Video Bible Schools Key to Training 3000 New Missionaries in Russia

January 19, 2010

Slavik Radchuk is helping local mission and church leaders train the next generation of indigenous missionaries in the former USSR. Through mission´s mobilization conferences, practical evangelistic outreaches and Video Bible Schools, he hopes to be able to mobilize another 3000 native missionaries in Eurasia.

In the rapidly changing world of the former USSR, there are over 76 people groups or ethnic nations – tens of millions are still unreached with the gospel. Over 120,000 villages in Russia alone are still without a church – and the situation is even worse in the most unreached central Asian republics of the former USSR.

Although Christian Aid field director Slavic Radchuk (099SLR) expects to plant 1000 new churches over the next two years, it is impossible to go through the newly opened doors without training more indigenous missionaries. He is asking Christian Aid Mission supporters in the USA to help him with a new effort to train the next 3000 missionaries.

By producing a series of training videos, he believes it will be possible to train workers to accomplish the task. Government regulations require registered churches to have at least 100 members, so native missionaries need to be deployed quickly and be well trained in planting new, larger churches from the start. This is done through evangelistic festivals and other soul winning activities.