On 9th November around 100 people gathered for a missionary conference on the theme of ‘Spiritual Climate Change’. It was the 60th Anniversary of EMF.
450th ANNIVERSARY OF CASIODORO DE REINA'S TRANSLATION OF LA BIBLIA DEL OSO. An article by José Moreno Berrocal pastor of the evangelical church in Alcázar, Spain.
Recently I was asked an interesting (and difficult) question – what is the religious or philosophical cultural situation in Czech Republic. I have tried to respond with great humility for I am aware of the limits of my observations. And you may consider my response as an invitation to join us in prayers for we need it indeed. An insightful article by Jan Hábl.
‘Freedom’ writes the hero Winston in his illicit diary in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, ‘is the freedom to say 2+2=4’. That’s pretty banal, you may think, but a climax in the book comes when the rulers force him under torture to say that 2+2=5, because they say so. Truth in that world is simply what the highest authority, backed up by force, says it is. A article by Mostyn Roberts, Pastor of Welwyn Evangelical Church and former lecturer in Doctrine of the Church at the School of Biblical Studies.
France and Belgium are perhaps two of the main countries in Europe to be classed as Secular. In France 1% of the population is regarded as evangelical and in Belgium 1.2% where even the Catholic church is in rapid decline [source: Operation World]. Michael Robinson working for many years in Belgium gives a concise article outlining the difficulties that secularism can bring in the way of outreach.
Jan Amos Comenius (1592 – 1670), Komenský in Czech, was a Protestant Moravian (currently a part of the Czech Republic) pastor, philosopher and educator who is celebrated especially for his revolutionary approach to education. His universal (holistic) notion of education and international success earned him the epithet “the teacher of nations.”
We are easily distracted from our work. This is as true in gospel work as in any other field. We must, then, be clear about what gospel work is. The Lord Jesus gave a clear statement of the essence of the work,which Luke recorded in Luke 24:44-48. There are three elements.
As of 1st March, we’ve made The Old Rectory, Glenfield our formal headquarters and we’ve closed down the office at Guessens.
Ralph Winter, the American missiologist, says that there were 3 great periods in history for mission : 1792, influenced by William Carey; 1865 and following, due to the impact of Hudson Taylor; 1934 and following, due to the influence of Cam Townsend, who founded Wycliffe Bible Translators and Walter McGavran.
Twenty years ago, EMF made it possible for me to work alongside a mature pastor, Mike Daly, to be mentored and helped in every possible way at Great Whyte Baptist Church in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire. And now the challenge and privilege of mentoring a young man in my church in Luna de Sus, Romania, has passed on to me. His name is Tamás Moroz.
I grew up in a home where only my mother was a Christian. It was through her that my older brother and I heard about Jesus and had contact with the church from a young age.
Here, Christian publishing house Legatio’s Krzysztof Rutkowski, based in the central Polish city of Włocławek, explains some of the priorities that will help Poland’s churches to reach new people and grow.
EMF’s School of Biblical Studies runs a foundation-level six-month course to facilitate and equip Christian leaders to handle the Bible better and to fulfil Jesus’ Great Commission in Europe.
In November 2016, Pepe Moreno celebrated 25 years as the pastor of Alcázar’s evangelical church, situated in central Spain. Here, he looks back on his time, and on what’s been achieved.