all of them and we sometimes enjoy unplanned times together in natural settings. Some of them have begun leading others to Jesus and are starting small discipleship groups in their churches, workplaces, or university campuses. I want to see every one of them become spiritually mature, reproducing and influencing many others. Through YRM, I hope to be further shaped as a disciple of Jesus and equipped to better disciple others.

What is your leadership role?

I have previously been a mobilisation officer in a global missionary network, the director of the Missions Supporters League of Nigeria, and the deputy international director of operations for the Mission Supporters League.

Robert Miksa|| needs YRM funding ::

Robert Miksa|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Poland

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Disciple-Making Leaders

What is your ministry?

I was the pastor of a Baptist Church in Poland for 27 years. I was one of three young pastors on a small pastoral team when the church began. I was the senior pastor, involved in several of the church’s ministries. I worked with youth and students, and I did apologetics, preaching, teaching, and some counselling. But just recently, I was sent by my church to plant a new church. I also teach hermeneutics in a Baptist seminary and write articles for Poland’s national Baptist magazine.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to learn what mentoring should look like within the church. I hope to receive training in apologetics and preaching. I also hope to learn how to create a body of leaders within the church. I would like to learn how to identify new leaders and how to help them in their ministry.

What is your leadership role?

I have been a youth leader, choir leader, preacher, and elder in the local church. I have led Bible studies and written articles for Christian magazines on Christian life and apologetics. Currently, I am a senior pastor of a local church.

Ylli Beqiraj|| needs YRM funding ::

Ylli Beqiraj|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Albania

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Pastoral Growth

What is your ministry?

Besides pastoring my local church, I am involved in church planting in my area. I oversee two Roma churches next to my town. I also regularly visit a prison to evangelise the prisoners there.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I am an indigenous worker for the Gospel in my culture. I hope that God will show me the next step in my call as a servant of the Gospel in this country and around Southeastern Europe. I want to raise the next generation of leaders and bring the Gospel to Albanian diaspora. I want to learn how to succeed in tough times. I want to learn how to raise a stable leadership in the churches I am leading.

What is your leadership role?

I have been an evangelist, church planter, youth pastor, Bible teacher, teaching pastor, prison minister, and Bible school teacher.

Mihai Dumitrascu|| needs YRM funding ::

Mihai Dumitrascu|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Pastoring and/or Bible Teaching

Ministry Focus:
Church and Organisation Leaders

What is your ministry?

I am the pastor of Emanuel Christian Church in Galati, Romania. The church was started in 1999 and has grown from 40 members to over 350 adults and 150 children. I also pastor 8 village churches in the district. Galati has around 350,000 people, but no more than 2,000 Christians. I am also the President of the Pentecostal Union Constanta District. I serve as National Coordinator of Pastoral Theology with Bible Education by Extension, which equips pastors from all evangelical denominations. Finally, I am involved with BIG-IMPACT Romania, an organisation which seeks to equip the next generation of Christian leaders in the country.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to develop my skills in organisational leadership. I would also like to improve my ability to develop leaders.

What is your leadership role?

I lead a programme for leadership training, called Advance Training Study – Pastoral Theology. I also lead an organisation called ProLeader.

Alina Balaceanu|| needs YRM funding ::

Alina Balaceanu|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Univesity Students

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

By God’s grace I am now leading women’s student groups at Emanuel University of Oradea, which is part of a larger programmeme called Beauty in Holiness that wishes to involve all the women students in study and ministry groups, focusing on spiritual growth and serving others. Our group consists mainly of music students, and since the music section of the university has a very high percentage of girls, these groups have the potential of creating special bonds that will eventually impact the ministries of these students, and through it the university and the churches where these students are involved. Our focus is growing in faith through Bible study, Scripture memorisation, prayer, fellowship, and the sharing the Gospel through evangelism.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I feel compelled by God to develop my skills, knowledge, and experience to serve Him better through critical work and study in the area of biblical theology and the theology of worship, both researched and applied. I pray that God would use me to bless those who might need some of the answers to questions I also struggled with, and to use the passion He has put in me in order to glorify his Son, Jesus, in my life. I also hope to be able to help Romanian Christians (especially women and youth) to enhance their true worship of God by better understanding the doctrines of grace in a biblical context.

