AEEE is the oldest Protestant church in Greece. Its vision today is to be an outward-focussed, city-loving church, embracing the city and learning from it, while touching it with the transforming power of the Gospel.
In the Lambraki Hill (Lofos Lambraki) neighbourhood of Athens, home to a large immigrant population, we created a safe space for fun and learning for children and young people.
Glyfada is the first church plant that took place in the context of "Polis". Giorgos and Phaedra Tolias are currently in the final stages of particularising it as an established church, while seeking to build and maintain its outward focus.
Imago Dei (image of God) is an initiative that organises events which seek to bring the Christian faith into dialogue with modern realities, emphasising in particular the restless nature of humanity, which continually points toward a loving, creator God.
The Iranian church, led by Manoucher, is continually changing face since most of the Iranians are simply passing through Greece on their way to other countries. Despite this swift turnover, this church is the place where a great many of them come to know Christ personally.
Exarcheia is a neighbourhood in downtown Athens full of people who are wrestling with big questions. In the heart of this neighbourhood a new church community was planted through the ministry of Tim and Alexandros.
There are several thousand unaccompanied minors amongst the transient refugee population of Athens. Faros is an NGO, connected with Exarcheia Church, that was set up to provide them with refuge, shelter, psychological and legal aid and restoration.
Pyxida is a multi-purpose space in the center of the Kypseli neighbourhood of Athens which functions mainly as a center for vocational and skills training, but also as a hub of cultural and social activity, serving as a focal point for the local community.
Kypseli is a colourful neighbourhood, home to people from over 30 different nationalities. Stefanos and Manon Mihalios, together with Christos Koufos have been working to form a community that will be the core of a new church in this neighbourhood.
Exarcheia Church is preparing to plant its first daughter congregation in the next door ‘Academy-Syntagma’ neighbourhood, a thriving hub of student, cultural and political activity, the secular heart of Athens.
After 10 years of serving the neighbourhood of Neos Kosmos through the Center 68 community center, and having seen the impact of the Gospel already in people's lives, we feel that the most natural next step is to plant a church in this neighbourhood.
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