“It was the greatest time!”

Omsk, the second largest city in Siberia, is home to over a million people. It is also home to nine universities, giving the city an enormous student population. Anya is a teacher in this city. She is young – but gifted. She has a natural ability to see the talents in others, and help them […]

Many leaders are wounded and tired

“Many leaders are wounded and tired physically and spiritually. They needed new powers, and encouragement in their ministries.” Good leadership involves seeing the needs around you, and developing ways to address them. That’s what Maricela, our National Director in Moldova, did this summer. She could tell that many leaders were struggling, after many months (if […]

Meet Kim

In autumn 2020, we launched, with your support, an exciting new venture; Innovista GB, training leaders in the most disadvantaged areas of the United Kingdom. With the Covid-19 pandemic affecting disadvantaged communities disproportionately, it is a timely new project. Kim is one of the new leaders we have been investing in. He is helping a […]

Project Mindshift in Moldova

In Moldova, we are developing a new leadership programme called Mindshift. It is being developed by our teams in the former Soviet Union, led by Maricela, Innovista Moldova National Director. This is a series of seven workshops which helps to bring ‘renewal of the mind’ for those leaders who still carry the heavy burden of […]

Our Annual Report 2020

Our Annual Report looks back on 2020 and enables us to tell the story of an extraordinary year.

Thank you!

During the month of August, we hope that you hear a strong message of thanks to you, our wonderful supporters. We want to invest our time and energy in making sure that you know the impact that you’re having in building God’s kingdom through the leaders you train. And whether you have been using our […]

The global church needs you

I have found church hard this year. I wonder if you have too? We’re all Zoomed out, sick of face masks, and longing to sing together again. These have been challenging times for churches. These have also been challenging times for church leaders

Innovista’s chance to win £1,000

We would love you to nominate us for a chance to win £1,000 as part of specialist insurer Ecclesiastical’s Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million away to charities this summer.

We need your help for the summer holidays

This summer (restrictions permitting), Thrive Teams leaders Matt and Daniel will run three-day holiday clubs in both South Abingdon and the Leys! In both communities, the school year has been a challenge.

Soviet leaders NEVER make mistakes

Anatoliy Sapsay, Innovista’s National Director in Ukraine, comments that “a big part of Soviet culture is that leaders never make mistakes. And if they do, they cover them up and never say sorry.” The Soviet leadership model finds its roots in two places: a belief that good leadership is all about achievement, and a fear […]