Our Ministries - SERVEurope/Budapest City Team
Our Roles With SERVEurope & the Budapest City Team
God has done an incredible thing in our family. He has called us from our life here in Southern California to help spread the gospel cross-culturally throughout Europe. God led us to join ReachGlobal, the international mission organization of the Evangelical Free Church of America, as long-term missionaries with their SERVEurope Resource Team in Europe, as well as volunteering alongside the Budapest City Team. Within SERVEurope, Mark’s role is that of the Division Business Manager-Europe providing the necessary financial, operational, and administrative management support to the 30 and growing ReachGlobal missionary teams throughout Europe. This translates to serving as a link between the mission staff on the field and our National Office, working with support schedules, providing on-going training, and helping with the accounting and business management needs for various ministry projects of the European teams. Jennifer, in her spare time from being mother to our three girls, will use her gifts of administration and hospitality to help expand the varied training and conference events hosted by SERVEurope that truly blesses and empowers so many hearts across the continent. Our family will be participating with the Budapest City Team’s vast ministries building relationships with the hurting refugees in a mother and children’s shelter, teaching English as a tool to the gospel, summer outreach camps for hundreds of kids and teens, women’s conversation groups, starting and facilitating Discovery Bible Studies, and a ministry arts cafe bringing Hungarian artists, musicians and Christians together in an atmosphere that is culturally relevant.
What is SERVEurope?
The SERVEurope team endeavors to network with churches, trainers, and partners from around the world to resource city and leadership teams in Europe to help each accomplish its vision. As part of this work, we host conferences such as the Church Planting Institute and the biannual ReachGlobal Europe family conference. As missionaries with SERVEurope, we will help to improve the capacity of the ReachGlobal Europe staff as transformational churches are multiplied in and from Europe. The SERVEurope Resource Team has established Budapest, Hungary as its current base for supporting and reaching the over 140 (and growing) ReachGlobal staff currently ministering throughout Europe.
A Statement from our Budapest City Team Leader?
“The ReachBudapest team believes that true life-change will come about as followers of Jesus penetrate neighborhoods and communities, acting as salt, light and leaven, living out their faith in the spaces God has prepared for them on the lanes and cultural highways of Hungarian society.”