In 2013, The Life Center started partnering with Steve and Kim Cecil to plant over 500 churches across 11 time zones in Russia. Steve and Kim along with their 3 children have answered the call of God to “GO” and spread the gospel across Russia.
Steve graduated from Life Pacific College in 1994 with a degree in Biblical Theology. Kim graduated with a degree in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin in 1996, with a specialization in Russian and Slavic culture. Steve and Kim have been in Foursquare ministry together since they were married in 1998. They have worked with youth, administration, directed camps, planted a church, opened two coffee shops, coached church planters, served on staff with The Heartland District, and have done extensive missions work throughout the world with FMI and other missions organizations.
- Russia is the largest nation in the world, spanning 11 time zones – it’s 2.5 times bigger than the US!
- There are 185 ethnic groups in Russia, many of them least reached or completely unreached with the Gospel.
- Russian is the 5th most spoken language in the world.
- In 1991 the Soviet Union officially dissolved, opening the door to the Gospel more than other time in its 1900-year history…
- Even so, less than 2% of the population in Protestant Christian.
- There is much work to be done!
The assignment in Russia
- Assisting in the development of the organization and structure of Foursquare Russia Training in practical discipleship that is culturally relevant
- Identifying and developing leaders within the current churches
- Coaching leaders in creating local outreach ministries
- Implementing a church planting strategy with leaders in the Russian speaking world
About Foursquare Russia
- Foursquare Russia was started 15 years ago.
- There are currently 12 Foursquare Churches, most of them in the south, but also in Siberia and the Ural Mountains. There are currently no Foursquare Churches in Moscow or St. Petersburg.
- The churches we have are participating in strategic ministries such as outreach to handicapped children, addicts, Romani people (Gypsies), homeless, students, and immigrants.
- There are two ministry institutes that provide a 4-year degree in Biblical training and ministry.
- Foursquare Russia has a vision to plan 500 Foursquare Churches in their country in the next 10 years.
Transforming Russia by discovering, developing, and deploying leaders to plant the Gospel throughout the largest nation in the world.
The Life Center supports the work of this ministry every 4th Sunday of the month. Will you please prayerfully consider praying and asking the Lord to partner with the Cecil family as they prepare this strategic kingdom ministry. To give directly to the Cecil family you may donate here.
Partnering with You,
Pastor Timothy A. Minks