Mission

Mission word cloud smallThe great thing about the local church is that we are also part of a global church. One way we express this sense of belonging is through links we form with different people, projects and organisations committed to extending God’s kingdom locally, nationally and globally. We commit to support these through prayer, personal contact and financial giving.

Heather Clements leads the Mission Support Team.  You can contact her through the Church Office (the mission e-mail address is currently unavailable).

These 8 principles guide our decisions on mission support:

  • Mission support should be global as well as local (Global mission agencies; Global mission – specific projects; Local Mission)
  • It should be well directed (limited to key partners) but reflect diversity of projects and partners – both geographically and thematically.
  • Mission support should wherever possible be based on meaningful relationships.
  • It is essential that there should be a “champion” within the church who can act as a contact point for each mission partner & be responsible for regular updates/literature etc
  • Opportunities for mission feedback and input should be planned into the annual cycle of Sunday services.
  • To start with (2014) we will aim to give 10% of our income to our mission partners
  • Part of our mission giving should be set aside as a contingency fund – to be used to respond to emergency requests.
  • Part of our mission giving should be set aside as a fund to support any of our church members engaging in short term mission.

p-header_blank

This Month’s Mission Focus is on the The Jerusalem & the Middle East Church Association (JMECA).

Please pray this month specifically for:

  • The work of the medical institutions run by the dioceses; the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza, Penman Clinic in Hebron, the Harper Memorial Hospitals in Menouf and the clinic in Yemen
  • for the bishops in Jerusalem, Cyprus and Egypt
  • for the appointment of a new bishop in Iran and the newly installed area bishop in North Africa

p-header_blank

Please pray regularly for all our Mission partners for 2017. For more details on each partner and their specific prayer needs click the links below.

We are supporting the following mission partners/projects in 2017:

  • Global Mission – specific projects:
  •        Women Worker’s Training Centre, Tamil Nadu (S.India) – vocational & community development
  •        Andrew & Maria Leake (CMS – N. Argentina) – land rights for indigenous people
  •        The Jerusalem & the Middle East Church Association (JMECA) – medical work in Gaza and Egypt

missioncard