Rev Barry Sloan is our Mission Partners in Chemnitz, are originally from Northern Ireland. Barry is Director of Evangelism for the German United Methodist Church. His wife Gillian is part of the launch team of a fresh expression of church called "INSPIRE".
Our greatest challenge has been in helping the churches here have more of a focus for the people outside the church community. In Communist times, the church had to keep a low profile. Evangelism and outreach were only in a very limited way possible. Since the political changes in 1989 the church in Eastern Germany has been struggling to come to terms with its new freedoms - and, along with this, its new responsibility.Rev Barry Sloan