For You are my hope, O Lord God, You are my confidence from my youth (Psalm 71:5).
Thousands of national adolescents and teenagers across Russia and her neighboring countries have grown up with no memory of life under communism. They do not see themselves as “former Soviets,” but as Russians, Ukrainians, Belarussians — whatever their own national identities. They are the next generation of their nation, and God is calling thousands of young men and women to proclaim the Gospel today.
The churches are excited because their youth are IN ministry rather than merely receiving ministry themselves. Pastors and youth leaders are seeing the vast potential of youth ministry and its impact on their communities. They are witnessing the growth of this vibrant movement of Russian Christian youth — now numbering in the tens of thousands— and they are excited about it.
We want to assist local churches as they nurture and prepare this new generation of parents, lay ministry leaders, pastors and missionaries. SGA partners are helping to equip youth groups as they are discipled by their local youth leader, and are actively using their gifts to minister in their communities, sharing the Gospel. We are also helping with periodic national and regional training conferences to equip youth leaders for effective outreach.
It only takes $15 a month to help supply a young Russian Christian for a whole year of ministry, or $180 for the whole year. Your gift will help provide the young people with evangelistic literature, ministry materials, transportation, and biblically sound training. Click here to support our youth IN ministry.
These youth groups are more than ministry to youth — they also are an opportunity for young people themselves to minister and witness about what the Lord has done in their lives.
March 4th, 2013Late last year, we were able to gather together in Moscow with brothers and co-laborers from across all of Russia—a huge amount of territory!
November 1st, 2012If you want to see a vivid model of the growing Youth IN Ministry movement across Russia and her neighboring countries, it can be found at Golgotha Baptist Church in Minsk, Belarus. There, a zealous group of young people is intent on making a difference for the glory of Christ — not just the church of tomorrow, but the church of today. And they do it in a variety of ways.
August 20th, 2012In St. Petersburg, the faithful Orphans Reborn workers you help sponsor make weekly visits to a juvenile detention center, where the children range from age 12 to their mid-teens. Most are social orphans* who have gotten caught up in a variety of crimes. Their lives are truly heartbreaking, but your prayers, faithful giving and the diligent, loving labors of Orphans Reborn workers are making an eternal difference in these young, broken lives . . .
July 9th, 2012It’s a bit more than 1,000 miles between Russia’s Tatarstan region and the former Soviet republic of Moldova. But distance or nationality didn’t matter for an excited group of young believers traveling from Moldova to the town of Chistopol in Tatarstan. Their purpose: to join other Christian youth for the purpose of evangelism.