Firestarters

About

U N I T E

We invite people to come together and connect. We gather people who are ready to partner with God and others to see transformation in their city.

By hosting gatherings we unite revivalists all over Europe and create room for networking and training. 

F U E L

We rally behind what God is doing in people, call out their potential and propel them into their calling. We walk alongside individuals in order to train and equip them to keep the fire burning. We tour throughout Europe to connect with people and empower them through discipleship and teaching.

M U L T I P L Y

We challenge people to take ownership, contend for their city and fuel what God is doing there, and we empower them to spread the fire and partner with God in practical ways.

Past —

In 2012 in Herrnhut, Germany a group of YWAM worship leaders gathered together and expressed their mutual desire for greater depth in worship. The group quickly grew to more 40 people regularly coming together in houses for worship and prayer. ,Their desire to connect our work for God with a reviving relationship with the Lord led the the birth of what is now called the “Revive Community.”

A few months later God emphasized to venture into three expressions: to establish a culture of prayer and worship in YWAM Herrnhut, to start Revive-focused Discipleship Training Schools (DTS), and to launch touring in Europe with a special emphasis on Germany, believing that there is revival God is stirring all over the continent.

The Revive community and the Revive DTSes continued to grow, and in the fall of 2014 several of us from YWAM Herrnhut embarked on a prayer journey across Germany. We were hungry to see God’s Kingdom alive in this nation, and sought God for clarity in how He was moving.

While on this journey, God gave us a very specific vision of small fires all over the nation. These individual fires ignited rapidly, growing together and engulfing all of Germany in flames, spreading to the surrounding nations as the same was happing all over Europe, and eventually spreading all over the world. We felt God inviting us to recognize the reality of this situation – these fires represent individuals who are passionate about the Gospel and seeing the Kingdom of God become an everyday reality on earth! 

Present —

Seeds of revival are bursting out of the ground all over the country! And we are to come alongside to equip and serve these starting fires, so they unite and grow and multiply.

God is doing something in Germany, and we recognize the need to connect believers. The body of Christ is meant to work together, but how can we do that if we don’t know each other? This sparked the idea of the first “Firestarters” Gathering in 2015. More than 100 people came together to seek God for revival in their cities and nations. This led to multiple tours to university cities, summer outreaches worldwide, the development of an online training course, and practical trainings all over Germany.

With each tour God revealed to us on a deeper level what He is doing in Germany and how He wants us to partner with Him in it, which formed the “Firestarters principles” as guidelines for what we do. Our awareness grew that God wants to raise revivalists and reformers all over the country in all spheres of society as a new wave of missionaries into our cities and nation!

Future —

Two years later God emphasized that it is time to expand, both as a team and also geographically now to launch into Europe. As a grown team, right after New Year in 2018 we spread out to different nations to learn what God is doing in Europe and to look for open doors where God might want us to connect for the future. We were amazed recognizing again all the “fires” that God has started! We discovered everywhere the same hunger to come together as the body of Christ and to see revival in their cities and their nations transformed!

We are continuing to dream and strategize with God, and look forward to what the future holds for Germany and Europe. If this is on your heart, you are already a Firestarter! Join us and other like-minded individuals as we start fires, fuel fires, and connect fires to see Europe reached with the Gospel!

We are full of passion

  • We are passionate about the heart of God and his intention for Europe.
  • We walk out biblical values in all areas of society.
  • We are enthusiastic about the callings God has given other people

We empower

  • We raise up the committed. we find people who say yes. 
  • We have faith for potential. We come alongside people, equip them with tools and resources and disciple them.

We stand together

  • We say no to isolation. 
  • We are in this together. No matter what you’re doing or where you are, we believe transformation is possible and will fight for it with you.
  • We can’t take this on by ourselves. We understand the need for community and the strength that comes from joining together.
  • We are all individual flames and it is only when combined spark a big fire.

We are all small flames adding to the growth of the wildfire across Europe.

We innovate

  • God is creative and works in innovative ways. 
  • We believe that to innovate is to demonstrate the character of God. 
  • God is showing us unique and fresh ways to reach out to a new generation of Europeans.

Firestarters is a movement that partners with the revival spreading throughout Europe.

We connect with people who are on fire for God in their city and sphere of society. We come alongside revivalists, to equip and serve them. We unite, fuel and multiply the movement.

useful information

REVIVE CITY

Revive City is a one-week training event focusing on Christians in university cities who long to know God more and to make God known among their friends and colleagues.

The week will consist of evening meetings each night from Monday to Friday. We will spend time together diving into key teachings on the culture of revival, such as the character and nature of God, identity, Holy Spirit, prayer, missions, the Kingdom of God, discipleship and multiplication. The week will close off on Saturday with local outreach and a city-wide worship night, uniting people from different churches and ministries.

Our desire is that each participant will finish the week more equipped in making disciples of Jesus and living out Kingdom principles. 

If you desire to facilitate such a week in your city, fill out the form below. 

If you want to be empowered with the truth of God’s Word, meet others with a passion for revival, and gain more of God’s heart for Germany, join us for the Firestarters Gathering 2018!  

People from all over Germany and surrounding countries will converge in Herrnhut for four days of worship and intercession, input, and community. We will dive into what it looks like for Biblical truths to transform spheres of society, and strategise together for ways to actively invite the Kingdom of God to shift the culture of our workplaces and universities.

All are welcome as we seek God together for a greater awakening in Germany!

Do you want to grow and be challenged in your walk with God? Do you want to see your friends fascinated by Jesus and be fully transformed by Him? Then this is made for you!

