Martindom - A big fellowship with a big mission

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birth of e-shop (


1st experience outreach in public areas (shopping mall and various town parks)


2010 2009 2016

beginning of strategic prayers for Slovakia


beginning of campaigning against improper advertisement

we got across the 150 – members line

Martindom becomes a member of ENC (European Network of Communities), beginning of missions abroad

Martindom organizes a 1st time Christian Conference for Businessmen – beginning of systematic ministry for Christian businessmen

assisting a successful petition against hazard in Bratislava and other towns in Slovakia

end of issuing the Nahlas magazine, moving the focus on our e-page and on publishing


remarkable entry to and work of Martindom in the field of politics – Eduard Heger, a member of the leadership team, becomes a member of the National Council of the Slovak Republic

beginning of inner healing prayers

2015 -2016




birth of Martindom as a small prayer group, meeting at the parish house of St. Martin’s Dome (henceforth „Martindom“) in Bratislava


80ies Milestones in the “Martindom story” Mário Tomášik became the ENC Vicepresident for Eastern Europe

our roots – Silvo Krčméry and Vladimír Jukl enhanced the activity of the Lay Apostolic Movement that served as the basis of the birth of Martindom later

25. Anniversary of Martindom

protest and petition against implementation of yoga classes at schools

magazine inFormačník turns into magazine Nahlas (Aloud)

2001 -2017


a successful campaign against displaying pornographic material and prints in newspaper stalls and at gas stations

1st year of Campaign for Jesus /followed by 11 more years/

We are a fellowship of Christians who care about their country and about developing true spiritual values in their nation. God has changed our lives and therefore it is our desire that people get to know Him personally and to see our country changed by Godly values. Our identity is in the Catholic Church. However, we are open to our brothers and sisters from other denominations.

moving to rented premises on Rožňavská 17 in Bratislava




beginning of purposeful Christian leader development – leader formation, New Wine conferences, School for Leaders

2000 2000

issuing the printed black-and-white formational magazine called inFormačník (inFormation)


1997 1997

beginning of public worship and prayer meetings called “Streda” (Wednesday)

the story goes on…

Thanks God for everything that he has done. What comes next is a story written by God which you can become a part of, too!


The story of our Fellowship reaches as far as the totality. In 1992, there arouse a small prayer group of people who yearned to know God more. They were willing to pray together for long hours and to be transformed and led by God. They prayed for the Holy Spirit to enter their lives and He came. There were many other people who came with the same desire to get to know God more. During the following 25 years, this little group turned into a big fellowship with more than 300 members and many friends and supporters. It is still growing and its story is still written

„When our fellowship

by God.

was at its beginnings,

One of the bases of our spiritual life is meeting

have thought how

in small prayer groups. These groups support personal and spiritual development and frequently, they are meetings of friends who want to grow mutually in faith and maturity. Each month, we all meet together as a fellowship at a mutual meal

none of us would big this little prayer revival group would grow. I view everything that God has done through

and friendly talks.

this fellowship with

The most numerous groups of our members are

believe that it is just

young single people and young families with children. Children are in the care of the children’s ministry and attend interesting formational program.

awe and joy. And I the beginning of the great things that He has prepared.“ MÁRIO TOMÁŠIK

WE YEARN that our Fellowship be a spiritual family, a place of acceptance, growth, personal transformation, and getting to know God.

WE BELIEVE that people transformed by God can help to transform the whole country.

WE HELP people develop themselves.

It is our desire to serve God as well as that is a testimony of God being good

Everything we do is possible thanks to many volunteers and a team of people who work We gain support for our ministry mainly from the gifts from

WE WANT to help people enter into a deeper relationship with God through the prayer of praise and worship as well.

our neighbors and to make a fellowship and having the power to transform lives.

WE BELIEVE that God wants to heal and He cares about the whole person, He wants to touch our life, thoughts, emotions, inner self, body, and past.

at the Information Center of the Fellowship („Infocenter“ for short) part time or full time. the members of our Fellowship and from external supporters.

PRAYING FOR PEOPLE AND FOR SLOVAKIA spiritual counseling • prayer Wednesday meetings • inner healing • RUAH prayers for the restoration of the relationship with God • strategic prayers Through the ministry of prayer and spiritual

Each country has places that have been

counseling (named RUAH) we predominantly

important for various reasons: historical,

lead people to restore their relationship with

spiritual, political, social...

the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

We are aware that one of the most powerful

Thus, in cooperation with a priest, professio-

tools to transform our country is prayer. And

nals in the area of psychology, psychotherapy,

therefore, we often pray at such strategic

psychiatry, we create a network of help.

places – the so-called „strategic prayers“.

We take care of the members of our

We pray for God’s blessing to come down and

Fellowship, as well as of people who find out

touch people who are key at these places,

about our ministry from other sources.

and for God to touch our country and all of its

Except for these individual sessions, we also

citizens and to transform it according to His

pray for people by means of shorter prayers


of blessing at various trips, reach-outs, or at special prayer Wednesday meetings – our open prayer meetings.

