About this partnership
The two Vineyard USA churches in Vilnius are open to all who seek God and are focused on spreading the Good News to reach non-Christians.
Everyone who wants to meet together to worship and pray, is welcome. The Vineyard USA churches in Vilnius are open to worshiping with all denominations of Christians and also seek to participate in the spiritual, social, and public life in Lithuania.
Population: 2.8 million
Number of Vineyard Churches:
Primary Religion: Roman Catholicism
Government: Parliamentary Democracy
Ave. Education: 16 years
Lithuania is a country and the southernmost of Europe’s Baltic states, a former Soviet bloc nation that borders Poland, Latvia and Belarus. The three former Soviet Baltic republics were severely hit by the 2008-09 financial crisis, but Lithuania has rebounded and become one of the fastest growing economies.
Mike Smith is the Senior Pastor at the Vineyard Aurora in Aurora, Illinois. He and his wife have been attending Vineyard Aurora since 2003 and leading since 2013. He first attended a Vineyard Service in Toronto in 1994 and has been hooked ever since. He and his wife are committed to taking the church in the direction of living a supernatural lifestyle. His interest in missions comes from his time living and working in an orphanage in Guatemala City.
Bogusia Smith is the Missions Director at the Vineyard Aurora in Aurora, Illinois. She is an immigrant from Poland and has been living her life for Christ since 13 years old. She was part of an underground church in Communist Poland and is working with friends and family to revive the work that began in the 1980s.
There is an active outreach in a city hospital where church members visit and pray for those in the hospital for an extended period or are without hope of ever leaving. There is also a strong partnership with the Catholic Church in which the churches do activities together and the pastor is invited to speak during Mass. As both pastors and their wives work full time, they would appreciate prayer for changes in their schedules to be able to spend more time working in their churches.
Consider joining our partnership by clicking the link atop this page. Together we can impact Lithuania for generations to come.