Kharkiv: “Mission Week” = “A Week of Reformation”

From February 27 through March 3, 2017 a unique event called “Mission Week” or “A Week of Reformation” will take place in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Mission Week is a series of daily creative events on campuses, including major afternoon lectures in the auditoriums of three universities, Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv Polytechnic University and Kharkiv National Pedagogical University.  This is also a planned evening get togethers for all students in a downtown café.

This year’s theme is, “The Reformation”.

The Reformation and its influence on the development of education and science, women’s rights, the value of human life, the development of civilization, sexual morality and the understanding of work – all these topics will be covered at the universities. 

Evening discussions will cover common questions about the Christian faith. They will provide opportunities for students to ask questions and raise objections about Christianity.

Missions Week is unique because it takes an apologetics approach. The speakers do not simply “preach”, they answer real questions young people have about God, the Bible, the teachings of Jesus Christ and the church. 

The topics of the lectures are straightforward, clear, and popular with non-believing students despite their openly Christian themes.   

Another unique feature of Mission Week is that all activities take place on campuses in an academic setting. This helps students realize there is compatibility between faith and scientific investigation.

The meetings will be entitled “Christianity without Censorship”. The presenters will welcome difficult questions about their worldview and speak about censorship of Christian thought on university campuses. 

The main organizer of “Mission Week/A Week of Reformation” is the interdenominational organization, CCX Ukraine, supported by ten local churches in Kharkiv. This year will mark the third Mission Week in Kharkiv. In past Mission Weeks 1500 students have heard the Gospel.

“Students are young people who are in the process of forming their worldviews. After graduation, in their future working places, these students will be shaping our society and our country”, says Yuliya Nikolaychuk, Executive Director of CCX Ukraine. “That is why it is so important to invest in students. To form healthy values one needs resources which are effective in the student environment.” Nikolaychuk is convinced one such resource is, “A Week of Reformation”, in Kharkiv.

For more information, please contact Mykhailo Melnykov: +38 (095) 188-04-99, +38 (063) 42-49-333 (