Adrian Jurge

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The motto of my life are the famous words of William Carey - the father of modern missionary work, who says “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God!”

My name is Adrian Jurge and I am 30 years old. I was born in the city of Târgu Mureș, center of Romania, where I spend my childhood. It was late in high school when I decided to follow Jesus and felt that the Lord was calling me into ministry. My heart pumped with wonder at the thought of living a life totally depended on God while doing his will to reach out to others who didn’t know him. This prompted me to go to University in Oradea (2008) and study Theology-Christian Education for three years.

Since then, I have never stopped cultivating the vision of following God whole hearted, equip myself spiritually, intellectually and relationally to become a servant leader focused on developing others and building relationships based on biblical values.

I married Daniela while still attending University in 2009, and have together two children, Haily and Klaus. We live in the city of Craiova, a University City of more than 300,000 people of whom less then 0.02% are Bible believing Christians. We pray to see God on the move for His glory and for the restoration of people.

 

About Ministry

Vision

To serve God, by serving the needs of different people groups, while generating a discipleship group movement among them.

 

Mission

WHAT? Serving people and showing them compassion (Mark 10:42), while I approach them with the relevancy of Gods truth (Mark 1:14-15, WHY? So that they might understand, respond to God and be inspired to live for Jesus and have something important to say and do in this world.

HOW? Fulfilling the spiritual, relational and personal needs of people through relevant activities and projects such as:

  • Educational and personal development programs (example: prison ministry/reintegration, or world view classes)

  • Bible studies

  • Free dialogue clubs and interaction

  • Trips

  • Movie nights

  • Exchange of experience (A new program that will allow students to get outside of the City they are in and do a short trip to another location in order to grow relationship and unity)

  • Personal discipleship

  • Evangelism

 

Strategy

Utilizing People (short-term teams, missionaries, volunteers)

Initiating and implementing Projects (evangelistic, apologetic, relational, educational and cultural) and

Partners (Churches, Christian Organizations, NGOs, individuals) that want to impact the community

 

Projects & Programs

AFECT Pro-Dialogue, Pro-Culture

AFECT Pro-Dialog, Pro-Culture (World View) is a platform in which we relate to young adults by dialogue with them about absolute values, critical issues regarding their identity, life, skepticism, God and the relevancy of Jesus Christ in this world, through educational, apologetic, recreational, social and cultural programs.

We encourage both Romanians and international young adults see the world thorough a biblical world view where Jesus Christ is at the center of their life.

AFECT Dialogue Club

The program gives the young adults the opportunity to relate to one another, build up relationships with other Christians, explore and discuss different topics from philosophy, science, theology, ethics, culture, history so that they will see God at work, and that there is no place where God had not spoken. We meet at the public library, in homes, and in dorms.

Our desire is to reach also the Muslim college students with this program where we start evangelistic courses with them in their dorms and to have a cordial discussion about Christianity and Islam. Our hope is that they have a chance to learn who Jesus is, and what the Bible is all about, so that they will follow Jesus and experience eternal life.

We are using the Alpha course and Al Massira as an evangelistic tool as well.

AFECT Life Exchange

This aspect of the project is about giving young adults in Craiova the chance to experience unique moments in different cities and cultures in Romania (in the future in Hungary, Greece, Turkey) for an life exchange together with different churches and Christian students. I envision 100 beautiful cities in Romania where many South Romanians and international students have never travel, especially with godly Christian students and to do fun, interactive, social and personal development activities. But the ultimate goal is that their life will be everlasting impacted by the values of those with whom they spend a couple of days with.

AFECT Inspiring Arts

This project is planned to be started next year in Craiova among the Generation Z of young people. It will be a project that will happen only during the summer, and is in the focus of bring people to God through the arts.

 

Hope for the Prisoners

This is a socio-educational program done in colaboration with Christian Organization Rock of Ages, that addresses to those who are spiritually and physical deprived of freedom, but can be restored through a sistematic exposure to Gods love, Christian and social education and life examples.

There are 12 weeks, two hours per week, where prisoners that want, can benefit from our courses and they receive credits that will help them to shorten their sentence. Also they have the opportunity to be part of activities where they can reunite with their families for one day at a picnic, a conference, etc.

 

PARTNERSHIP

You can get involved with Adrian's ministry by being in prayer for the following areas:
Long-Term Missions – to build a team of full-time missionaries who will serve and start a discipleship group movement in Craiova city with over 300.000 people. 
Short-Term Missions – join or lead a team of workers to help with evangelism, discipleship, manual labor, administrative tasks, projects and much more.
Financial Support – help support the family or one of the current or future projects and programs for Craiova.
Prayer Support – become a prayer partner by subscribing to Facebook page:  

https://www.facebook.com/adrian.afect/


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Contact

Romania, Craiova, P-ța Constantin Brancusi, nr. 5

Phone :

+4 077 164 1451

Email:

adrian.jurge@gmail.com