Ignite a movement of God’s Word Russia

Christian Missions in Russia
Quick Stats:1

  • Population of Russia: 140 million
  • 1.2% Evangelicals
  • Many see St. Petersburg, a city of 5 million, as the cultural capital of the country
  • Russia is the largest country (by area) in the world

Missions in RussiaCountry Overview:1

While the population of evangelicals is steadily growing in Russia, challenges abound. One of the greatest challenges for the post-Soviet Russian church is leadership training. Availability of biblical and theological education is scarce. As in many places, leadership styles need to be shaped according to Scripture’s model of shepherd-leaders. Expository preaching is rare and needed for the strengthening of the Russian church.

Training Opportunity:

Our St. Petersburg cohort consists of twenty-five evangelical Baptist pastors; some of whom have received no formal Bible training, and others serve as regional Bishops for the Russian Baptist Union. This range of education and experience has created wonderful dynamics in the group. The senior ministers have shown Christ-like humility and have taken it upon themselves to encourage the younger ministers. One Russian pastor commented that before the training began, he found himself bored with preaching and the Scriptures, until the training awakened a new desire to study and preach the Word.

With our expanded training opportunities in Russia and Central Asia, we desire faithful partnerships with churches who can support our training financially and by traveling to train with us.

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A photo of our St. Petersburg group


Choose from Three Levels of Involvement

Entry Point
For an initial investment, you, your Bible study group, or church can help sponsor a training cohort.

Anchor Partner
Partner with us over two years to equip the same group of national pastor-trainers—a chance to influence the pastors and churches of an entire nation.

Strategic Partner
Fully fund training ($26,000 per year) and send leaders from your church to participate in the training team. A chance to both launch a pastoral training movement and disciple your church leaders in missions.


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For more information on this opportunity, please contact Melanie Lachick. Email Melanie or call 800-980-2226. Melanie can also tell you about the ways that we’d love to serve your church.

1 Figures courtesy of Operation World.