Sofia

Reaching the Community in Sofia...

At our core, we are church planters.  Our desire - our call - is to see churches multiply in Bulgaria and to see God's Kingdom come on this earth.  At the heart of church planting is reaching out to the communities God has placed us in - being Jesus' hands and feet as we seek to reach a broken people (because we ourselves are broken) with the Gospel of Christ.  Below are the ways that God is currently using us to reach the lost and build His church in Sofia; the final frame is the Community of Faith that is being developed in Sofia.  It is last not because it is least, but because it is a culmination...it is what everything leads to.

Sofia

Sofia (the capital) is a city with a rich history reaching back hundreds of years before Rome. It's built on the site an ancient Bulgar city, later called Serdika by the Romans. It was revered by emperor Constantine for the power of its mineral springs.  Now Sofia is the bustling capital of one of the EU's newest and poorest members. It's a city of contrasts: ancient and modern, beautiful and utilitarian, progressive and filled with traditions. And visitors find in Sofia's residents this same contrast: blunt and hospitable, warm with friends and cautious with outsiders, cynical and hopeful. In this city of faces we find a craving for real connection and deep friendships. This is where we start.

English Camp 2018

“We talk about God and what the Bible says at English Camp. What do you think about that?” Each year we ask students this question during the application for English Camp. It always provokes interesting conversations, even before we leave for camp! This year our theme was God is Rescuer. Over the course of the […]

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Lydia

One Day in Bulgaria with Lydia Goeglein: A Video

Missionary Lydia Goeglein helps lead The Well, the summer mentored internship program in Bulgaria. Watch and follow along as Lydia walks us through the streets of Sofia and gives us a glimpse into a day in her life as a missionary.

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Dave talking to man with guitar

One Day in Bulgaria with Dave Culmer: A Video

Spend a day with missionary Dave Culmer in Bulgaria, as he takes us around the city of Sofia. Dave is a jack of all trades on the MTW Bulgaria team, serving alternately as a doctor, a worship leader, and mentor. Dave loves discipling men and helping to grow the local church. Watch and catch a vision […]

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Community of Faith

In February we celebrated our church plant’s 2nd birthday; we had our first meeting on February 14, 2015. Since then what looked like a small discussion group meeting on Sunday nights has grown and formed into a our “Community of Faith”. Very recently the women of the church- a full range of different backgrounds, points […]

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Vlado with his family

Vlado: A Life Transformed in Bulgaria – Video

Listen to Vlado Hristov of Sofia, Bulgaria, tell how his life been transformed from an “Orthodox atheist” with a drug addition to a follower of Christ who is helping to plant churches.  

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