In Germany today:
- Less than 5% of the nation attends a local churches on Sunday
- Only 2% of the youth call on Jesus as their Savior
- The average age of an active churchgoer is over 50 years old
The main focus of CRM’s ministry in Germany is to mentor and help church leaders discover God’s deeper calling for themselves and their churches, ultimately seeking the multiplication of disciples in this heavily unchurched population. As the team comes alongside church leaders, they hope their fellowships will re-discover discipleship and evangelism in the region, particularly among younger generations. This may mean newer forms of church and outreach into communities as they explore how discipleship multiplication could be started.
In addition, the team is pursuing Gospel partnerships across European nations. They seek to build bridges between Western and Eastern Europe, including ministry trips from Germany to Hungary and Serbia, giving German partners the opportunity to support the work of the Church among eastern neighbours.
Team History & Growth
Rob George leads the Ethne Germany team. He and his family first served 7 years with CRM in Hungary within the CoNext Partner "Barnabas Group." In 2011 they moved to southwest Germany, where they were invited by the German Free Evangelical Denomination to partner in church development and church planting efforts in the Black Forest region. Rob works regularly with their local church in Kandern and participates in various pastor and church planter circles in the State of Baden-Württemberg.
The Harter family joined the team in the summer of 2013, also serving with the Georges in the Kandern Valley and in mission efforts on Lake Constance. Ethne Germany desires to build their team further, seeking local ministry partners and others who have a heart to reach Europeans.
To support local pastors, church leaders, and church planting efforts in southwest Germany
Stories + Videos
STORY: The Mission Greenhouse
People constantly surprise us. So how does a poor local farmer on the plains of southeast Hungary become a church planter?
STORY: Inviting Jesus Home
Jesus is always inviting us to know Him more. So, how does a couple find freedom in Jesus beyond the church walls they once knew?
STORY: A Spiritual Renovation
God is about recreating. Find out how a pastor in Germany is encouraging spiritual growth and how he experienced renovation in his own life.