The European Baptist Federation with the generous help of its mission partners have developed a partnership to facilitate evangelism and the planting of new Baptist churches in Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia. The mission partners provide funding for suitably gifted people to work as evangelists and church planters in their own countries. The overall goal of our Mission Partnership (MP) programme is to unite Baptists in making Christ known among the diverse nations of Europe and the Middle East.
The experience of our MP confirms that indigenous missionaries are the most effective in their ministry. They know their people, culture and language, and that contributes to their good success. The MP is seeing significant fruit in changed lives and transformed communities.
EBF organises the Mission Partnerships in cooperation with the member Unions. An important principle of MP is that indigenous church planters are selected and supervised by local leaders. The MP is designed to last for 5 years. Following a start-up phase of two-and-a-half years, the outside support is reduced by 25% annually in the expectation of gradual financial involvement from local sources. The annual support of one church planter is in the range of € 3 000 to € 6 000 depending on the country.