In Slovakia, 4D partners with the LeaderXpress ministry, which is a website active in both Slovakia and the Czech Republic containing valuable original media resources meant to encourage ministries and empower leaders and churches to look outward.
This portal gives me inspiration and practical tools for ministry. There are very few resources that are combined from multiple denominations, so LeaderXpress has a wide variety of tools that leaders can use. – Ondrej Szturc, pastor
He is a leading pastor in Church Za kostolom (Behind the church) based in Žilina. Together with pastor José they are making a podcast Zabudnute cesty (forgotten paths) which won an award as the best podcast of the year in 2022 in Slovakia.
The purpose of the podcast is to talk about important and challenging issues of life from the Biblical perspective in the language and way that serves either Christians (understand their beliefs better) and non-Christians (understand the belief of Christians better.
140 episodes have been produced since then covering topics that resonated well with the audience covering apologetics, spiritual health, gospel, emotional health, generosity, resting in the age of hurry, the importance of community, disciplined living, challenging questions of faith, myths about Christianity, a life of singles.
Janči and José have written two books since launching the podcast.
Church planting – Janči Máhrik
The church launched as a single community with 22 people in 2016. By 2022 they have three missional communities with 70 people, including another town and personally reaching 150 people.
Ambassadors together – Janči Máhrik
In 2022, 4D launched in Slovakia Ambassadors together camps. The camp is for children from 6 to 12 years old. In the first year, the camp had 24 children. One-third of the children were from unchurched backgrounds.
One mother of an unchurched child shared, “I have seen all kinds of camps, but I can tell your camp is special. The passion and love you display are extraordinary. I would love to join your team of volunteers next year.” Zuzka.
Compass SK – Bible and finances
In 2021, 4D started coaching the Bible and finances ministry from Eastern Slovakia. This ministry is reaching people through online and offline courses on finances, how to get rid of debts, and how to manage finances wisely. The team is empowering younger generation at schools, also at pre-marital counseling and teaching how to store and steward money in a Godly way to prevent difficulties in the future.
Gabriel from 4D is empowering this ministry through fundraising coaching, teaching how to care about individual donors, how to build local support base and be sustainable in the long term.