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Gergely Pasztor-Kicsi

Gergely Pasztor-Kicsi
Person Details
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Country

  • Serbia
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Apologetics (Foundational) Network

Ministry Focus

  • Youth

Occupation

  • Christian Ministry

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I am part of EUS, the Serbian movement of IFES. My ministry is twofold: on the one hand, I want to help Christian students and to greater maturity and inspire them to minister to their friends and colleagues who don't know Jesus. On the other hand, together with them, I try to reach college campuses and high schools for Jesus. We do all of this through organizing various events (Mission weeks, talks, camps, Bible studies, book promotions etc.) and also through personal relationships. I also lead youth worship in my church, which involves some discipling of band members as well.

When did you trust Christ?

My original decision happened when I was 17 years of age. My cousin had been talking to me about the Bible for a couple of days and it made a lot of sense. Then, at one point, I began to believe, and a great joy overcame my heart. It all felt as if it was not my doing.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

After my initial decision, I went back to my hometown and slid back into my old ways because I had no Christian fellowship, and my parents were not Christian, either. After 2 years of wandering, God reminded me that I should care more about what he thinks than what the world thinks. That prompted me to look for a church. I reached out to a Christian friend of mine who became very important in the first few steps I took. I began to search for a church, and after a few months, I found my present church, Protestant Christian Fellowship. In the following period, I learned more and more about the extent of God's grace and mercy. I was saved originally motivated by fear, but now I have learned about a better way. During this period, the most important spiritual influences were doing discipleship with my pastor, Beređi Dušan and having long conversations with my two uncles (who are pastors in other cities). After a few years, I became a worship leader and got involved in campus ministry. This led me into various situations where I felt out of my league, so I learned to rely on God more boldly.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

As part of IFES, I work mostly with university students. Apologetics is very important in this context. Even though I have been interested in apologetics basically since my conversion and have been studying it by myself, I think going through a network would definitely benefit my ministry. Besides that, it would also be beneficial to make connections with people from whom I can learn and/or potentially partner with.

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

I have been involved in various Christian camps, mostly as small group leader.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

Novi Sad, the city I serve in, is one of the bigger university cities of the region, so a Christian ministry aimed at this campus is very important. I am the only EUS staff worker in my city. I want to serve God at this place as best as I can. As part of EUS, I have the opportunity to help young people begin to serve God and a lot of EUS students later become important members of their local churches.