“Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good.” (Rom. 12:6-9, ESV)
On February 25, 2020, the coworkers of the Central Office of The Church of Ingria in St. Petersburg gathered for a general meeting. The main topic was the implementation of the Strategy of the Church adopted by the 2018 synod. How can we help our local congregations? How can we organize the work of the departments most effectively? Where should we focus our main efforts in the near time? As we actively discussed, we made specific plans. We decided together we would have such meetings every month. The next meeting is scheduled for April 7. May God bless His Church!
By Bishop Ivan Laptev