Our Mission

italian boys praying

Vision

Our long term vision is to see lives transformed by the Gospel and the people of Italy worshiping God together in healthy, reproducing churches. We will be intentional about living relationally among our Italian friends and neighbors and discipling people one-on-one, investing time in individuals and families. To do this, we must be fluent with the Italian language. Therefore, our first 2 years will be devoted to language training. This will equip us to effectively communicate with the Italian people, build relationships, and share the Gospel.

Trieste harbor

Trieste Harbor

Trieste

The specific ministry initiative we are joining is planting a new church in the city of Trieste, Italy. Trieste is an important port city of about 210,000 in the very northeastern region of Italy. It borders Slovenia and Croatia to the West and South. This will be the second church plant for TEAM in the city. We will be coming alongside another missionary couple who has been in Italy for 18 years. We also hope to see more families join the efforts to plant this new church.

For more information about Trieste, check out our About Trieste blog post!

Italians worshipping

Worship & Music

Our primary focus within the new church plant, besides evangelism and discipleship, will be leading worship. Long term, our goal is to begin training up Italian men as leaders. Leaders in their homes, their churches, and more specifically, as worship leaders.

The current state of worship music is severely lacking in Italy. Italians have very little access to good, Gospel-centered music or reading materials. Currently, most of the music is translated from english worship songs. Unfortunately, many of these songs often do not translate well. They simply are not the same as having worship songs written in the native tongue. We want to facilitate a revival of worship culture in Italy by encouraging Italian believers to write their own worship music. Using my background in music technology, we hope to record and distribute music to Christians all over Italy, to encourage and edify the believers there.