Acts 29 Europe was founded in September 2009 with the single intent of facilitating the planting of gospel-centred churches throughout Europe. Over an 8 year period, Acts 29 had proved itself to be an effective church planting network in the US with an solid record of helping the planting of viable new works through assessment, coaching, training and support. Given the need in the world’s most secular continent, it seemed prudent to utilise both the experience and the resources of Acts 29 over here. The leadership of Acts 29 in the States were eager for this to happen and with open hands, readily made those resources available for use and adaptation. In addition, they contributed significantly to the funding of Acts 29 Europe without any expectation of, or interest in, control. Through this kingdom-minded investment, a viable and indigenous church planting network has been established.
The single intent that lay behind the initial establishment of Acts 29 Europe remains the controlling principle. The work has grown steadily in these early years and the need for an explicitly gospel centred network planting explicitly gospel centred churches throughout the Continent has grown rather than diminished. There is much work to be done, and we cannot rest until the Lord returns, but through Assessment, Coaching, Training & Support, we are building a network that will, by God’s grace, serve the gospel cause in this place and this generation well.