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Petr Lupton

Petr Lupton
Person Details
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Country

  • Czech Republic
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Leaders of Christian Organisations (Experienced Leaders) Network

Ministry Focus

  • Counseling

Occupation

  • Childhood and Adolescent

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I work with men, especially in the area of moral purity. My ministry is based on my mentor's book The Purity War by Jim Cecy. I meet with men regularly in small groups or one-on-one meetings, and I try to help them in their struggle with purity. I also organize seminars on moral purity, similar to what Jim Cecy does. Besides that, I have been responsible for teaching a small group hoping to plant a church in the future.

 

When did you trust Christ?

I accepted Jesus in the summer of 2004 at English Camp. I was 15 years old, and it was my first contact with Christians. I was deeply touched by the testimonies of the team leaders from the Czech Republic and the USA. I dedicated myself to Christ at camp and was baptized nine months later.

 

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

The most defining moment of my walk with Christ is probably my decision to study theology. I saw myself grow closer to Christ in incredible ways throughout my studies. I was blessed to have the opportunity to learn so much about God and his love. Another moment was when I volunteered at the Ashburnham Christian Conference Center in England for a summer. It was a valuable growing experience for me to be challenged and mentored by others who share my passion for Christ. My pastor and mentor have also played significant roles in my walk with Christ and have continuously encouraged my faith.

 

What do you hope to gain from participating?

The Forum is very beneficial to my ministry because I can network with many people and gain essential and helpful tools. The Forum is always a great encouragement to me, and there are always ways to bring what I have learned back to my country to share with others. I am grateful for the opportunity to network with others and learn new things.

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

Previously I was a theology student. I also helped with the youth group, leading Bible classes, visiting rehabilitation centers for the elderly, and visiting rehabilitation centers for those imprisoned. In addition, I preached in various churches and was involved in a leadership team for an English Camp.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

My vision is to someday train other people in theology and use it in their lives, especially in the Czech Republic. It is the second most atheistic country in Europe, so there is great potential for spreading the gospel. Connecting with Christian leaders from other countries will provide me with "fresh" perspectives on leadership. It would be an excellent opportunity to gain the wisdom and knowledge of leaders worldwide to help me in my ministry in the Czech Republic.