Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ promised that although His Church in this world would experience much tribulation "the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (Mt 16:18). Burtnieki church and congregation throughout its 800 year history is a testimony to this foundational truth.
Via de Cristo is a three-day leadership school with a New Testament look at Christianity as a lifestyle. Via de Cristo is a highly structured weekend designed to strengthen and renew the faith of Christian people, and through them, their families, churches, and the environment in which they live and work. Via de Cristo acknoleges the diversity of gifts among God's people, but does not identify itself as a charismatic movement. Via de Cristo is a united effort of laity and clergy to aid congregations in developing Christian leaders to more effectively serve Christ in the church.