Alive churchEvangelical Christian-Baptist ChurchBETHANY
The “Bethany” Church was founded in Moscow in 1992after the evangelization campaign by Billy Graham. Inthe 90-ies in Russi...
Before 2000 the “Bethany” church grew on the wave ofthat spiritual awakening when people still came to bigevangelization m...
In 2000 pastor Alexander Zanin (having been a pastor since 1998) startedthe inductive Bible study in the Biblical Institut...
At this present time in the “Bethany” church we have:95 members and more than 100 people coming tomeetings;18 teachers of ...
Every month we hold yard gamesto which we invite teens who livein the district where the church issituated.During games we...
It is held once a month. Weinvite to the Clun the teensfrom yard games, from theRugby-Club, and the churchteens bring thei...
It’s a part of our program inthe work with unbelievingteens. In the camp there areelements of extreme —rafting on catamara...
Every week we have a Bible study group where church teenscome as well as the children who repented in camps.Bible Study Gr...
We organized a Club for unbelieving youth and students.During our meetings we discuss spiritual topics.Communication goes ...
We invite people whoparticipated in the EnglishClub and their friends tocome to the English Camp.In the camp we studyEngli...
Missionary and Social MinistryIn 2010 we started our ministry in a boarding-school in the town of Pochinok inSmolensk regi...
3 times a year on the days ofChristian holidays we holdthematic evenings wheremembers of our church caninvite their bosses...
Our church organized a Family Club where young people are beingprepared for the marital life and unbelieving married coupl...
1. During all the time of our existence we rent a building. Before 2009 we renteda hall only for Sunday services. By the e...
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  1. 1. Alive churchEvangelical Christian-Baptist ChurchBETHANY
  2. 2. The “Bethany” Church was founded in Moscow in 1992after the evangelization campaign by Billy Graham. Inthe 90-ies in Russia there was a spiritual revival andpeople started looking for new values. During that timein Russia there appeared many Protestant churches.The beginning
  3. 3. Before 2000 the “Bethany” church grew on the wave ofthat spiritual awakening when people still came to bigevangelization meetings. By the beginning of 2000 inthe church there were about 40 people, 40% of whichwere elderly sisters, long time believers, making themain body of a newly established church.Before 2000
  4. 4. In 2000 pastor Alexander Zanin (having been a pastor since 1998) startedthe inductive Bible study in the Biblical Institute «Precept Ministries» andbegan to teach the church the Word of God. Since that time the church hasbegun to grow spiritually. Before that there was no Bible study group in thechurch.In 2004 the pastor left his job in the world and the “Bethany” church beganto pay him a salary.In 2005 in the “Bethany” church a Sunday school for adults started its work.In Russian churches as a rule Sunday schools are organized only for childrenwhose parents attend the church. In the majority of churches there are noSunday schools for adults. In the “Bethany” church we started studying theBible by courses of the Euro-Asian Bible Institute by inductive methods«Precept Ministries». In 2005 in the church there were only 2 teachers whocould teach the Bible and 60 members of the church.The story
  5. 5. At this present time in the “Bethany” church we have:95 members and more than 100 people coming tomeetings;18 teachers of the inductive Bible study;In the church there are 10 Bible study groups which attend75 people;5 home Bible study groups (14 people);Members of our church lead 5 Bible study groups in otherchurches with 44 participants in attendance;Members of our church lead Bible study groups withunbelievers with attending 35 people.Now time
  6. 6. Every month we hold yard gamesto which we invite teens who livein the district where the church issituated.During games we try to speak notonly about sports but also aboutspiritual matters and invite theminto the Teens’ Club in our churchwhich we hold also once a month.Besides we organized a Rugbysport-team that is managed by aprofessional coach. We inviteunbelieving teens to that team.We also organize coaching insecondary schools. There is anobligatory condition — afterevery coaching they have to studythe Bible.Evangelization Through Sport
  7. 7. It is held once a month. Weinvite to the Clun the teensfrom yard games, from theRugby-Club, and the churchteens bring their unbelievingfriends there. There we speakmuch about spiritual themesbased on the Bible.Teens’ Club
  8. 8. It’s a part of our program inthe work with unbelievingteens. In the camp there areelements of extreme —rafting on catamarans andrope course. In each camp thatour church organizes we haveinductive Bible study during 2or 3 hours a day withunbelieving teens.The “Extreme” Camp
  9. 9. Every week we have a Bible study group where church teenscome as well as the children who repented in camps.Bible Study Groups with Teens
  10. 10. We organized a Club for unbelieving youth and students.During our meetings we discuss spiritual topics.Communication goes in English. In our church there are a fewpeople who have a good knowledge of English.English Club
  11. 11. We invite people whoparticipated in the EnglishClub and their friends tocome to the English Camp.In the camp we studyEnglish using the textbook«English for a new life» withthe texts that are based onGospel of John. We alsohave inductive Bible studylessons.English Camp
  12. 12. Missionary and Social MinistryIn 2010 we started our ministry in a boarding-school in the town of Pochinok inSmolensk region in 400 km from Moscow. Not far from the boarding-schoolthere is a Baptists church where there are only 15 people mostly of elderly age.We decided to help that church grow through our ministry to the boarding-school.In that missionary team there are 16 people. The team visits Pochinok once amonth on week-ends. We have a worship service in the church and an inductiveBible study group for 2 days. We help the church organize evangelizationevents in the town, children’s playgrounds and town-camps; we also help to runchildren’s Sunday school.In the boarding-school for children who lag behind in their development wealongside with different games have an inductive Bible study group withchildren textbooks. In summer we start a camp there where we also study theBible. Besides we take children from the boarding-school to our church camps.During our ministry in the boarding-school 10 children have repented. All ofthem attend the church in Pochinok on Sundays.Missionary and Social Ministry
  13. 13. 3 times a year on the days ofChristian holidays we holdthematic evenings wheremembers of our church caninvite their bosses andunbelieving friends. In thecenter of each meetingthere is a preaching of theWord of God.Evenings for Unbelieving Friends
  14. 14. Our church organized a Family Club where young people are beingprepared for the marital life and unbelieving married couples areinvited.Ministry for Married Couples
  15. 15. 1. During all the time of our existence we rent a building. Before 2009 we renteda hall only for Sunday services. By the end of 2009 up to now we rent abuilding of 250 square meters full time. The pastor of the church has been onfull time ministry since 2004.Monthly running costs for rent, maintenance and pastor’s salary are 7,200euro.These costs are extremely heavy for the church. We practically don’t havemoney for ministries. For effective development of the church we needfinancial assistance by 3,000 every month.2. English Camp. Common costs for the Camp come to 25,000 euro. The majorityof that cost will be compensated with the money paid for the vouchers. Butwe have to have 7,500 euro for partial payment (50%) for members of theteam and children from poor families and the boarding-school and for thefulfillment of the program part of the camp.3. The Extreme Camp. Common costs for the camp come up to 15,000 euro. Weneed 4,600 euro for the same purposes as in the English Camp, as well as forthe purchase of the additional tourist equipment: tents, plates and dishes,climbing equipment, sleeping-bags, etc.4. The Boarding-school Camp. We need 2,000 euro for partial payment for teammembers, for program part of the camp and for presents for children.Our Needs

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