championing

the mission

in europe

Europe is now the least evangelized continent on earth. It’s estimated that fewer than 2.5% of the population are Bible-believing Christians. The outward marks of established Christian traditions hide the fact that so many need to hear the gospel of grace.

Introducing EMF

News updates

EMF Webinars: A Vision for Europe - In Prospect

Zoom Conference

Mon 12th Oct 2020 7.30pm

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Join us for our interactive online seminar - A Vision for Europe: In Prospect.

As Andrew Birch steps into the role of Mission Director, after being on the mission field in Spain with EMF for over 30 years, he presents his vision for the work of mission in Europe: What the main challenges are, where EMF's focus needs to be, and what needs to be done for the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ in this vital mission field.

The outgoing director, Steven Bowers, will also spend some time interviewing Andrew, to get his perspective on a wider range of topics, both looking back and looking forward.

Meet our Missionaries: Rogério & Sónia Ramos

Sines, Portugal

From September 2020

Rogério and Sónia
Ramos
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A new video is available in our 'Meet our Missionaries' series introducing the work of Rogério & Sónia Ramos, EMF missionaries based in Sines, Portugal.

Video recording of EMF Webinar Sept 2020

Zoom Conference

Available from Sept 2020

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The video recording of the recent EMF webinar entitled, 'A Vision for Europe: In Retrospect', is now available for viewing.

As Steven Bowers steps down from the role of Mission Director, he presents his unique view of the work of mission in Europe: How EMF has fulfilled its mission, how the work has changed, the joys and the trials in the work of the gospel.

See also the incoming Mission Director, Andrew Birch, interviewing Steven, to get his insight into how the mission is placed to meet the challenges of mission work into the future.

New Mission Director

Leicester, UK

From 1st September 2020

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As of the 1st September 2020 Andrew Birch has become the new Mission Director of EMF.  Andrew is known to many within the EMF family and we are sure this news will be very welcome.  He brings much experience to the role along with his wife Vivienne. Please remember in your prayers Andrew, Vivienne, their family and the church he leaves behind in Palma, Mallorca. Please also pray for Steven Bowers who will continue in his role until early November helping Andrew to bed-in.

Thanksgiving Service

London

Sun 20th Sept 2020

István and Tünde
Salánki
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The Hungarian Reformed Church in London, pastored by EMF missionary István Salánki, has recently completed refurbishment works to the church building. A thanksgiving service is being held on Sunday 20th September. Please pray that God would give István wisdom on how best to organise this event in the light of the current coronavirus restrictions.

Mini Theology School in Sines

Sines, Portugal

2020 to 2021

Rogério and Sónia
Ramos
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EMF missionary, Rogério Ramos, serving in the evangelical church in Sines, Portugal, is launching a mini theology school online via Zoom. The seminars are being run twice a month. The school is reaching people not only in Portugal but also in Brazil and Angola.

Times of Refreshing

Patra, Greece

On going work

Evangelos and Georgia
Sikoutris
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'Times of Refreshing' is a well established evangelical paper distributed in the city of Patra, in Greece, by EMF missionary Evangelos Sikoutris. Please pray that this means of sowing the seed of the word of God would be effective and blessed by God in reaching the lost in the city of Patra.

PrayerMate

Internet

From July 2020

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You can now pray for EMF throughout the year using the PrayerMate app. Click on link provided

Meet our Missionaries: Xavi Pérez Patiño

Ciudad Real, Spain

From July 2020

Xavier (Xavi)
Pérez Patiño
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A new video is available in our 'Meet our Missionaries' series introducing the work of Xavi Pérez Patiño, an EMF missionary based in Ciudad Real, Spain.

Food distribution in Southern Italy

Peschici, Italy

From May 2020

Antonio and Anna
De Noia
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The situation in Italy with regards to the coronavirus has ameliorated a little, but in the south of Italy it has caused huge economic damage. The churches pastored by EMF missionary Antonio De Noia in Peschici and Vico are currently assisting in the distribution of food parcels to needy families. Please pray for their witness and that the people may invoke the name of the Lord for the salvation of their souls.

Face to Face

Online Video Conferencing

From April 2020

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With the normal ways of doing things no longer possible, this is an opportunity to be creative in how we engage with one another. We are in the process of launching 'Face to Face' 1 to 1 chat and group meetings via online video conferencing. For more information go to the 'Get Involved - Face to Face' page on the EMF website, or click on link provided.

The Gospel in the Centre

Poland

From March 2020

Adam and Dagmara
Urban
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Adam Urban, EMF missionary in Siedice, Poland, is pleased to announce the launch of a new website ministry called 'The Gospel in the Centre'. The web-site will make available all manner of theologically sound and also culturally relevant materials via e-books, interviews, podcasts, articles, sermons, book reviews, etc. Please pray that God will use this website in a great way among Polish evangelicals.

