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LOVING GOD. LOVING PEOPLE. MAKING DISCIPLES OF JESUS.

Kevin and Emma Reilly

GDASNK, POLAND

David and Ilze Jones

Smiltene, Latvia

Bernard & Nada Mikulic

VODICE, CROATIA

Edgaras & Nijole Untulis

PLUNGĖ, LITHUANIA

Edik

Ukraine

Pete and Michelle Foster

Pardubice, Czech Republic

Vlada and Sonja

Niš, Southern Serbia

Colin and Elida Stephen

SHKODER, ALBANIA

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.

Our Fellowship

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 #12: Your Kingdom Come

Ukraine Update #12: Your Kingdom Come

Kevin on behalf of Edik and Liana - Ukraine It is February 2023 and when the war first started a year ago on 24/02/2022, I never thought that a year on, we would still be seeking God for peace. Since 25/02/22 we have been praying for justice and peace – wrestling with...

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Esther and Mordecai

Esther and Mordecai

Emma Reilly - Gdansk, Poland The story of Esther and Mordecai in the Old Testament has some beautiful things to teach us about men and women partnering together for the advance of God's Kingdom. The story takes place around 500 years BC. Esther is a young Jewish girl,...

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Five Months in Croatia

Five Months in Croatia

Faith and Ian Barton - Zagreb, Croatia What an incredible time this has been! We only visited Vodice in July 2021 and Zagreb and Split in 2022 and we did not know if the Croatian door was going to open up or not and we were not even sure where we might move to. Yet...

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The Lighthouse Community

In essentials, unity.

In non-essentials, liberty.

In all things, love.

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German Lutheran theologian

Rupertus Meldenius

(1582-1681)

Lighthouse Community: Directors and Leadership Team

Maurice Nightingale, Onno Weststrate, Gert Hijkoop, David King, Emma Reilly and Kevin Reilly