Berlin is known as the atheist capital of Europe. Most people in Berlin see Christianity as irrelevant to their daily lives. Unable to grasp their sinfulness or how much they need a Savior, they rely on their own resources for everything, focusing on material success and prosperity. But even though Berliners act as though they are completely independent, they are often very lonely. They long for friendship and community, but seem unable to find it anywhere. There is also a decided reluctance to embrace the multi-ethnic culture of the city.
A New Kind of Community
In order to foster community and model gospel reconciliation, we have joined the church plant Gospel Haus, an intercultural church in which half the members are immigrants. We seek to reach and serve this diverse community through personal relationships and community events that will bring people closer to each other and to God. We also have connections to Martin Bucer Seminary, enabling us to teach and mentor young church planters and equip them with skills necessary for leading churches and expanding the community of Christ to all the peoples of Berlin.
With her work in Spain completed, Pamyla accepted an invitation in 2014 to join a new church-planting team in southwest Berlin.
In Berlin, Ben and Anna hope to be part of nurturing a church-planting movement.
Ken serves as the international director for Europe, overseeing MTW’s vision, ministries, and personnel in Europe.
Brian and Megan serve with the team that works alongside Gospel Haus, a uniquely situated church in Berlin, Germany.
David and Eowyn are team leaders for MTW’s Team Berlin, a multi-site church-planting movement.
Over breakfast she criticized the meal, our home, and my hair. I didn’t want to invite her back. In that moment my heart was revealed.SEE MORE
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A Virginia Tech student used his majors in public relations and German to intern at a cultural center in Berlin while serving with MTW.SEE MORE
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Pray for refugees who are flooding into Greece and Germany. Pray for our missionaries and nationals partner churches as they seek to minister to these displaced people with the love of Christ.
Pray for Europeans who have heard the gospel but are hesitant to fully commit to Christ. Pray that God would draw them to Himself.
Pray that we would be able to accomodate and recruit interns desiring to work in their field of study and participate in global missions.
Praise God for breaking through barriers in Germany and producing long-sought-after fruit! Pray for new believers to grow in their faith and lead others to Christ.
Pray for the declining Church in Europe. Many see Europe as post-Christian and without hope. But we know that Christ will build His church.
Praise God for opening doors in Germany for us to minister to refugees in a local refugee home. Pray for refugees to grasp the love of Christ.
Give thanks to God for a movement of the Spirit spreading across Europe opening doors that have been long-shut.
Pray for MTW's ministry to refugees in Greece, Germany, Ukraine, Uganda, Panama, and the U.S.
Pray specifically for the refugees in Berlin who our missionaries are building relationships. Pray that these refugees would come to faith if they do not know Christ.
Pray for missionaries seeking to minister to those who are critical and hard to love. Pray that missionaries would love their neighbor as Christ loved us.