Many don't speak Polish.
They need someone to show them around. They need someone who speaks a language they understand.
They need a family.
Some are from affluent families, others are impoverished refugees on scholarship. Their physical needs vary greatly, but their spiritual needs are similar.
A portion of these are students at Poznan University, in Poznan to complete a degree.
Statistics tell us that 70% of people of faith entering the university will abandon their faith before leaving.
Most of the students return to their countries after earning their degree. Because of their education, they are returning as influential leaders in their field.
The question is, how will they use their influence?
Poznan International Church (PIC) is an English speaking fellowship reaching the many internationals in Poznan, Poland. PIC has been under the pastoral direction of ITMI partners, Richard Nungesser, and his wife, Brooke, since 2002.
PIC is a place where internationals can "Come, Grow, Serve, and Go." Internationals come and experience God because they are reached and welcomed into the community. In community, they are surrounded by opportunities for God's Word to grow them through worship, God's Word and relationships.
The Nungessers work hard to create a culture where there are many opportunities to serve, and you'll find even the poorest refugee students giving what little they have to help others.
Eventually, these internationals tend to move on. When they go, they are equipped to take what they've learned back to their home countries, where they already know the language and culture. They are ready to GO make a difference in the world by sharing the love of Christ.
City International is an initiative to equip the next generation, with a special focus on international and national students, families, and professional workers, to fulfill their part in the Great Commission. The idea is for the success of PIC to be duplicated in other major cities in Poland where there is an international presence.
PIC is made up of people from all over the world!
ITMI's Poznan International Church brings together a beautiful tapestry of Internationals, loving, serving and growing together.
- Reach Polish people and Internationals interested in learning about the Word of God in the English language.
- Provide opportunities for them to grow through God's Word and serve in the city where God has planted them.
- Make and strengthen national and world-focused disciples.
- Plant international churches throughout Poland, Central and Eastern Europe.
- Missionaries to Poland to serve PIC as a pastor, youth pastor or music pastor.
- Missionaries to Poland to serve PIC as a university worker or children's worker.
- Support for the Nungesser family.
It was a chilling winter day in Gugulethu, South Africa. Pastor Vuyo Nyabaza looked up from the task he was busy with – one of many involved with offering lunch for the hungry families in the impoverished area. His fingers were stiff with cold. That’s when he saw it – a sight that made his heart ache.
The daughter of ITMI’s Richard and Brooke Nungesser, Adelyne, shares her unique perspective on the Nungesser’s life and ministry in Poland in the first of two short videos. In these two videos, she smiles about the unusual item her 80-year-old school never had and finally installed for the first time ever this year, talks about what she and her friends do for fun, reveals her roles in Bread of Life’s week-long summer camp outreach, Tydzien USA (which means “USA week”) and the annual Christmas event raising funds for sick children, talks about what Poznan International Church is like for youth and how she gets her friends there when they don’t fit in the family car, and tells a funny story on her dad!
Story After Story of the Waves Your Support is Making, featuring Richard and Brooke Nungesser (Podcast Episode)
Enjoy the enthusiasm of Richard and Brooke Nungesser as they share an endless stream of stories of the amazing things God is doing through Bread of Life.
Enjoy this short (under 2 minute) video from PIC’s Facebook Page of Sowmya as she shares how she brought her passion and helping others together to bless others this Christmas!
ITMI’s Poznan International Church (PIC) is a community of believers reaching and serving international students and professionals in Poznan, Poland. PIC is pastored by ITMI partners, Richard and Brooke Nungesser. Graduation and Send-Off The month of May brings some wonderful celebrations for Poznan International Church. Many members are graduating from their various schools and celebrating […]
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