Kingdom Ventures Inc. (KVI) founded in 1990, is a Canadian based faith mission focused on training Christian Youth Camp leaders in the former Soviet Union (FSU). KVI is governed by an eight-member, Winnipeg-based board of directors. It meets five times annually to review the ministry, assess its financial affairs, set policy, hold the executive director accountable and pray. It welcomes inquiries, ideas and above all, intercessory prayer for all that God is doing through Christian youth camps in the FSU where we are known as Christian Camping International: CCI/Russia; CCI/Ukraine; CCI/Georgia.
Our purpose is to equip nationals to be effective leaders who evangelize and disciple the youth of the FSU through Christian camp ministries.
WHAT WE DO
We equip national Christians to organize and operate Christian youth camps in the countries of the former Soviet Union.
We Publish Resource Materials
Our resource teams in Ukraine and Georgia under the supervision of our executive director, prepare and publish camp leadership and program resource materials. Most of these textbooks are available in the Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian, Georgian and English languages.
We Organize Training Events (see Calendar for exact dates and locations)
- Christian Camp Leadership Conferences (CCLC) for camp directors and program leaders are conducted in January and February
- Instructors Training Course (ITC) is held in March
- Staff Training Workshops (STW) are carried out from April to June for counselors and program directors
- Leadership and Management Course (L&MC) is held every spring and fall to train camp leaders to become effective leaders in their churches and camps
- Leadership Clinics for music, crafts, drama and sports instructors are piggybacked onto the CCLCs and STWs
Our confidence is in our God who responds to the fervent and faithful prayers of His people. The Newsletter and Prayer Partner is published three times a year to inspire people to pray and to inform them of current needs.
All camps are operated by local churches who take full leadership, program, facility and financial responsibility for their local camp. We train the leaders to incorporate their campers into the Sunday Schools and Youth Programs of their respective churches.
WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
- Ukraine and Moldova - camps in these countries are serviced by the CCI/Ukraine office located in Kiev, Ukraine
- Trans-Caucasus Region - camps in the Trans-Caucasus are serviced by the CCI/Georgia office in Tbilisi, Georgia
KVI cooperates with related organizations who share our vision and sense of God’s call to assist in the task of reaching this generation of youth in the former Soviet Union for Christ through youth camps. KVI networks with:
- Christliche Freizeiten Internationale (CFI) in Germany
- Christian Camping International/USA (CCI/USA)
- CCI/Russia serving CIS and the Baltics
- St. Petersburg Christian University in Russia
- Grain of Wheat in Switzerland
- Mennonite Brethren Missions and Services International (MBMSI)
- and other followers of our Lord