New Translation of the Bible in Portuguese

Portugal

In progress

Filipe
Rodrigues
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EMF missionary Filipe Rodrigues is part of a team working on a new translation of the Bible in Portuguese. This is long overdue. Filipe is particularly involved with the Old Testament team. Pray for the project and the future blessing it can bring.

Kipseli Community Centre

Thessaloniki, Greece

From January 2020

Antonis and Viki
Topaloglou
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Antonis & Vicki Topaloglou, EMF missionaries in Thessaloniki, Greece, are using the Kipseli Community Centre, situated in a needy area of Thessaloniki, in various ways for gospel outreach to the people of the city. Please pray for God's blessing on this work.

Videos from EMF Welwyn Conference Nov 2019

UK

From November 2019

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Videos from the recent EMF autumn conference held at Welwyn Evangelical Church are now available on YouTube (here) and Vimeo (here). A written report on the conference can be viewed on the 'News, Articles & Info' page of the EMF web-site.

New EMF Booklet

Across Europe

From July 2019

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Be Partners in the Gospel

A short booklet describing the urgent need of the gospel in Europe, EMF's vision and approach, and the all-important partnership needed between UK churches and the missionaries in Europe.

Comenius 2020 Project

Nové Mĕsto nad Metují , Czech Republic

From September 2019

Jan and Lucie
Hábl
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It will be 350 years since Jan Amos Comenius death in 2020. Comenius was a famous Moravian pastor, teacher and reformer. Jan Hábl is leading a team of people who are preparing a national educational “restoration” project. Since Comenius was a Christian, the goal of the project is to use the opportunity and restore the key elements of his Christian heritage. Please pray for this project.

Teresa

Lorefice

Spain

Now retired and widowed, Teresa has moved to Spain to live with her daughter Susanna, and is attending an evangelical church in Valencia.

Eugen and Claire

Peters

Republic of Ireland

Eugen and Claire are serving the Lord with Grace Community Church in Roscommon, Ireland.

Xavier (Xavi)

Pérez Patiño

Spain

Xavi Pérez Patiño is an elder of the Evangelical Church of Ciudad Real. He pastors and supervises one mission church in the city of Cuenca, and another in a town named La Solana, as well as being the Academic Coordinator of Campus 415, a Bible School online.

Antonis and Viki

Topaloglou

Greece

Antonis is seeking to plant a new Christian community in Thessaloniki through a community centre in a deprived area.

Stathis and Ruth

Yfantidis

Greece

Stathis is pastoring the Third Evangelical Church in Athens. He and Ruth started serving in the church in central Athens (the Neos Kosmos neighbourhood) since their marriage in October 2018.

T and L

United Kingdom

T and L are involved in working to reach a significant diaspora community in a town in England.​ Sometimes we cannot give the full names of our missionaries for safety reasons.

Vitalii and Lyudmila

Mariash

Ukraine

Vitalii is the academic dean of Kyiv Theological Seminary, and forms part of the leadership team of his church in Kyiv.

Manuel and Alba López

Franco

Spain

Manuel pastors the evangelical church in Almuñecar; he and Alba are actively engaged in many forms of outreach including frequent contributions to radio and local TV broadcasts.

André and Marianne

Rentmeister

Switzerland

Now retired, André and Marianne continue distribute evangelistic literature and Bibles in the region and are active in the evangelical church in Sion.

Josefa

Rodriguez

Spain

Josefa is one of EMF’s longest serving missionaries. Now retired, she is still actively involved in the evangelical church in San Fernando.

José and Virtudes

Moreno Berrocal

Spain

José (known as Pepe) pastors the evangelical church in Alcázar.

Matt and Judith

Hill

Spain

Matt leads the Spanish evangelical publishing house Editorial Peregrino, publishing and distributing reformed Christian literature across the Spanish-speaking world.

Victor and Gio

Defranchi

Spain

Victor pastors the evangelical church in El Arenal, Mallorca, which was launched as an independent church in 2019, having been a home-group of the church in Palma.

Luis and Pilar

Cano

Spain

Luis is the pastor of the evangelical church in Ciudad Real.

Juan and Marianne

Bascuñana

Spain

Officially retired, Juan pastors the Evangelical church in Churriana.

Sándor and Napsugár

Kelemen

Romania

Sándor pastors several Hungarian-speaking churches in the Târgu Mureș area of Transylvania, Romania.

Filipe

Rodrigues

Portugal

Filipe is assistant pastor to José Rodrigues in the Alto do Moinho church; he also directs the youth and music ministries, and lectures in the Portuguese Bible Institute.

José and Elisa

Rodrigues

Portugal

José pastors the evangelical church in Alto do Moinho, which he and Elisa helped to plant. He also pastors the church plant in Azoia.

