LCMS-supported ministry in Belgium is spearheaded by Rev. Matthias Tepper, an Alliance missionary who serves through a partnership among LCMS World Mission, the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church of Germany (SELK) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belgium. Rev. Tepper’s two primary objectives in Belgium are to gather together Lutherans in the area for worship and fellowship and to spread the Gospel among unbelievers so they may come to faith in Jesus Christ.
Matthias hopes to help establish and shepherd a vibrant congregation with uplifting worship services and meaningful Bible studies. He prays that he will serve with a team of laypeople in the congregation’s community in the name of Christ, and in doing so, discover new opportunities to share the Good News. His primary focus is serving the English-speaking community, but he also recently began meeting with immigrants from Madagascar to lead them in Lutheran worship services.
Since 1927, the the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belgium (ELKB) has been a partner church of the LCMS.