Since the Reformation, the religious history of France has been very mixed: on the one hand, we have John Calvin (born and converted in France) and the Huguenots; on the other hand, the infamous St. Bartholomew's Day massacre (1572) and the French Revolution. But what about today? With Catholicism still influential, Islam steadily growing, and more and more people in France identifying as agnostics or atheists, how is evangelical Christianity doing? Join us to hear about the continuing challenges and the real encouragements.
The video recording of the recent EMF webinar entitled: How to be an effective mission-supporting church is now available. In this webinar, utilising a question and answer format, Andy Johnson, the lead elder at Çankaya Baptist Church, Ankara, in Turkey, and EMF Trustee Daniel Grimwade, explore how local churches today can be more effective in doing and supporting mission, both locally and globally.
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.
A new video is available in our Meet our Missionaries series introducing the work of Martin Hjellvik, EMF missionaries based in Bryne, Norway.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You can now pray for EMF throughout the year using the PrayerMate app. Click on link provided
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.
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.
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.
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