7 Myths about European Missions
Europe already had their chance!
Not this generation! Europe is the least Christian continent in the world. With over 95% of Europeans having no relationship with Jesus, that is more than 700 million people! The big cathedrals of Europe are mostly empty tourist attractions. Besides, there are so many different ethnic groups right at your fingertip!
It’s a waste of time, Growth is too slow.
Kontaktmission has helped plant over 300 European churches in the past 30 years. With a majority of our missionaries from Europe, those we send from the US have a faster success rate. We SEND multinational teams who PLANT churches where there are few or none which MULTIPLY by sending out missionaries.
It’s too expensive a waste of money.
Actually, there are many parts of Europe where it is cheaper to live than in the US. Also, you don’t need a “mission compound” or a special vehicle, as you do in many other parts of the world. Because of our European partners we can find less expensive ways to live In what may seem more expensive locations.
Mission work is about feeding the hungry. Rich, well-educated people don’t need missions.
Jesus came to seek and save the lost. Feeding the hungry is definitely a job for the church, but it is not necessarily missions. Missions is about taking Christ to the lost in a different culture, and few places are more lost than Europe.
It’s better to go to Unreached People Groups.
How about a city of 300,000 with only one church or no church? Are they unreached? Europe is full of cities like that. Plus. most European countries are home to numerous ethnic groups who do not know Jesus; many are Muslim.
You can’t find nationals to work with who are leaders.
Because Kontaktmission was founded in Europe by Europeans, we have nationals leading in all our churches. Our US missionaries are always on teams with Europeans who are church leaders.
You can’t do short term missions in Europe.
We do it all the time. Our GoConnect trips are the perfect opportunity to see effective European missions up close. You can begin to connect with missionaries on the field while actually doing mission work alongside them.
7 Reasons to Partner with Kontaktmission
Over 700 million people living without hope in Christ
Out of a European population of 750 million people, less than 5% are Bible-believing Christians.
We are successfully fulfilling the Great Commission in some of the most difficult fields
Kontaktmission has helped plant hundreds of churches that are growing and becoming self-supporting – even planting new churches themselves.
Operation World calls us one of the significant mission organizations in Europe
Regarding Kontaktmission they write: “Other significant German missions include… Kontaktmission.” send.plant.multiply. We send multinational missionary teams to places where there are no Bible-believing churches or the Church is not able to stand on her own. We plant churches that become self-supporting. Those churches multiply by growing in number and depth of spirit and in turn plant new churches.
We are transnational
We transcend nationality in our leadership and in our missionary teams. Rather than from a single country, we send from God’s people everywhere to the lost everywhere.
We send multinational missionary teams to places where there are no Bible-believing churches or the Church is not able to stand on her own. We plant churches that become self-supporting. Those churches multiply by growing in number and depth of spirit and in turn plant new churches.
We are in over 40 countries …and counting!
We have over 350 awesome missionaries committed to the call of Christ in European countries and in several non-European countries. KM is on the move – pioneering in Asia & South America and Africa!
We are… Living Called!
God is raising up and equipping His people for this mission! We are passionately living out our calling! What moves you?