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Nick Lica

Nick Lica
Person Details
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Country

  • Czech Republic
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Pastoral Counsellors Network

Ministry Focus

  • Pastoring and Bible Teaching

Occupation

  • Christian Ministry

Funding Status

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

I am the pastor of a Baptist church in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic, a city of about 50,000 people. This is the second church I have pastored. I have now been the pastor here for 10 years. I was at my previous church for 11 years. I am responsible for preaching twice a week, leading worship, pastoral care, and other such tasks.

When did you trust Christ?

I was raised in a Christian family and attended church all of my life. I read the Bible from my first class in school. My mother influenced me spiritually and impacted my life. I developed a relationship with Jesus through my adolescence, and when I was 18 years old, I confessed Jesus as my Lord and Savior and was baptized. After that, my only desire in life became to serve God.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

Some of the defining moments in my life include three years of Bible college in Olomouc, where my faith in God became strengthened for ministry; 10 years of theological study at TCM Haus Edelweiss Austria; personal Bible study; and relationships with mentors and friends.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

My passion for ministry is church revitalization. Our church has 38 members, most of whom are older people. We have hit a plateau and we need to change to grow. I need help in how to implement this change, step by step. I need assistance, advice, encouragement, and mentoring. I have so many questions about what to do next: How do we bring health to the church? How do we do mission and evangelism and discipleship? How do I lead the church in growing in harmony, unity, love, and willingness to serve? How do I stay fresh in ministry? How do I keep joy in doing ministry? How do I improve my daily Bible reading and prayer time? How do I avoid burnout? How do I implement new habits that will refresh me physically, recharge me emotionally, and renew me spiritually?

Being at the Forum is so helpful for my spiritual development as a leader, pastor, and Christian. I am so grateful for being exposed to new ideas and receiving help from senior leaders. I have received new challenges, increased my knowledge, and have been inspired, guided, and encouraged to grow in godliness and be a more effective leader.

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

I was the pastor of a Baptist church in Vikyrovice for 11 years. I have been the pastor of my current church since 2010.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

My vision is to lead our church through the process of revitalization and change. Our church is dealing with a lot of internal criticism, stagnation, and conflict between two different groups of people.

I am a pastor who loves the church, and I want to see it grow. I have been involved in full-time ministry since 1999. I hope to lead my church and other churches through a revitalization process.