Europe is polycentric, not only on the cultural but also on the spiritual and religious level.
Let’s continue to examine our desires to do mission, explore other ways people use to serve, listen more to each other and enjoy the mission together.
For 20 years, Open Arms Outreach has been serving children and other vulnerable people in a region with much poverty. The vision is to plant churches that serve as community centres.
The Open Arms Outreach initiative in the deprived Romanian area of Calarasi, has been working for 20 years now. It reaches children and other vulnerable people, and wants every church to be a community centre.
VUSH, the country’s Evangelical Alliance, held its General Assembly. Over 190 churches and organisations are among its members.
A Belarusian court upholds liquidation of the New Life Church, for failing to re-register and allegedly “spread propaganda of war”.
Pastor Vyacheslav Goncharenko of New Life Church will be detained for at least 10 days, as trial begins against congregation for spreading “extremist material”.
In September, MAI-Europe organises an event for Christian authors and content creators in the Balkans. Anna Shirochenskaya explains why it is important to strive for excellence in writing.
Dzmitry Dashkevich was re-arrested as he was ready to leave prison. He has not been able to meet his youngest child, born while he was awaiting trial.
Evicted from its church building in February 2021, banned from meeting for worship in the church car park, Minsk's New Life Pentecostal Church has now seen its building bulldozed.
The Montenegro basketball player Nikola Mirotic, the best player of Barcelona in the Spanish basketball league Finals, spoke about his faith after receiving the MVP trophy.
TWR’s Central and Eastern Europe ministries include 15 countries and 18 language groups, partnering with like-minded organizations.
Matthias Schöni, director of the Swiss Licht Im Osten, says a new truck with help is already on its way to Ternopil. After the attack, “we have received many food and financial donations”, he says.
Around 120 leaders from 30 countries shared knowledge and prayed together for their work in the continent.
An evangelical leader in Belgrade shares about the mood of the country after the violence that killed 17 people. “On Sunday churches did not sing. Instead, we were praying, and a Christian psychologist shared about how to find support and encouragement”.
“Since we are here, I got my driving license and a car. My wife had a surgical operation”, explains one of the beneficiaries in the town of Caransebeș.
Evangelical churches are more practical than reflective on pressing issues such as the energy crisis or the impact on the quality of life due to limited living resources.
Lecrae, Tye Tribett and 20 other bands and speakers join the festival (1-3 June, Cluj-Napoca) to communicate “God’s love and joy” to younger generations and families. The organisers spoke to Evangelical Focus.
In Cluj-Napoca (Romania), the Heartbeats Festival (1-3 June 2023) will offer quality music and workshops in a safe environment. The aim, to offer the “hope and joy” of the gospel to “our sons, daughters and friends”.
“We need the voices of all God’s people, sharing their understanding of the word of God in all its ancient power and contemporary relevance”, said Christopher Wright in Prague.
The regime of Lukashenko, a key ally of Russia, continues to jail those who dared to demand freedom and more democracy in the 2020 protests.
It is time, if you haven’t already, to add the ongoing suffering of Armenians to your prayer and action list.
“The ‘loverboy’ method is used to manipulate future victims”, says Anca Luhas. She works in Romania with eLiberare to raise awareness among young people and train frontline workers in detecting sex trafficking situations.
More than 23,000 visitors visited the ship operated by OM teams. Watch the video report.
In 2021, a philosopher and evangelical pastor said in a TV debate the change would show “an unprecedented ethical selfishness” fruit of a “sick society”.