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Spend a summer living out the gospel across Europe! This exciting opportunity for university students is taking Europe, and GEM, by storm!

Mission Trips

From a couple of weeks to a year, come serve the Church in Europe while learning from experienced disciple-makers!

Long Term

Ever wake up and say “there has to be more”? God may be calling you to use your gifts in long-term ministry. Let us know, we’re here to walk that path with you.

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GEM Canada relies on the generous donations of organizations and individuals from around the world. If you’d like to become one of our financial partners, we humbly accept your support.

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We need your prayers! Please join GEM Canada as we pray for Europe and for Canada. Click the button below for the latest prayer needs of our partners and missionaries.

Instagram post 17947686727549368 Did you know that GEM missionaries are among those who staff and run a Christian boarding school in Kandern, Germany? 

Black Forest Academy not only offers a day program, but it also serves remote families that don’t have adequate educational alternatives for their children by offering a high school boarding program. Those who serve at BFA have the privilege of serving over 200 students of over 20 different nationalities, who come from families living in over 60 countries. Talk about having a global impact!

These global workers take on roles including teachers, office staff, counselors, maintenance, dorm parents, resident assistants, and everything else that keeps a professional school going. They do it because they love it and are passionate about raising a strong up-and-coming generation.

So, why would God call someone to serve in this capacity? Maggie Green, a Resident Assistant at Black Forest Academy has several reasons; “To work at BFA is to support ministries across Africa, Asia, and Europe. To support missionaries working in the 10/40 window, or with refugees or translating the Bible, or to end human trafficking. The list goes on and on.” The workers at this school aren’t just ‘doing their jobs’, they are allowing other workers to fulfill their callings, as well as ensuring their children are being trained up in the way they should go. “When you break this job into pieces - making breakfast, or driving a student somewhere, or helping someone with their homework, there’s a lot about it that may seem mundane, but all stitched together, this job is literally life on life discipleship,” Maggie explains.

...to read more, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog. 

So how can you partner in this amazing gospel opportunity?

◾️ PRAY!  Would you commit to pray for the Black Forest Academy staff and students? 

◾️ GO & GIVE!  Click the link in our bio to learn how you can get involved in this wonderful ministry by financially supporting our efforts there, or by going yourself! 

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it,” (Proverbs 22:6).

Did you know that GEM missionaries are among those who staff and run a Christian boarding school in Kandern, Germany?

Black Forest Academy not only offers a day program, but it also serves remote families that don’t have adequate educational alternatives for their children by offering a high school boarding program. Those who serve at BFA have the privilege of serving over 200 students of over 20 different nationalities, who come from families living in over 60 countries. Talk about having a global impact!

These global workers take on roles including teachers, office staff, counselors, maintenance, dorm parents, resident assistants, and everything else that keeps a professional school going. They do it because they love it and are passionate about raising a strong up-and-coming generation.

So, why would God call someone to serve in this capacity? Maggie Green, a Resident Assistant at Black Forest Academy has several reasons; “To work at BFA is to support ministries across Africa, Asia, and Europe. To support missionaries working in the 10/40 window, or with refugees or translating the Bible, or to end human trafficking. The list goes on and on.” The workers at this school aren’t just ‘doing their jobs’, they are allowing other workers to fulfill their callings, as well as ensuring their children are being trained up in the way they should go. “When you break this job into pieces - making breakfast, or driving a student somewhere, or helping someone with their homework, there’s a lot about it that may seem mundane, but all stitched together, this job is literally life on life discipleship,” Maggie explains.

...to read more, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog.

So how can you partner in this amazing gospel opportunity?

◾️ PRAY! Would you commit to pray for the Black Forest Academy staff and students?

◾️ GO & GIVE! Click the link in our bio to learn how you can get involved in this wonderful ministry by financially supporting our efforts there, or by going yourself!

“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it,” (Proverbs 22:6).
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Instagram post 18162520924166913 Why Europe? Simply put, Europe has influence! 

Europe has been the historically influential epicentre for learning, philosophy, art, architecture, and religion for more than 2000 years! It is the intersection of world cultures. Now, with the ongoing refugee crisis, reaching Europe is critically strategic for world revival more than ever before.

We invite you to join with us in this strategic mission to reach Europe by multiplying disciples and growing Christ’s Church! Through a movement of prayer and practical ministry, it is our deep desire that we would see God change this unreached, influential, and connected landscape.

Click the link in our bio to learn how you can take part in this mission!

Why Europe? Simply put, Europe has influence!

Europe has been the historically influential epicentre for learning, philosophy, art, architecture, and religion for more than 2000 years! It is the intersection of world cultures. Now, with the ongoing refugee crisis, reaching Europe is critically strategic for world revival more than ever before.

We invite you to join with us in this strategic mission to reach Europe by multiplying disciples and growing Christ’s Church! Through a movement of prayer and practical ministry, it is our deep desire that we would see God change this unreached, influential, and connected landscape.

