The history of the Kuřim congregation goes back to the year 2000 when the Lord God saved two young students, Roman and Martin. There was no Bible church in Kurim where they could sit under the preaching of God’s Word, so they were looking for someone to come and teach them from the Bible.
Missionary work in Kuřim was beginning to produce fruit among students and adults. Laura, (who is now my wife) began to teach English and work with women in Kuřim. By this time it was obvious that Kuřim, a city of ten thousand, needed a local church where people could hear the preaching of the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
By God’s grace, our family was able to buy a house in Kuřim and move the Bible teaching into the living room and later into our remodeled garage. At the same time, the Jelen family moved to Kuřim and wanted to start a local church in Kuřim. Gradually we began to meet for Bible study in their home as well.
In 2010, by the grace of God, we were able to start renting the place where we currently meet. It used to be a disco night club, and now it is a place of worship. The building is right on the main road, just a short walk from the train station.
The Lord God blessed the work in Kurim and has added more people to our congregation.
In 2012, twelve years after the beginning of our work, by the grace of God, we became an official church, Křesťané Kuřim (Christians of Kuřim), we officially had elders and members, and we continued in evangelism and discipleship.
Year 2013 to 2022
The Lord God has been faithful and gracious to us during these years. By His grace, the body has grown as the Lord God added more people. We have also grown in depth and maturity as we have grown in knowledge and love toward the Lord Jesus Christ, our Savior.
Request for help with the building
The Kuřim Church is now in a situation where we have been praying for a long-term solution for more space, not only for Sunday services but also for other ministries during the week.
We recently received a time-sensitive offer from the owners of the building that we lease from. They have offered for us to buy the building outright. Purchasing the entire building would address our needs and allow us to expand our worship space. In addition, we would gain space for youth and children’s ministry, short-term housing for people from the church, interns, and much more.
Although the Kurim Church is very generous, it is impossible for us to raise the necessary $900k from our own members.
I would like to ask you, first of all, for your prayers, but also for financial help for the Kurim Church.
The donate button takes you to the Philippian Fellowship website. Then you can click on their donate button and add a note to where the money should go. “Kurim Church Building”. Or write a check to the address written with “Kurim Church Building” on the memo line. We will receive 100% of all money donated.
Thank you very much for your support.
Pastor of Křesťané Kuřim