Andreas Boppart – [Need to clarify his title]
Dresden Initiative Team
On the surface there are decreasing numbers of Germans who would identify themselves as Christian. However, on a deeper level, there is a growing interest in spiritual and also Christian topics. One of the great needs in this country is for educated, trained followers of Jesus Christ to be prepared to share what they believe in an effective way.
On the Ground:
The Dresden Initiative team works together to implement a growing strategy that is helping influential Germans – most of whom would claim to be Christians – actually become true followers of Christ. Regular small group meetings in Dresden as well as monthly Bible studies in Berlin have gathered business owners, bankers, artists, doctors and professors to a time of spiritual discovery in God’s Word. Another step is hosting weekend retreats for a growing network of contacts, built on trusting relationships and opening the door to weekend –long discussions on what it really means to know Jesus.