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

Our Expanded Vision

Find out more about the EMF Christmas Appeal 2022: 'Bibles & Blankets for Ukraine'

Lighting up the Darkness

Balkans, Nordics & rest of Europe

Ongoing Initiative

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Lighting up the Darkness - an EMF initiative to Grow new gospel work in Europe. Between now and 2027, EMF plans to take on at least 15 new gospel workers in some of the neediest places in Europe, including the Balkans and the Nordics.

Meet our Missionaries: Martin Hjellvik

Norway

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Martin Hjellvik
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A new video is available in our Meet our Missionaries series introducing the work of Martin Hjellvik, EMF missionaries based in Bryne, Norway.

First Time in 30 Years!

Spain

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EMF missionaries from all over Europe, along with some retired staff, trustees, and N. Ireland Council members, came together for a long weekend at our Field Conference in Spain from 29th Sep to 3rd Oct. It had been over 30 years since such an event had taken place, and we prayed that the Lord would make this a special time of spiritual edification and sweet fellowship. He answered these prayers way beyond our expectations! Read on...

The Gospel Among the Albanians

Albania

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As part of EMF's 'Expanded Vision', we have been trying to highlight the great needs of the whole of Europe, but especially the needs of the countries of the Balkans and the Nordics, where only a tiny percentage of the population have a true understanding of the Gospel. In a webinar on 12th September Andi Dina, a church-planting pastor in Tirana, Albania, told us about the state of the Gospel among the Albanians, not just in the country itself, but also in the surrounding nations, in which there are significant Albanian communities.

The Gift of Children

London, UK

December 2022

István and Tünde Salánki
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Tünde Salánki (Hungarian Reformed Church, London) and her husband István provide a kind of 'home from home' for Hungarians living and working in the UK. They have always tried to make whole families welcome in the church in St. Dunstan's Road, and Tünde is passionate about the importance of taking children into account in their ministry. She has discovered that other fellow EMF missionaries have a similar approach, click on link to find out more...

Video Recording of EMF Webinar December 2022

Zoom Conference

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The video recording of the recent EMF webinar entitled: Evangelism in a Secular Age is now available. In this webinar, utilising a question and answer format, Mack Stiles, the director of Messenger Ministries, and EMF Mission Director Andrew Birch, explore the main tenets of secular atheism, and seek to equip us with an understanding how best to engage with people immersed in this way of thinking. For all who care about evangelising in todays world, this is a great video to listed to.

Meet our Missionaries: Joel & Talita Lopes

Faro, Portugal

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Joel and Talita Lopes
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A new video is available in our Meet our Missionaries series introducing the work of Joel and Talita Lopes, EMF missionaries based in Faro, Portugal.

Meet our Missionaries: Diego & Stella Lopes

Portugal

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Diego and Stella Lopes
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A new video is available in our Meet our Missionaries series introducing the work of Diego and Stella Lopes, EMF missionaries based in Lisbon, Portugal.

PRAY FOR UKRAINE

Ukraine

Unfolding Event

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As we look on in horror at the events unfolding in Ukraine and weep with its citizens, hundreds of thousands of refugees are fleeing to neighbouring countries. Many pastors have chosen to stay at their posts despite the danger, to care for the traumatised and terrified people who remain. The situation is deteriorating rapidly so there is an urgent need for God’s people here and across the world to intercede. Click on link to find out more on how to pray for Ukraine.

Prison Ministry in Alcázar de San Juan

Alcázar de San Juan, Spain

Ongoing Ministry

José Moreno Berrocal and Virtudes Merlo Garcia
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EMF missionary, José (Pepe) Moreno Berrocal pastors an evangelical church in the town of Alcázar de San Juan in the centre of Spain. As part of his preaching and pastoral duties he has been ministering to prisoners in the local prison since 1999. To find out more about this important work click on button provided.

