Before 1990, there were no known evangelical believers in Montenegro. In 1992, after the collapse of communism, Vladimir Cizmanski came as a missionary from Serbia to plant a church in the capital city, Podgorica.
Vladimir has spent the past 25 years preaching the good news of Jesus Christ and pastoring the church, ably assisted by his wife Marijana.
The current need is to complete an ambitious church building to serve as a meeting place for the church, provide facilities for the children’s ministry, create office space for mission organisations, host a mission-training centre and to provide lodgings for visiting mission teams. The proposed four-storey, 9,500 square foot building is currently under construction with support from architects in Slovakia and Estonia and help from Stoneworks International in San Antonia, Texas, USA.
Montenegrins are sensitive regarding the visible expressions of religious meeting places. A public, officially recognised facility is very important because it shows transparency, dedication and stability.
There remains a funding gap to complete the project, however Vladimir and the team continue to look to God’s provision through the generosity of His people around the world.