Czech Cinema Challenge


Welcome to the Czech Cinema Challenge!

The Czech Cinema Challenge is our way of partnering with Olomouc Baptist Church (OBC) in Olomouc, Czech Republic as they purchase a building of their own for the first time. We have been partnering with OBC since 1995 through evangelistic English language camps.

OBC is in the process of purchasing a building that is in good condition, reasonably priced and well-suited for a church. It is a former cinema building in historic downtown Olomouc, with a city park and rail line nearby.

OBC has raised the funds to purchase the building. We are putting forward a challenge to raise $200,000 to help remodel the building and furnish it. We are seeking pledges throughout 2016, with funds to be received by the end of 2017. OBC hopes to wrap up the remodeling efforts and move into the building in the first half of 2018.

Take a look at the video below to hear more about the project directly from our brothers and sisters in Olomouc. Also see the brochure, which you can print and share with others.

You can make a commitment to the Czech Cinema Challenge by contacting Bonnie Kossow. You can email her at, or call her at 701-772-3452 during business hours.

Save the date!  On the evening of Sunday, November 13, at 6:00pm, we will have our Czech Cinema Challenge Celebration Banquet.  We hope you can join us along with our guests from the Olomouc Baptist Church for this beautiful celebratory event.  Please RSVP by Sunday, November 6 to Bonnie at

Czech Challenge committee,
     Tim Bartel, Lori Cariveau, Scott Hulst, Deb Todhunter

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