Congregation Brit Chadasha (New Covenant) in Minsk, Belarus was planted in 1995 by Stewart and Chantal Winograd. With a vision for community, the Winograds nurtured a unique mishpocha (family) atmosphere, where Jewish people and Gentiles from a wide variety of backgrounds worship together in love and equality. Passion for Yeshua, compassion for people, prayer, Jewish joy, and the power of the Ruach Ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit) also characterize this congregation, as well as the three other congregations the Winograds have planted.
Over 90% of the members of these congregations were born again through the ministries of the congregations. Since 1995, almost 500 born again believers, half of them Jewish, have been immersed in water (T’vila).
More than 50 members of these congregations have made aliya (immigrated) to Israel, and most of these Jewish believers are serving the Lord there.
Youth play a big role in these congregations. More than 40 young adults have been equipped to carry important leadership and ministry responsibilities. L’ Dor V’ Dor (from Generation to Generation) is a passion Stewart and Chantal breathe into others!
Congregation Brit Chadasha is a spiritual family on the go! For more than 12 years Stewart and Chantal lived and ministered in Belarus, imparting and modeling a vision for life based upon the two great Commandments. “Shema Yisrael” “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength”. And, “love your neighbor as yourself”. Members of the congregations have been trained and encouraged to bring the good news to the lost and to serve the poor, needy and oppressed. Week after week dozens of volunteers use their talents and sacrifice their time to serve each other, the Jewish community, and the people of Belarus.
PRAY for an ever increasing harvest of Jews and Gentiles; for the youth movement to go to a new level; for wisdom and anointing on all in leadership positions; favor with the government.