Bobby and Danielle Harnist
Initiating gospel-centered church planting works in Vienna, Austria.
Our story begins in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN where we grew up in evangelical churches which heavily emphasized missions. God called us initially into missions in Europe by using short-term mission trips.Our calling into ministry and to ministry specifically in Austria was tested and confirmed by the pastors and congregation at our sending church, Grace Community Bible Church in Lakeville, MN.We are currently busy with our first church planting work in Vienna, Austria. It is a baptistic-minded local church with Reformed influences. Our emphasis is on being word-centered, Christ-centered, and gospel-centered.
Where We Work
Austria is a beautiful country with a rich history, but it is bereft of the gospel. The Roman Catholic church has been the predominant religion throughout Austria's history, but it, along with all historical Christian religious adherence, is declining dramatically.
We hope that through planting Bible-centered churches we can saturate this land with the gospel whereby hearts are changed and in turn families, neighborhoods, communities, and the whole country is changed.