Mission at the heart of the church, the church at the heart of mission
  • A place for fresh, inspiring, and thought-provoking ideas about mission around the world
  • We are used to hearing mission leaders, typically European and American men in their fifties describing what the most important issues in mission are. But is this the full story?
  • The Global Connections Code of Best Practice for Church to Church Partnerships (C2CP) is designed to provide guidelines for churches interested in forming cross-cultural partnerships
  • NHS (Charges to Overseas Visitors) Regulations 2015 came into force on 6 April 2015, and the changes imposed by the new Regulations have major implications for access to NHS healthcare for mission partners.

The UK network for world mission

Global Connections is a growing network of over 300 UK churches and agencies with a passion for mission. Our members include organisations of all sizes working in countries all over the world. Drawing on this wealth of experience, together we seek to address the key challenges in mission today.

Serving the network

Coming events

11 May 16
African Children’s Choir
Location: Bangor Elim Complex
14 May 16
The World Praying for the World
Location: Dagenham, Essex
16 May 16
Missional Business
Location: Belfast Bible College, Glenburn Road South, Dunmurry, BT17
17 May 16
Don’t forget your toothbrush!
Location: London
19 May 16
A look at mission in more difficult places
Location: London
1 Jun 16
Building Resilience
Location: Orangefield Presbyterian Church, Belfast.
2 Jun 16
Building Resilience
Location: Enniskillen
16 Jun 16
Beyond Bosch
Location: Birmingham

Key resources

Guidelines for churches interested in forming cross-cultural partnerships
Sphere - A duty of care
A duty of care: Supporting your church's mission partners
Sphere - Any which way?
Any which way?: Improving your church mission strategy
SERVE Short-Term
A directory of short-term service opportunities around the world
Bluefin provide insurance solutions for compliance with the Package Travel Regulations
How to join
Find out how to join the network and the advantages that membership provides
Pension and retirement planning schemes provided via Prosperitas
For churches and agencies facilitating short-term mission trips in the UK and worldwide