Over last weekend 14-16 September, we had our sixteenth annual “Graduate Conference” at HUB. It is incredible to hear what God has been doing through many of them…
Michael Green spoke extremely well about the letters to the seven churches in Revelation. He brought challenge and encouragement to everyone. Many shared how they were inspired, refreshed, challenged. There were a massive number at the conference – around 190 adults as well as 50 children!
There are wonderful developments across the region amongst the graduates of the Bible School.
MISSION: VISION AND OWNERSHIP – Yet more graduates who returned to work as tent-makers in their home towns have become overwhelmed with the needs in other parts of the country and have moved into pioneering church-planting situations.
There are more and more bold, locally initiated and imagined evangelistic projects and there is also more finance coming into mission work from the local church. There have always been examples of this but it seems to be increasingly the norm. There is an increasing sense of the national church plunging out to reach those who do not yet know Christ.
UNITY AMONGST BELIEVERS – Sitting amongst those at the conference was a broader-than-ever cross-section of the Balkans. The corporate worship times at HUB were led by an international group that included Slovaks, Serbs, Bosnian Muslims and Macedonians. They are delighted by the unity they experience – not because of this conference but because of Christ. It is wonderful to see many “barriers” removed and unity deepening.
We pray on for the Church of Jesus Christ in the Balkans!