Rogério and Sónia

Ramos

Portugal

Rogério pastors the evangelical church in Sines. He also leads a small Bible school in the church, and organizes a conference called Fé Evangélica (Evangelical Faith).

João and Celeste

Nunes

Portugal

Now retired, João and Celeste are involved in the Presbyterian church in Barreiro

João and Emilia

Narciso

Portugal

Now retired, João and Emilia continue to be involved in the evangelical church in Montargil.

Fabiano and Suzana

Fernandes

Portugal

Fabiano is the Principle of the Portuguese Bible Institute (PBI) in Lisbon; he and Suzana are also actively involved in church planting in the Lisbon area.

Adam and Dagmara

Urban

Poland

Adam is assistant pastor of the evangelical church in Siedlce in Eastern Poland.

Krzysztof and Aneta

Rutkowski

Poland

Krzysztof pastors the evangelical church in Inowrocław, as well as leading the work at Legatio publishing Christian literature.

Sławomir and Daniela

Rutkowski

Poland

Now retired, Sławomir and Daniela are still involved in the evangelical church in Włocławek which they helped to plant and establishing. Sławomir is an elder in the church, and continues to preach there and in the church in Inowroclaw.

Zbigniew and Elzbieta

Modniki

Poland

Now retired, Zbigniew and Elzbieta continue to be involved in an evangelical church in Łodz which they helped to plant.

Henryk and Daniela

Karzełek

Poland

Now retired, Henryk and Daniela have had a long ministry in church planting and ministry in Wodzislaw.

Dawid and Agnieszka

Kozioł

Poland

Dawid pastors the evangelical church in Zywiec, a town in the South of Poland.

John and Oline

Taylor

Norway

Officially retired, John and Oline Taylor continue to support small churches and groups of Christians in the North of Norway.

Michael and Mary

Steedman

Italy

Officially retired, Michael and Mary are still very active in the church in San Lazzaro, Bologna, Michael helping with the preaching and teaching, and also lead evangelistic Bible studies particularly with students.

Antonio and Anna

De Noia

Italy

Antonio pastors several evangelical churches in the Peschici area, on the Adriatic coast of Italy.

Stefano and Jenny

Mariotti

Italy

Stefano pastors the church in Budrio, near Bologna, which he and Jenny helped to plant.

Evropi

Tzelis

Greece

Now retired, Evropi is still involved with the Evangelical Church in Volos.

Evangelos and Georgia

Sikoutris

Greece

Evangelos pastors an evangelical church in Patra, which he and Georgia helped to plant in 1984.

Sophia

Manousarides

Greece

Now retired, Sophia continues to be active in the evangelical church in Piraeus, and has translated many books from English into Greek.

Leonidas and Irene

Kollaros

Greece

Leonidas pastors the evangelical church in the university town Ioannina, where work amongst students form an important aspect of his and Irene's ministry.

Timothy and Deborah

Brooks

Germany

Tim and Deb Brooks run a Christian guesthouse in the Black Forest, Haus Barnabas (www.haus.barnabas.de). They see their primary role as pastoral and evangelistic, but also offer Christians a place to find physical rest and spiritual encouragement.

Tony and Barbara

Hynes

France

Now retired, Tony and Barbara are still involved in the church in Carcassonne which they helped to plant, and which Tony used to pastor.

Jan and Lucie

Hábl

Czech Republic

Jan is an elder of the church in Nové Mĕsto nad Metují and and teaches pedagogy (the methods and practices of teaching) at the university in Hradec Králové.

Michael and Ariëtte

Robinson

Belgium

MIchael pastors the De Panne Evangelical Church.

István and Tünde

Salánki

United Kingdom

István pastors the Hungarian Reformed church in London.

Volodymyr and Oksana

Kostyshyn

Ukraine

Volodymyr (Volodia) pastors the Grace Church (Baptist) in Ternopil, Western Ukraine. He also teaches in the Ternopil Biblical Seminary.

Pál and Anna

Borzási

Romania

Pál is pastor of the Hungarian Baptist Church at Pericei, in the region of Transylvania.

José and Anneke

De Segovia

Spain

José has been pastor of an Evangelical church in central Madrid since 1991. As well as pastoral responsibilities, he has a ministry to students and the wider church across Spain. José is the theological secretary of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance. He teaches ethics, apologetics and anthropology at the Protestant Theological College (Baptist) in Alcobendas (Madrid) and the International Theological College (Reformed) in Castelldefels (Barcelona).

R and B

France

Two missionaries, R and B, are working to reach a huge diaspora community in one of France’s big cities.

Our people

Our network supports more than ninety people working in sixteen countries.

Who we are

We are a fellowship of churches and individuals with a long and fruitful history in evangelism, church planting and leadership training across Europe.

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What we do

We connect churches and individuals to support a growing network of church planters, pastors, leaders and workers. We also provide a Bible-centred training programme.

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