Europe is the spiritually neediest continent in the world, with relatively few evangelical Christians and gospel churches, and a lot of gospel-less religion and godless secularism. The Balkans and the Nordics are two especially needy regions. Europe needs more gospel workers and a renewed vision for the planting of new gospel churches. EMF is committed to expanding its support of gospel work in Europe, and is inviting churches and Christians to join them.
In this webinar, Darren Moore (Minister of Chelmsford Presbyterian Church and EMF Trustee) will be interviewing Mission Director Andrew Birch to discuss in more detail:
1) The danger of thinking that apologetics is all that we need to engage in;
2) The danger of not appreciating the great value of apologetics as part of our mission strategy
In this webinar Phil Dunn, the EMF Northern Ireland Representative, will be interviewing 3 men all involved closely in church plants in the Republic of Ireland: Pastor Shane Deane of Passage West Baptist Church, Pastor Paudge Mulvihill of Calvary Church, Westport, and Rev. Alastair Dunlop of Howth & Malahide Presbyterian Churches. They will be exploring the recent history of the work of the gospel in Ireland, and describing the current situation.
Do join us to find our more about the cause of the gospel in the Republic of Ireland, and to understand how you can support the work more, whether in prayer, giving, encouragement, practical support, or even going!
Panagiotis (Giotis) Kantartzis leads us in considering Eastern Orthodoxy from an evangelical perspective: Are there areas we would agree on, areas we where we would disagree? He will particularly focus on the area of the doctrine of salvation. But he will also share his experience of how to share the gospel with people from an Eastern Orthodox background, who are often suspicious about evangelical Christianity.
Giotis Kantartzis is senior pastor of the First Greek Evangelical Church in Athens, Greece, visiting professor at Greek Bible College, coordinator of City to City Balkans and director of the Institute for the Study of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. He has recently published ‘A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Eastern Orthodox Theology’
William Carey, along with the other missionaries who went out to Serampore in the late 18th century, were pioneering in the way in which they turned principles in to practice to bring the gospel to India in a colonial context. Hard realities shaped their practice, and so much of what they learned and applied has steered modern mission.
But the mission field is ever-changing, with a rapidly changing world, and so we have to constantly re-think how we apply principles and practices to reach a lost world today.
Mike Tindall re-visits William Carey's life and ministry, to think through again how we might learn from him and apply lessons to today's mission in Europe.