The Church Planting Center in Frankfurt is already mobilizing Germans into the harvest as local German pastors identify catalytic new leaders and plant reproducing churches. At the center, men from local churches and seminaries attend leadership training events which include mentoring by experienced urban church planters in an assessment-based process. The training is supported by the IMB in partnership with local churches, unions, and associations. Your gift will help a local-church-driven cooperative for church planting to take root in Frankfurt.
This unique opportunity will allow IMB personnel to partner with the church planting center to 1) identify leaders, 2) support church planters/teams, and 3) multiply leaders/churches/disciples. Your support of the Church Planting Center will allow new church planters to experience intensive mentoring that teaches them to impart fruitful skills, practices, and biblical foundations to others, effectively multiplying their efforts.
With 810 million people, 51 sovereign states and 200 spoken languages, Europe is rich in diversity and character. These distinct cultures create a continent of global influence through language, politics, finance, fashion, and food. Though diverse, the peoples of Europe do have one thing in common—more than 98% do not follow Jesus.
Instead of seeing Europe’s decidedly post-Christian culture as a hindrance, IMB teams see the potential of what God wants to do on and through this influential continent. Not only do Europeans need the hope of the gospel, making it a primary place for ministry, but the global reach of its cities also makes it a strategic place as well. Immigrants comprise more than 15% of the population of gateway cities such as London, Paris, Madrid and Vienna.
Through dreaming big and taking faith-filled risks, IMB teams are connecting with European nationals, sharing the gospel and training local leaders. Their aim is to develop strong local leadership in every city and province who will lead biblically faithful and reproducing churches. Churches that plant new healthy churches will send the gospel to the nations of the world from every borough, town and village of the beautifully diverse continent of Europe.