Click the link in our bio to learn how you can take part in this mission!
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This month, will you join us in prayer for Germany?

When many Christians think of Germany, Martin Luther and the Reformation come to mind. But today, many of the beautiful churches of old are empty and viewed as nothing more than an echoey museum. Middle-aged and older Germans have given up on the traditional Church, and young people believe its teachings are irrelevant. Amidst the upheaval of the migrant crisis a few years ago, and the chaos of this year, many Germans are more open to spiritual matters than ever before!

◾️ Pray that the Lord would bring more workers for the harvest in Germany.
◾️ Pray that believers would boldly and lovingly share the teachings and life of Jesus with Germans, both young and old alike.
◾️ Pray for GEM missionaries working in Berlin, Frankfurt, Cologne, the Black Forest Academy, and more!

Click the link in our bio to learn how you can partner with us in supporting our ongoing efforts in Germany!
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Instagram post 17939584138597957 A couple of weeks ago, we revisited the mission of GEM and learned that Greater Europe Mission exists to reach Europe by multiplying disciples and growing Christ’s Church!

But you may be asking yourself, why Europe?

Europe is so post-Christian that it’s pre-Christian. Almost every village, town, and city across Europe contains less than 2% of committed followers of Jesus Christ. Every city is punctuated by stunning churches, but very few are home to thriving groups of Christians. Few people have been befriended by genuine disciples of Jesus. In fact, we believe that Europe is the most unreached continent in the world! Europe knows religion, but only 2.5% claim to know Jesus personally, according to Operation World.

Europe is a strategic place for us to plant roots and spread the gospel, and through a movement of prayer and practical ministry, we work to see God change this unreached, influential, and connected landscape.

Perhaps you’re wondering how you can join us in our mission? Copy and paste https://gemission.ca/ in your web browser, or click on the link in our bio to learn more!

A couple of weeks ago, we revisited the mission of GEM and learned that Greater Europe Mission exists to reach Europe by multiplying disciples and growing Christ’s Church!

But you may be asking yourself, why Europe?

Europe is so post-Christian that it’s pre-Christian. Almost every village, town, and city across Europe contains less than 2% of committed followers of Jesus Christ. Every city is punctuated by stunning churches, but very few are home to thriving groups of Christians. Few people have been befriended by genuine disciples of Jesus. In fact, we believe that Europe is the most unreached continent in the world! Europe knows religion, but only 2.5% claim to know Jesus personally, according to Operation World.

Europe is a strategic place for us to plant roots and spread the gospel, and through a movement of prayer and practical ministry, we work to see God change this unreached, influential, and connected landscape.

Perhaps you’re wondering how you can join us in our mission? Copy and paste https://gemission.ca/ in your web browser, or click on the link in our bio to learn more!
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What do you think of when you hear the term missionary? Do you imagine a labourer building a house in a third world country? Or maybe someone boldly praying for the sick to be healed? Does a missionary only serve within an already established church? Or perhaps only in planting new ones?

I wonder if you’d pictured a missionary painting a stunning sunset or sketching an olive tree, inspiring onlookers to ask deeper questions of the artist. Or could you have possibly imagined a musician standing in a piazza holding an acoustic guitar and singing worship songs to God, drawing interest from curious spectators?

You see, the truth is that there are many unique ways a servant of God can reach others that do not necessarily fit into a box or stereotype. There’s no lack of ways one can serve.

We want to invite you to journey with us as we recount the ways the original creator, God, is moving across Europe through the faithfulness of surrendered gifts and abilities! Perhaps while you read, you too may be inspired to use the unique set of giftedness God has given you for His great glory and fame!

Copy and paste https://gemission.ca/artistic-ministries-at-work-in-europe/ in your web browser, to read on!

Oh, and one last thing!

If you know someone who might have gifts to offer to the Lord in this capacity, go ahead and tag them in the comments below!
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You may be well versed in all things Greater Europe Mission, or you may be a new follower and supporter of our global mission. Either way, over the next few months, we want to introduce (or re-introduce) you to the essentials and core values of our mission and show you how you can partner with us as we work together to build God’s Kingdom through discipleship!

We also want to encourage you to consider sharing our posts with your friends and family, or tagging them in the comments section over the next several months so that they too can learn about Greater Europe Mission and join in on all that God is doing!

So, first things first...

Why does Greater Europe Mission exist?

Greater Europe Mission exists to reach Europe by multiplying disciples and growing Christ’s Church! In fact, it is our deep desire that we would see God expanding His Kingdom through all peoples of Europe to the world!

Perhaps you’re wondering how you can partner in our mission? Copy and paste https://gemission.ca/ in your web browser, or click on the link in our bio to learn more!
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Instagram post 17916182686812560 Did you know that evangelicals comprise less than 4 percent of the Portuguese population, and many churches still lack full-time workers with adequate theological training?

