Choosing Slovakia | “Being before Doing”
Recounting the process God has brought Aaron and Megan on as they’ve gone from marginal involvement in the church and mission of Jesus to rearranging their lives around what He is up to and preparing to move their family to serve the disciple-making movement in Slovakia! A combination of story-telling, gospel proclamation, and invitation to partnership.
November 25, 2018 | Aaron Gibbs
In 2016, Aaron and Megan were searching for more ways to reorient their lives around the Great Commission while serving on staff at their local church. This led to involvement in a church planting residency where their desire to equip followers of Jesus for everyday discipleship continued to grow. They became more aware of the need for skilled practitioners in places around the world where the harvest is plentiful, but the workers are very few. Aaron and Megan realized that their gifts and training could be used to further equip the body not just locally, but globally. This realization led Aaron to serve at a leadership conference in Poland in the fall of 2017, where he saw the impact Josiah Venture (JV) has had over the years. At this same event, he also heard a call to serve church leaders in central and eastern Europe long-term. After asking God to clarify this call, by growing their heart for a people or a place, he answered that prayer by leading them to join the disciple-making movement in Slovakia.
Aaron and Megan, along with their three young boys, are excited to partner with Josiah Venture to see local churches flourish, and provide a place for youth to use their gifts, find belonging, and reach their city. They will be serving with the JV Slovakia team at TC Kompas, and making their home at the church plant, Za Kostolom, in Žilina. The Gibbs family are currently support raising with the hopes of moving to Slovakia by fall 2019.