Arriving in early 1983, Keith and Debbie have witnessed wholesale changes in Germany. Political changes, the positioning of troops outside the border for the first time since the second World War, the reunification of East and West Germany following the fall of communism and the Berlin Wall, the implementation of the european-wide common currency are external forces that have brought the society to rethink it's role globally.

Spiritually the nation is firmly secular, further distancing itself from the roots of the reformation. Society has become postmodern; truth has become relative. Only 10% of the population attends church regularly.

This is the challenge facing church-planters in Germany, in Europe as a whole. And yet conditions have never appeared brighter. The challenges are great, but it is possible to establish New Testament congregations.