Gordy and Tabita Beck have been building the Church in Austria
Jesus is still the answer
Together with an international team, we are building up a local church in Reutte, Austria. We are committed to being a light, sharing the love of Jesus with everyone we meet. Jesus transforms lives. By sharing the message of the Gospel with those around us, we believe that we are making a real difference in this beautiful country.
The decline of the traditional Church
We are living in a period of rapid change and cultural transformation. For generations, the province where we serve was known as Austria's "Holy Land", because so many were committed Catholics. Today, less than half of school children in Reutte are being raised Roman Catholic. Of those children who are baptized into Catholicism, few regularly attend church. Even the older generations are no longer showing up for mass or for traditional rituals like Ash Wednesday. Within a generation, the region's traditional heritage will be lost.
Change is possible
Our strategy for change is simple but powerful: clear biblical teaching, authentic community, and acceptance of each person's unique story. We believe that by creating a safe and welcoming space for people to explore their faith, ask questions, and connect with others, we can help them to discover Jesus and to grow in their faith.
Building on the Christian Legacy
Our church community meets within the walls of a 500-year-old Franciscan monastery. We are inspired by the legacy of the Franciscan monks who came before us, who dedicated their lives to spreading the Gospel throughout the Alps. We, too, are called to be modern-day evangelists, sharing the message of hope and salvation with the lost and the lonely.
Called to serve as a family
As a family, we have made the decision to move to this beautiful alpine region to share the love and message of Jesus. Pray also for our boys to be a light in the community and to share their love for Jesus with those around them.
the local Church
We are partnering with the Free Church in Ausserfern in Reutte, Austria. Gordy serves as pastor and Tabita is the leader of the children's ministry.
Christian Teaching in the Public Schools
Both Tabita and Gordy are official religion teachers in the public school system. Gordy teaches in the middle schools and Tabita teaches at the elementary level.
Sending Christians around the WOrld
In partnership with the Union of Evangelical Churches, Gordy leads the World Missions team which sends Austrians to serve cross-culturally.
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