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

From the very beginning, the vision of Church in Action Germany has been to see Heaven break into our lives, our city, and our world. In 2008, Philip started the work of Church in Action Germany by taking his team to the local soccer stadium where he would share his dream to get others involved in bringing Heaven on Earth. The dream was for them each to personally experience life transformation as they worked together for the good of the city and the world.

URBAN MINISTRY IN POST-CHRISTIAN ENVIRONMENT

In 2010, Cris and his team began visiting the Berliner Pub in Frankfurt. They immediately created social projects benefiting the homeless in the city as well as financing a well in Ethiopia where the pub owner was from. The goal was to create one church in many locations. Now, after 10 years, the vision and dream remains the same, to see “Heaven on Earth.” As we look forward, we ask these questions: How can we be good stewards of all that has grown and developed in the last 10 years? Where do we sense that God is leading us personally and as a church? How can we courageously continue to participate in making heaven visible on earth?

MINISTRY OVERVIEW OF KIRCHE IN AKTION IN THE RHINE-MAIN-REGION

812

SQUARE KILOMETERS
ARE COVERED BY OUR
MINISTRY IN 5 CITIES

5,721,698

PEOPLE LIVE IN THE
RHINE-MAIN REGION

47

LOCATIONS WHERE WE ARE ENGAGED ON A REGULAR BASIS

14

WORSHIP SERVICES IN
PUBLIC PLACES OF THE
RHINE-MAIN REGION

PHILIP ZIMMERMANN
FOUNDER

From the beginning, there was always one question that we asked: how can we as a church serve those who are marginalized?

RAISING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CHRISTIAN LEADERS

“We’ve been training leaders in urban transformation and urban ministry for more than 10 years. Servant leadership is a critical part of this ministry. Our methodology raises up leaders to serve in Communities on Mission, Kingdom Communities, and Kingdom Projects.”
CRIS ZIMMERMANN
SENIOR PASTOR

“Church in Action excites me because it has actually become a movement. Far beyond the Rhine-Main region, people are committed to a piece of heaven on earth.”

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.

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 vision for the Church at Kirche in Aktion is to align ourselves as closely as possible to Jesus, his methods, his mindset, and his passion so that we can participate in bringing heaven into our world and our daily existence.

Kirche in Aktion has mobilized Small Groups of people

– the Christian and the skeptical, the local and international to help bring heaven on earth to fulfill God’s intention for the Church.

COMMUNITIES ON MISSION

A Community on Mission is a small group of 8-10 people who meet in an every-other-week rhythm. One week, they meet to exchange ideas, study the Bible and pray together. The other week, they serve together on a chosen project to make heaven visible in specific area of their city.

KINGDOM COMMUNITIES

Communities on Mission are a core element of Kingdom Communities, however, we also have almost 50 locations that regularly host worship services. These are mainly held in public places, like coffee shops, which makes church more approachable for someone new. Additionally, those who normally would not go to church may find themselves at a service during their normal activities.

Kirche in Aktion utilizes the Four Principles of a Healthy Church, as well as our worship services, Communities on Mission, and Kingdom projects to live as a holistic church that engages our city. Our core focus in meeting as a spiritual community is this:

WE COME TOGETHER IN ORDER TO BE SENT OUT.

THE FOUR PRINCIPLES OF A HEALTHY CHURCH

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SHARE

We want to share our lives with people who are not yet part of our community

Inspire

INSPIRE

We want to inspire people to follow Jesus

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GROW

We want to help people find their place to grow spiritually

Serve

SERVE

We want to inspire people to follow Jesus

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 allow 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 “SpielMobile” 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:

01

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 of Investment
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