“We need to be wise and discerning, but there has to be some kind of a gospel radicality about it. Are we going to look the same as the world around us, or will there be a distinctive beauty of the church? Those things change people and mature the church.” – Tomáš Henžel, pastor of Cirkev Paradox in Bratislava, Slovakia

More than a year after Russia invaded Ukraine, neighboring nations continue to deal with the fallout as millions of Ukrainians have fled their war-torn country seeking refuge. European churches have stepped up to minister to the overwhelming number of refugees. Hear Acts 29 pastors in Slovakia talk about how the war has impacted their churches in the video below.

Tomáš Henžel
Written by: Tomáš Henžel on June 13, 2023

Tomáš is married to Silvia and they have three children. He is a bi-vocational church planter in Slovakia. After replanting in Nitra, their family planted in Bratislava in the summer of 2018. Tomáš leads a small network of planters in Slovakia longing to see Christ’s glory imaged in many new churches in the region.