This past weekend, I had the privilege of joining a group of like-minded Europeans committed to mobilizing everyday disciples to participate in church-to-church evangelistic partnerships in order to fulfill the Great Commission. The conference focuses on inspiring individuals, churches, and organizations to host multi-church projects in order to multiply the impact of their evangelistic efforts within the church and in their local communities.
Since 1973 this group has been coordinating international evangelistic partnership projects such as the Berlin Youth Project (2013), the Berlin-Holland Youth Exchange, the Hungary Language Camps, and soon the IBCB & Friends Street Festival. We anticipate two teams — one from Hungary and one from Finland — joining us on 9. July for our local street festival being coordinated by Jürgen Ferrary, IBCB Associate Pastor.
During the conference, I facilitated a focus group discussion on the opportunities and challenges of evangelism presented by refugees and marginalized people (i.e. minorities, trafficked people, et al). Many churches are responding to the needs of refugees on an individual/personal level as people find the church; some churches are reaching out to find refugees whom they can serve.
For more information on International Commission, check out their website: http://www.ic-world.org. To find out more about YOUR responsibility to “go on mission” sign up for our CORE Class #4 — Go on Mission (21. May).
What is the Berlin Worshipnight?
Since November 2000, the Berlin Worshipnight has been a worship gathering of Christians from different churches and denominations from all over Berlin. Because we know that God loves unity in his body we want to come together as one to worship the Lord and pray for our city.
Why does it take place at IBCB?
As a “multi-kulti” church we are a very good role-model for what it means to live “diversity in unity.”
(Special Note: Our Praise Team is going to play, too).
Why should you join us?
A lot of reasons! First of all: If you live in Berlin, you should have a heart for our city. So come and join us together at the throne of God in music and prayer. Secondly: It’s fun. We have invited 4 different worship teams, so we will hear different styles of music and see different generations on stage. We can learn from each other, get to know new songs or styles and still be one body.
The Berlin Worshipnight is an awesome event with a big charisma. Also non Christians love good music and a good atmosphere. So you can invite your friends that are non-believers. We’ve seen quite a number of people that have become Christians after joining a Berlin Worshipnight!
What can I do?
- Come and join us! We only can be one body if the body of Christ gathers together as one.
- Bring a friend — believer or non-believer — and pray for that person.
- Support Berlin Worshipnight financially. There’s no entrance fee, but we will collect an offering to help cover the expenses.