The Gospel & the Refugee Crisis

In this topic we will explore the important role of church plants in responding and adjusting easier into uprising needs of the city.

Why is this topic important:

In the last decade Athens has been stricken by two major crises, an economical and the biggest stream of people seeking refuge since WWII.

Our churches and church plants of our network responded rapidly to the situation by providing enormous help and relief to refugees despite their bad economical conditions and beyond their capacity.

Various ministries, NGOs and structures were created to take care of tenths of thousands, while many of these people confessed faith to Christ.

What we are going to do:

In this topic we will explore the important role of church plants in responding and adjusting easier into uprising needs of the city.

The cadre will have the chance to hear the story and visit all the existing areas of service towards refugees, especially those involved with unaccompanied minors and young mothers.

Emphasis will be given to the importance of networking with secular organisations and finding the right balance in cooperation with them and interaction with their ideas.

The Goal:

By the end of this course, participants will be encouraged into integrating mercy ministry into their own churches, while evaluating the secular input to the topic of mercy and justice.

Participants will gain a refresh insight of the biblical approach to mercy and justice and will understand its importance into reaching out their cities.

Your Host:

Alexandros Pipilios

Alexandros (Alex) Pipilios was born and raised in Athens. He served as an intern in the First Evangelical Church during his primary theological studies at the Bible College (Pikermi, Attiki).

He completed a MAR in Biblical Studies at Westminster Theological Seminary, PA. In 2011 he returned to Greece and together with Tim Coomar planted the church in Exarcheia.

He is married to Iliana Volioti and they have two daughters Alkisti and Lois.

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Paul in Athens
Training in Missional Living

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In Athens:

History
Church Planting Ecosystem
Refugee Work
Up and coming
Greek Filoxenia

The Courses:

Church Planting
Leadership Development
Discipleship and Spiritual Formation
Mercy ministry (refugee work)