About the Vineyard work in Poland
Vineyard Aurora is actively working in Poland to bring bring the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ to all people in the country through the promotion of living a supernatural lifestyle.
We operate on the premise that there is no one on whom the Spirit of God is not moving. We seek to equip people to recognize when the Spirit is moving and joining in.
Population: 38.5 million
Number of Vineyard Churches: 2 home groups
Primary Religion: Catholicism
Ave. Education: 15 years
Poland is an eastern European country on the Baltic Sea known for its medieval architecture, Jewish heritage and hearty cuisine. While the Polish economy has performed well over the past five years, growth slowed in 2013 and picked back up in 2014. Short-term, the key policy challenge will be to consolidate debt and spending without stifling economic growth. Over the longer term, Poland's economic performance could improve if the country addresses some of the remaining deficiencies in its road and rail infrastructure, business environment, rigid labor code, commercial court system, government red tape, and burdensome tax system, especially for entrepreneurs.
Mike Smith is the Senior Pastor at the Vineyard Aurora in Aurora, Illinois. He and his wife have been attending 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.
Current Churches Involved
Right now there is truly a need for prayer and intercession on behalf of the pioneers living a supernatural lifestyle. Our prayers are that they would be bold and take risks as they live like Jesus did.
Consider partnering with us by clicking the link atop this page. Together we can impact Poland for generations to come.