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Dominik Svitel

Dominik Svitel
Person Details
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Country

  • Slovakia
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Leaders of Christian Organisations (Emerging Leaders) Network

Ministry Focus

  • Children and/or Youth

Occupation

  • Christian Ministry

Funding Status

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

I oversee two youth group ministries. One ministry is in my church but because of Covid, it is very limited now. We are unable to meet or stay in touch with our students. The second youth ministry is my work with CRU. This ministry is more developed and consists of ministry to students and young adults. We are doing ministries like sports outreach, book clubs, and youth groups. We also try to support other ministries around Slovakia.

When did you trust Christ?

I grew up in an orphanage beginning at age four. From age eight to fifteen, I attended the Catholic church on Sundays. A group from the Mission to the World organization visited our orphanage and would spend time with us and invited us to their church. I have always been interested in God and enjoyed hearing the Gospel clearly and boldly. Becoming a believer was more of a process for me and not a one-day event. It all happened between my 15th and 18th year.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

Every year I look back and see God at work in me and my growing dependence on Him. One defining moment was the first time I preached. It is still a blessed moment. I have mentored a couple of men throughout the years, and I’m very thankful I had an opportunity to influence their lives. During the summer, we organize camps and see God’s work. I am inspired to see teenagers moved by the word and Spirit. Two teenagers became believers through my sharing the Gospel with them. And, last but not least, I enjoy seeing how God is taking care of my ministry. I have been with CRU for six years, and I love to focus on God’s kingdom.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I hope to be inspired by what I hear and learn and by meeting new people. Hopefully, I can make some connections to partner with other churches and organizations.

I think the mentoring program will help me to grow personally and spiritually. I love to learn from new people and from experienced people. I am especially interested in learning what different things people have been doing to adapt to Covid. I think nowadays it is good to invest in people’s individual growth. I have been mentored and have been part of several discipleship groups, so I am very much looking forward to another one. I hope to learn more about the practical ministry that I do, but also to learn some new skills.

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

I am an elder in my local church. I am also part of the leadership of the CRU organization in Slovakia. I have been doing youth ministry in my church for more than 15 years. I also sometimes preach, and I lead a small group. We try to meet as often as possible, but everything is online these days.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I want to receive advice about the vision and direction of our youth ministry. I am faithful to what our plans are, but I would like to be clearer about our end goals. I want to help the youth to become mature Christians.