Taking the gospel to every community, meeting their material needs and equipping Ukrainians for a brighter future.

About us

Established in 1993, Ukraine Christian Ministries works closely with churches in central Ukraine to share the good news of Jesus Christ and see His kingdom grow. Everything that we do is through relationship with our partners in Ukraine. We support churches who minister to their communities, running camps for children and young people, and meeting the material needs of many who find themselves trapped in poverty. We also partner with youth ministries in the area who are seeking to equip the next generation of Ukrainians. We believe that every person needs to know their Saviour Jesus and we are privileged to work with like-minded partners, who are certain that as more people come to trust God in Ukraine, a brighter future is possible.

Wise Carpenter: The Ministry is Multiplying

Two years after Vitaly founded the first Wise Carpenter workshop in Cherkasy, a friend challenged him to express his hopes for the ministry over the next 10 years. This prompted Vitaly to share his dream that there would be branches of Wise Carpenter workshops in every one of Ukraine’s 24 regions, and he has been working tirelessly towards that goal ever since.

At present, there are 18 workshops up and running, spread across 8 different regions of the country. This has mainly been possible thanks to the mobile workshop that Vitaly and his team developed last year. “We have a cargo van filled with tools for conducting a master class in any part of Ukraine,” he explains. “We visit a church, make a presentation of our ministry during the Sunday service, and after that, together with local men, conduct classes with the boys in the church building or grounds. Usually after such a visit, we have a good idea of whether we’ll be able to start a new branch with the church.”
Blagodatne Church: Celebrating God’s Continued Blessings

In June this year, the church in Blagodatne celebrated 20 years since the building was opened, but a committed group of believers has been meeting in the village for quite a bit longer.

In January 1997, UCM co-founder Janet Hendy travelled to Ukraine to help establish a women’s Bible study ministry, with donations from the ‘Know Your Bible’ organisation (then called Christian Women Communicating International).

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Transformation Stories
Over the summer many of our partner churches have held baptism services. Two of the new believers shared how they came to the decision to make this public declaration of their faith.

This is the story of one of the young women from Denghi. “I was stuck in the sin of an intimate relationship with a boy, and after five months I learned that he had betrayed me. In an attempt to drown out all the emptiness I felt, I started hanging out with groups of people who were smoking and drinking; I thought this would be the solution to all my problems.
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“I seemed to be rooted”:
Inna Limar’s story

The daughter of Pastor Sergiy Limar, Inna has been involved in church since childhood, attending Sunday school classes, youth group and camps, and participating in Christmas dramas and various church events; she became a Christian aged 13. “I remember that day well,” she says, “It was at a camp and when on the last day I heard the call to repentance, I consciously and firmly knew that I wanted the Lord to forgive, cleanse me and adopt me.

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Money Matters

Since the War started we have raised: £258,513 and sent: £191,120

We are working hard to reduce our operation costs.

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