Europe MENA

6439-903-Church Planting

Funds will be used for start-up costs associated with church planting activities initiated by Czech pastors working in partnership with our personnel. VISION The goal of this project is to strengthen WorldVenture's partnership with the largest evangelical association in the Czech Republic, the Church of the Brethren, as we assist them in achieving their vision of seeing a church planting movement flourish. STRATEGY A Czech leader of the Church of the Brethren has asked for the first church planter to be mentored and for practical assistance through the International Church of Prague. The first church will also need starting funds.
September 2, 2020

6439-902-National Workers

The Christian Education and Life ministry has staff members at universities in five cities throughout the Czech Republic. Funds from this program will help support the staff members serving on the campuses as well as the pastors receiving training through this ministry. VISION Through this project, we hope to facilitate the raising up of future leaders for the campus ministry known as Christian Education and Life, in line with WorldVenture's strategic priority of equipping leaders for the church. STRATEGY The staff serve hundreds of students, discipling this new generation of leaders through mentoring and training programs. CAPACITY A gift of…
September 2, 2020

6440-985-Good Sam Disaster Relief for Beirut Explosion

On the evening of August 4, 2020, the city of Beirut was rocked by a massive explosion. Over 5,000 people injured, death toll rising by the hour, and 300,000 people displaced from their homes make this the worst disaster the city in its history. WorldVenture personnel are partnering with multiple churches and organizations to provide relief including but not limited to providing housing for the displaced, medical care for the injured, food for the hungry and help repairing homes and churches that have been destroyed
August 6, 2020

6422-910-COVID Relief-SPAIN

This COVID-Relief fund will help provide for basic needs of families within the Reeser's church: iglesiaevángelica de pueblo nuevo. The economic crisis in Spain means that families in the church will in some cases not be able to afford food, medicine, or shelter. The church has created a special fund that will be supervised and distributed by the leadership of the church.
May 11, 2020

6443-911-Disciples Church in Tirana

This project will assist in meeting the spiritual and economic needs of members of Disciples Church in Tirana, Albania and to assist the church in meeting the spiritual needs of the community surrounding the church.
May 11, 2020

6422-917-FH Community Center Madrid

The Community Center is located in a neighborhood of North African immigrants from the Rif Berber people group. The purpose of the Community Center is to serve as a hub for the community-based outreach project that Dan and Eva Anderson have been conducting in the neighborhood since 2009. PROBLEM In many of the larger cities of Europe there are neighborhoods that are experiencing a significant influx of immigrants and/or refugees from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. The emergence of these neighborhoods is creating new and unique challenges on many levels but also a great opportunity to promote Christian community…
December 9, 2019

6443-910-Impact Movement (Tirana)

According to a recent study, out of a total population of 2.8 million, Albania has somewhere around 10,000 evangelical believers who are regular committed church attendees (only about 1/3 of 1%). We see the need for new churches to be planted and our hope is that Impact Movement (Tirana) will be the start of a church planting movement both inside and outside the borders of Albania. Our vision is to be a contemporary church that has IMPACT in the communities that surround us, helping others to know God and to make Him known. Our goal is to see a church…
December 9, 2019

6410-911-Strasbourg Community Center

- To facilitate the integration of marginalized peoples into the fabric and ways of life in their new community. - To create a space to restore the dignity, value, purpose, and competency of the whole person for the benefit of the individual, the family, and the community. - To catalyze the contribution of one's unique identity and culture for the good of society. - To find people of peace in order to help them discover the Gospel, be restored in Christ, and sent on mission to facilitate the multiplication of disciples and churches in the 8 neighborhoods of Strasbourg comprised…
December 9, 2019

6410-908-The New Church in Torcy, France

This project will permit the growing and dynamic new church plant in Torcy, France, to buy and adapt a 260M2 (2,800 sq. ft.) building that would allow it to continue to grow and expand its ministry in the city. They have outgrown their current facilities and, as a result, their ministry impact is being lessened. PROBLEM The New Torcy Church is a growing dynamic young church plant. That is the good news! Today, though, our challenge is that we've outgrown our worship space. Our 860 sq. ft. is just too small for our congregation of 85. As a result we…
December 9, 2019

