LOVING GOD. LOVING PEOPLE. MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS.
Our Shared Mission
The Lighthouse Community is a fellowship of friends and pioneers, committed to preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom and making disciples of Jesus across Central and Eastern Europe.
We fellowship together in the Spirit (Phil 2:1) in one-another’s sufferings (Phil 3:10) and in partnership (Gal 2:9) that we might be mutually strengthened, supported and encouraged in this shared mission.
We are a covenantal community
- fellowshipping with God
- fellowshipping together
- making disciples of Jesus
- fulfilling the mission of Jesus
We love and value
- the Bible, as God’s word to us
- the Holy Spirit, as God’s powerful presence among us
- the grace of God
- the power of persistent prayer
- meaningful fellowship as family and friends
- obedience and faithfulness
- truthfulness and integrity
- loyalty and love
- journey before destination
- diversity of culture and tradition
Our Unity in Christ
As a culturally diverse community we find our unity in Christ, the Word of God and in the Spirit. We embrace the Bible as God’s final authority whilst respecting diversity in our interpretation of the secondary doctrines of scripture.
We seek to build grace-filled and meaningful relationships within which we are able to encourage, strengthen and sharpen each other. Our fellowship together expresses our common desire to fulfil the mission of Christ, to walk in obedience to Christ and to live faithfully under Christ, as his body. We value journey over destination and so our fruitfulness is measured by our faithfulness and obedience to Christ and not by the numbers of people that we gather. We are loyal and loving to one-another, remembering each other in prayer and upholding the dignity and calling of each person. We have an appetite for openness and transparency and so our ways together are marked by simplicity, honesty, personal sacrifice and much affection.
Stories from the nations
Ukraine Update # 14&15 – Walking in the Light of the Lord
Kevin on behalf of Edik and Liana - Ukraine. As Christians, we live today with so many future hopes. When our Lord returns he will fill every belly, dry every eye and right every wrong and along with these great comforts will come an absolute authority that is...
200 for Ten – Can you partner with us for two years?
Kevin Reilly - on behalf of The Lighthouse Community The Lighthouse Community - part of the Relational Mission Family - has, since its conception in October 2017, sought to stand with pioneering people who serve within the nations of Central and Eastern Europe, once...
Prayer Teams Update – Albania & Poland
Tricia King - UK Albania Prayer Team Trip (14-20 February) Seven of us from New Life Church in Tunbridge Wells, UK, went to visit Colin and Elida and their church in Shkoder, Albania. We loved joining in with various church activities but our primary focus was prayer....
The Lighthouse Community
In essentials, unity.
In non-essentials, liberty.
In all things, love.
German Lutheran theologian
Lighthouse Community: Directors and Leadership Team
Maurice Nightingale, Onno Weststrate, Gert Hijkoop, David King, Emma Reilly and Kevin Reilly