Since September 2012 I have travelled to Berlin once a month to bring leadership to a church planting Bible study there. There has been a lot of "behind the scenes" research and preparation by the church planting committee of the EPCEW (the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in England and Wales) before this work began. On the second Thursday of each month, we meet to study a particular subject pertinent to laying a foundation for a confessional presbyterian church plant.
There is much work ahead of us but things are progressing well. If you would like to know more information then there is now a website in German which is: www.epkd.de
Watch this space for more developments in the future ...
It seems that missions can mean so many things in many circles. At the heart of missions in the NT was the church, making disciples, the appointment of elders and exhorting Christians. Acts 14:21-23 offers a refreshing challenge to many contemporary methods in missions
Acts 14:21-23: "When they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. And when they had appointed elders for them in every church, with prayer and fasting they committed them to the Lord in whom they had believed".