City Evangelist in Netherlands
There are many opportunities to come and serve short-term with WEC Netherlands in the needy city of Rotterdam.
Every year, thousands of migrants are arriving in the city, many of them from countries or cultures which are closed to the gospel.
WEC is joining with local churches and other agencies to share God's love and passion to these people in culturally appropriate ways.
• Research the unreached peoples in the city;
• be creative on social media platforms to advertise activities and convey positive messages;
• work with youth in the neighbourhood;
• be creative with women and children's groups;
• disciple new believers with Bible Studies and video courses like Alpha;
• network with churches and agencies to mobilise congregations;
• organise and put on events for prayer, training, networking and outreach.
Through Reaching Rotterdam we are seeing new blossoming communities of faith rising among the unreached people groups in Rotterdam as a result of this fruitful collaboration. Come and join us!
Qualities & Gifts Sought
You enjoy praying, learning and serving together in a multi-cultural, multi-denominational team.
You are someone with a passion for people from other cultures.
You can speak English or Dutch, or are willing to learn. Ability in other languages is a bonus.
You love the Lord Jesus, and you enjoy sharing your testimony and discipling others in their Christian faith.
Our ref 465
The Netherlands is a country in Western Europe with a population of 17 million.
The European portion of the Netherlands consists of twelve provinces and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
The five largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the seat of the States General and cabinet. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe and the world's largest outside East Asia.
Netherlands literally means lower countries, influenced by its low land and flat geography, with only about 50% of its land exceeding one metre above sea level.
With a population density of 414 people per km2 –– the Netherlands is classified as a very densely populated country. Only Bangladesh, South Korea, and Taiwan have both a larger population and higher population density.
Nevertheless, the Netherlands is the world's second-largest exporter of food and agricultural products, after the United States. This is partly due to the fertility of the soil and the mild climate as well as its highly developed intensive agriculture.
[Source Wikipedia. Read more about the Netherlands here]
There are 101 people groups and 21% of these are unreached with the good news of Jesus. 47% profess to be Christian and of these 4.25% are Evangelical.
[Source: Joshua Project]
Pray with us for:
revival that restores the nations belief in the gospel,
the government to be influenced for good,
student and youth work,
migrant ethnic minorities,
a new generation of church leaders.
[Operation World, print edition 2010]
You can also pray online for The Netherlands using Operation World.
In cooperation with local churches, WEC Netherlands wants to equip and send workers among the unreached, to make followers of Jesus, and to plant missional churches.
WEC runs a cross-cultural training college in Beugen called Cornerstone where students from many countries come to study and prepare for missionary service.
WECers are also reaching out to immigrant communities within the Netherlands, in cities like Rotterdam.
Read in Dutch about WEC Netherlands