A Church Plant Offers Hope for Brussels (VIDEO)

By Tom Mills, Dec 5, 2023

Brussels is one of the most international cities in the world. It’s the headquarters of the European Union and NATO, with lots of international students. Brussels is a secular, post-Christian society. MTW missionary Julian Bacon notes that “for a country that has traditionally been Catholic, we're in a generation now where parents are not even baptizing their kids anymore, and so we're really getting past even that cultural Christianity. I think we're in a new era.”

Julian believes Brussels needs more churches—evangelical, Protestant, French-speaking, Dutch-speaking, English-speaking churches. So that's what they’re planting. What started as informational meetings in the Bacons’ living room blossomed into worship services for a new church the group decided to call Hope International Church of Brussels.

Julian’s hope for this church is that it would be a church for Brussels, a church that is multicultural because Brussels has people from all over the world. Hope is what Brussels needs.

Tom Mills
Tom Mills is a content creator for Mission to the World. He is a graduate of Wheaton College. Tom loves meeting and interviewing believers all over the world, capturing stories of God's global church.
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Pray for the new church plant in Belgium, Hope Church International of Brussels. Pray that God would draw many from this post-Christian city to Himself. 

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Pray for MTW interns preparing to go to the field this summer, and for God to prepare the hearts of people who will be impacted by their service.

Pray for the ministry in Brussels, Belgium, as we reach out to internationals from many different cultures in this diverse city. 

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