What is your leadership role?

Currently, my husband and I serve the students at Emanuel University of Oradea where he teaches choir and conducting, and we engage together as a family in various projects, events, ministry, and fellowship / Bible study settings.

Heiko Metz|| needs YRM funding ::

Heiko Metz|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Church Development

Ministry Focus:
Church and Organisation Leaders

What is your ministry?

I love the church and especially working with children and young people; in this area I am also most active. I work less in my own local church because I’m on the road almost every weekend – preaching in different churches.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to become a better leader overall. I would be happy to take another look at my leadership potential, identify deficits, formulate a development plan and then implement it.

What is your leadership role?

I am currently a lecturer at various Protestant / Evangelical universities in the field of practical theology. In addition, I am employed as a community advisor at Compassion Germany and I oversee multiple student assistants.

Martin Bonnet|| needs YRM funding ::

Martin Bonnet|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Germany

Occupation:
Academic leadership

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

God gifted me in teaching and scholarship and I want to serve him through my work. I see a great opportunity to be able to work primarily with young people and to be able to invest in their lives.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

There are only a few Christians that I know at my university; we started a small prayer meeting. I would like to enlarge my national and international network for future interdisciplinary research projects in the area of material science, as well as didactics in higher education.

What is your leadership role?

After my PhD, I worked in industry for four years as a R&D leader for a Swiss company. After that, I was appointed as a professor at the Cologne University of Applied Sciences. After 4 years I was entrusted to be the general manager of the institute of applied materials.

Carmen Fagadar|| needs YRM funding ::

Carmen Fagadar|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Ministry Administration and Service

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

Emanuel University of Oradea is a Christian university serving a community of more than 300 students and 2800 alumni. I work within the Media and Development Department. I am very involved with the university’s studio, creating quality media content. We use these tools in a variety of ways to serve our students, alumni, and Romania at large. Our long-term plans are to start an online television programmeme. I am also involved in leading a discipleship small group.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I have a heart for teaching young minds and I would like to grow so I could present the Christian worldview and represent Christ among both students and educators. I would like to develop good academic research and my ability to mentor, teach, and disciple students. I would also like to grow in entrepreneurship and ethics.

What is your leadership role?

I am enrolled in the PhD programmeme at University of Oradea in the field of Economics. I have briefly taught seminar classes in the Management Faculty at Emanuel University of Oradea. I am currently working in an administrative position in the University, and because of time constraints, I am not going to teach during this first year of PhD studies.

Daniel Fodorean|| needs YRM funding ::

Daniel Fodorean|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Education and/or Training, Pastoring and/or Bible

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

I am the teacher-pastor of Nova Vita Baptist Church, Constanta. Beyond pastoral ministry, I am an Assistant Professor of Applied Theology at Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest, President of Antioch Center / Executive Director of European Leader Formation, and Principal of Champions for Life Primary School.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to be part of the process of preparing a new generation of Christian leaders in Romania, and in other countries in Europe. A new generation of leaders who are spiritual and competent will have an impact both in the church and in society. I would like to improve my teaching methods so they are more relevant to this generation and improve my writing of books and articles in English.

What is your leadership role?

I was pastor of Golgotha Baptist Church in Romania for almost 20 years, and I served as one of the founders and the president of Constanta Baptist Association for eleven years. I also served as the vice president of Constanta Baptist Association for four years, and I have also been the principal of a Christian Primary School (Champions for Life) and the principal of Vocational School. I am currently the assistant professor at Baptist Theological Institute of Bucharest and the adjunct assistant professor at Liberty University.

Viktor Repasky|| needs YRM funding ::

Viktor Repasky|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Slovakia

Occupation:
Digital Strategies

Ministry Focus:
Church and Organisation Leaders

What is your ministry?

