Last week our EBF Executive met in Elstal, Germany. We shared the many encouraging signs of God’s presence among us, we prayed for wisdom to face and overcome some of the challenges before us, and we especially remembered our churches who will make their Easter witness in the midst of persecution and conflict.
Having previously gathered in Vienna and Yerevan, last week saw eleven younger leaders from across the EBF gather in Beirut for the next session of the EBF Transform programme. Transform brings together young women and men from across all the regions of the EBF to learn and share together about various aspects of leadership.
Christer Daelander, a Baptist World Alliance representative to the United Nations (UN) and religious freedom representative of the European Baptist Federation (EBF), is the nominee for the 2018 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award.
In Europe we have particular cause to give God thanks for the ministry and influence of Billy Graham. In particular, in the 1970s and 1980s he made several significant visits to communist Eastern and Central Europe, then under the yoke of communist rule.
Bob Morris, the Chair of the Youth and Children’s Workers Committee reflects on the recent conference that took place in Zagreb, Croatia from 18th - 22nd January.
The handing over ceremony of the Baptist House was held in Benczúr Street, Budapest. The building was donated to the Union by the Hungarian Government for mission, educational and social ministry purposes.
After sixteen very successful years as the European Baptist Federation (EBF) Youth Training Co-ordinator, Jeff Carter together with his wife Deann are to return to Canada in summer 2018.
In the Bible the land of Egypt is a powerful symbol of the liberation of God’s people from slavery and the journey to the promised land, in what we call the Exodus. Egypt also has its place in the Christmas story.
The Russian Baptist Union organized the Mission Conference “Multiply” from November 29 – December 2, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. It commenced with the grand presentation of M4 church planting program by Josif Makarenko, the mission director and Aleksey Smirnov, the Union’s president preaching on the Great Commission.
Alexandra Ellish: The subject which most captured the imaginations and enthusiasm of the church in Belgrade centred around a key Anabaptist conviction: that Jesus in the person of the Holy Spirit is present and active in every member of the church community and that each person has something to give, say or contribute in the life of the community.