RussiaWorship is an association of like-minded Christians with professional and/or practical experience in worship ministry. Our focus is the development of Christ-empowered worship transforming the Russian church. We specialize in worship training through conferences, seminars, and mentoring, as well as creating and distributing resources for worship ministry.
Christ-empowered worship transforming the Russian church.
The Religious freedoms which were returned to the Russian people in the early 1990’s have been eroding away. Public buildings can no longer be rented for religious functions. Recent laws have made it illegal to conduct ‘missionary activity’ outside of the church.
Despite these increasing hurdles, God is moving within the Russian church. Believers have a passion to worship, an eagerness to learn, and a deepening resolve to share the gospel with friends and neighbors.
It is to these churches and individuals that RussiaWorship focuses it’s mission: Christ-empowered worship transforming the Russian church. It is through these transformed churches that God will draw people to experience Christ-empowered life.
Our foundational premise is based on the following Biblical absolutes: As a believer...
- Who I am is defined by Christ living in me. (1 Jn 3:1, Gal 4:7)
- What I do is empowered by Christ working through me. (Gal 2:20, Col 2 & 3)
- Allowing Christ to work through me is transformational worship. (Rom 12:1 & 2)
It is from these Biblical absolutes that we frame our mission: Christ-empowered worship transforming the Russian church.
The strategies to accomplish our mission are framed within three main initiatives: Nurturing Leaders, Inspiring Churches, and Developing Worship Resources. We nurture leaders through one-on-one mentoring and collective training programs. We invest in key churches in order to model Christ-empowered worship. This inspires them to develop worship in their own churches as well as influence other churches. We produce worship materials in order to provide the resources needed by these growing worship ministries. We currently have three main projects in order to accomplish these strategies.
The Soli Deo Gloria worship conference (SDG) is a high level conference focused on training pastors and worship leaders and their teams of musicians, sound technicians, song writers, stage designers and others. They are taught about Biblical worship and how to lead effective worship ministries in their churches.
The SDG conference is a time to model, inspire and gain new creative ideas for worship ministry. The participants are taught about Biblical worship and practical techniques in how to lead effective worship ministries. This is also a great time of fellowship and encouragement.
Fine Arts Day camp for children is a week long program emphasizing that God is the Great Creator who created us in His image. In this program children will be able to explore different facets of creativity through classes in Bible, singing, acting, choreography, stage design and art. Throughout the week children prepare a musical production that is performed as an outreach to their friends and family. Another feature of the camp is the opportunity to practice English with native speakers in a friendly and fun way.
In Russia there are very few places where you can find worship music for church worship teams. RussiaWorship provides legal quality song translations of worship songs and hymns and also musicals and worship songs for children. We also are seeking Russian original worship songs to make available to churches. You can find these songs on our website RussiaWorship.ru. Many of these songs have been recorded and are also available on iTunes. Click HERE to listen to song samples.
We also have training articles and other creative resources on our website.
Mission Trip Opportunities
We have two mission trip opportunities a year. These trips include people from various churches and will be coordinated/hosted by Gerry and Marla and their staff. If there are multiple people coming from one church, a designated team leader would be a great help.
On these trips we are very intentional in matching individual team member’s spiritual gifting, skills and experience with ministry opportunities. We look for people with two critical qualities, a servant’s heart and flexibility.
Soli Deo Gloria
The Soli Deo Gloria worship conference is an opportunity to invest in pastors and worship leaders and their teams of musicians, sound technicians, song-writers and stage designers.
We are looking for people who have training and/or experience in: Worship leadership, song-writing, contemporary vocals, rhythm section, production, sound, lighting, stage design, video. We also need people in the areas of hospitality, maintenance and building security.
This is a 10 day trip in October and costs $2900.
Fine Arts Day Camp
Fine Arts Day Camp RU is an opportunity to invest in Russian children and their families. You will build relationships and be a mentor as you serve alongside Russian church leaders and volunteers. Russians are passionate about their children. FADC RU helps bring the gospel into their lives.
We are looking for 8-15 people (Juniors in High School and up) with skills as: Camp counselors, ESL teachers, drama, crafts, kitchen, maintenance, building security.
In 2019 there will be two 12 day trips. One in June and one in July. Estimated costs are $2900-$3200.
RussiaWorship is ﬁnanced only through donations. If you have an interest in financially supporting this ministry, click HERE to donate. If you would like more information, please email RussiaWorship@gmail.com.
Prayer and Newsletter
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