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Mike & Carol Kurtyka

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People

Carol and Mike Kurtyka have been in Europe since 2002 and were part of the team that launched Communitas’ original church plant in Glasgow. They have three adult children Harrison & Lily and Sophie. Mike is a trustee with CAI UK and also supports Upper Room church through a varied ministry to asylum seekers and…

Chris & Jasheen McKenzie

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Chris and Jasheen have been living in Glasgow since 2003, though they joined the Communitas team in 2007. They have have two children: Gabrielle (27 Sept 2005) & Isabelle (18 Mar 2007). As children, Chris lived in Alabama, California and Germany, while Jasheen lived in Singapore and London, England. Chris has a Bachelor of Arts…

Mosaic

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Mosaic is a Christian community made up of a diverse group of people. Our gatherings are regular and informal. We value fun celebratory gatherings but also seek times of quiet reflection. While we are learning to express Christian Community in ways relevant to the 21st century, we also embrace helpful traditional practices. We are a…

Location Glasgow
Project Status Early

Andrew Perriman

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People

My wife and I got to know Christian Associates, as it then was, in the early 1990s when we were living just round the corner from where Crossroads Amsterdam was meeting. Belinda was working for Shell, and I was doing a biblical studies PhD at the Free University of Amsterdam. Crossroads was a breath of…

Location London
Time on Staff 20 Years

Refugee Ministry Team Member

Upper Room Church - Glasgow, Scotland
Opportunity
Our team is made up of 4 part time Communitas staff who are gifted in teaching, worship, kids ministry and administration. We’re looking for someone that is a committed follower of Jesus Christ and has a strong commitment to the mission and values of Communitas. As a long term (3+ years) ministry partner, we see the primary responsibility for you to be building discipling relationships with individuals (and groups) who are seeking Jesus. As our community is made up of young Christians, Muslims or nominal Muslims who have not had the opportunity to read the Bible or discuss questions about...

Scum for Scotland

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Scum for Scotland is a project led by affiliate Communitas staff and Scots, Stuart & Lynsey Gilmour (pictured with their daughters Hiromi & Indie). Their mission is to respectfully serve and share the good news of Jesus Christ in Scotland’s anti-mainstream community in and around Glasgow & Bathgate. The reference to ‘scum’ comes from 1 Cor. 4:13 (“when…

Location Glasgow
Project Status Early

Andrew & Kali Strutzenberg

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People

Andrew and Kali met during photography class in high school. They share a passion for drawing people into community and exploring together what it means to walk in the ways of Jesus. Andrew and Kali are both graduates of Denver Seminary, Andrew with an M.Div. and Kali with a MA in Counseling. Before joining Communitas,…

Team Member – Edinburgh

Edinburgh, Scotland
Opportunity
The role is to join a family that has been living in Leith since 2013. We would love for you to consider joining this team. We are looking for people who are willing to creatively and patiently develop an effective transformation initiative in our neighbourhood. This will be done in many ways – including but not limited to – building relationships, making connections in the community, practicing hospitality, doing contextual outreach. We love to have fun and be innovative and desire a fresh pair of eyes and hands to help us reach those in Leith with the good news of...

The Pleasure of Giving To God

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As friends gathered at one of Communitas’s church plants recently, Ashish and Dinara (names changed for security reasons) each shared a special testimony.    Ashish talked about Matthew 11:28-29, and how he had experienced “rest for his soul.”  Dinara shared from James 1:2 and the reality of finding joy in “various trials.” These young men…