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Berlin, Germany

June 11th - July 26th
6 Weeks
Meghan Gentile
Meghan Gentile
Message from Meghan Gentile

Hey there friends! It's so exciting to be sitting here considering to call to go overseas to serve the Lord; and having the opportunity to go to Berlin this summer is an answer to a prayer I've been praying for several months now in asking God to send me out again.

One reason I desire to go to Berlin is the training I hope to receive there. I long to live overseas one day (soon) to get the message of the gospel to all who haven't heard it, but I know the importance of Biblical training first. Despite my tendency to rush the process, steps like this are hugely important.

A second reason I want to go to Berlin is simply a love for serving Jesus. I know the creator of the universe, I know of His love for His creation, the sacrifice He made for us all, and His command for me to go. When my God loves me enough to die for me, despite my darkened heart toward Him, how can I not give my life plans over to Him for the sake of His name, and for the salvation of the lost?

Trips like this cannot be done alone, though, so I pray that you will considering coming alongside me in Berlin! I need to raise about $5000 to get to Germany, as well as prayer in order to make sure this work is always focused on and pointing to Christ. To have partnership with the Body of Christ is what fuels missions, because the church is not an island. And although not all of us are called or able to go, we are all called to Great Commission in some capacity, and it is so beautiful that God would choose sinners like us to share His saving message!

I'm so thankful for you all, and so excited that we get to serve the Lord in this way together!

  • Meghan
Trip Overview

Berlin is one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan cities in Europe. You won’t see a lot of lederhosen on the U-Bahn, but you might encounter a tech start-up, a sculpture artist, a politician and a plethora of cafes—just by walking down the street.

Experience Berlin from the Inside Out: It’s time to dive into the urban world, beyond the typical tourist attractions and museums. You’ll live together in one of the city’s 12 districts but will travel throughout the city and see first-hand what it takes to serve the entire city. Berlin will start to feel like home and as you begin to fall in love with the expansive public transport system, the abundant parks, the flea markets, the creative and organic vibe of the city—and of course, the residents themselves.

Break into Local Community: Spend an afternoon listening to a troubled teen tell his story. Paint an old ship from the Soviet-era being repurposed for people in transition. Package food alongside Berliners who are helping the homeless. Prayer walk through emerging communities and visit a start-up church. Set-up for a city-wide outreach for young adults, meet the practical needs of refugees, or provide kids with a meaningful VBS experience. Serve the city by serving its people and our partners.

Learn from Local Leaders: No syllabus, no homework—just real-life experiences and life-changing conversations. The urban world demands diverse approaches to ministry and flexible thinking, and Apex will expose you to local leaders and ReachGlobal staff who are transforming their communities with the gospel in fresh ways.

Break Out of the Mold: Every Apex team is as unique as the projects and ministries they support. A multi-faceted city requires creativity, openness to change and a wide variety of people. If you are tired of the status-quo and ready for a challenge, then Apex might be just what you need to take your faith and leadership to the next level as you learn how to engage the post-Christian mindset in one of Europe’s most influential cities. But be careful—after a summer, you just might want to come back for more.

Meghan Gentile
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