Sweden (MNN) — Although Sweden is woven brightly with a rich
Christian history, advancing secularism and
moral decline have added dark threads to the tapestry.
Shifting cultural norms throughout Europe have caused people to reject
the ways of the past, which includes Biblical Christianity.
Sweden's third-largest city, Malmo, has also seen massive
immigration, making it one quarter Muslim today, on track to transforming into a Muslim-majority city within just a few
The work for missionaries from
The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) is challenging, but clear cut.
hand-in-hand with InterAct, a Swedish church and mission movement, TEAM
missionaries are seeing churches grow that bring the whole Gospel to the whole
person in Sweden.
Their strategy is to transform lives
and multiply churches through relational, holistic evangelism by mentoring
young leaders to reach their peers. They
do this using music, art, and social caring to reach children, youth and those
who have been marginalized by their society.
The Open Preschool started September 1, led by Tomas Church
and New Life Church, as an outreach to the families of Kungsholmen (the
Stockholm Island that is home to both congregations).
Pray for the growth of this ministry and that many families
will meet Jesus through the natural contacts that develop. Pray also for the strengthening of relationships
through the Alpha Marriage Course starting September 3rd. It's an
8-week course designed for any couple who wants to invest in their relationship,
as well as a practical introduction to Christ.