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Mihail Stefanov

Mihail Stefanov
Person Details
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Country

  • Bulgaria
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Apologetics (Advanced) Network

Ministry Focus

  • Apologetics

Occupation

  • Christian Ministry

Funding Status

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

I am part of the leadership team of Crossroads Church, Sofia. I serve as an assistant pastor. I oversee several ministries. I preach and teach in our leadership development program. I am responsible for building the teams of the teen, young adult, and worship ministries, as well as mentoring their respective leaders and preparing new leaders. I have also been interested in answering questions about my faith since my high school years. When I was 17, I challenged my biology teacher to a debate about random evolution and design. I then contacted an association of Christian scientists with requests for information and more than 10 people from all over the world, including some prominent scientists, sent me books and materials to prepare. After seeing the books that I received, my teacher never held the debate. Three years ago, I started reading apologetics consistently and God has greatly challenged both my church ministry and my business. I have had opportunities for sharing the faith with the business leaders I work with.

When did you trust Christ?

At a youth conference in Sofia, I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior when I was 16.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

A milestone in my Christian life was when I started leading a teen group in my local church at 19. God did great work in us, inspiring us to go out on the streets of Sofia and share the good news with the young people of the city.

The few years I spent with those teens taught me some of the most important lessons in my life. The greatest of them was that being a leader in the Kingdom means nothing more than being a servant to all men. It laid the foundations of my present ministry.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I expect to gain new knowledge and to learn new perspectives on different arguments, authors, and objections to the Christian faith. I also want to connect with other leaders who have strong interests in apologetics, to learn from their challenges and to see how they address the peculiarities of their cultures.

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

Besides being a pastor, I also have my own consulting company. I advise and teach communication and leadership skills to Bulgarian business leaders. I have a unique (for an evangelical Christian in a post-communist country) access to some of the country's most prominent business leaders and apologetics has been an important part of my work with them.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

I want to connect with other leaders who have strong interests in apologetics, learn from their challenges, and see how they address the peculiarities of their cultures. This will help my ministry of pastoral care, preaching, and teaching.