Missions Conferences in Russia
The IRR/TV led annual missions conference in Moscow
is the main event attended by several thousand Russian
pastors, evangelists, church workers. Benefits: renewed
vision, new skills, resources, partnerships.
Regional Media Missions Conferences
IRR/TV has held a regional missions conferences
in Central Asia, the Caucasus region, Southwestern Russia,
Northwestern Russia, Siberia, Russian Far East. Congregations
from over 100 cities sent 900 delegates to learn the
use of media in evangelism.
School of Broadcast
In recent years almost 100 missionaries have graduated
from IRR/TV’s Missions School in Moscow. Many
now minister in their home cities.
IRR/TV has co-ventured with Campus Crusade For Christ
and the Russian office of the Billy Graham Evangelistic
Association in training nationals for ministry. In 2001
IRR/TV participated in a national BGEA conference on
evangelism in Moscow. Over 1000 evangelists attended.
In October, 2002 IRR/TV with ACB Russia established
a regional Christian Radio and Television Association
in Central Asia.
The Central Asian region is comprised of five nations:
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
Their combined population is 58 million. Since the collapse
of communism Islam has made strong inroads throughout
Eighty mission workers from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
and Russia as well as from the Caucasus gathered in
the Kazakh city of Almaty for the media missions
conference. A ten-strong IRR/TV team challenged, inspired
and taught the delegates about media mission work.
High Level Training
In addition to the regional conference IRR/TV arranged
for Edward McDougal, from Regent University in the United
States, to stay on and teach the ABCs of TV work to
the eager delegates.
“I have never seen such open and enthusiastic
people,” said McDougal.
Media missions work is not primarily about using “equipment”
but reaching people. This is our focus. This is what
Jesus taught us and this is IRR/TV’s task. To
guide the people of Central Asia to harvest more of
their countrymen for the Kingdom of God.