Happy Easter friends, we hope you had a good time celebrating the gospel with friends and family. It was fun to spend our first Easter together in this early phase of our Berlin church plant. On Easter Sunday we enjoyed the resurrection, roast chicken & vege, an Easter egg hunt, followed by games in the garden. Personally we have had a slower month as Sarah was signed off work by the doctor and encouraged to rest due to concerns of an early labour. This was a challenging time
George is sharing a series of update videos on the New Ground website, sharing lessons of church planting. "George has recently moved to Berlin to join the team who are planting a church in the German capital. Here's part two of his story." We love this real yet exciting update on the journey of faith and prayer together. #Authenticity #Community
We are really enjoying learning lots about this beautiful city. With so much history, culture, creativity, politics, poverty and influence their is so much going on here. Berlin is a young city with an estimated 40% of it's population under the age of 35. 628,000 foreigners are registered as living in Berlin from around 190 nations. Their are 6+ million people in the greater Berlin/Brandenburg region. Berliners are beautiful people, all made in the image of God, with signific
Cross cultural church planting takes time. Whilst sometimes it's frustrating how long things can take, it's essential to get strong foundations in place. We aren't interested in something that grows quick but doesn't last. In this season of prayer and preparation we are patiently doing the basic well. As well as studying culture, seeking God for Vision, praying for the city and church, we are just faithfully working hard making friends, working jobs and learning language. A h
Wow, what a month we've had! We had an awesome time when George, Marissa, Metty and friends from Redeemer International church visited. Both the Benton's and Cowell's celebrated anniversaries, we had a fun mini team weekend in Berlin, and a visit from Dave & Liz Holden. We LOVE being family. One of the classic Newfrontiers vision taglines, was 'A Family Together On A Mission'. Thats what we want to be. Whatever age, stage, or cultural background you are, you're welcome to joi
We are two months into our new life in Berlin, and loving it! Berlin is so beautiful and a really cool place to be in the summer. There are so many cafes, parks, lakes, historical and creative spots to explore. Whilst it's a cool place to live, it's also a very key city to be church planting in with many, many hurting, lonely, confused and lost people. The opportunity and need for the gospel is huge and obvious everywhere you look. God have mercy! This month has included a tr
We've finally arrived in Berlin, wahooo! We are in faith for a city impacting church that loves God and Berliners. Berlin is beautiful in spring. This season is a welcomed reminder of our new, resurrected life in Christ. It's also significant and prophetic in it's timing as we start this new church sharing the good news of Jesus.
Alongside visiting clubs, cafes, churches and parks, our first few weeks were focussed on the practicals of moving in and getting our residency. W
Another month closer to our move and landing the Berlin Adventure! We share some reflections of this season and keeping a heavenly perspective. We love being part of the Redeemer church, serving and growing with worship, preaching and outreach. Sar had great time at Dutch worship leaders conference, and hosting a SBV evening. Get the Berlin Brunch dates in your diary and join us in January! #Authenticity
This months Berlin Adventure features us moving out our flat, a third of the way to Berlin! We try and share authentically about how we've had a tough couple of weeks processing the move. The backing track on the Vlog is 'Blessed Hurricane' an excellent track off Pete Coggan's EP a beautiful song declaring truth in the midst of storms.
In the grand scheme of things, we feel very blessed. But that doesn't take away from the fact that we have had a tough couple of weeks. Pack