About Kontaktmission Ukraine

About Kontaktmission UkraineKontaktmission Ukraine has been serving the Ukrainian people since 1994.  While we have grown greatly in number since then, our direction and calling has not altered. We serve in different ways, but the easiest way to categorize missionary efforts might be through our core values; send, plant, multiply.   We aim to send new missionaries, to plant new churches, and multiply the Kingdom of God.

Our History

Kontaktmission Ukraine was started back in 1994 when new missionaries, Willi and Katarina Lowen, packed up their family and moved to Ukraine to take advantage of the new religious freedom that came with the fall of the Soviet Union. Their goal was to plant a new church.

They connected with two young christian leaders, Alexander and Tatiana Zigelenko, and Stanislav and Natalia Chernayev.  The church was very weak in Ukraine at that time.  The people where spiritually starved and eagerly listened as the missionaries expounded on the grace of God and his desire for them to live holy and changed lives.  Many people responded to the Gospel with eagerness; and soon a new church was growing.  Not long after this in 1994, a new Bible College was founded to educated more leaders and church planters.

Each year Kontaktmission expanded into new regions and new areas of service.  Today Kontaktmission Ukraine is represented by many different types of missionaries from several different countries.  Since 1994 Kontaktmission has planted more than 15 churches, founded one of the leading seminaries in Ukraine, opened two family orphanages, and continues to be a instrument in the hands of a loving God.

Our Core Values

Kontaktmission is a networked mission movement empowering Christians worldwide to live out their God-given callings, and sending them out for the building up of His church.

The Types of Work Kontaktmission Does

Church Planting

Although KM workers engage in all sorts of evangelistic and support ministries, church planting is our primary objective. We work to start new churches from nothing or to help existing small groups to become fully self-supporting churches capable of reproducing, depending on the situation. We provide assistance for workers on the field and for local believers, as well as for the newly planted church.

Sending and multiplying

We send out missionaries and support local workers who work in accordance with Kontaktmission principles. Churches established by our missionaries should, in turn, send out missionaries to establish new churches.

Our Mission

The mission of Kontaktmission is to send missionaries to areas with little or no Christian witness and to train and support local workers in order to establish self-supporting churches, which will then send missionaries to plant churches.

send ▪ plant ▪ multiply

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Our Core Values

Send - Plant - Multiply As a multi facetted ministry, Kontaktmission believes that if we leave out any one part of this equation we are missing the big picture.  We send new missionaries, we plant new churches, and we multiply The Kingdom of God.


Our History

35 years ago European students from 3 different European countries set out on an adventure or more accurately a mission to bring Christ to a continent that most Christian considered to be completely Christianized.  This mission so many years later has become one of the largest Multinational mission teams in the Christian world.  


Our Missionaries

Kontaktmission missionaries work in many different areas from church planters to seminary directors.  They are from many different countries and backgrounds, but we are united in our one desire to see the Ukrainian people come into a relationship with Jesus Christ.  Take time to get to know the men and women of Kontaktmission Ukraine, and how you can join in our heart for Ukraine.


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Kontaktmission Ukraine
 Nebesnaya Sotnia 56/2
Kremenchuk, Poltavs'ka Оblast, Ukraine