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.
February 24th, 2014SGA-sponsored Missionary Pastor Pavel Litvinov is dedicated to training up the next generation of believers in Russia's Tambov region.
February 20th, 2014In my town, there’s an Ossetian family, where the head of the family was Muslim, and his wife is an Orthodox Christian. Since the father was Muslim, the entire family was considered Muslim. The father died, so the mother had to raise her three sons by herself. The sons became entangled with drugs, and though their mother tried to save them, everything she tried was useless. But God had his own plans!
February 17th, 2014Despite growing pressure on evangelical church ministries in Belarus, Youth Pastor Pavel shares some exciting reports of youth reached for the Kingdom.