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The Evangelical Reformed Church Westminster Confession in Austria and Switzerland bears witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ especially in places where it is unknown or has been compromised.

The ERKWB was originally founded by Reinhold Widter, who planted the first congregation in Neuhofen an der Krems (Austria). In his book “Evngelische Missionskirchen im nachchristlichen Europa” he wrote:

The protestant Church cannot be a ‘State Church’ anymore. It is a missionary Church in postchristian Europe. Church in the diaspora. Missionary Church on the intentional foundation of biblical-reformed truth.

For this purpose further missionary projects were developed to become congregations over time.

  • ERKWB Neuhofen
    Reinhold Widter plants the first congregation of the ERKWB.

  • ERKWB Rankweil
    The congregation in Rankweil is planted and Reinhard Mayer is installed as its Pastor.

  • ERKWB Winterthur
    Supported by the ERKWB Rankweil the congregation in Winterthur is planted and Thomas Reiner is installed as its pastor.

  • ERKWB Basel
    Supported by the ERKWB Winterthur the congregation in Basel is planted and Kurt Vetterli is installed as its pastor.

  • New City Wien
    Brad Hunter (PCA pastor) and his team plant the bilingual congregation of the ERKWB in Vienna.