The Spiritual Need in Germany

Germany has a massive sphere of influence over Europe. It is geographically located in the center of the continent, and has by far the largest population of its nine neighbors and 11 indirect neighbors.

Yet with all this leverage, the Christian church is declining rapidly. Of the nearly 83 million people who live in the country, less than 2 percent claim to be born again believers. In fact, 65 percent of Germans maintain the traditional church membership (Catholic or Protestant) into which they are born, but less than 5 percent of them attend church on a regular basis. Attendance is normally limited to Christmas, Easter, or important social events such as weddings and funerals. In addition, only 10 percent believe that personal faith is of any real value, and pragmatic atheism is the predominant worldview.

Ultimately, this creates a great source of heartache for the national churches in Germany. Germans have very legitimate needs, like love and acceptance, but they often turn to temporary, material alternatives like money, entertainment, and status to fill a void in their lives . They have a longing for more, but do not know how or where to get it.

ABWE in Germany

ABWE’s goal in Germany is to establish churches, which will become fully operated by German believers as they are equipped through evangelism, discipleship, and leadership training.

ABWE is already located in different regions across Germany. Our sight is set on cities and areas where there is little to no gospel presence and where there are no, or very few, evangelical churches. With help from national partners, ABWE missions teammates work in existing churches, and have the vision to plant new churches. We receive interns and short-term teams to serve in local churches, help lead summer camps, retreats, and youth and children's ministries during the week.

We’d love to get to know you and discuss how God is calling you.

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