Jesus the Way Church started in 1997 as a home group in Franny Bosch’s home. Thorsten & Carla Johnson, missionaries from Calvary Chapel USA, came from Austria where they were living to lead this home group. Franny Bosch and Ruvini Candappa faithfully hosted this group and led it with commitment, prayer and love. They later moved out of Franny’s home into a building on Käferlohestr.
…believe that God will use Jesus the Way to bring salvation, refreshment and open up wells (Gen 26: 17-22)
In 2003 the group, which consisted of about 40 people, moved onto the current premises at Waldmeisterstr. This group worked very hard on renovating and repairing the building. The biggest investment was the fire escape and building a fantastic Café.
Helmut & Veda Schneider, who were from Germany and South Africa, then took over the church in 2008 and led till 2016. They brought in great teaching on the father heart of God, freedom of the Spirit and the grace of God. They also started a partnership with NCMI ministry (New Covenant Ministries International).
In 2017, Rob & Bridget Forbes, who were born in Zimbabwe and South Africa, took over the leadership of Jesus the Way Church. They have a heart to see the lost saved, in Munich, in Germany and in the nations. Through many prophetic words and with a great leadership team they believe that God will use Jesus the Way to bring salvation, refreshment and open up wells (Gen 26: 17-22) wherever God leads us and gives us influence. They welcome anyone to journey with them into the great future God has for us as a church.
We are people that honour God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit; and one another.
We are living out authentic relationships with God through Jesus. We work and have fun together. We support one another.
We are enthusiastic about following Jesus and lovers of His presence.
We are people with our lives anchored in Jesus, our cornerstone.
We are intentional about doing God’s work that He has prepared for us and is preparing us to do.
We are a household of all ages, personalities and gifts, from many nations, tribes and languages.
We are modern and relevant, holding to Biblical values.
We are strengthening communities and other local churches.
We are helping people discover, walk in and use their God given gifts and talents.
We are living with the Holy Spirit in us, wanting to see the world around us change.
We are receiving from God, so that we can give to others.
Jesus the Way – Vision
By worshipping Him in freedom and joy. By fulfilling His purposes in our lives. By living as new creations: forgiven, healed and free.
By proclaiming Jesus, His grace and salvation. By ministering healing, deliverance and freedom. By building one another up in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Through prayer, prophecy and proclamation. Through practical service. Through extravagant generosity.
Statement of Faith
We believe in the triune God – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The God of the Bible, who created this world and the universe.
God, the father
We believe in God the Father who is perfect love which drives out all fear. God is a Father who does everything out of love and who turns all things to good. Our relationship with the Father is a relationship of love. He who created us, loves us, and has made it possible for us to become His children once again, through His son Jesus Christ.
Jesus, the son
We believe in Jesus Christ the Son. We believe that the Father sent Jesus to take upon himself the sin of the world, to die on the cross, so that we can be saved and enter into a personal relationship with God. A relationship which was lost through original sin.
It is only through Jesus that we can come to the Father. He is the way, the truth and the life. Jesus the Way proclaims this truth clearly to our community and to the world.
We believe that Jesus came to this world as a man, shed His blood for us on the cross, was buried, and then raised from the dead. He ascended into heaven and now sits at the right hand of the Father, until the day when He will return to this world to fetch His bride.
The Holy Spirit
We believe in the Holy Spirit, whom the Father has given to us to help us and to empower us. Jesus says that the Holy Spirit will enable us to do greater things than He did. The Holy Spirit convicts us of our sins, He renews us, and as He lives in us His fruit will be seen in our lives. He enlightens our understanding, He anoints us, He transforms us from one degree of glory to the next. He comforts us and we are sealed in Him until the day of our redemption.
We believe that the gifts of the Spirit are for born again believers today.
We believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God. The Word and the Spirit, lead us into all truth. We believe that God speaks to us and reveals Himself through His Word.
As a church community, we want to preach the whole gospel. The Bible is our written foundation, our pattern and our “blue print”.
We believe that the church is the instrument put into place by Jesus Christ to reflect His glory on this earth. Jesus said that He is the head of the church, – His body. That means that all church members, all those who belong to Him, all those who have given their lives to Jesus and are born again, are like living organs, are active members of His body. Jesus is building His church and we have the privilege of being able to participate in what He is doing on this planet.
We believe that Jesus commissioned His disciples to preach the gospel, to make disciples of all nations, to heal the sick and to set prisoners free. He instructed His disciples to do this in the city where they lived, in their country, in the surrounding countries and in the whole world (Mt 28:18, Mt 10:5).