Three Worlds employs a team of committed Christians experienced in cross-cultural ministry to engage young people in cross cultural ministry, support empowered and accountable leaders and create inter-connectivity throughout Europe and the Middle East. 


ENGAGE
YOUTH

We have extensive experience organizing local and regional camps, creating children's, youth and young adult ministries as well as establishing internships and providing immersion opportunities to engage young people

SUPPORT
LEADERS

Ministry can be challenging especially in Europe and the Middle East. Our team focuses on providing support, resources and mentorship for accountable leaders. Our concentration is on leaders under 45 as very few young people choose ministry as a career. 

CREATE CONNECTIVITY

If you want tangible ways to encourage churches in Europe/Middle East, Three Worlds is constantly creating points of connection. Isolation has effected so many in our region and we hope to combat the discouragement together. 

Strategic Support at Varying Levels

 

Three Worlds offers a variety of services for churches. We provide strategic support and work with accountability structures to promote healthy growth and effective ways to navigate the complex nature of Christianity in the 21st Century. 

 

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Missionary Placement

 

Our team works in a variety of settings and ministries:  leading a post-Christendom faith community in Berlin, assisting women caught in sex-trafficking, working with youth in Northern England, training pastors and lay leaders in the Netherlands, Pastoring in the Middle East, and raising up the next Generation of leaders in Bulgaria, Lebanon, Italy and France and intentionally connecting these young leaders throughout the region.

 

Re-calibrating Together

 

3W assists churches and other organizations in Europe, the Middle East, and North America as they try to re-configure to be more effective in mission or to increase their effectiveness working with youth or dealing with the "three worlds" of Christianity being expressed today. We have assisted churches in Texas, Greece, Italy, U.K., Egypt, and many other locations.

 

Providing Expertise

 

We offer 3W Seminars where churches, organizations, or the church leadership of countries can request tailor-made seminars of their choice in the general areas of organization, ministry, mission, and business. We offer more than 15 different set topics and can meet specific requests. Seminars are lead by 3W team members as well as experts in various fields. 

To request a seminar or to learn more about topics available, please contact us. 

 
 
 

Special Conferences

 

Occasionally, Three Worlds will help organize special conferences that focus on a variety of subjects such as leadership, youth, women in missions, and Three Worlds issues.  To date, we have organized a 3W Care-a-Van, 3W/CWC Women's Conference, 3W Young Leaders Forum as well as participated in the European Theological Conference (German CHOG). 

 

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Hands-On Learning

 

Currently we offer three internships:   XZ Berlin Summer Internship, XZ Berlin Winter Internship, and the 3W Internship.  3W has hosted interns from Spain, Hungary, Singapore, Russia, Germany, and the USA. Most recently, County Line Church of God in Indiana provided internship opportunities for leaders from both Italy and Bulgaria. 

 

Sharing Ideas

 

3W offers special presentations dealing with the changing nature of Christianity available to churches, districts, and other groups.  We are interested in sharing about the "three worlds" of Christianity and skills to navigate the differences.  We also desire to share effective ideas for ministry not only in Europe/Middle East, but also bring the information back to the church in North America.  

 
 
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Urban Ministry

 

In partnership with Warner Pacific College, Anderson School of Theology (S.O.T.) and various churches, our team provides university intensives in Urban Ministry. Students will explore the process of urbanization and urbanism and their impact on interpersonal social life. A major focus is on the effects of post-Christendom on ministry in the 21st century. We are pleased to report that Anderson S.O.T. also offers credit for participation in this immersion trip.

 

Creating a Network of Support

Three Worlds Leadership Network (3WLN) was launched October 2015 and is the first ever multinational network of Church of God young leaders in Europe and the Middle East.  The purpose of the network is to encourage interconnectivity and foster ongoing involvement amongst the 14 countries.  This is not just a biennial event, but has helped create opportunities for training, encouragement and synergistic regional strategizing.  By attending members are committing to engaging with the network via communication (FB, text, email etc.) and actively seeking connection through encouraging visits, participating in camps, assisting with training and ministry events. Camaraderie is particularly important and isolation is particularly deadly in Europe and the Middle East. In many of our countries, the percentage of Evangelical Christians is between .25% and 4%. Many of our young people have never been in a room with more than 5 or 10 Evangelical Christian young leaders. Events that bring them together are enormously inspirational and healing in a way that North American, Latin America, and African Christians cannot understand because the European and Middle Eastern cultures are so deeply secular and/or hostile to Christianity. Our team's desire is that this current generation of young leaders will be the first generation of the Church of God to not grow up in such crushing isolation. Rather, that they will live out their lives in ministry in community with each other and in partnership and unity. Three Worlds Leadership Network is helping to make that goal tangible.

 
 

To learn more here about 3WLN and the impact it is making in the region. If you or your church would like to be a vital part of this ministry consider supporting our project.

To give a one time or recurring credit card gift online, click the logo above. Alternatively, a check can be mailed directly to Church of God Ministries (PO Box 2420 • Anderson, IN 46018-2420). Please write the corresponding project #42.30310

Contact Alyse Hoover at AHoover@chog.org or 800.848.2464. 

Regular Updates

 

Communication is essential for what we do. We keep people informed about our ministry and offer commentary on the latest global religious developments, trends and shifts through the 3W blog/diary, team Facebook and Twitter pages. Be sure to read the blog, friend us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.