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.

Partnering in the Gospel

Our Church Partnerships initiative started in 2020, when Mike Roper, UCM Trustee and Elder of Bethel Baptist Church in Farnham, visited Ukraine and spent time with Dima and Nastya, who lead the church in the village of Kadena Gora. This personal connection developed into a relationship between the two congregations which is flourishing despite the constraints of the pandemic and the war. In the past year two more partnerships have been established, linking Denghi Church with Chiddingfold Baptist, and Christmas Church in Cherkasy with Ruwach Christian Church in Haywards Heath.

Regular Contact
One of the best ways of maintaining and growing the partnerships is through personal contact. “I am in regular contact with Dima on Facebook Messenger,” Mike explains. “The frequency varies with what is happening in our churches and what needs there are.  As a church we meet occasionally (although more frequently during the early days of the war) for prayer with Dima, to encourage him and share what’s happening. Sometimes we exchange videos with messages, and Dima sends us videos of his aid work and testimonies from people he has helped. I share clips in our church services, mission meetings and so on.”

Dima reiterates the importance of personal connection. “We pray for each other and share our needs. We exchange news and pray for everything that is happening in our churches.” Sasha Ponomarenko, leader of Denghi church, echoes those thoughts. “We recently met on Skype and shared how our ministry is going. We shared our experiences and listened to each other. We’re friends.”
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Sowing Seeds in Faith
Run by Inna Illinya, her sister-in-law Mika, and a wonderful team of helpers, Blagodatne Day Centre is a vital ministry serving children and families in the village. Inna explains how the work began and what God is doing through it.

When and why did the Day Centre start?
The Day Centre started in our church in October 2022. The impetus for its opening was the lack of full-time education for children, who began studying remotely due to coronavirus, and then continued due to the war.
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"We Will Not Stop"
Every day since the war broke out in February 2022, a group of faithful believers has gathered at Blagodatne Church to pray. When we joined them on November 6th 2023, it was day 621 of the conflict and 17 people were sitting on benches in an upstairs room, ready to start the day, start the week as they always do: with a time of listening to God, and calling out to him for peace in Ukraine.

Pastor Sergiy gave us some background about the early days, sharing their thoughts and feelings in those first few weeks when they began meeting.
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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.

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Money Matters

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

Money Matters, pie chart showing percentage of spend

We are working hard to reduce our operation costs.

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