Specialist in bringing regeneration and change. Inspirer for christian and church. Pacer; in shaping God’s Kingdom here and now.

Family, friends & fun!

  Our kids:  This picture is a few years old, taken Spring 2014. We have some more grandchildren! Our elders son Daniel, lives with his wife Victoria and their two sons Kaleb and Kyler on Vancouver Island. Christiaan and Anne-Margriet have three children: Fleur, Thijmen and Laurens. Our third son Albert married Kimberly (her parents came from Suriname

June 10th, 2014|

“We are guilty,” Gen. Secr. Council of Churches touched hearts

July 1st, 2013, it was 150 years since slavery was abolished in the Netherlands. Klaas van der Kamp, General Secretary of Council of Churches in the Netherlands acknowledges the guilt of the church in relation to their role during the time of slavery. We as GIDSnetwerk Rotterdam organized an event to facilitate a heart-to-heart discussion

May 3rd, 2014|

City Changers- Alan Platt

“We call our people City Changers,” said Alan Platt. “They don’t come to church for a program, they are the program.” During a tasteful dinner in a relaxed atmosphere, this South African pastor gave an inspiring talk to church leaders in Rotterdam. GIDSnetwerk teamed up with other organizations to offer an informal dinner for church

April 2nd, 2014|

I’m searching for keys

(Photo With Tjebbo in Stockholm) Searching for keys... How do I communicate the gospel with my neighbors? Fun folks, I like them a lot and they like me, but when I try to talk about my faith they get this ‘what-on-earth-is-she-talking-about’ look in their eyes. They know their neighbor keeps herself busy with urban mission -

March 27th, 2014|

A personal conversation on TV

‘Andries Knevel receives weekly Christian thinkers, innovators, prominent figures and inspiring examples,’ is the introduction on the webpage of the EO; the Evangelical broadcast company in the Netherlands. When they invited me, these words made me a bit nervous! But the conversation in the cellar of a old fortress in the village of Naarden was

October 16th, 2013|

About the book project ‘God ain’t white’

In the book ‘God ain’t white’ (only available in Dutch) we take the reader on a journey through the history of slavery. Through personal interviews with black people you become aware how the past still affects society today. We talk with white pastors how theology influenced the view of slavery. Others share how they have

April 6th, 2013|

God in the City available as eBook!

Do you want to be influential in your city? But wonder how? Want to know how God is at work in an urban context? You'll get inspired, get ideas and be encouraged by reading 'God in the City'! On Amazon available for $8,- What other say about God in the City: WHAT DO OTHERS SAY?

September 8th, 2012|

Can we re-write laws?

Sharon Stone: ‘We don’t have to twist arms; people know what is right. Truth has authority’ Can we re-write laws? The Mayor of the town turned to her, and asked, “Sharon, what can you do for me?” Churches had gathered that day. The mayor continued and told about the problems with migrants, prisons, youth. “That

April 19th, 2012|

Is social justice on the church agenda?

Antonie Fountain (32) and George Verwer (73) discuss social justice issues At Call2All  A conference on mission in Europe. "Social justice is more than a good deed - it's at the heart of mission, because it's at the heart of God" (George Verwer) “Justice is not on the church agenda,” says Antonie Fountain, while looking at

April 17th, 2012|

Ways to get involved with modern-day slavery

With Stephen Goode, internationally overseeing YWAM Relief & Development “Lord, what is the pain in my city? Who are the ones enslaved and hurting - I don’t know about? Will you show and bring me in contact with them?”  That became my prayer after the Hope for Europe conference in Budapest. The theme in our

April 9th, 2012|