1300-016-Dana Stucky Memorial Fund

Celebrating the life of Dana Stucky and remembering her passion for Albania, the Stucky family invite you to remember Dana with a gift to WorldVenture for the Institute of Albanian and Protestant Studies. Learn more about this ministry at instituti.org.
December 9, 2019

6422-907-ZECNT Translation

The Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT) is uniquely helpful in that it is strategically-packaged conservative scholarship to assist conscientious preachers who are short on time. This project seeks to assist in funding the translation of the entire 20-volume series over the next 10 years (2016-2026). PROBLEM A great majority of pastors in the Spanish-speaking world are often both bi-vocational and limited in scholarly resources and training. VISION To translate the entire ZECNT Series into Spanish and use it as a cornerstone in an ongoing effort to promote, teach and support the growth and quality of scripturally-controlled expositional…
December 9, 2019

6410-910-Le Mee Sur Seine Worship Center

Le Mee Church in the Seine et Marne region in France is rapidly growing. People are turning to the Lord at an astonishing rate. The biggest hurdle for the church is the lack of space to hold the new believers. They want to continue to increase the witness and the impact of their church. The Le Mee sur Seine Worship Center project will help the church to better impact their town and region. They want to move to a larger space, more adequate for the number of people they want to reach. STRATEGY The overall goal is to raise $936,000…
December 9, 2019

6424-902-TTS Scholarship Fund

Tyndale Theological Seminary attracts students from all over the world and especially from Eastern European countries, Africa, and Asia. The students are usually Christian leaders in their respective countries and have plans to be evangelists, pastors, theological educators and missionaries in settings throughout the world. The Body of Christ will definitely grow because of the impact of these students. PROBLEM They come to acquire either an accredited Master of Divinity or Master of Evangelical Theology degree. These students often cannot attend the school without scholarships. Of the 49 students registered for the fall semester, 20 are on scholarships. Tyndale could…
December 9, 2019

Translation

We are presently working on the NIV Study Bible notes for the N.T. in the Slovene language. Also, a translation of Mere Christianity was released by a Slovene publisher in 1990. However, it contains significant errors and will need to be re-worked. This will be another key book for evangelism.
December 9, 2019

6410-903-France Belgium Bible Institute

The goal of this project is to provide a way for those in the U.S. to financially support the Belgian Bible Institute in Brussels, Belgium. The Belgian Bible Institute is the only French-speaking evangelical school for training church leaders in Belgium. It has existed for almost 100 years and is experiencing a time of renewed growth and influence. PROBLEM The school needs funds to help pay faculty. Tuition payment in Belgium is minimal and does not cover the cost. Student scholarships are also needed. Funds are needed to maintain the facilities and maybe one day to buy their own facility.
December 9, 2019

6410-904-Chevry-Brie Worship Center

The WorldVenture France team is in the process of advancing the worldwide objective of establishing new churches. We are starting with a church in the Brie region of France, specifically in the town of Chevry-Cossigny, which will serve a larger community including the hub city of Brie-Comte-Robert. They are unable to invite anyone due to lack of space. This new facility would have an immediate impact on attendance, membership, and lives reached by the gospel of Jesus Christ! PROBLEM People are begging to attend this church, but we just cannot open our doors to the general public because we have…
December 9, 2019

6476-906-RussiaWorship

Christ-Empowered Worship Transforming The Russian Church RussiaWorship is an association of like-minded Christians with professional and/or practical experience in worship ministry. Our focus is the development of Christ-empowered worship transforming the Russian church. We specialize in worship training through conferences, seminars, and mentoring, as well as creating and distributing resources for worship ministry. The Religious freedoms which were returned to the Russian people in the early 1990’s have been eroding away. Public buildings can no longer be rented for religious functions. Recent laws have made it illegal to conduct ‘missionary activity’ outside of the church. Despite these increasing hurdles, God…
December 9, 2019

6443-909-Kenedi Safe Home for Girls

At the most basic level, Albania lacks the social services infrastructure necessary to house and care for girls rescued from abuse. The Korçë Evangelical Church and the Kenedi Foundation saw this need and believed that a Christ centered care home should be opened to provide refuge for these girls. So, in 2004 we opened the Kenedi Safe Home for Girls. Girls who were once sexually abused, beaten and severely neglected are now loved, growing and thriving. They are surrounded by people who want the best for them and who would never hurt them. They are safe. PROBLEM In Albania, national…
December 9, 2019

