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

New EMF Mission Director

We're delighted to announce that Rev. Scott Moore will be the new Mission Director.

NEW EMF MISSIONARIES

Across Europe

As of March 2024

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EMF have crossed a threshold - 100 missionaries in 20 countries! With the latest new missionaries taken on with the blessing of the EMF trustees, the total number of current EMF missionaries has now passed the 100 landmark. One of the new missionaries, Viktorio Antonovski, is from North Macedonia, a Balkan nation – in line with our 'Lighting up the Darkness' initiative – and a country where we've not had missionaries before, taking the total number of 'EMF countries' to 20. All of this is exciting, and fills us with a sense of gratitude to the Lord for leading us to the right people at the right time, and for making it possible, through the commitment and generosity of his people, for us to support more gospel workers making disciples in more and more needy places across Europe. Andrew Birch tells us more ...

£120,000 MORE FOR UKRAINE - THANK YOU!

Ukraine

Ongoing

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It was the end of September 2023. We had already asked our supporters many times to give to workers in Ukraine, but we went back to them with yet another request: could they help us raise £50,000 to support 12 evangelical churches and organisations doing really urgent work? It’s moving and deeply humbling to report that over £120,000 has been received since then. Thank you to everyone who has given so sacrificially! Your generosity has enabled us to commit our support to those 12 churches and organisations up to the end of March 2024, as well as to increase the level of help, and provide the Bibles and blankets they’ve requested. Here’s a bit more about how that money is being used.

3, 2, 1, ACTION!

Spain

January 2024

José Moreno Berrocal and Virtudes Merlo Garcia
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It’s only fifteen minutes a week, but wouldn’t you love to have fifteen minutes a week to share the gospel on national television? For many years now, the Spanish channel TVE2 has allowed Evangelicals, Catholics, Muslims, and Jews to have a slot each Sunday. An EMF missionary in central Spain tells us about what it’s like to be a witness for Christ to a large TV audience.

Meet our Missionaries: Tobias & Julie Haslund-Thomsen

Aarhus, Denmark

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Tobias and Julie Haslund-Thomsen
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A new video is available in our Meet our Missionaries series introducing the work of Tobias and Julie Haslund-Thomsen, EMF missionaries based in Aarhus, Denmark.

Meet our Missionaries: Iliya and Christina Marinov

Ruse, Bulgaria

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Iliya and Christina Marinov
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A new video is available in our Meet our Missionaries series introducing the work of Iliya and Christina Marinov, EMF missionaries based in Ruse, Bulgaria.

THE CLOTHES SHOP, THE CAFÉ, AND THE GUIDING HAND OF GOD

Thessaloniki, Greece

Ongoing Ministry

Antonis and Viki Topaloglou
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Thessaloniki, Greece. A young couple and their four children are reaching out to their neighbours in a fairly deprived area; a café is at the heart of their ministry. We asked our Church Engagement Lead, Alison Woodrow, to find out more. This is what she discovered ...


Video recording of EMF Webinar 'Does Calvinism Kill Mission?'

Zoom Conference

Available Now

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'If the doctrine of predestination is true, and if God has already decided who's going to be saved and who's not, then why pray, why evangelise, why bother?' That's what a lot of Christians think. But the clear teaching of the Bible, a right understanding of 'reformed theology', and 2,000 years of church history give the lie to those common caricatures of Calvinism. Click on link to access video recording of this fascinating discussion with Garry Williams (London Seminary), Davy Ellison (Irish Baptist College) and EMF missionary José Moreno Berrocal.

MEET GEORGE AND FLORENCE ...

France

Ongoing Ministry

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We don't talk about them much. But let us introduce you to 'George and Florence, who work with EMF in France.

A STORY TOLD IN 1997. UPDATED IN 2023!

Peschici, Italy

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Antonio and Anna De Noia
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In 1997, Antonio de Noia had just been accepted as an EMF missionary in south-east Italy. Twenty-six years later, Antonio may have less hair (!), but his zeal for the cause of the gospel is stronger than ever. Read his gripping testimony, published in 1997; then read on to find out what is happening in Antonio's life in 2023.

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 Northern Ireland Council members, came together for a long weekend at our Field Conference in Spain from 29th Sep to 3rd Oct 2022. 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...

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

Available Now

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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.

New EMF Booklet

Across Europe

Available Now

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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.

James and Elaine Currie

Republic of Ireland

James and Elaine are serving the Lord with Grace Community Church in Roscommon

Eelis and Manna Halmemies

Finland

Eleis is the pastor of the Reformed Baptist Church in Jyväskylä, in Finland.

João and Ana Cid

Portugal

João is pastor of the evangelical church in Lousã, in the central region of Portugal. He is married to Ana and they have a son, João Atanásio.

Andrea and Ruthi Festa

Italy

Andrea and Ruthi are serving in the Chiesa Sola Grazia evangelical church in Mantua, in the north-east of Italy.

Bruno Pires

Portugal

Bruno Pires serves as an assistant pastor in the evangelical church of Alto do Moinho and church plant of Azoia in the Lisbon area of Portugal.

Evair and Fiona Córdova

Spain

Evair and his wife Fiona are serving in the Evangelical Church of Alcázar de San Juan, in the La Mancha region of central Spain.

Paulo and Patrícia Carvalho

Portugal

Paulo Carvalho and his wife Patrícia serve in a church plant in Coimbra, in the central region of Portugal.

Rafael and Lidiane Ribas

Portugal

Rafael Ribas and his wife Lidiane serve in a church plant in Portimão, in Southern Portugal

Iliya and Christina Marinov

Bulgaria

Iliya Marinov is married to Christina, they have one little girl called Vera. Iliya pastors a church plant in the city of Ruse in the north part of Bulgaria, close to the border with Romania.

Tobias and Julie Haslund-Thomsen

Denmark

Tobias is 30 years and from Aalborg in the northern part of Denmark. He is married to Julie and together they have a son called Samuel. Tobias leads a church plant in the city of Aarhus.

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).

Martin Hjellvik

Norway

Martin is a pastor in Norway’s first reformed church, Kilden Menighet Jæren.

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 and Liz Lasnes

France

Romuald and Liz are working to establish an new church in the 11th district of Paris.

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 part of Fahan Presbyterian Chruch and are serving the Lord there and in the wider area.

Antonis and Viki Topaloglou

Greece

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

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.

Luis Cano and Pilar Herrera

Spain

Luis is the pastor of the evangelical church in Ciudad Real. Luis is married to Pilar

Sándor and Napsugár Kelemen

Romania

Sándor pastors the Hungarian-speaking Baptist Church in Viișoara, 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.

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-christianholidays.info). 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. Pál is married to Anna and they have four children.

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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