A “pocket” is a group of two or three people gathering around Jesus, to be trained to live His lifestyle, and encourage active growth. This group will actively train together for five weeks with the purpose of seeing the lost saved, the saved revived, and training others to do the same. After five weeks, it’s time to pass it on. The next step in learning to live the lifestyle of Jesus is training others in what you just learned. Visit the Circuit Riders website to receive your own Pockets manual!

As we experienced the dynamic potential of discipleship groups, we are currently partnering with YWAM Herrnhut training schools to develop several more training manuals: “Identity”, “Intimacy with God”, “Life of the Spirit”, “Kingdom Perspective”, and “Multiplication”. Expected publication date: Summer 2018.  

"LIGHT THE TORCH. IGNITE THE CITY."

#firestarterseurope

  • Sharing testimony of God's faithfulness builds faith!⁠
What are some ways you've been able to share God's faithfulness to others?⁠
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  • God is worthy of our praise no matter what surrounds us! No matter what goes on in the world. God is in control. There is such an importance of renewal of our minds in scripture. ⁠
--What are some ways you've been able to meet with God during this time?⁠
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Romans 12:2 "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." ⁠
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#europeshallbesaved ⁠
#reviverotterdam
  • "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16 ⁠
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#europeshallbesaved ⁠
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#ignitethecitynl⁠
  • "Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."⁠
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-Photo from encounter night @YWAMBerlin⁠
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  • "We love seeing people from different nations coming together to worship God" ⁠
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#ignitethecitynl⁠
  • How much more powerfully will we see God’s kingdom here on earth if we're walking in unity with other believers.⁠
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  • "We’re called to help each other to build the kingdom of God on earth." ⁠
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  • “Let’s grow in living the lifestyle of sharing Jesus with one another”

Photo from “Revive Rotterdam” #reviverotterdam #firestarterseurope
  • Holland I like you. #firestarterseurope #sogood #headinghome
  • The Firestarters Gathering in Amsterdam kicked off last night with worship and joyful surrender! 
#firestarterseurope #lightthetorch #ignitethecitynl
  • Amsterdam bound 🚂 #firestarterseurope  #excited #speaking #Godisgood
  • "Sometimes a calling is staring us straight in the face, we just need to make eye contact."
― @johnmarkcomer, Garden City
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You are called to the impact your village, town or city with the kingdom of God! Do you believe that? Come join us in Amsterdam from August 8 - 11 to discover what this looks like! Register today at gathering.firestarters-europe.com. 
#lightthetorch #ignitethecitynl #firestarterseurope
  • Three weeks until the Gathering in Amsterdam! We are so expectant for the connections that will come from the weekend. Have you signed up yet? Link in bio. #lightthetorch #ignitethecitynl #firestarterseurope
  • If you are a YWAMER in Europe you may want to check out this event that some of my friends are putting on. ⁣
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It’s designed specifically for those who want to be a missionary in their everyday life in the Spheres. ⁣
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Learn more at the link in @firestarters.europe Instagram bio. ⁣
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#firestarterseurope #takeonyourcity #ignitethecitynl #ywam #ywamthemovement #onceaywamer #lifestylemissionary #7spheres #7mountains #ywamers #ywamerscommunity #ywamvalues #ywamerspodcast #ywamlife #ywamfamily⁣
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  • The hunger and passion for Jesus we see all over Europe makes every tour worth it. Thank you Netherlands for loving Jesus. Bring on the gathering! 
#firestarterseurope #takeonyourcity #ignitethecitynl
  • Imagine what our cities would look like if every sphere of society was transformed by the kingdom of God? 
God loves cities and we believe He wants to use each one of us to impact the places we call home. What dreams do you have for your city?

#firestarterseurope #takeonyourcity #ignitethecitynl
  • The Gathering is fast approaching! We are so excited to dream with God and champion one another in what He has uniquely gifted us to do. There will be opportunities to connect with those who have a similar heart and learn practical tools of how to walk this out.

We want to see you there! Register today, link in bio. #firestarterseurope #takeonyourcity #ignitethecitynl
  • We see Europe hungry for authenticity. We see Europe laying down their lives in pursuit of truth. We believe that when individuals step out in their God given calling Europe will be transformed. 
It starts with love. Will you step out and love like Jesus? #firestarterseurope #europeshallbesaved #ignitethecitynl
  • Sharing testimony of God's faithfulness builds faith!⁠
What are some ways you've been able to share God's faithfulness to others?⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
#firestarterseurope⁠
#europeshallbesaved ⁠
#reviverotterdam
  • God is worthy of our praise no matter what surrounds us! No matter what goes on in the world. God is in control. There is such an importance of renewal of our minds in scripture. ⁠
--What are some ways you've been able to meet with God during this time?⁠
⁠
Romans 12:2 "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." ⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
#firestarterseurope⁠
#europeshallbesaved ⁠
#reviverotterdam
  • "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God." Colossians 3:16 ⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
#firestarterseurope⁠
#europeshallbesaved ⁠
#firestartersgathering⁠
#ignitethecitynl⁠
  • "Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."⁠
⁠
-Photo from encounter night @YWAMBerlin⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
#Firestarterseurope⁠
#Fireandfragranceberlin⁠
#YWAMBerlin⁠
#Europeshallbesaved
  • "We love seeing people from different nations coming together to worship God" ⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
#Firestarterseurope⁠
#firestartersgathering⁠
#ignitethecitynl⁠
  • How much more powerfully will we see God’s kingdom here on earth if we're walking in unity with other believers.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
.⁠
#Firestarterseurope⁠
#ReviveRotterdam
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