Ministries across Europe are often under-equipped and under-resourced for the great task ahead of them. To make an impact on that dilemma, SMG eagerly serves our church plants by seeking to provide specialized assistance and resources which are not readily available or offered by other networks and organizations.
We have categorized all of our services into 5 special areas which we call "service streams". There is more information about our service streams below. By combining the years of experience and varieties of ministries in our group, we are able to custom-tailor the services we offer to best meet the present needs of our partners.
We also strive to be Kingdom-minded and collaborative with other networks so that the ministries in our group are best served through the strengths of what each network provides.
First and foremost, SMG emphasizes enduring Gospel friendships. We believe that the Lord uniquely fits and places people together to accomplish His glorious purposes.
Because of our unique position established both in Europe and the USA, we provide a means of lower cost accounting and support.
SMG partners with the European Intercultural Church Planting (ICP EU) network to serve ministries in their care, outreach, and understanding of the diversity of cultures around them.
SMG prepares materials, offers training, and invests resources with both the local cultures of our ministries and the level of need for each ministry in mind.
SMG eagerly serves the ministries in our group through the means of consultation and counseling as crucial areas of support which churches regularly need.
"We're not a big and flashy network because we take our time to invest in the people, plants, and projects that God has given us. This approach allows us to keep relational care high and cost levels low so that people are strengthened and resources are strategically invested for long-term results..."
Robert Krause (President SMG-EU)
SMG desires to keep a consistent emphasis on reaching people who come from all different nationalities with the Gospel. Through life skills development, accessible materials, and personal care we help people to know God and flourish in their lives.
SMG recognizes that the direction and the fuel for all of our ministries comes through sustained intercession. We have deployed teams of intercessors to treat all of the requests of our partners.
SMG is regularly developing tools for discipleship, small groups, and leadership with the church family in mind. We work hard to make our resources accessible, Gospel-centered, inspirational, and relational.
Because of our rich friendships, we are able to quickly hear about and profile ministry needs for prayer and financial support.
SMG invests resources where ministries and projects are. We donate much of the administration and additional network expenses to keep costs low for the ministries.
From strategic planning to consultation to prayer and support, our ministry team is actively engaged in serving the needs of our ministers so they can effectively work in their cities and develop their innovative projects.