Mission Partners Barry and Gillian Sloan serve on the launch team of INSPIRE, a fresh expression initiative in Chemnitz.
“We offer holy Communion from the Bar” Barry Sloan
In a city where there has been a recent rise in far right activity, they are helping to transform the neighbourhood. Watch their story here
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Below you'll find a reflection from Barry.
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