The 2021 LifeGate Worldwide Conference is designed to foster greater knowledge, love, and participation in the Great Commission of Christ so that “the word of the Lord may run swiftly and be glorified” (2 Thes 3:1). The conference theme is: "Strengthen What Remains - Courageous Faith in Perilous Times."
Pastors, church leaders, and all who love missions will benefit from the messages delivered by seasoned church planting pastors from the Middle East, Europe, and North America.
Adults: $45 until September 13th, $70 thereafter
Guest Speakers Include:
Christian currently ministers at Eckstein-Gemeinde Berlin, a church plant located in central Berlin. This church was planted in 2016 after participating in the LifeGate church-planting seminars where the vision of biblical church planting principles was taught and discussed over a period of 3 years. EGB is a vibrant and growing multi-ethnic congregation in the heart of Berlin. Christian serves on the LifeGate European Board, promoting church planting ministry throughout Europe.
He also serves as Dean of the European Bible Training Centre (EBTC) in Berlin, Germany, Zurich, Switzerland, and Vienna, Austria. He is also responsible for the shepherding of the European missionaries of Grace Ministries International (GMI) and the Regional Director of The Master’s Academy Europe.
Christian and his wife, Sheryl, have been blessed with 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Brad and His wife Beth spent over 20 years planting a church among the Iteri people. After a strong New Testament church was planted, they returned to the U.S. to be part of raising up the next generation to fulfill the Great Commission. Upon returning it became apparent there was a great need for quality cross-cultural training for missionary candidates. Along with 5 other pastors and missions pastors, he helped found what became Radius International. Brad is a primary contributor to the RADIUS REPORT, sought-after Prospectives Speaker, and primary church planting instructor at Radius International.
For the past 42 years, Stephen has committed his life to serving Christ by spreading the gospel and equipping His church. His ministry began in 1979 with New Tribes Mission Indonesia where he served for 17 years as a pioneer church planter among the Taliabo people of central Maluku. The Taliabo work has been documented in two videos, The Taliabo Story and Delivered from the Power of Darkness (1995). Upon returning to the States, Stephen joined the pastoral team at Grace Community Church overseeing local evangelism and international ministries (1996-2001).
He has served as the founding pastor of Beacon of Hope Church since its inception in 2009 and as director of LifeGate Worldwide, an equipping and mobilizing ministry to church planting pastors overseas.
Married to Mary, his wife of 47 years, they are blessed with two children and three grandchildren.
Martin graduated from the EBTC Berlin and received his M.Div. from The Master’s Seminary in LA in 2009. He served as a pastor in Bern for 5 years prior to founding the church plant “Hope & Light“ in Turbenthal, Switzerland in 2015. The church was planted as a result of attending LifeGate church-planting seminars during the years of 2013 – 2015. Hope & Light is a young and vibrant church, ethnically diverse and filled with young families, and characterized by a love for the faithful exposition of Scripture. The growing church truly shines as a rare light in postmodern darkness.
Martin serves as Dean and Professor at the EBTC extension in Zürich where his focus is on teaching exposition & preaching and also serves as a LifeGate Europe Board member.
He is married to Gaby and is a father to six children.
Pastor Hanna Massad has served as founder and director of Christian Mission to Gaza (CMG) since 1999. The holistic ministry of CMG addresses the physical and spiritual needs of the persecuted church and the oppressed Muslim families in one of the poorest and most densely populated areas in the Middle East— the Gaza Strip.
The CMG team also ministers to over 1000 Iraqi and Syrian refugee families in Amman, Jordan. More than 100,000 Christians fled their homes in 2014 when the Islamic State invaded Mosul. Despite the suffering and loss, and perhaps because of it, the hearts of traumatized victims in the Middle East have become more open to the hear the message of the Gospel.