6431-905-Parchment Project

The Parchment Project for the Bible is a tool to be used for evangelism & discipleship. In 2014, the first phase of the project makes the New Testament accessible on parchmentproject.com. In 2015, the second phase will include the Old Testament. Essentially, the Parchment Project reduces the intimidation associated with reading, understanding and teaching an entire book of the Bible. It accomplishes this with a layout for 17 books that only uses two facing pages each per book. When this special project is fully funded, any of these 17 books can be downloaded as a pdf file and printed onto…
December 9, 2019

6430-907-Watson Ministry Travel-Russia

This fund will contribute to travel expenses for facilitating creative and continuing church planting and church leadership development. VISION Missions is about creating and re-creating new paradigms in order to present the unchanging message of salvation through Christ alone. This requires flexibility for all of us: the missionaries on the field and the organizations that support and send them. STRATEGY This includes new ways of considering financing travel and on-going ministry development.
December 9, 2019

6443-906-Kenedi Foundation

The Kennedy Foundation, a legal entity in Albania, serves as the compassion arm of the local evangelical church of Korca. The foundation is run by a board of directors made up of both foreign missionaries and local pastors. It is fully staffed by the church. The Kennedy Foundation supports several ministries including a medical clinic, physical therapy, elderly care, special education and a children's center. The Medical Clinic specializes in in-home wound care, diabetes testing, providing low-cost eye glasses, and other medical needs. Within the clinic, Albanian nurses have been trained to administer physical therapy for stroke patients and physically…
December 9, 2019

ESL Ministry

Hungary is undergoing many changes in its educational system in an attempt to catch up with Western Europe. Because of this, English has become a valuable skill for Hungarians.
December 9, 2019

6436-906-Hungarian Church Resource

This project helps enable and equip new and smaller Hungarian congregations to evangelize, worship, teach and make disciples. Funds will be used to purchase equipment struggling congregations need to share the Good News. PROBLEM While several areas of Hungarian society have made vast improvements in electronic and printed communication, churches have not and are becoming increasingly irrelevant in its approach. VISION This fund will give a jumpstart to a struggling congregation as it evangelizes, worships, and teaches so that its message and ministry are effective and relevant to the new generation. STRATEGY This fund may assist Hungarian churches in which…
December 9, 2019

6437-920-National Workers Support

National Christian leaders in Romania often have to work two or three jobs in addition to their full-time ministry. This project provides funds to these leaders so that they can devote more time to ministry. VISION We hope to give the opportunity for selected participants to be able to focus more on developing in ministry and to receive more concentrated training from WorldVenture. STRATEGY In keeping with the Romania Field's vision of helping the Romanian evangelical church fulfill the mandate of making disciples of all nations, the National Worker Support Project assists the church in providing financial means to help…
December 9, 2019

6437-918-Humanitarian Fund

Prompted by the possibility of natural disasters or similar emergencies in Romania that leave families in great need, it was determined that a special project be created in order to make funds available for such situations. STRATEGY Requirements for usage of the funds are to be similar to WorldVenture's requirement for the Good Samaritan Fund. Once requirements are met, approval for release and distribution of funds would be made at the field level. The second part of this project is to aid families or individuals in need of food, clothing, medication, or other humanitarian-oriented needs.
December 9, 2019

6437-916-Bible/Literature

Money from this fund goes toward the production and printing of materials and textbooks used in WorldVenture's work in Romania. Distributing Bibles is made possible by these resources as well. PROBLEM Quality Christian literature is not always accessible to the church in Romania. There remains a need for quality Christian literature to be translated and printed for the church. There also is a need to make existing Christian literature available to the church. VISION This project will enable WorldVenture Romania to acquire and produce quality Christian books for the edification and equipping of the church.
December 9, 2019

6437-908-Camps & Retreats

This project provides funds for camps and retreats in Romania. Young people enjoy attending the events. Funds from this project will be used to conduct a variety of camps and retreats throughout the year. STRATEGY Camps and retreats have proven to be successful in introducing Romanians to Jesus Christ. Often Romanians expect to participate in some sort of Christian camp or retreat during the summer.
December 9, 2019

