Bostjan & Lidija Cifer
Bostjan and Lidija Cifer are planting a church and mentoring university students in Maribor, Slovenia. We want to see lives transformed by Christ that will in turn transform the society in which we live.
Bostjan & Lidija moved to Maribor (the second biggest city in Slovenia) right after their wedding in 2014. Together with the Zvesh movement (IFES Slovenia) they started student ministry and took over the pastoring of a small Baptist church which was established few years ago by American missionary couple.
Together with the elders, they started developing the core values and vision for the church. As a church they are committed to placing God at the centre of their lives, to helping everyone grow to maturity and to enabling everyone to develop all of their God given potential. They are committed to building and nurturing a loving and caring fellowship of believers, and to sharing the Gospel with honest care and love for unsaved people. Their biggest emphasis currently, is on discipleship and equipping believers for the work of ministry.
Bostjan and Lidija are also involved in student ministry focusing on building the student community, where students will grow in the knowledge of Christ and will impact the university and society as a whole for, the glory of Christ.
Their desire is to live as Christ's church in accordance with their calling and to be witnesses of God's love and truth to their neighbors in Maribor and the surrounding area. The vision is best described in Paul’s words from Colossians 1,28: “Him we proclaim, admonishing everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.”
We want to see lives transformed by Christ that will in turn transform the society in which we live.