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Europe has the history of a Christian continent, but now less than 2% of the population have a relationship with Jesus. Most Europeans don’t even know someone living out a gospel-centered life. Yet there are young people who are passionate about sharing their faith, and Justin and Jessica Evans are committed to training and equipping leaders to reach Europe for Jesus.

Early on in ministry, the Evans were drawn to higher education. Justin studied at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, and while there they felt a strong connection to Europe. After a year and a half, they returned to Minnesota where Justin taught at North Central University (NCU) in Minneapolis.

At NCU Justin and Jessica sensed a call to missions, and a door opened up for them to train the next generation of ministry leaders as Missionary Associates (MAs) at Continental Theological Seminary (CTS) in Brussels, Belgium. It’s the same school where long-time MN missionaries Melvin and Eleanor Jorgenson served for years.

CTS provides a three-year Bachelor’s degree in English and French tracks as well as a Master of Theology program. Currently there are about 120 students representing over 30 different nationalities studying at the school who will return home as pastors and leaders upon graduation. CTS is also exploring biblical training through extension sites in multiple countries in Europe.

While there, Justin and Jessica also served in an international church in a variety of different ministries. They are dreaming about what God might do through church planting efforts in Belgium in the future.

They just returned to Minnesota after serving two and half years as MAs at CTS, and they recently were approved to start itinerating as Career Missionaries.

They are part of a group of 18 AGWM missionaries approved in 2020. As a District we have the unique opportunity to commission all of our new missionaries at Prayer and Fasting Retreat this year because COVID-19 prevented AGWM from holding their annual commissioning service in Springfield, MO.

If you’d like to connect with Justin and Jessica and find out more about their heart for Europe, you can reach them at .