Youth Retreat and Winter Champs Camp

Youth and children’s ministry activities the last two weekends were a great way to start out the new year. First, On January 11 and 12 we had a Friday overnight retreat with our teen volunteers from Champs Camp, and on Saturday we held a one day Champs Camp at our building.

Preparations for Joint Advent Worship/Evangelistic Events in Zagreb

This Christmas season, 15 different evangelical churches in Zagreb are joining together for joint worship and evangelistic efforts. There are concerts, worship services, children’s ministry event, and a praise concert on the main square downtown. In a country where less than 1/2 of 1% percent of the population are evangelical believers, this is very significant. […]

Summer Camps 2018, Part 1 – Champs Camp

My summers are usually mostly spent in organizing, leading, and/or participating in various camp ministries. There is also always at least one group of Americans who come to help with one or more of the camps. The first camp this summer was our Champs Camp, which was held in two different locations in Zagreb on […]

Mid-Summer Update

Wow! I can’t believe my last post here was in February. I guess that is a testament to how busy I have been through the spring and summer. There have been a number of events that have required my involvement and leadership in planning, communication, and logistics. In May we had the board of the […]

Children’s Ministry Saturday

Yesterday we had a children’s ministry event at our building. This is the beginning of a monthly follow-up with children who have been attending our Champs Camp in the summer. We have a new partner in these monthly events. The organization we are partnering with is called Društvo Prijatelja Biblije (Association of Friends of the […]

Christmas 2017 in Croatia (and Slovenia) – Part 3

I started Christmas Day with a drive into neighboring Slovenia. I spent the day with friends, Vanja and Sergej Kleindienst. Vanja is a graduate of the Bible Institute in Zagreb. They live with their three children in Razbor, a fairytale kind of place. It is a village right on the top of a mountain. There […]

Christmas 2017 in Croatia – Part 2

Today started with worship at our church in Zagreb, with me preaching. I preached on, “Home for Christmas: Awaiting the Second Advent.” After church was Christmas Eve lunch with friends from church, who are also neighbors of mine, Boris and Ana Medved. Joining us for lunch were new friends visiting from Australia, Victor and Emma. […]

Christmas 2017 in Croatia – Part 1

I thought I would share a series of three posts about my Christmas in Croatia this year. Tonight it started with a Christmas concert at the Baptist Church on Radićeva street, in the historic center of downtown Zagreb. Then after the concert, a walk around the center, along with half of the country it seemed. […]