According to research, 44% of Portuguese evangelical churches were started after the year 2001. Many pastors are from Brazil but 7 in 10 new believers are nationals.
Keller knew church planting in Europe is hard. Take heart, European leader!
Despite 47% of residents in the capital of Finland being members of the mainline Lutheran Church, most Christians attend other congregations.
Church planting in the inland villages of Spain.
A new project fosters relationships between churches in rural areas of Great Britain. This large mission field needs passionate leaders and long-term commitment, says Tim Wilson.
The 20-year-old Christian wants to use her platform to “serve God and my neighbours”. She has a heart for church planting and reaching the Generation Z.
Almost 8,000 municipalities do not have an evangelical presence yet, says church planter Máximo Álvarez in an interview.
Kazakh believers have formed their own association called Kurultay to foster and bring unity to all of the Kazakh evangelical churches and expand the Kingdom of God.
From 17th to 21st October 2022, 600 Christian leaders from across Asia gathered in Bangkok (Thailand) under the theme of “Rethinking Church and Mission: God’s Agenda for Today”.
During the last couple of decades around 300 churches have been planted here by people from a non-Swedish culture or nationality, mostly – but not exclusively – in larger cities.
John Stevens leads the FIEC, one of the church groups escaping the negative trend: “The gospel alone is God’s power for salvation, it is not surprising that faithful churches are growing”.
There are almost 700 million African Christians, and many live in Western countries. Israel Olofinjana analyses the challenges and opportunities for African mission in Europe.
How does African Christianity look like, and how are African Christians impacting Europe? An interview with Israel Olofinjana, head of the One People Commission (EAUK).
What makes African Christianity different from European Christianity? Where are African churches in Europe growing most and what can they offer to a secularised continent? An interview with the pastor and head of the One People Commission in the UK.
Over 300 evangelicals participated in a prayer rally with stops at the most significant places of the social and cultural life of Rome.
The Bhojpuri pattern for church planting among the unreached. An article by Victor John and Dave Coles.
“People know so little of the Bible that discipleship starts much further down the line”, says James Ros, leader of the church planting movement #EastGermanyBelieves.
Missiologist Jim Memory analyses the main trends in church and society. He will be one of the speakers at this week’s Lausanne Europe 20/21 gathering.
"Collaborative work is essential to fulfill the mission", says Rosa Barrachina after more than one hundred missionary entities and agencies participated in the event Missions Made In Spain.
Thai evangelical leaders “work to keep political issues out of the church”, while young people “feel disappointed that churches ignore what happens in society”.
‘Roma Networks’ helps build healthy regional partnerships to respond to challenges such as children education, East-West migrations, and the holistic training of young Christian leaders.
As the war in Ukraine continues, local pastors on the frontlines are putting their faith into action. Vyacheslav Balagura (Donetsk Regional Church of God Pastor) and Peter Dudnyk (Church of God Missionary Coordinator for Ukraine union) share about their work. OM teams work with several churches in the cities of Odessa, Rivne, Vinnitsa, and Kaharlyk.
“A friend didn’t know this was a church, she was amazed that a church includes dance or surf or other activities”.
Surf Church started in a living room in Porto, and now they offer dance classes and children work. “We would to see that church reproducing into more and more communities of Jesus followers”.
The Belgium Evangelical Mission (BEM) changed its name to ‘ViaNova’ (new way). ‘We dream to see a thriving movement of integrated Communities of disciples of Jesus throughout Belgium’.