Illyricum Movement is a Christian Church Planting organization.
The Vision of Illyricum Movement is to plant and establish local healthy churches that will help every person experience new life in Christ, by helping them grow in personal relationship with God and to go out, making disciples of all nations by planting and establishing other churches especially in Muslim countries. (Matt 28:18-20).To find other healthy churches that will FULLY ADOPT the church that we have planted by training the leaders, having the same philosophy and creating a godly accountability. In the moment that adoption process is complete, Illyricum Movement will move away and the church and the Parent church will continue together in all aspects.
Where does the name “Illyricum Movement” come from?
Romans 15:19 “in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.”
“Illyricum” of the bible time is today the location of Albania. A country that the gospel came here by the apostle Paul. History says that many churches were planted at the time.
What is special about this country?
The darkness started to dominate this country by the 14th century when Turkish Ottoman Emperor invaded the country and forced Islam over the people of Albania. After the second world war communism ruled in Albania, In 1967 Albania was declared by law “First world atheistic state” totally destroyed any religion. 1991 Albania was open and the Christianity came back in Albania after more than 550 years of darkness.
• Christianity in Albania is very young.
• We are the first generation of Christians.
• The Christian generation is dominated by young age group (average 25 years old).
• The presence of the church is young but growing.
• We are the first generation of Albanian Missionaries in the whole history of this country