Every one matters

The SERVEurope Catalyst Team helps our teams and partners see opportunities to maximize their Gospel impact. We offer expertise and connections, consulting, coaching and collaboration in some key areas we believe God is calling his Church to engage. One of these spheres is disability ministry. That’s why Oksana Elsinger recently joined our team as a Disability…

Learning to build on the strength of the weak

Eszter Dani is a pastor in the Hungarian Reformed Church. We met in Budapest at the Roma to the Nations consultation in October. She is bright, affable, articulate and energetic. In the course of conversation, we found that we had a few things in common: a passion for the Roma people, a long stretch of cross-cultural…

Learning from the Gypsies – Part 1 of a series

I’ve had enough time for my thoughts to start to settle and begin to distill some of the many impressions gained from spending most of October immersed in the culture of the European Roma. Our Catalyst Team started off by pulling into Budapest just a couple hours before the beginning of the “Roma to the…

October update – Roma Reflections

Once we get a little wood split, we’ll be spending some time on the Porch thinking through our amazing travel through the Gypsy villages of Romania and how deeply it’s impacted us. For now, we thought we’d share the “ministry update” that we periodically issue in conjunction with our work with ReachGlobal. October Baker Update…

Integral Mission in Europe

As I mentioned before, I work with a great group of people in Europe who share a passion for fostering values and practices of integral mission. To give you an idea of what we’re all about, here’s a brochure we’ve just finished. It highlights work among immigrant populations, orphans, people with disabilities, people living with…