UKRAINE — This year more than 300 people, including 8 bishops, 78 pastors and rabbis, 13 leaders of missions from 100 different churches, Messianic congregations and 14 Christian missions from 17 countries – Belarus, Germany, Israel, Iceland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Canada, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, the USA, Finland, France, Czech Republic, Estonia- took part in the International Pastors’ retreat 2020. How did the retreat go in the conditions of the quarantine? Did the hosts manage to preserve an informal friendly atmosphere and genuine fellowship with the online/offline formats combined? Were the hosts able to create the conditions for the pastors “to reboot” and renew in their ministry as well as to immerse in the presence of God? Check out the video to find out!
Kiev Jewish Messianic Congregation (KJMC) was born shortly after first Festival of Jewish Music and Dance, organized by the mission “Hear, O Israel!” (Jonathan Bernis), which took place in Ukraine in 1994. Boris Grisenko has been the rabbi (pastor) of KJMC from the very beginning. Rabbi Boris was also the Vice Chairman of the Ukrainian Interchurch Council and holds an Honorary Doctorate in Theology from CLST (Christian Life School of Theology). KJMC has grown over the years and today numbers more than 2,000 people. The congregation is comprised of Jews and non-Jews, all of whom have accepted the Lord Yeshua ha’Mashiach (Jesus Christ).
The KJMC vision is focused largely on the revival of the Jewish people, including:
- So that every Jew would know his Messiah
- The unity in the Body of the Messiah to be restored
- To break free of non-Biblical extremes of Judaism and Christianity
- To bring about freedom from anti_semitism, indifference, and other non-Biblical attitudes as well as freedom from Humanism and occult spirituality
Source: Global News Alliance, The KJMC International Pastors’ Retreat 2020 – God’s Answer to the Challenges of the Quarantine Season