The Budapest Vision:
God has a heart for cities because He has a heart for people, and Budapest, Hungary is one of the great cities of the world. With nearly two million occupants, Budapest boasts 1/5th of the population of Hungary, and is its seat politically, economically, geographically, and religiously. Our vision is to plant a God-centered church in the heart of this great city that will be a beacon of light pointing directly to the majesty of our God and His Son Jesus Christ. We desire a church centered on God’s glory that is passionate in worship, faithful to the Word, believing in the power of prayer and bold in its witness. A church that makes disciples who love God, love each other and serve their fellow man. But our vision is not only for a worshipping church, but a sending church as well. It is our goal to see this church become a center for leadership training and church planting that will have an impact on the entire nation and beyond.
The groundwork for Focus Church began in February of 2019 when we held our first vision meeting. Over the next six months we built a core group of 25 committed adults who shared our vision for this new church. We launched Focus Church in September 2019. We were soon running 50-60 in attendance. Since our launch many others have joined the church, and we see visitors attending on a regular basis.
One of the unique blessings has been the demographic group we are reaching. Almost our entire church consists of young adults between the age of 20 and 35! Most of them are either university students or graduates who are now young professionals. We are convinced that God is building a strong base through which this church can have great influence in the future.
We believe that the time has come for us to put our full time and attention into this new church plant. Beginning in September, 2020, we will begin the transition process of turning over our church in Esztergom to a new pastor and moving to Budapest to focus on the ministry there. We need to raise some additional support to make this possible, so we are seeking both individuals and churches who would be willing to partner with us in this ministry.
The Background Story:
Marc and his wife Charin have served in Hungary for more than 25 years. They arrived in Hungary in 1993 as the country was transitioning out of 40 years of communism. They have lived through almost 3 decades of change as Hungary has become a modern, western European style country. They learned the language, adapted to the culture, became Hungarian citizens, raised 4 children and participated in two successful church plants in the cities of Esztergom and Tata. Marc is also a frequent speaker in churches and conferences on church planting and church renewal.
Marc and Charin Patton
Gorkij fasor 39, Tat 2534, Hungary
Cell: +36.20.886.3261 Email: email@example.com
Mission Board (support address):
Global Faith Mission Agency.
P.O. Box 3326, Chattanooga, TN 37404
(423) 702.5811 www.globalfaithmission.org
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