Our motto is “Helping others grow”. We offer a wide range of activities worldwide in the areas of education, social charitable projects, training, Christian teaching, counselling, youth work and aid services. Our core competence, particularly in the international fields of activity, is “Capacity Development”. By this we mean the ability to sustainably promote the holistic development of people, organizations and groups of people.

As an international development organisation, we want above all to enable a young generation, inspired by Jesus Christ, to shape their lives on their own responsibility with a positive vision of life and to develop a new quality of life.



Our actions permeate the most diverse aspects of personal as well as public life. Therefore, our commitment is not limited to the Christian community, but is also directed to the needs of society. For us, the human being with his physical, psychological and spiritual needs is in the foreground.


Our actions are based on relationships characterized by trust, value and respect. In an attitude of mutual openness and transparency, others get to know us and our motivation. We value teamwork in our projects. In this context, we also try to be sensitive to cultural differences.

Active participation

We are committed to meeting the challenges of suffering, poverty, discrimination and social injustice by investing in young people in a respectful, encouraging and supportive manner and by addressing their concerns. In doing so, we seek creative solutions to the world’s need.


We are ready to venture something new in our commitment. We welcome a pioneering spirit that courageously and inspires new ideas. In the process, we also like to leave the beaten track.


Together we can achieve what we as individuals are not capable of. Knowing our personal limitations, we seek international and intercultural complementation within the “Nehemiah International Network” and beyond. We are happy to cooperate with other organizations.


In 1987, a handful of young men and women around John MacFarlane and Hans Heidelberger took a heart to realize a dream and create a meeting platform for Christians from different denominations and congregations. The association nehemia team was founded in Fürth. Initially, the nehemia team was particularly committed to the goal of regional networking of church congregations and the promotion of cross-community initiatives within the framework of complementary cooperation. This commitment led to the cooperation of different churches, Christian initiatives and organisations in the northern Bavarian area. While in the first ten years the nehemia team mainly focused on the North Bavarian region, in the 1990s its commitment also expanded internationally.

In the following years, aid and training projects were carried out in a large number of countries on all continents of the world. Organizations and initiatives with a similar orientation have emerged. Here the commitment of John and Jean Krueger played an important role, who joined the nehemia team in 1993. Not only has the nehemia team’s radius of action expanded considerably, but so has the variety of projects. The commitment to the needy and the needy has expanded. What began with a dream of some young people has developed into a dimension and diversity of which none of the founders dared to dream at the beginning. Since then, tens of thousands of people in Germany and many parts of the world have benefited from it.