Camps - Poland

Nothing is better than to see how students hear and accept the gospel and then observe how the local youth group leads them to grow in a relationship with Jesus which then do the same with their friends and close people. Using conversational English as the connection point, English Camps help unbelievers connect to the local church. Along with facilitating these camps, the Camps team also trains and develops young Polish leaders to serve as interns in these camps and in their local churches back home. Your donation will help to support our Polish interns, send Polish students to camp, and support national leaders.

Camp & Conference Center h2o

This facility is our base for evangelism and leadership training in a country of 38 million people that has less than 1% evangelical believers. Camps are the most fruitful form of outreach in Poland, and focused training can equip a new generation of leaders for the church.

Projekt 29:11 - Healing the brokenness of the young generation

Many young people in Poland have experienced difficulties that have broken them beyond repair unless God rescues them. Projekt 29:11 is dedicated to “healing the brokenness of this generation”. The primary tool we use for this are "Exit" weekends, which are designed to take each participant through a process of identifying, acknowledging, and forgiving the hurts they have experienced. We have seen this be an incredible fruitful tool as young people process their trauma with our trained and dedicated team of volunteers and staff. We are raising funds for participation scholarships for this school year. We have already raised 7,240 USD within Poland for these scholarships, and are seeking an additional 21,276 USD to cover scholarships for those who would like to attend.

Fusion Music Outreach - Poland

We want to reach youth through rock/gospel choirs based in local churches. This ministry was pioneered in the Czech Republic and will be launched in Poland at the beginning of 2015.

Fala General Fund

In Poland, Josiah Venture’s national organization is called “Fala”, which means “wave” in Polish. With over 30 staff members and a camp facility called H2O, Fala inspires and equips hundreds of young Polish leaders each year to make disciples who make disciples.

Giving to the Fala General Fund allows us to quickly direct funds to those programs within Fala that are most needed.

Plan A: Discipleship Deepened

In the 2021/22 school year, Fala decided to focus on a new ministry. We called it Plan A: Deepened Discipleship. Each of our missionaries invited 1-2 leaders of the young generation to take part in a year long discipleship program. After observing an amazing growth and seeing a lot of fruit in the participants and the missionaries as well we had no hesitation to continue Plan A. In this program every leader will be led in a deep and intentional way by a missionary (meetings every other week) and will lead 2 young people in a similar way. Taking the relationship of Paul and Timothy as an example we desire to see multiplication in discipleship beyond our pairs. Our Pauls and Timothies will focus on 3 aspects of discipleship: power of relationships, power of identity and power of fruitfulness. And three weekend trainings will equip and inspire participants to make discipleship their style of living. Our prayer is that God again will use Plan A again to build discipleship in our country. We believe that it will be possible through the relationships of 27 Pauls with 31 Timothies (8 Pauls for this school year graduated from the first edition of our Plan A). It will cost $900 for each Timothy to participate in “Plan A” this year. It’s an incredible opportunity to not only to support these 33 young leaders, but a couple hundred young people who will be discipled this year through them. Would you consider helping us meet this cost by sponsoring this program? On average, one week of participation is $33.

El Dorado: Empowering Polish Emerging Leaders

One of Josiah Venture’s programs in Poland, called El Dorado, creates space for teenagers to discover their calling as they serve among their peers. The program brings together young people from many different cities and various denominations. Its mission is to reach the young generation with the Gospel, equip growing leaders to take first steps in ministry, and to support them as they serve their local churches.

Poland’s evangelical population is very small; all of Poland‘s 40,000 professing evangelical believers (approximately 1 out of 1,000) would fit into a large sports stadium. Almost all work in Polish local churches is done by volunteers. Less than 5% of churches have full-time workers. At the same time, many teenagers often don’t serve in their churches. El Dorado exists to help them discover and live out their calling. Through El Dorado, they gain experiences and skills which they put to use in their own churches—by leading youth groups, worship teams, organizing conferences, or leading international mission trips.

We believe that God wants to use teenagers in unimaginable ways. Unfortunately, many young people find themselves in churches that aren’t equipped to challenge them. Future leaders desire intense and focused growth, so every year the El Dorado team organizes 3 weekend conferences and a summer camp that help growing leaders gain vital knowledge and skills, as well as tools and experience in being disciples who make disciples. We also organize 2 weekend training retreats for a team of 15 key volunteers who are taking first steps in ministry and discovering their calling by serving in El Dorado.

Each of our 15 volunteers will serve at 5 events in the second half of 2024. The total need for a volunteer to serve at these 5 events is $1175 ($235/event). Our total need for our 15 volunteers is $17,625. Would you consider providing the finances for a volunteer to serve in our ministry?

In the second half of 2024 we’re expecting to welcome a total of 160 participants at our events. Because our target audience are teenagers, often from homes which cannot afford the full price of our events, we provide scholarships of $70 to subsidize the cost of each of our events for each participant. By providing a $70 scholarship, you’ll be symbolically adopting a Polish young person by giving them the chance to come to know and follow Jesus.