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Joel Forster

Joel Forster
Person Details
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  • Spain
Participants Details

ELF Network

  • 2022 Media Communicators Network

Ministry Focus

  • Evangelism


  • Media/Communication

Funding Status

  • ELF Funded
Participants Answers
What is your ministry?

I work for Evangelical Focus, a news information website for Europe, started in January 2015 by the Spanish Evangelical Alliance with the support of the Forum of Christian Leaders, among other entities. We reach around 30,000 readers monthly. We report about current issues from a Christian perspective, giving a voice to evangelical Christians who have interesting insights on relevant topics. The team and contributors from several countries see this ministry of bringing together journalism and mission as a way of serving the church and connecting with society. We aim to build bridges between church and society, giving a voice to Christians who are making a difference in all areas of society. We do journalism to serve God’s mission in a post-Christian Europe.

When did you trust Christ?

My walking with God and following Jesus has been a gradual thing through many years. I first understood something about the weight of my sin when I was 11-years-old, and since then have been understanding more and more aspects of the Gospel, like the meaning of the cross, the depth of God’s grace, and why I should live for His glory. For me, there have been different moments in my life where I have understood with my mind and my heart things I thought I knew. And, thankfully, there is still much to learn, to get a bigger picture of God and his kingdom.

What have been the defining moments of your Christian walk?

Starting university was a key moment, leaving home and getting in an environment where it seemed God was not around. Getting involved with a GBU group in my university and starting to read the Bible seriously, finding answers to questions for myself and fellow students, and growing in Gospel-centred friendships was key. During those years I also got the evangelistic vision, to connect the Gospel with our culture.

What do you hope to gain from participating?

I want to attend the Forum to keep learning from European initiatives and to find new connections for Evangelical Focus, ways we can serve the church in Europe through this online media project.

What is your leadership role or what were your past leadership roles?

I was president of the GBU student Committee for the university in Barcelona from 2006-2008. I had an internship at TV3, which is the Catalan Public Television station, in 2008. I was a relay worker for UCCF from 2009-2010. I have been a writer for Protestante Digital since 2008 and a GBU staff worker since 2010.

Why should someone invest in your ministry?

Having a Christian point of view on the daily news is a key issue in Spain. I want to keep learning and getting new vision, to work on my responsibilities and start new projects side by side with other people, to advance God’s kingdom both in Spain and Europe.