Syloam started in 1995 when Bible School students formed a mission team which operated in streets, schools, and other places. The team focused on evangelism. The team operated in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Yugoslavia.
Syloam international mission was officialy registered in 2003 in the Slovak Republic. The main goal was to help the growth of God’s Kingdom, but also equipping more Eastern European missionaries who would serve their regions.
Since the year 2003, Syloam works in Serbia and the countries of the Balkans.
Etymological meaning of the word is:
Syloam: (Hebrew word)- sent (from God); led by
In the New Testament there is a pool mentioned by the name siloam in John.9:7 and Jesus sent a blind man there to wash his eyes in order to see again. We believe that God has the same service for us and that it is to open the eyes of non-believers through our ministry, who are blind to spiritual truth. Our enemy, Satan, wants to blind the minds of people so that they cannot understand the gospel.
Syloam is an interdenominational and international mission, combined of Christians who are regular members of Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic churches.
Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all nations in the Balkans.
In the First Century the gospel was brought to the Balkans.
“From Jerusalem, and round about unto Iliricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.”
Iliricum was a part of the Roman territory along Adriatic shore, in between of Italy and Greece. This area covers today’s Slovenia, Croatia,Bosnija and Hercegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Albanija and former Yugoslav republic Macedonia.
“…Titus went to Dalmatia.”
Illyricum was officially made part of the Empire in 11 BC and renamed in Dalmatia.
In the 21st Century in Balkans, and after 50 years of Communism, people turned to their nominal religions: Orthodoxy, Catholicism and Islam.
Evangelical newborn Christians and churches are in a minority.
There is a big challenge in front of us, to preach the gospel to over than 70 million people.
“The time has come for God to raise servants who would go from “Iliricum” back to Jerusalem and bring forth the gospel of Christ; to make the Gentiles obedient to Christ by word and deed, through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God.”
Our goal is to be accomplished by:
- Holding various gospel crusade meetings
- Planting new local churches
- Encouraging God’s people and their leaders by:
- Organising conferences, seminars, and workshops for Christian leaders and workers
- Providing counselling and education by establishing local Bible training centers centres
- Developing Christian editing ministry of publications
- Ministering by prayer for healing and deliverance
Our statement of faith
Our belief we express with the following basic statements:
We fully agree with and confess The Apostles` Creed:
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic (universal and apostles’) Church,the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.
Our belief can also be expressed with The Lausanne Covenant (adopted at the congress at Lausanne, Switzerland in 1974, where the leaders of Evangelical, Pentecostal and Charismatic churches made their common agreement)
and based on the Holy Word we believe:
We believe that the Holy Bible is God breathed and as so, it is authoritative in all faith and moral matters.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the giver of life, and together with the Father and the Son, we adore Him. We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Holy Spirit gives gifts for the building of Christ’s Church. We believe in God’s healing and releasing, which is secured for us through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.
About our President
Miroslav was born 06.09.1975 in Humennom, Slovak Republic. He was raised in a family where he was thought to have a relationship with God. From the age of seven, he started to attend church regularly. He accepted Jesus as his Saviour at the age of 14, in a summer camp in the year of 1989, where he sensed God’s touch and radical change. Soon after that he was baptised in the water. Since then, he started preaching the gospel in the streets, and schools and everywhere.
In 1993, together with his friends, he started a local church where he was active in the leadership. After high-school he went to the Czech Republic to attend Bible school.
During his studies, he was involved in evangelism. After the studies, he formed a mission group which was active in the Czech and Slovak Republics. In the summer of 1995, with a mission group he went to Yugoslavia. In following God’s leading, he stayed there to help a local church.
He married Snežana in 1997 in Subotica (Serbia).
Snežana was born in 1971 in Subotica. She was also raised in a Christian family and actively involved in the work of a local church. She also had finished a Bible School in the Czech Republic.
After the wedding, they went to the Slovak Republic, where they helped in building Gypsy churches for two more years.
In the year 1999 they left that ministry and went back to Miroslav’s home town. They stayed and ministered there until their arrival to Serbia in 2003, where they still serve.
They have two children: Patrick (1999) and David (2000).