Germany sits at the center and crossroads of western Europe. Once the home of the Reformation, Germany is now a post-Christian, post-modern, and post-secular landscape. Ancient cities once scattered with churches full of people are now relics amongst the cultural and economic center of Europe. Home to 81.8 million people, Germany is now the most populous member of the European Union and the second most popular human migration destination in the world.
Nestled at the base of the Blue Ridge on the other side of the world is BMW’s North American headquarters and production facility here in the Upstate. Because of this, the exchange of both people and culture between our countries and our cities is vast. The opportunities to support local churches as they are planted and grow in Germany continues to be an area in which we feel called to participate. As we work alongside the German Church in their own context, it continues to teach us ways to interact with our changing world here at home.