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4000-107-Johnson, Nathan and Bethany

Church Planting in Austria

Nathan and Bethany’s ministry focus is church planting amongst German speakers in the Vienna area. They are partnering with an Austrian-led church association to plant a church on the northern side of the city, an area where there is currently no gospel-preaching church and a growing population. Nate and Bethany also serve as WorldVenture Team Austria field leaders, assisting the team with decision-making, cultural integration and spiritual leadership.

Gifted with speaking and teaching abilities, Nathan is passionate about knowing God’s Word on a deeper level and hopes to train Austrian Christians to be leaders and teachers themselves. He exercises his gifts by leading small group bible studies, preaching, and leading a church planting team. Administration and shepherding are Bethany’s gifts. She has a passion for planning and organizing and also enjoys music ministry. The Johnsons also use hospitality as a ministry tool to build relationships and share the love of Christ.

Nate and Bethany live in the Vienna area with their children Penny, Ellie, and Maya. They offer internships for college-aged individuals and are looking to expand their team of long-term workers in Austria.

You can get involved now by praying for the Johnsons:

  • For their church plant, that is gradually expanding from evangelism and small group ministry into Sunday morning services
  • For their church planting team, that God would guide and direct them, unite them as a group
  • For the Johnsons, as they seek to build relationships in their neighborhood and share the gospel with non-believing friends and neighbors

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