What is your ministry?
I am a senior pastor in a Baptist church in Romania. I work to develop this church and leaders in other churches. I also work with an organization that helps poor families. I dream of starting a ministry that connects churches and the gospel with people who would never enter in a church. This is a much-needed ministry that will create a place where unbelievers can meet God in a non-threatening environment.
What do you hope to gain from participating?
I hope I can gain more knowledge about how healthy organizations function, from how they start, grow, develop, overcome obstacles, solve problem, and even multiply. I also need more experience in clarifying a vision, communicating it, building teams, creating structures, working with a budget, fundraising, leading through difficulties, building strong relationships, evaluating and making changes, and doing all these things without losing staff. I think it is important to be able to learn such things from connections with great leaders who have much experience.
What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?
As the senior pastor, I lead the church’s leadership team. I lead the preaching and teaching team. I am involved in creating and evaluating many of the church activities for children, teenagers, women, service outreach, and evangelism. I also need to recreate our small group ministry because the ministry we started for this two years ago does not function well and we need groups that have connections between them, rather than groups that are totally separate. We are starting a discipleship ministry in the fall to grow leaders who will be able to multiply and bring much fruit for the Kingdom.
Why should someone invest in your ministry?
I want to be involved in efforts to create new ministries that we need in Romania. I hope I can grow and provide experience in leading the organization that will do my new ministry.