About Kontaktmission and Kontaktmission USA
Kontaktmission (just say Contact Mission – it’s easier that way!) began in the Forest Quarter of Austria in 1979, with just a couple of missionaries doing the specific work they felt called of God to do. But their vision soon grew to encompass other lands, was passed on to other hands, and continues to expand and evolve. Kontaktmission – a truly European missions team – has its headquarters in Wüstenrot, Germany.
A History of Kontaktmission
Kontaktmission now has missionaries in Albania, Austria, Belgium, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine and Uruguay. These are all countries desperately in need of evangelism, where as little as 1% of the population is churched. The need is for rapid establishment of viable Christian congregations, and Kontaktmission is one of the fastest-growing European church-planting organizations, using flexible and effective methods of new church evangelism while staying true to the Lord of the Great Commission.
Kontaktmission USA, based in Tennessee, represents the works of both European and American missionaries, giving them a means of contact in the US. Many of our workers are genuine “indigenous missionaries,” in other words, men and women who have been raised up by Kontaktmission from existing works in order to continue working in their own countries, and they are supported by churches and individuals here through KMUSA. This kind of international management and representation makes for efficient, cost-effective church planting and rapid expansion.