The reports about Andrew Brunson’s release are just another example of how little the media know about evangelical churches.
Only 11 of the 31 church buildings will remain. “We are facing a crisis in the church […] the Kirk needs mission and outreach”, Reverend Ian Murray says.
Seminars, an arts exhibition, discussion and testimonies. The European Disability Network met in Tallinn.
Jaume Llenas, a member of the committee that wrote the Lausanne document “The Missing ‘Christians’: A Global Call”, explains how nominalism is affecting the Evangelical church.
Arts have been one of the threads of the first two days of the Hope for Europe conference, in Tallinn (Estonia).
Out in the open, a beach mission is like a church without walls. Those who are unsure can sit at a distance, listening and looking. There is something too about the anonymity of being away on holiday that makes people more willing to try new things.
Just 20.96% of registered voters cast ballots, less than the 30% needed for the result to be valid.
“We will never reach Europe if we do not plant churches [...] It is necessary to impact our community”, said Øivind Augland in a M4 meeting held in Barcelona.
The church slowly but surely tends to move away from the gospel just as our bodies slowly but surely move away from health.
Twenty-eight years without this terrible landmark of separation, family divisions, a country divided.
“We want people to remember their Creator during their youth, and then to run fast, shining brightly for His glory throughout their working lives”, says Graduate Impact coordinator Tim Vickers.
Christian alienation is not, by definition, a negative consequence of being Christian or an unintentional aspect of Christian life.
“There is an inexhaustible marketplace until the church throughout Europe courageously takes up its responsibility to take missional risks for the kingdom”, says Andy Stevens.
The pan-European mission initiative ceases its activities. In a farewell letter, the board “praises God for the many seeds that were sown through the Congress and through the Movement”.
“God is using these streams of immigrants to give us the opportunity to share the gospel with them”, says the new Swedish Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Olof Edsinger. “But our politicians were quite naïve”.
Nearly 70 participants involved in theological research and training discussed the topic of “Christian identity and mission in a divided Europe”.
Numia meets weekly with other Christian women in a country where they must hide their faith. “My family sees in me something different, I am waiting for the right moment to share my faith with them”.
Hungarian and Italian leaders meet in Milan with the 2019 EU Parliament elections in mind. “There are two sides at the moment in Europe”, Hungarian President Orbán said.
Helping survivors of human trafficking in Thailand
A Spanish biomedical engineering student is designing a special wheelchair, adapted to the sandy soil of Mozambique, to meet the needs of the population in the rural areas.
Part of our mission is house visits. We listen to them as they express concerns or worries, helping them to decipher letters, finances, doctor appointments. We often end by reading the Bible together, praying and singing to Jesus, which they love.
“The Catholic Church made the huge mistake of becoming so identified with Irish culture that it was left behind when culture changed”, says Ireland Evangelical Alliance Director Nick Park.
The 2019 Forum’s morning Bible teacher will be Ramez Atallah. Over 850 participants are expected to attend the conference in Poland.
Post-Christian Europe needs followers of Jesus who understand that the Gospel is powerful in itself. We should not hold onto the privileges of old religious structures.
An interview with Lars Dahle, member of the steering group of the Lausanne Movement 2018 Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity.
Churches and its Christians would do well to simply follow the example of Jesus Christ and his approach to power and to those isolated or excluded by it.