EEA Leadership Role

The European Evangelical Alliance seeks to
"Connect, Equip and Represent"


The European church faces an unprecedented opportunity to serve the hundreds of thousands of very desperate individuals fleeing political conflict and in some cases inconceivable poverty. Our role as a church is to live Christ in their midst. This has to happen in a sensitive and yet clear way. A helpful approach is this Code of Conduct. Feel free to download it. 

In an effort to serve the Church (both European and global) in this crisis - we have undertaken the challenge of creating a space where the many hundreds of refugee ministries carried out by churches and organizations are able to come together, learn from each other, share ideas, and explore options for healthy collaboration.

While we sincerely appreciate the generous help offered by our brothers and sisters from around the world - we would ask that you respect and partner with the believers in each ministry context. These local bodies of believers and ministries that they lead will continue on long after this initial "crisis" passes.

We want your ministry to be successful. On almost every page of this website you will find links or questionnaires that you can use to communicate with the respective partners or with us.
Servant Leadership

The EEA fills a unique role when it comes to the current refugee crisis. We are not a refugee ministry nor do we pretend to be experts in refugee related ministries. But we represent and serve those who are involved in these ministries.  

We like to say that the EEA manages a large dance floor. In reality this dance floor is a composite of many different dance floors. Each National Alliance, from the individual European countries, have their own dance floor on which individuals, churches, ministries, NGOs, etc. carry out their unique refugee ministries.  

But there are also networks of different specialists that manage their own dance floors. We know specialists in trauma counseling, human trafficking, Muslim evangelism, media, advocacy, refugee issues, etc.

We (EEA) see value in bringing all of these dance floors together to create one large interconnected dance floor where information is shared and where collaborative relationships are fostered. 

Thomas Bucher
EEA General Secretary