6439-908-Youth Prague

The purpose of the project is to help fund strategic youth ministries in Prague, Czech Republic, to Czechs, international third culture kids (TCKs) and missionary kids (MKs). PROBLEM The Czech Republic is the most atheistic country in Europe. Yet after decades of communism and consumerism, the people are spiritually hungry. Children and youth, especially, are open to connecting with the Christian community through activities offered by Youth Prague. VISION Our hope and prayer is that as these ministries grow, many more Czech and international kids will become committed followers of Jesus Christ, helping to advance WorldVenture's first worldwide objective. STRATEGY…
December 9, 2019

6434-905-Church Building Fund

This project will provide funds for a new church building in Lubin, Poland. The land is already purchased, so the needs are for the cost of the architectural drawings, the materials, and the labor. PROBLEM Currently we meet in a small storefront building, and we are quickly outgrowing it. Our Sunday morning attendance is averaging around 40, which fills our meeting room. The language school, with 120 students, uses every inch of the building, in addition to an off-site classroom in a nearby building. Since we are a relatively small group, we are requesting your help in erecting this new…
December 9, 2019

6454-902-Safe Haven Society

In 2007, Safe Haven Society established Safe Haven Home for Girls, a foster home located in Beirut to care for at-risk girls from all over Lebanon. For 12 years, Safe Haven provided a safe home, food, medical care, education and spiritual guidance for over 20 girls between the ages of 3 and 17. In the summer of 2019, Safe Haven started the transition away from residential care into a community center based model, with the hopes of reaching even more children and their families through education, social services and food security, all while sharing the love of Christ.
December 9, 2019

6454-901-Children of Tahaddi

Educational and medical ministries are the two main foci of the "Tahaddi" ministry. Funds will be used for a school, where unschooled students can take literacy classes, medical dispensary, kid's clubs, and summer camp. PROBLEM Those who live in the shantytown in which Tahaddi ministries is working in are the poorest of the poor. VISION In a 100% Muslim area of Beirut, this ministry gives practical witness of Christ. CAPACITY Literacy classes for one child cost $240 per school year. The school building rental, maintenance, and utilities cost $9,000. The school supplies and materials are an additional $3,000. The dispensary…
December 9, 2019

Youth Evangelism

Lithuanian youth have been willing to attend English camps and other fun activities sponsored by the Grace Baptist Church.
December 9, 2019

6459-903-Asian Friendship

The Asian Friendship Center maintains a positive, Christian presence in the Forest Gate community of England, where many South Asians reside. Funds will be used for rent, utilities and supplies needed to support outreach programs. PROBLEM Of the more than 30,000 people in this half square mile of area, over 24,000 are South Asians, the majority being Pakistani and other Muslims. There is no other organization or church specifically reaching out to these South Asians. VISION Through the contacts made, it is hoped that many will become followers of Christ and become fruitful members in the new emerging church being…
December 9, 2019

6459-902-Sindhi Partner Travel

The International Sindhi Partnership has been formed to reach more than 25 million Sindhi people in Pakistan and around the world. An International Sindhi Partnership Consultation convened in Manila in February 2006 with the hope of seeing a church planting movement began among the Sindhis. One of the main goals of this fund is to help underwrite the cost of travel for Sindhi Christians to attend the consultation. PROBLEM Nationals coming from Pakistan and India need help with travel expenses. There are over 20 million Sindhis in India with less than 5,000 believers. WorldVenture has been working in Pakistan for…
December 9, 2019

La Elipa

La Elipa church has successfully established three churches in 20 years and hopes to begin a new work in the next five years. The church has faithfully trained many leaders who are involved in the pastorate or working toward establishing churches. Funds from this project will greatly encourage La Elipa in their church planting work and provide the necessary funds to support their efforts.
December 9, 2019

National Leadership Development Fund

This project will aid those who are willing and eager to be trained for ministry, but do not have the economic means to do so. Funds will help purchase books and other resources for those preparing to lead the church in Spain.
December 9, 2019

6433-907-Theological Edu Support

This project seeks to support theological education in the former Soviet Union in support of WorldVenture's objective to equip leaders. It will do so through a number of possible avenues -- direct support of schools and/or organizations supporting theological education; library support; and support of national post-undergraduate degrees or professional certifications.
December 9, 2019

