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Adrian Totan

Adrian Totan
Person Details
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Country

  • Romania
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Disciple-Making Leaders (Advanced) Network

Ministry Focus

  • Discipleship

Occupation

  • Christian Ministry

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
  • Needs YRM Funding
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I was part of the initial core leadership team of Vox Domini Baptist Church. We designed the church to be a community of practicing disciples. Since 1998, the church has grown significantly from 31 members to more than 400 with a large group of participants and students as regular attendees. We began multiple services before we ultimately created two sites. In 2010 we built a new facility and launched the second site of the church focused on young couples. I am currently leading this second site. In January of 2015 we opened a third site focused on religious college students, while the first site is still maintaining its initial intention to reach lay college students.

When did you trust Christ?

I trusted in Christ as my Lord and savior in September of 1987, after my heart was softened due to the Lord answering my family’s prayers and reading the Bible and other Christian literature.

 

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

A few months after my conversion, I became part of a discipleship group in Timisoara. Three years later, I started my first discipleship group. After graduation, I began working full-time for the Evangelical Christian Student Organization in Timisoara. In 1998, my wife Valeria ad I and three other families started a new Baptist Church, Vox Domini.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to learn how to adapt my style of teaching and training to the variety of interests and needs of my disciples. I want to learn to motivate others and to cast vision.

What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?

Besides my involvement in the local church and student ministry I am a member of the national churches network called B.I.G. – Impact (Churches with Global Impact) and I am teaching in the informal pastoral training program, ATS (Advanced Training Studies) for educated, qualified, and involved pastors and leaders to increase their efficiency and impact. I also studied in ATS for three years and graduated in 2006. Since 1999 I am involved with Esther Foundation, a crisis pregnancy center, and in an educational program for high school students regarding sexuality. I was part of the team that created the curriculum for the sexuality education course; I am a trainer for teaching the course to professors and I am also teaching in public high schools.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I have a small discipleship group of four college students. I also a lead a small group of families and singles, around 15 people, as a home church ministry. It is a joy to see some of my disciples growing, becoming disciples-makers and leaders serving in church or at their jobs.