Our team recently returned from a sustainable missions trip in Ukraine, Europe celebrating the Christian Training Center Success’s 10th year anniversary of impacting the country and region with Biblical Entrepreneurship and other Biblical Training. The Christian Training Center Success was founded by Ivan Papish in 2007. Ivan came to Christ in 1996 through the witness of Tom Stanbury after having been an atheist and a communist all his life. After Communism ended, Ivan started his own business which he grew successfully. But to his own admission, his approach to business was self-serving and focused on money.
After coming to Christ, he joined YWAM in 2000 where he was trained and discipled. During his discipleship and training, the Lord placed on his heart a vision to disciple other business owners in Europe and help transform the marketplace of his country. Ivan’s vision was to change nations through trained, transformed, and equipped people who follow the ways of God. To realize this vision, Ivan and his wife founded the Center for Entrepreneurship Development Success in 2007, which later evolved into the Christian Training Center Success. They wanted to use biblical training to help everyone achieve success in all aspects of their life.
In 2008, through a partnership with the Regent Center for Entrepreneurship, the Christian Training Center Success launched Biblical Entrepreneurship in Ukraine and later expanded throughout Eastern Europe. To date, they have translated the Biblical Entrepreneurship Curriculum into Ukrainian, Russian, and Bulgarian. They have also trained over 2000 entrepreneurs not just in Ukraine, but also Russia, Moldova, Transnistria, Armenia, and other Slavic populations in the US with 60% still in business today having created or sustained several hundred jobs.
Give the gift of business today to help us continue to work in Ukraine and Eastern Europe