Frankfurt Church Planting (Stephen & Susan Beck)
Serving Jesus through church planting and theological education in Germany
Stephen was a GEM missionary kid, growing up in Germany and Austria. After returning to the US for his theological education, he married Susan and together with their four daughters, was a church planter/pastor in Pennsylvania (10 years) and Toronto, Canada (13 years), before God's call to minister in Germany. Since 2005, the Becks have ministered in the Frankfurt region.
Where We Work
Stephen and Susan Beck serve in Germany in a multi-faceted ministry:
Stephen is Professor of Practical Theology at the Freie Theologische Hochschule (Gießen School of Theology) in Gießen, one of Germany's many university cities. In addition to teaching responsibilities, Stephen and Susan serve as faculty advisors to a small group of students.
Together, the Becks are involved in the City Mentoring Program, designed to pair new church planters with experienced church planters, providing support, encouragement and practical advice to new church plants in Germany and Austria; and the Institut für Gemeindegründung, which provides practical seminars for both lay workers and church planters/pastors.
The Becks are actively involved in planting a multi-site network of churches in the Frankfurt region, including Mosaik Kirche für Frankfurt, which is simultaneously reaching both Germans and immigrants (Frankfurt is the most multi-cultural city in Germany).