Historic forum meets in Kiev

By October 24, 2008

Ukraine (MNN) — Organizations that have been involved in
ministry in Russia, Ukraine or other former Soviet countries are gathering this
weekend for the International Evangelical Missions Forum sponsored by Russian
Ministries
/Association for Spiritual Renewal.

The Friday and Saturday sessions will focus on the topic:
"Missions Today: History, Analysis, and New Approaches: Perspectives for
International Partnerships in Countries of the CIS."

This Forum will take place at Russian Ministries' new
training center headquarters located in Irpen (Kiev region), Ukraine on October
24-25, 2008. It will begin with a dedication ceremony for this new facility
which is already serving as a national center for national affiliate,
Association for Spiritual Renewal.

During the International Evangelical Missions Forum, leaders
and representatives from many different national and international organizations,
missiologists and theologians will analyze the experience, results, new
opportunities and strategies for ministry in the countries of the CIS.

As part of the forum, organizers will analyze missions during
the past 20 years of religious freedom in the CIS, understand the reasons for
the crises facing national evangelical churches, outline prospects for
partnerships between churches and Christian organizations, and study successful
models of church growth and effective missions.

Mission Network News will begin providing special reports from
this historic meeting Friday night, October 24. We'll feature special
interviews with mission leaders, as well as videos and photos.

Be praying for what God is going to do through this special
forum.

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