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Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, home to 3 million people and a favorite vacation spot for Europeans due to its coastline and sunny, temperate weather. Though Lisbon has long been a multi-cultural melting pot, the increase of its expatriate population has increased dramatically over the last decade. For Ukrainian or Middle Eastern refugees fleeing war, or for American or Western Europeans seeking a cheaper place to live, there is a growing need in Lisbon for gospel-driven, Christ-centered churches.

MTW’s Lisbon team is planting vibrant, evangelical, and Reformed churches in the Lisbon area primarily focused upon this growing international community, while faithfully welcoming Portuguese worshipers, as well. Hospitality ministry, relationship building, book clubs, music leading, youth and children’s ministry, discipleship and evangelism are the ministry focus points, all with the intention of gathering those whom God’s Spirit is moving to worship Him as His Church in Lisbon.


Buerger, John & Ellen

The Buergers are excited that God has called them to plant a new international church in Lisbon, Portugal.

The Buergers are excited that God has called them to plant a new international church in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Develop Children and Youth Ministry
Lead Music for an International Church Plant
Support an International Church Through Christian Counseling
Support an International Church Plant Through Hospitality
Assistant Pastor and Administrator Needed for International Church Plant

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Why We (Missionaries) Need Your Prayers

How amazing it was that the Lord had him praying for us at the moment when I was wishing that I could tell people to pray!


Give thanks to God for a movement of the Spirit spreading across Europe opening doors that have been long-shut.

Pray for the declining Church in Europe. Many see Europe as post-Christian and without hope. But we know that Christ will build His church.

Pray for the Lord to raise up new missionaries and to provide financial support for recently approved missionaries.

Pray for two women, Monika and Andrea, who have recently come to faith against the odds in a hard-to-reach, largely atheistic European city.

Pray for Monika, that God would continue to heal her, give her a new purpose, and protect her life from physical harm, and for Andrea, that she would grow deep roots of faith and be a witness to those like her—unlikely subjects—of the reality of the grace of God.