Though people often associate Europe with the Protestant Reformation, this movement never reached Portugal. Religious and political freedoms were gained in 1975 making it easier for the evangelical church to grow; however, the country remains largely influenced by religious traditions - a poor substitute for real heart change. More recently, secular humanism and materialism have attracted many people, and the nation has faced challenges as a whole with an increase of societal problems: personal debt, domestic violence, AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, and depression.

That said, there is hope - God is awakening the Portuguese! A national church planting movement called Global Mission 2015 helped Portuguese believers to unite and strategize to evangelize Portugal with the end goal of reaching the world for Christ! Though pioneer challenges remain, God is at work! In fact, many of the schools in Portugal offer religion classes, and the opportunity to teach on Christianity is available with enough interest!

Would you commit to join us as we pray for Portugal?

• Pray that the young-adult generation continues to mature and become powerful witnesses for Christ to their non-believing friends in workplaces and neighbourhoods.
• Pray that God would raise up national pastors, full-time workers, and missionaries who can work together to make disciples and plant churches across Portugal.

If you'll join us in prayer, let us know in the comments below!

Did you know that evangelicals comprise less than 4 percent of the Portuguese population, and many churches still lack full-time workers with adequate theological training?

Though people often associate Europe with the Protestant Reformation, this movement never reached Portugal. Religious and political freedoms were gained in 1975 making it easier for the evangelical church to grow; however, the country remains largely influenced by religious traditions - a poor substitute for real heart change. More recently, secular humanism and materialism have attracted many people, and the nation has faced challenges as a whole with an increase of societal problems: personal debt, domestic violence, AIDS, drug and alcohol abuse, and depression.

That said, there is hope - God is awakening the Portuguese! A national church planting movement called Global Mission 2015 helped Portuguese believers to unite and strategize to evangelize Portugal with the end goal of reaching the world for Christ! Though pioneer challenges remain, God is at work! In fact, many of the schools in Portugal offer religion classes, and the opportunity to teach on Christianity is available with enough interest!

Would you commit to join us as we pray for Portugal?

• Pray that the young-adult generation continues to mature and become powerful witnesses for Christ to their non-believing friends in workplaces and neighbourhoods.
• Pray that God would raise up national pastors, full-time workers, and missionaries who can work together to make disciples and plant churches across Portugal.

If you'll join us in prayer, let us know in the comments below!
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Instagram post 18100335700253755 Each year the entire Greater Europe Mission family comes together to learn, grow, worship, and connect at our Annual Conference. This year, our theme passage comes straight from Psalm 19, "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork." It is our prayer and sole ambition to join the psalmist with a resounding, “so will I!”

Will you also join us in this magnificent ambition? Let us know in the comments below!

We pray that the Lord would fill our cups to overflowing that we may serve Him and share the love of Christ with an even greater fervency and capacity because of His help and work in and through us! To Him be the glory, forever. Amen!

Each year the entire Greater Europe Mission family comes together to learn, grow, worship, and connect at our Annual Conference. This year, our theme passage comes straight from Psalm 19, "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims His handiwork." It is our prayer and sole ambition to join the psalmist with a resounding, “so will I!”

Will you also join us in this magnificent ambition? Let us know in the comments below!

We pray that the Lord would fill our cups to overflowing that we may serve Him and share the love of Christ with an even greater fervency and capacity because of His help and work in and through us! To Him be the glory, forever. Amen!
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Instagram post 18087509983275262 Have you ever wondered how Greater Europe Mission came to be?

Perhaps you've heard of Bob Evans - and no, I don't mean the beloved American restaurant chain! I'm referring to WWII US Navy Chaplain Bob Evans who dedicated his life to serving up the food of the Gospel!

In 1944, Bob Evans was injured by a mine in Southern France. During his recovery, he discovered the majority of locals did not have a personal relationship with Jesus and found his calling; to bring the Gospel to Europe. A band of passionate missionaries, lay-people, and leaders took to Bob’s vision and saw Greater Europe Mission expand from its evangelistic roots in France to reach across Western and Eastern Europe and even North Africa.

Through this legacy, GEM partners with scores of ministries across Europe, from Bible-seminaries to 1000-year-old churches, and Christian camps to coffee shops, are each impacting the peoples of Europe today with the authentic and relevant Word of the Gospel!

Have you ever wondered how Greater Europe Mission came to be?

Perhaps you've heard of Bob Evans - and no, I don't mean the beloved American restaurant chain! I'm referring to WWII US Navy Chaplain Bob Evans who dedicated his life to serving up the food of the Gospel!

In 1944, Bob Evans was injured by a mine in Southern France. During his recovery, he discovered the majority of locals did not have a personal relationship with Jesus and found his calling; to bring the Gospel to Europe. A band of passionate missionaries, lay-people, and leaders took to Bob’s vision and saw Greater Europe Mission expand from its evangelistic roots in France to reach across Western and Eastern Europe and even North Africa.

Through this legacy, GEM partners with scores of ministries across Europe, from Bible-seminaries to 1000-year-old churches, and Christian camps to coffee shops, are each impacting the peoples of Europe today with the authentic and relevant Word of the Gospel!
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