It is the major political, economic, cultural, educational, and scientific center of Russia and Eastern Europe. What happens in Moscow, does not stay in Moscow. What is gained, learned, or developed in Moscow soon goes to the corners of the nation, and the countries in Russia’s sphere of influence.
The Church of God already has 28 churches in the greater Moscow region. Although most of them are typically Russian, we also have Ghanaian, Congolese, Korean, Armenian congregations in the city. And currently we have an additional five new church plants in development.
The Eurasian Theological Seminary, which is already home to four Church of God congregations including the initial Task Force church of the 1990s, has recently begun programs to train workplace missionaries (Mission and Profession), drug rehabilitation leaders, and church planters.
With millions of people without the hope found in Jesus Christ, the prayer for Moscow is, “The harvest is great, but the laborers are few. Pray to the Lord of the harvest to send workers into the city.” Pray for native Russian speakers to answer the call to plant churches in Moscow. Pray for a framework that will financially and spiritual support new works.
Tom Rosson is the writer of this article who serves as the Regional Superintendent for Eastern Europe and the CIS. He also is the President of the Eurasian Theological Seminary – Moscow.