ReachBudapest

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Our Mission

“Believing that true hope for Hungary is found in Christ alone, and that the church has been entrusted with His Gospel message, we labor in the Spirit’s power through intentional partnership for the transformation of the city and its people to the Glory of God.”

We know that Christ is the only true HOPE for Hungary. The cold, sterile, grey concrete buildings around us serve as physical reminders of the spiritual emptiness left behind by communism and fueled today by post-modernism. Hungarians are searching for something to fill the emptiness in their lives. Jesus Christ is the hope for the hopeless, and as modern-day prophets of hope, we will point people towards Him.

We believe that the CHURCH is God’s tool for transformation. As a team, we affirm our identity as a church-planting mission, as well as our desire to see transformational communities of believers multiply across Budapest and throughout Hungary. While our individual ministry activities may be diverse and varied, we desire that they have a direct line of sight to the local church, in whatever form it may take.

Our message is the GOSPEL. “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.” Romans 1:16 (ESV)

Our POWER comes through the Spirit. Jesus reminds us in John 15:5 that apart from Him we can do nothing, that fruit cannot grow when the branches are not connected to the Vine. We realize that we will accomplish nothing of eternal significance apart from the work of the Holy Spirit in us and through us.

We work TOGETHER with others. God has entrusted to us the resource of many partnerships: committed partner churches and organizations in the US, Hungarian church-planting partners, and like-minded, Gospel-centered ministries in Hungary. We will be good stewards of the partnership resources God entrusts to us, and from a kingdom-minded posture, gladly share them with others.

We long for a TRANSFORMED city. We love our city and endeavor to understand it well. We believe that cities matter to God and have a special place in His heart and in His redemptive plan. Like the city of Ephesus described in Acts 19, we pray that God would make the city of Budapest a place where the message of the Gospel is known to all, a city where the name of Jesus Christ is held in high regard, and a location from which the Word of God spreads widely and grows in power.