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Laszlo Beregi

Laszlo Beregi
Person Details
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Country

  • Hungary
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Bible Teachers and Preachers (Advanced) Network

Ministry Focus

  • Pastoring and Bible Teaching

Occupation

  • Christian Organisation

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I am the leader of a ministry called Grace Ministries. I do counseling and teach counseling based on our new identity in Christ. I teach this grace-centered mindset based on the book of Romans and the process of identifying with Jesus based on John's Gospel. Besides this, I teach in Exchanged Life conferences every second month. These conferences' central message is that our old self, our old identity is dead (Gal. 2:20) and that we are brand new creatures (2 Cor. 5:17) in Christ Jesus. I have also been a church elder since 2004.

When did you trust Christ?

I made my decision to follow Jesus on December 27, 1987. Some months before that date, I started to read John's Gospel and began to feel that God was speaking to me. The first personal message was John 3:16, which deeply affected me. I thought that if such wonderful sentences were in this book, then I had to read it. I did not come from a religious background, so reading John was a wonderful experience. It took hold of me and brought me to the verge of conversion. The last step before my conversion was watching the film "Sun Brother, Moon Sister." I compared myself with the main character of the movie. I understood that I was not a good man but a sinner who had no sense of his life. It was painful and hopeful at the same time because I had already believed in God's love. I finally handed myself over to God. I confessed that I was a sinner and needed Jesus as my savior.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

It's hard to summarize 29 years of walking with Christ! The most crucial moment of my development was when I encountered the message of the Exchanged Life Conference, which is about our new identity and the identifying process with Jesus. That was in 1999. I understood grace much deeper after that. I was so enthusiastic that I joined a counseling course based on that program. After graduating from the course, I was involved in teaching. The practice of counseling others helped me develop a lot as a Christian. Another significant moment was when I studied the prophecies about Jesus in the book of Isaiah. These are the so-called Ebed-Jahveh songs. I came to understand what it means that Jesus emptied himself.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

The Forum is a huge blessing to me. I can learn about leadership and special topics in the field of counseling. My views broaden, and I can form relationships with other brothers and sisters. I want to learn everything that helps me to build my ministry. But, above all else, at the Forum, I experience the presence of Jesus.

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

From 1990-2004, I was a youth leader in my congregation. From 1997-2002, I was the chairman of the Hungarian Every Home for Christ foundation. And from 2002-2012, I was a member of the Executive Board of the Hungarian Scripture Union.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I want to help people change their mindset and their lives. People can deepen in the grace-centered mindset, which revolutionizes their lives as they experience the freedom from themselves that only Christ can give.