“Eklesia Yzberisht” is a church plant by Illyricum Movement.
The name Eklesia comes from old Greek language which means CHURCH or ASSAMBLY.
Yzberisht is the neighborhood where we are planting the Church. Yzberisht is in the west part of Tirana, the capital of Albania. It is a complete new neighborhood, build only in the last 10 years. There is a population of about 30 000 people that lives in this area.
“Eklesia Yzberisht” was born 25th December 2012. In the first meeting we had 78 people. Our whole group was surprised because the majority of people were over 45 years old, this never happened before in churches here in Albania . In Albania we are used to have young age and to all of us this was a big and great surprise from the Lord. It was a wonderful time, the Spirit of the Lord was there.
God has been working in a great way. We feel so blessed because the gospel has been spread in a very great way almost in the whole area.
We have used different tools to reach people, like street evangelism, evangelical concerts, teaching English, inviting groups from outside of Albania for different projects etc.
Our desire is to disciple people. “The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also”. 2 Timothy 2:2. In light of this we are very committed to teach and to disciple according God’s word. Every day we meet with the believers to pray, to read from the word of God, to encourage and to teach. We spent a lot of time in personal discipleship and training.
Illyricum Movement focus is not just to plant churches but to raise future potential leaders from within the church so that these potential leaders will be taking the leadership of the church. Because of this we are also focusing in preparing potential leaders by teaching and training them to lead the church.
Here you will find some videos about this church and also a video about Yzberisht neighborhood.