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Zefjan Nikolla

Zefjan Nikolla
Person Details
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Country

  • Albania
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Leadership Foundations Network

Ministry Focus

  • Pastoring and Bible Teaching

Occupation

  • Christian Organisation

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I am a pastor of Emanuel Reformed Church in Tirana. I am the National Director of BSKSH, the IFES movement in Albania. I also lead various national initiatives in evangelism, the Langham Preaching in Albania, and I am part of the Global Leadership Summit leadership team in Albania. I have also promoted the European Leadership Forum for several years, and I am currently the national coordinator of the Forum for Albania.

When did you trust Christ?

I decided to trust and follow Jesus in October of 1991 when I was a freshman at university. I joined an International Fellowship of Evangelical Students group studying the Gospel of Mark and had many questions about the existence of God, pain and suffering, and more. It was not until I found satisfactory answers to my most profound life questions that I trusted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. My life has not been the same since. I have been encouraged by my participation in the IFES group in Albania and the local church that I pastor and my personal Bible reading and study, many Christian brothers and sisters in my life, and good Christian literature.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

As a result of attending the Forum, I have seen many changes in my ministry. The Forum has better equipped me to become a more effective leader in my church and organization. The Forum has inspired me with new ideas for ministry. The Forum has given me several helpful friends and partners for ministry. God has blessed me and others at the Forum with rich food from His Word and wonderful fellowship with like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ.

I look forward to going back to Tirana, Albania, to implement what I have learned and grow into what God started doing in me and teaching me at the Forum.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

As a result of attending the Forum, I have seen many changes in my ministry. The Forum has better equipped me to become a more effective leader in my church and organization. The Forum has inspired me with new ideas for ministry. The Forum has given me several helpful friends and partners for ministry. God has blessed me and others at the Forum with rich food from His Word and wonderful fellowship with like-minded brothers and sisters in Christ.

I look forward to going back to Tirana, Albania, to implement what I have learned and grow into what God started doing in me and teaching me at the Forum.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

Albania is still a mission field and needs trained leaders for evangelism and discipleship. I am committed to long-term, full-time ministry in my country, both with the IFES movement and the local church. Together we can do more than each one of us can do individually. Thus, partnership and cooperation are key to developing the Gospel work on our continent.