Stories from the Field

Serving Our Cities

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How do we love our neighbor? Could it be as simple as just getting out of our houses and serving whatever need is present, whether spiritual, emotional, or physical? In the Gospels and Acts we see Christ and his followers preaching the Good News after meeting very real human needs. Healing, feeding, and serving went…

Making Disciples–In Real Life

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What does starting new churches “actually” look like? So often we mistake starting new churches with starting new church services. Within Communitas, our driving questions whenever we start a new church are this: How and where is God already moving in our neighborhood? How can we join Him in making new disciples? Making disciples takes…

Missional Impact Bridging Cultures

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When Paul and Karen Haenze arrived in Poland in 1998, they had no idea their vision to reach every man, woman and child in one city would grow to over five cities across the country. Missional strategies have changed with the times, but their hearts remain fixed on seeing all those whom they befriend choose…

A Glimpse Into Serve The City

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Serve The City Volunteer Weeks are happening all over the world!  Here is a glimpse into the Big Volunteer Week that took place in Brussels this month!  Join the team in Brussels next year for their 10 editions of Serve The City:  June 28th to July5th, 2014. Continue to get updates about Serve The City…

Its Time To Tell A New Story

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A year into my ministry in Brussels, I had a revelation that was both liberating and terrifying at the same time. After spending hours listening to secular university students, career-minded young adults and parents, I came to this realization: Jesus Christ, as I was accustomed to sharing Him, had nothing to offer these people. The…

Aline’s Ministry Journey

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Since I was a teenager, I somehow knew that God would guide my way differently than having a regular life with family and children. Today, looking back, I see so clearly how God has been preparing the way–step by step–for where I am at present. After finishing my studies in Amsterdam, one of the components…

Surf, Soil, And Discipleship

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Jairo is a young man on a mission… to combine the love of surfing and service and to disciple young people along the Costa Rican coast to be fishers of men. Before God called the Ulloa family to serve as missional staff with Communitas, they spent their summers visiting missionary friends in Costa Rica. Working in…

Geoffrey – “Change is Real!”

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Communitas starts churches that think, care, and act like Jesus did when He was on earth. We reach out to those who are hurting, the downtrodden and outcast. And because of that, we see real change in peoples’ lives. Undeniable change due to the working of the Holy Spirit! When Geoffrey* used to walk in,…