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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, 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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