6433-905-Kiev Theological Seminary

This project will help provide money for the Kiev Theological Seminary for the training of a new generation of leaders in the former Soviet Union. VISION The aim of this project is to train church leaders. CAPACITY Project components are: --$20,000 for operations --$5,000 for special student aid --$10,000 for building repair --$5,000 for conferences --$10,000 for educational supplies
December 9, 2019

Operation Donetsk New Church

This project will assist in establishing a church in one of the most unchurched regions of Donetsk, Ukraine. It will provide funding necessary to build the first phase of a three-phase building.
December 9, 2019

Evangelism Software

Designing and publishing professional looking printed evangelistic and training materials as well as items posted to websites and other electronic publications will greatly assist the outreach of the church.
December 9, 2019

6445-902-Worship Venue

Funds will be used to cover rent and renovation expenses related to facilities used for church worship, and evangelistic and discipleship events.
December 9, 2019

6445-901-Discipleship/Leadership

This project will help cover the costs of organizing and hosting conferences focused on developing deeper relationships with national Baptist churches. VISION This will provide opportunities to encourage the development of a church-based leadership training program among national leaders and evangelistic meetings and seminars within the community.
December 9, 2019

6454-906-Refugees & At-Risk Families

When the war in Syria started in 2011, Lebanon was flooded with families fleeing atrocity, making it the country with the most refugees per capita in the world. The Church stepped up in a major way by providing aid, education support, job training and a welcoming community to tens of thousands of families who had been left with nothing. Refugee church plants are growing and thriving. As Lebanon spirals deeper into economic disaster, the Church is continuing to support refugees as well as other families who now find themselves in need. The money raised by this fund goes towards projects…
December 9, 2019

Spanish Theology

This is the first project of its kind, seeking to bring together the best of digital distance education and the best of digital library resourcing for use in the Spanish-speaking world.
December 9, 2019

6431-908-FormaSport

This project provides opportunities for WorldVenture personnel, local Christians, and other international agencies to engage in ministry through sports. Funds from this project will be used for equipment, and renting and maintaining FormaSport's facility. Basketball camps and clinics are held at the center as well as other sports-related events. VISION These programs treat the mind, body, and soul. They create redemptive and compassionate relationships among Europeans, North Africans, and Central Africans. STRATEGY FormaSport meets people at the level of a passion for sports and begin sharing the passion that Jesus Christ has for them. CAPACITY Some components of the project…
December 9, 2019

6433-919-Kiev Handicapped Ministry

This project will help support ministry opportunities to the handicapped who attend Transformation Church in Kiev, Ukraine. Funds will help with remodeling the church for handicapped access, provide for staff needs and special activities. PROBLEM There are many handicapped people in the Kiev area, and many live around the church. Buildings and social care are really not set up for the handicapped, and many handicapped people are not cared for. VISION This project addresses the purposes of showing compassion and multiplying followers of Jesus Christ. STRATEGY The people at our church care about the handicapped and they help in ways…
December 9, 2019

6410-906-Pioneer Pastor Fund

This fund is in place to help support French pastors in young churches. While pastors are asked to raise most of their own salary needs, additional funds are still required. As time goes on the church will take on more of the financial need. PROBLEM Churches planted by missionaries are not always able to support their own pastor. VISION Having funds available to place a French pastor in a new area or a young church would contribute to church planting and growth of young churches. STRATEGY The church association distributes available funds on a digressive basis, with the new church…
December 9, 2019

6410-901-Faremoutiers Building Fund

Faremoutiers is a new church started in 2005 to the east of Paris, in a region where people travel many miles to find an evangelical church. People have been converted and baptized, and the church has grown to 50. PROBLEM The present need is for a permanent and visible place for worship. The need for a credible evangelical witness covers a very wide area in the east of the Paris region. The people we aim to reach primarily are in a network of towns and villages in and around Faremoutiers. Church members come from 16 different towns and villages, mostly…
December 9, 2019

6411-910-Casoria Evangelism

The original building and parking lot were constructed in 1988 and over the years of weather and normal wear and tear, the parking lot, roof and brick siding have deteriorated.
December 9, 2019

