HOW GOD IS WORKING
Momentum Europe was launched in the summer of 2005 as a group of 5 couples spent a weekend together, in Vail, Colorado, with Cru’s Vice President for Europe. The topic of discussion that weekend was the critical need to effectively reach influential leaders in Europe with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Out of those discussions the vision for Momentum Europe was born – as a network that would mobilize successful Christian business and professional leaders in both the U.S. and Europe to help reach the multitudes of influential men and women across Europe who have never even met someone who truly follows Jesus.
Over the last 12 years the path of Momentum Europe has been dynamic as it has learned and grown and pursued having an impact in Europe. The following are just some of the areas of Impact and Success that Momentum Europe has been blessed with through the participation of our partners and the grace and presence of the Lord.
Developed and launched PrayEurope.com as a means to mobilize people to pray.
- Over 114,000 people joined the initiative to pray for Europe on the PrayEurope.org site
- A specific prayer group focused on France was formed
- A prayer strategy was implemented to support special projects
Started direct ministries in Nice, France; Dresden, Germany; and Dublin, Ireland
- On-going, effective Bible studies reaching non-Christians for Christ in Nice, Dresden, Berlin and Dublin
- Dozens of outreach events helping start non-Christians on the path to knowing Jesus
- Serving as models of how to reach top level people of means and influence
Created partnerships with Cru’s Eastern Europe ministry to business and professional people, known as Leader Impact.
- Working alongside Leader Impact in Romania, Albania and Poland. Close to 2,000 people touched so far.
- Seen as key ministry partner in Eastern Europe with invitations to partners in 5 additional countries.
- Helping Cru’s national Eastern European staff reach out to a higher level of leaders.
Developed the “Rendezvous” weekend event as a means to cast vision and invited new partners to invest their L.I.F.E. (Leadership, Influence, Finances and Expertise) in helping to reach their peers in Europe.
- Over the past 4 years “Rendezvous” events have helped generate nearly $1 million to be invested in reaching influential leaders in Europe.
- “Rendezvous” events have served to help Leader Impact staff grow their network and ability to connect to influential leaders.
- European participants in Rendezvous have asked for it to be held in Europe in order to expose more Europeans to the challenge of reaching their continent. (Note: October 2018 Rendezvous will be held in Budapest, Hungary).
Through the L.I.F.E Investments by Momentum Partners, other NOTABLE RESULTS have included:
- Accelerating the Poland “Alpha Course” project which is working to plant an evangelistic outreach in each of Poland’s 11,000 Catholic parishes. Already over $350,000 invested and some 70,000+ participants.
- “Friends of France” which helped accelerate the ministry in Rennes and open the doors to a diverse ministry in Paris.
- Over 60 Momentum Europe partners and friends have travelled on various Impact Tours, sharing their faith in large and small group events and one-one-one situations.
- In total, over the past 12 years Momentum Europe has raised over $3 million to empower various ministry efforts in Europe.