Greetings everyone, I am creating a word snapshot of our mandate with The Germany Foursquare Church located in Bühl, Germany as we bring a short-term team there from August 31-September 14.
The city of Bühl is part of the district of Rastatt in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It has a history reaching back to the twelfth century and was formerly an agricultural town, especially famous for its plums.
We will be serving the Foursquare Gospel Church there by partnering with Marcie and Brandon Brazee.
Brandon grew up in Seattle and Marcie is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. They met while serving as youth leaders at Eastside Foursquare Church in Bothell, WA. Brandon and Marcie have since served as church planters in Madison Wisconsin, before spending 10 years on staff back at Eastside Foursquare in various pastoral roles.
The Brazee’s are working in partnership with Foursquare’s Germany President, Jochen Geiselhart, serving at his church. While learning the language and culture, they are working with volunteer teams, small groups, refugees, and outreach ministries. Their goal is to plant a church sometime within the next couple of years in a larger city.
The main purpose of our time there is to support an outreach for the large festival that will take place, The Plum Festival. Its like Red River Exhibition, or Calgary Stampede. Its the biggest thing that happens in their town. The church is located in a prime location and the Mission Team Leaders in Bühl Church have been planning and praying about different ways to intersect and minister to people during this outreach opportunity.
The outreach will allow us to connect with unchurched, unreached festival goers. We will be in a parade and the theme in the float is "one people one God" and the idea is for every person to represent a people group or country.
We will include prayer walks, bag check, bathrooms etc., kids’s programs, praying with people and looking for every opportunity to share Christ. Think evangelism and outreach.
The second thing is to validate missions and the missionaries there through our support and to build relationships with them.
Third, it is Marcie's and my desire to build a relationship with the people in their church so that they can bring a mission team to our churches here.
I want us to be able to articulate God's Passion for The Foursquare Church in Germany, our love for missionaries, for Father’s Heart to reach the 27 unreached people groups there. I want us to be able to fundraise unabashedly and pray and believe with fervour that we will be filled with might and power to break the unseen demons and principalities that blind the eyes and ears of people.
He is faithful and He will accomplish everything including all our funds!
Love and Blessings
(Look for Part 2 on Saturday, Sep 1.)