6411-908-Soccavo

MinisteriCB seeks to establish a daughter church while turning over the mother church in Lago Patria to Italian leadership. Funds from this project will help the daughter church purchase a projector and other equipment, and pay rent on their facilities. VISION Through this project, WorldVenture workers seek to provide an initial boost to assist the newly established church in rooting itself and moving forward in the community. STRATEGY The church has raised from PACT funds and offerings $700,000. They now need to finish the project. CAPACITY Acoustic equipment: $75,000 Furnishing for classrooms and offices: $135,000 Finishing building: $240,000
December 9, 2019

Cesena Church Planting

Funds will be used to assist the church in renting and remodeling their facilities. The church hopes to have a community room open to the public that provides various activities to build relationships with people to reach them for Christ. Funds will also be used in evangelistic outreach projects the church has planned for this year.
December 9, 2019

6411-903-Melito Church Project

The new church has more amenities that we could have expected, but there are several important updates that must be done in order to serve the community effectively. They include new floor surface for the Worship Center and the installation of a commercial grade kitchen.
December 9, 2019

6411-902-Pastors Ministry Fund

We have developed a "three-year scale-down*" program that will allow us to strengthen the churches and their giving which will help keep these men in the ministry. Would you make a monthly contribution to help support the churches as they support these pastors? Click here to start your routine giving or to make a one-time gift.
December 9, 2019

6411-911-Rome Evangelism

This project provides funds for church planting efforts in Rome, Ostia and Aprilia. Funds will be used for evangelistic outreach projects, evangelistic literature, publicity and team administration. VISION This project helps WorldVenture missionaries cultivate relationships and assist Italian church leaders who are seeking to maximize their churches' influence in the community. CAPACITY Evangelistic outreach projects: $3,000 Literature: $2,000 Publicity: $1,300 Contact evangelism: $1,700 Rome team administration: $500
December 9, 2019

6407-908-Ministry to People in Prostitution and Victims of Human Trafficking

This project supports two partnering ministries in Austria (not named for security reasons) that ministers to people in prostitution. A great majority of those in prostitution are in fact victims of human trafficking, where a mixture of force, fraud, or coercion was used to bring them into this situation. One major component of the ministry is regular street and brothel outreaches, where a ministry team seeks to build relationships with those in prostitution, share Christ’s love, and provide care and assistance for those wishing to leave prostitution. These wrap-around services include language and job skills training, help with immigration documents,…
December 9, 2019

Arab Woman Today

An exciting new ministry on the radio and Internet is "Arab Woman Today." It is an outreach directed toward Arabic-speaking women throughout the world. This program provides words of encouragement to this specific group of women. Funds will be used to support this program.
December 9, 2019

6418-904-Theological Education-PTEE

http://ptee.org/eng/ Since 1981, the Program for Theological Education by Extension (PTEE) has been equipping Arab Christians for leadership through evangelical theological education wherever they live in the Arab world. PTEE's partners in ministry share: 1) PTEE's strategic passion for the Arabic-speaking peoples of the MENA region, 2) PTEE's vision for on-location training and discipleship of current and emerging leaders in the Arab world, 3) PTEE's academic commitment to producing and delivering the highest caliber Arabic-language theological curriculum and educational methodologies in use presently. With classes operating in Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan, and other parts of the MENA…
December 9, 2019

6418-903-Whitman Academy Expansion

Give to the Roy and Dora Whitman Academy – A Christian School in the Holy Land! Roy and Dora Whitman Academy provides a rich curriculum led by committed Christian teachers in Amman, Jordan. The Whitman Academy team creates an environment where students from many nationalities are challenged to integrate a Christian worldview into all their studies. The curriculum also guides students to care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of everyone in the Whitman Academy community and beyond. When students go to other places, they have a foundation for learning, living, and loving as disciples of the Lord Jesus…
December 9, 2019

6443-902-Kenedi Children’s Center & Home

Funds will be used to support the Kennedy Children's Center and Home. PROBLEM These children have homes, but are sent to beg from morning until often late at night. Many times these children have been provided very little food to sustain themselves, are almost always dirty and unkempt to appeal to those they are begging from. Many children have no opportunity to receive an education and many times do not even know their own age. Their parent(s) are many times uneducated, without work and often do not properly care for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of their children. VISION…
December 9, 2019