Here on this page we’ll be featuring news of upcoming events that are likely to be of interest to mission agency and church leaders with an interest in mission in Europe.
If you have news of other events, email them to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a comment and we’ll incorporate your listing into our main list.
A EUROPEAN STUDENT FORUM (24th-29th September, 2011)
The European Evangelical Alliance and IFES Europe are organising a European Student Forum in Brussels from 24-29 September 2011, aimed at 19-30 year olds considering serving God in the public arena. For further information you can check out the website at www.forum2011.ifeseurope.org or email email@example.com
CITY TO CITY – EUROPE (25th-27th October, 2011)
This conference, meeting in Berlin, is a gathering for European church planters, pastors and individuals concerned about the ministry of the gospel in the major cities of Europe. It is an opportunity to learn from the ministry of Tim Keller in New York City, to hear about diverse practical experiences in European cities and to find new inspiration for the urban context in which you are ministering.
City to City Europe is a growing network of church planters and pastors in major European cities. They are from various denominations and minister in different urban contexts. The network realizes that effective urban ministry needs an approach that applies the gospel to every aspect of life and church ministry. It further realize that church planting needs to be thoroughly contextualised. They appreciate secular culture while maintaining the historic confessions of the Christian faith. Many of them are inspired to explore this approach in depth through the practical example of Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the teaching of Timothy Keller, founding pastor of this church. For further details of the Conference and to register you can visit their website at
THE CHURCH & THE SPIRIT: A conference of the European Pentecostal Charismatic Research Association (2nd-5th November, 2011)
TRENDS IN EUROPEAN MISSION: The Annual Consultation on Europe hosted by Redcliffe College, European Christian Mission and Global Connections (4th-5th January, 2012)
It isn’t easy to find people who love Jesus in Europe today. Only in the Middle East are you less likely to meet people who follow Christ. This is a sad statement to make about Europe, whose skylines are littered with steeples.
Nonetheless God has called many churches and mission organisations to say “This isn’t good enough! We want God to be glorified in Europe too!”. But it isn’t always easy to work in
today’s most secular continent.
This consultation is designed to help stimulate your thinking about some of the trends we are facing in Europe today. Experienced missional thinkers and practitioners will deal with the challenges of Migration, Urbanisation and Islam.
As with previous consultations this is a unique chance to network with other leaders involved in Europe with its many unique and changing facets, to share information on current activities, focus and aims, as well as future plans and dreams.
Robert Calvert (Urbanisation), formerly of Scotland, currently pastors a church in Rotterdam. It is made up of people from more than forty nations and the team of elders is drawn from four continents.
Alessia Passarelli (Migration) consults for the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (Brussels) while also doing PhD research into the relationships between migration and churches in Italy and the Republic of Ireland
Bert de Ruiter (Islam) speaks on issues related to Christian-Muslim relations and has developed a course called Sharing Lives to help Christians overcome their fear and share their lives with Muslims.
Tony Peck (Church response) is General Secretary of the European Baptist Federation and an Associate Secretary of the Baptist World Alliance.
Chris Wigram (Mission organisation response) is International Director of European Christian Mission, which works in 18 European countries.
Tim Davy (Biblical reflection) is Director of the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission at Redcliffe College, and lecturer in Biblical Studies and Mission
Ian Nicholson (Prayer) is involved with 24/7 Prayer.
The consultation will be held from 12 noon on 4th January through 2pm on 5th January 2012 at Redcliffe College.
Until 31 October 2011 the cost is £75, which includes an early booking discount.
From 1 November to 23 December 2011 (the booking deadline) the cost is £85.
This will cover food and accommodation, including lunch and dinner on 4th January, and breakfast and lunch on 5th January.
You can download the booking form here, or book online via the Global Connections website
If you have any other queries relating to booking for this event, please contact Evan Winter.