OUR DREAM IS…

to see how heaven breaks into our lives, our city, and our world.

CHURCH IN ACTION USA EXISTS TO SUPPORT KIRCHE IN AKTION, LOCATED IN THE RHINE-MAIN REGION OF GERMANY

VISION

Growing frustration with the Church is often vocalized as an inability to engage in God’s intention for his people because their church has lost sight of what Jesus called us to do. The Church was intended to be the place that fostered the breaking in of heaven on earth. God’s desire for the Church was that we would participate in the transformation of every aspect of our communities.
Kirche in Aktion utilizes the Four Principles of a Healthy Church, as well as Worship Services, Communities on Mission, Kingdom Communities, and Kingdom Projects, to live as a holistic church that engages in the city. Our core focus in meeting as a spiritual community is this:

WE COME TOGETHER IN ORDER TO BE SENT OUT.

KINGDOM COMMUNITIES

Kingdom Communities are the places where we live out our calling as the Church through worship services and Communities on Mission. Our worship services are mainly held in public places like coffee shops. This makes church more approachable for someone new, and those who normally would not go to church may find themselves at a service during their normal activities. This holistic pairing fulfills both callings of the Church: to meet together within community and to go out into our world. It allows persons to join in – where they are – and belong, whether or not they believe. The beauty of Communities on Mission exists in the tension of holding both the community and the mission in equal importance.

Communities on Mission

A Community on Mission is an 8-12 person group that uniquely blends deep relationships with the call to serve others. Weekly meetings rotate between missional outreach and community gatherings. In the missional outreach, relationships are formed and heaven on earth is made visible through the service of a specific group/place. Through the community gatherings, relationships are formed as participants share in life, faith, and growth.

KINGDOM PROJECTS​

Kirche in Aktion creates nonprofits, businesses, and other organizations that serve specific groups of people in sustainable ways. These allow for more connection and ministry opportunities than a typical church can sustain and allows us to engage in urban transformation and serve our city more significantly.

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PE/IX BROTHEL MINISTRY

Church in Action “Street Teams” visit the red-light district every other week to meet with women in the brothels. For most of these ladies, the Street Team is the only interaction they get outside of their clients, the bouncers, and the other women in their house.

The purpose of these visits is important: Church in Action is not visiting the women to help them find their way to a “normal life” or “save them” from their current life. We are there to help them get back in touch with their dreams, to remind them of their value and worthiness as a Children of God, and assure them that the God loves them and is not angry with them.

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REFUGEE WORK

Kirche in Aktion owns an apartment building where housing is provided to refugees and those seeking asylum. Here, families and individuals are cared for and helped through navigating access to government resources. Communities on Mission throughout the Rhine-Main region often take Kirche in Aktion´ s mobile gaming van, the “SpielMobil” to play with children at this and other accommodations to build relationships and engage in play with the children and their families.

Church in Action USA works from three centers:

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PARTNERSHIP
CENTER
Expand and support
the work in Germany
through generosity

02

CENTER FOR
APPLIED LEARNING
Leadership coaching and
urban ministry training
for leaders in the U.S.

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INVESTMENT
CENTER
Ministry with a
Return on Investment
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