Radio Outreach in Spain

Almuñécar, Spain

Ongoing Ministry

Manuel López and Alba Ortega
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Manuel López Franco and the church in Almuñécar, Spain, are about to renew their radio outreach project. This is just one of their evangelistic initiatives, but since COVID-19 it has become a key ministry. Pray that God will bless this ministry so that many people from Almuñécar and the surrounding area will put their trust in Christ.

PrayerMate

Internet

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

Face to Face

Online Video Conferencing

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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

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Adam and Dagmara Urban
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Adam Urban, EMF missionary in Siedice, Poland, runs a website ministry called 'The Gospel in the Centre'. The web-site makes 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.

Kipseli Community Centre

Thessaloniki, Greece

Ongoing Ministry

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.

New EMF Booklet

Across Europe

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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.

Manuel and Jania Morelli

Italy

Manuel is the leader of a new church plant in the city of Ravenna, on the Adriatic coast in the north of Italy. The church is called “Chiesa Solo Cristo Ravenna” (Christ Alone Church Ravenna).

Joonas & Deborah Laajanen

Finland

Joonas was born to a Christian family and was brought up in various Charismatic churches. His conversion happened as he listened to a Paul Washer sermon in 2016.

Martin Hjellvik

Norway

Martin is a pastor in Norway’s first reformed church, Kilden Menighet Jæren, where he serves with a co-leader, Nahum O’Brien, a US missionary.

Joel and Talita Lopes

Portugal

Joel Lopes and his wife Talita serve in the Igreja Acção Bíblica church, situated in the Southern Portuguese city of Faro in the well-known tourist area of the Algarve.

Diego and Stella Lopes

Portugal

Diego is pastor of a young church in Margem Sul, Seixal, south of Lisbon. He is also a founding member of the Martin Bucer Seminary in Portugal. Diego is married to Stella.

Romuald Lasnes

France

Romuald is an assistant pastor of a faithful gospel church in the north-west Paris suburb of La Garenne-Colombes.

Tamás and Andrea Moroz

Romania

Tamás is a pastor of the Hungarian Reformed Baptist Church in Biharia. He is married to Andrea.

Benjamin and Debora Pap

Romania

Benjamin is the pastor of three Hungarian Baptist churches in the Boghis area of Romania. He is married to Debora.

Mihai and Irina Chisari

Moldova

Mihai is pastor of Imago Dei Baptist Church at Chișinău in Moldova and is married to Irina. They have two young daughters, Delia and Elisa.

Eugen and Claire Peters

Republic of Ireland

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

Xavi and Paty P. Patiño

Spain

Xavi is a church worker at the Evangelical Church of Ciudad Real. He is married to Paty.

Antonis and Viki Topaloglou

Greece

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

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 Liudmyla Mariash

Ukraine

Vitalii is the academic dean of Kyiv Theological Seminary, and is co-pastor of his church in Kyiv. He is married to Liudmyla and they have two children, Marianna and Mark.

Manuel López and Alba Ortega

Spain

Manuel pastors the evangelical church in Almuñécar; he and his wife 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 de Rodríguez

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 Moreno Berrocal and Virtudes Merlo Garcia

Spain

José (known as Pepe) pastors the evangelical church in Alcázar. He is married to Virtudes.

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.

Víctor Defranchi and Gio Ansaldo

Spain

Víctor is a member of the evangelical church in Ciudad Real in Spain.

Luis Cano and Pilar Herrera

Spain

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

Sándor and Napsugár Kelemen

Romania

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

José and Gisela Rodrigues

Portugal

José pastors the evangelical church in Alto do Moinho and a 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).

Adam and Dagmara Urban

Poland

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

Krzysztof and Aneta Rutkowscy

Poland

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

Sławomir and Daniela Rutkowscy

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 Karzełek

Poland

Now retired, Henryk 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. He is married to Agnieszka.

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. He is married to Anna.

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.

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.

Tim and Deb 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. Volodia is married to Oksana.

Pál and Anna Borzási

Romania

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

José de Segovia and Anna de Kraker

Spain

José is the minister of an evangelical church in central Madrid. He is married to Anna.

R and B

France

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

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