The year of the Reformation: first leaders’ gathering in 2018

First leaders’ gathering in 2018The first leaders’ gathering took place on January 24th, 2018 where pastor Viacheslav shared his vision and plans for the year, calling it “a year of the reformation” for the church. 

“I am excited about how we began the year, amazing things are happening, I would call it a reformation. Last year we celebrated 500 years since Martin Luther’s Reformation. Ever since that sermon in the end of October 2017 on the Reformation, I had a desire for a reformation within our church. The reformation is to impact major aspects of the church life and structure, to renew it and bring refreshment.

I believe that the global church is to experience the last reformation and to return to a New Testament model of church. It is not only the salvation of souls, but also healings, signs and wonders, the movement of the Holy Spirit on every gathering and through every message.

In order to position ourselves for that, we have to count on the power of the Holy Spirit and be ready to receive the new that He wants to give us. Bible puts it this way, Matthew 9:17 “…Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

Our ability to receive is directly connected to prayer. The prayer does great work with our wineskins, our hearts.

The reformation is also connected with our mentality. We need to think in a way apostles did. Apostle doesn’t just preserve what he has, but also moves forward, starting new projects, planting new churches, new home-groups, and new ministries.”- Viacheslav Goncharenko

During the second part of the meeting, pastor shared the strategy for 2018 with leaders of the church. The strategy is targeting to reform the prayer life of the church, outreach ministry, Sunday services and youth groups, and raising new leaders.  His personal plans include writing volume 3 of the curriculum for the new believers as well as empowering the church for the work that the Lord has assigned the church to do.

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