I lead a Digital Strategies team in Slovakia. I launched this ministry just a few years back. We now have a team of four people.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

In my role, my priority is to lead the DS ministry in general. Our organisation would benefit from a change of culture in our group. Over the years, I’ve been developing in many leadership skills, and I wish to develop more on the relationship side of it. I need to grow in empathy, communication skills, etc.

What is your leadership role?

I am a member of our church plant in Kosice, Slovakia. I am also part of a financial team and I am responsible for Missions in our church. I have worked as a missionary staff for Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU) since 2016. Currently, my role is to lead a ministry section called Digital Strategies in our country. I am also the coordinator for our National Leadership Council for CRU Slovakia.

Stefana-Ioana Racorean|| needs YRM funding ::

Stefana-Ioana Racorean|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Romania

Occupation:
Counseling

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

I am a marriage and family therapist, working at a Christian non-profit called Preventis Association. We serve a population that deals with substance abuse. We offer counselling to clients and their families. We also have two prevention programmemes, one offering lessons on drug use and abuse in schools and throughout the community, and another mentoring programmeme for at-risk youth. I also have a small counselling practice on the side, seeing a variety of clients.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn more about integrating faith into academic teaching, especially when most of the teaching we do here is in professional, secular settings. I would also like to learn more about how to help other people in academia develop their Christian scholarship. I would like to continue to do research on integrating faith into the practice of psychology, especially when it has to do with the problem of suffering.

What is your leadership role?

I currently work independently in my counselling private practice, and I also work part time for a Christian non-profit working in the area of drug use and abuse prevention. In my private practice, I provide counselling to individuals, couples, and families, and I am also involved in various research projects with my former professors from Wheaton College. I also provide support and supervision to the social workers involved in the mentoring programmeme for at-risk youth and work on developing training and materials in the area of drug use and drug abuse through the non-profit.

Justyna Wawrzyniak|| needs YRM funding ::

Justyna Wawrzyniak|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Poland

Occupation:
Education and/or Training

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

I am a Bible teacher and a lecturer at a Christian college. I conduct training workshops and lectures at Christian conferences. I am also the Vice President of an organisation called the Proca Foundation. Proca’s primary focus is providing assistance to ministers, elders, and church leaders in their ministry, as well as coaching and encouraging Christian businesses in their struggles, using workshops, coaching, and mentoring to reach into the community. We exist to serve Christian leaders and train them to use different tools to be more effective and to live their God-given purpose.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I would like to deepen my Bible knowledge and the workshop of the lecturer and work with students to improve the quality of Christian education in Poland. I also hope to develop my writing skills.

What is your leadership role?

I am a 2nd-year PhD student at the Christian Theological Academy in Warsaw and a lecturer at the Warsaw Theological Seminary. I am also a trainer at the Christian Organisation “Proca”, where I provide support Christian leaders in Poland. For 10 years I was a Sunday school teacher, and later the director of the children’s ministry department in the biggest Pentecostal church in Poland. After getting married in 2003, I was sent on missions with a Christian organisation that is now called Proem (it was known as Word of Life at that time). In 2008, we founded an organisation that supports, develops, and appreciates Christian leaders in Poland. We conduct trainings and development opportunities for Christian leaders and church leaders in Poland.

Svitlana Suzko|| needs YRM funding ::

Svitlana Suzko|| needs YRM funding ::

Country:
Ukraine

Occupation:
Educationandor Training

Ministry Focus:
Academics

What is your ministry?

As academic dean of Evangel Theological Seminary, I am responsible for the curriculum, schedules, professors, etc. We have grown from only one MA in the Bible and Theology programme to a variety of programmes starting with a certification programme up to a full doctoral degree. My role is to oversee all programmes.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

Because of my role in academics, I am training the future leaders of our country. Investing in my development is investing in the future Christian leadership of Ukraine. I need to make new relationships to be well-connected to the outside world. I also hope to improve my research and teaching skills.

What is your leadership role?

Currently, I am the academic dean at Evangel Theological Seminary. I work on curriculum development, study schedule, collaborating with teachers, and with the academic staff. Prior to becoming the academic dean, I was the assistant academic dean, and before that I was an interpreter for the seminary.

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