WE SPREAD THE CULTURE OF WORSHIP prayer meetings „WEDNESDAY“ • worship leading • school of worship • worship workshops • music making We believe that praise and worship are

There are three different worship teams

a man’s natural reaction to God’s kindness

in our Fellowship. Besides leading worship at

and love.

our meetings, they are frequently asked to

For more than 20 years, we’ve organized

minister in other communities, parishes,

weekly prayer meetings called „Wednesday“

or at festivals. More members of the worship

open for public. The main part of these

team are devoted to developing other „wor-

meetings is prayer of praise, teaching, and

shippers“ by means of the school of worship,

prayer of intercession or personal conver-

weekend seminars for worship teams from


other communities or workshops at festivals.

Currently, these meetings take place each

Within our worship ministry, new songs are

Wednesday at Rožňavská 17 in Bratislava

composed and we also issue worship CDs

beginning at 18:30.

(In Father’s Arms 1, 2, I Will Go).

Martindom Worship

MINISTRY BY WORD teachings • inspirational videos • preachings • courses and seminars • publishing For a long time, we have made and shared many teachings beneficial for many parish communities, groups, or for work with young confirmation adepts. Besides text materials, there are teachings from our open prayer meeting available on our web page for free download. People can also follow our formational videos on our YouTube channel which already contains a series of inspirational videos called „Restart your life with the Word of God“or „Restart your life with the Holy Spirit“. Every year, we get many invitations to preach at various events in Slovakia, as well as abroad. It is especially Mário Tomášik who serves at various retreats, Christian festivals, or meetings of businessmen. He is also devoted to personal counseling and spiritual support. There are several different courses within formation:

Christian Funda-

Group Leading

Admission seminar

Worship School –

mentals Course

Course is focused

is for people who are

Practical Applica-

(CBC) deals with the

on spiritual growth

considering joining

tions (called ŠUPA) –

key aspects of our

and preparation of

our Fellowship. Two

a course for worship

faith and helps build

the leaders of small

sessions introduce

ministers comprising

strong pillars of

prayer groups.

them to the history,

of spiritual formation,

a Christian’s funda-

vision, way of functio-

sharing of expe-


ning of the Fellowship

rience, as well as

and possible ways of


getting involved. We also minister by word through our publishing activities and e-shop bringing books for spiritual growth and encouragement, original inspirational calendars, formational materials, etc.

BRINGING CHANGE INTO SOCIETY support of Christians in politics • protests • initiative against hazard • support of Christian businessmen • influencing communities in Europe

We desire to bring change into our society. We

We support Christians

encourage people to show interest in their neigh-

active in the public sphere,

borhood and country, we organize protests,

in the National Council of

we write reactions to improper advertisement,

the Slovak Republic, as well

we activate people during petitions, we comment

as in the municipal politics,

and agitate. We helped to start and make happen

by prayers and spiritual

the Bratislava Against Hazard initiative and we


join family support initiatives. Within the Christians in the City platform, we join volunteer activities (I Love My City).

We are purposefully devoted to the community

Our Fellowship is a member of

of Christian businessmen. We organize

European Network of Communities

Christian Conference for Businessmen,

– ENC. Mário Tomášik has been the

as well as courses and seminars for managers

ENC Vice President for Eastern Euro-

and businessmen. Within these events, we

pe for several years. People from our

also offer prayer ministry and counseling.

Fellowship have been intensively

That is because we believe that businessmen

involved in the ENC operation, espe-

transformed by God can bring change into

cially in the preparations and organi-

their businesses, regions, and into the whole

zation of annual ENC meetings. These

of Slovakia. We try to give businessmen support

facts allow us to have an impact on

and help so that they can experience God’s

Christian organizations and commu-

guidance and blessing in their businesses.

nities in Slovakia and in Europe.

LOOKING FOR THE LOST street outreach • experience outreach • teaching and sharing experience with street outreach Ever since the 90-ies, passion for talking about Jesus aloud has been in our hearts. Talking in the streets about how God made Himself known to us, how He saved each of us. After 12 years of Campaign for Jesus happening in various corners of Slovakia, we prepared several experience outreaches in Bratislava. Every year, we travel many kilometers just to meet with other people and tell them about our personal relationship with God. We do street outreaches, we go to parishes, communities, schools, or to various festivals, spiritual retreats, or open prayer meetings. We yearn to go to people, talk to them, try to understand them and move them at least one step towards what God has been dreaming for them. We always try to testify and talk about the big things that God has made in our lives, how He made Himself known to us and how He saved us. We encourage faith in people, we pray for their healing, we lead them to open their hearts and to give their lives to Jesus. Other times, we just try to listen to them and help them in a practical way.

Our Fellowship is open for new people all the time. If you want to get to know us closer, come to our Wednesday open prayer meeting. If you are thinking about joining our Fellowship, write to and you will receive information about when the next admission seminar will take place. Our activities and ministry are paid from the gifts of our members and supporters. If you like what we do or you have received blessing through us, we offer you to be even more involved in our ministry. Become our supporter. You will have a share in the fruit of our ministry and you will become a part of it. Thanks to you, more good deeds will continue and arise. You can donate us easily using your Credit Card via our Payment Provider Stripe or using Paypal. We are thankful to God for all your help and support!


You are invited to our Wednesday open prayer meeting each Wednesday at 18:30 at Rožňavská 17 in Bratislava. Admission free. Looking forward to seeing you!

STAY IN TOUCH Informačné centrum

Phone: +421 2 555 71 397

Spoločenstva pri Dóme sv. Martina


Rožňavská 17, 831 03 Bratislava

Slovakia Martindom




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