a new approach to church in Romania

Barnabas Bridge, Saturday August 09 2014

In our last post we introduced you to the city of Timisoara in western Romania. We stay there for this post as well. From the historical/traditional Hungarian Reformed Church of Lazlo Tokes to the successful new church ministry of Kairos. We were so excited and blessed to spend time with Pastors Sava & Wendy Tomin. They lead with grace, authority, and vision. There is an intentional focus on relationship building as opposed to program development. We were impressed with Kairos’ intentional effort to mentor and empower new leadership, including the designation of additional assistant pastors grown from within the ministry. Meeting locations are functional and chosen so as not to remind newcomers of traditional religious institutions. Again, the emphasis is on relationships. It was an incredible experience to be included in the regular Sunday evening leadership meeting. As we gathered in Wendy & Sava’s living room, we witnessed a time of prayer, a time for discussion & debriefing of the morning worship/teaching gathering, planning, vision casting, and leadership training. I had to wonder if church leadership teams in North America would be so willing to give up their Sunday evenings week after week. It seems a good recipe for church health and growth. Join us in giving thanks for Kairos and praying for their effective Kingdom of God outreach in the important city of Timisoara.

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About dougjohns

In 2016 Doug Johns retired from ministry in Canada to devote more time to international work and travel. He is a graduate of York Univ. (B.A.) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.Div.). Doug is married to Yvonne and they live in Creston, BC. They have four grown children plus eight grandchildren. Doug is a serious runner. Combined with an insatiable passion for geography from his youth, running races around the world has become a gateway for adventure. Doug started distance running at age 60. He has worked, studied, traveled, and run internationally.
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