MTR planted and supports Kostroma Christian Church and the Christian Academy within. We also partner with two church plants in Belarus. Keeping Christ at the center of all we do, we are prayerfully striving to multiply churches in Russia through partnering with Russian leaders, to accomplish winning lost souls to the Lord.
MTR's mission is grounded in Christian values
• God of the Bible, is our Father and Creator.
• His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ is the one and only Savior of mankind.
• Jesus Christ is Lord of everyone and all creation.
• The Holy Spirit is a gift from God through faith, repentance, and baptism.
• The Bible, the fully inspired Word of God, is the final authority on all matters of faith and practice.
The purpose of MTR is to take the Gospel message of forgiveness, love, and salvation to people living in the former Soviet Union and teach them that eternal life is available only through faith in Jesus Christ.
For two decades, the members of Kostroma Christian Church (KCC) have been taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to their community, a community devastated by 70 years of the godlessness of communism. Founded by American missionaries Ron and Ginny Cook in November 1992, the church became legally recognized by the Russian government June 1993. It has expanded from just meetings on Sunday mornings in a rented movie theater to a vibrant ministry reaching the people of Kostroma. KCC is now located on a campus that also houses Light To The World Christian Academy. The church is led by Russians who work in partnership with Mission to Russia. They meet for two hours on Sundays at noon, and also have many ministries including Bible studies, women's groups, children's ministry, homeless ministry, TJ Studio (Teens for Jesus), youth summer camps, and more.
Mission to Russia is committed to planting 5 new churches in Russia by the year 2020. For more information, please sign up for our newsletter.