Hafenkirche would love to hear from you! We are in the very exciting early stages of church planting in mainland Europe and need your help. Frankfurt is a cosmopolitan city with a very diverse demographic - from the wealthy bankers to the asylum seekers and refugees. It is located in the heart of Germany, the most populous nation of Europe and is a truly international city.
Our heart is to reach both the lost whose lives are empty despite their riches, and those who experience real material hardship and have no community. We see ourselves as a safe place where all are welcome, and where worshippers of Jesus can call each other family.
Germany has a rich Christian heritage, and we dream of seeing Frankfurt (and many other cities in this nation) turn back to Jesus. There is so much opportunity here to share the gospel – many we encounter have never heard the good news yet show much interest in a church that is authentic, passionate and alive with the Holy Spirit.
We need many more workers for the harvest, and we’d love to hear from you and tell you a bit more about our vision. As a small church plant, you can get involved in many areas and experience what it is like to pioneer a new work in Europe.
We are able to offer financial support to cover fees, and travel expenses for UK-based training.
MORE ABOUT ID:
Why be an ID intern?
ID is a year-long church internship program designed to help you walk with Jesus into the adventures that he has for you. Over the course of the year you'll be immersed in the life and mission of a local church, where you can serve in a wide variety of exciting ministries and be lovingly discipled. We also expose you to exciting missional opportunities with Relational Mission churches in the UK and Europe.
We want to intentionally disciple you. To help you grow in knowledge and passion for God, to learn you are you, and how you can live and speak for Jesus in every area of life.
Why host or send an ID intern?
Our hope is that ID not only blesses the individual interns but also the churches that host and send them. Having an ‘IDer’ in your church who is well invested in and given opportunities to serve and step out demonstrates a commitment to investing in individuals.
Likewise, sending folks on ID shows that as a church you are committed to Christ’s commission and value the apostolic as much as the local.
So, who could you send onto the course? Could your church offer someone a placement?
Who is it for?
Anyone aged 18+ who is able to take a year out and who wants to grow in their faith.
ID can be a wonderful opportunity for college/school leavers to get a solid foundation of theology and character before heading to the work place or off to university. Likewise for those finishing university considering what to do next. We have also had a good number of men and women in their twenties and thirties take career breaks in order to do the course. We haven't yet had anyone in retirement come onto the course, but we’re open to that!
I'm in! How do I apply?
The application process can be found on the ID webpage. Applicants complete an online form which comes through to the ID team who then contact the sending church to discuss the applicant and the placement options available.
Or you can contact Matt Fell directly to ask any questions and to find out more.