Mission at the heart of the church, the church at the heart of mission

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  • Presentations from the Global Connections conference in January 2014 are now free to download from the website
  • Articles from the latest issue of Sphere magazine, considering how to go about improving your church mission strategy
  • A free resource with articles written for people considering long-term involvement in mission and a directory of organisation to contact
  • Articles and resources for churches, organisations and individuals thinking about short-term mission

Resourcing churches for world mission

Global Connections is a growing network of over 300 UK churches and agencies with a passion for mission. Drawing on this wealth of experience, together we seek to inspire churches to be engaged in mission both in the UK and overseas. Whatever you are looking for - inspiring articles, good practice guidelines, prayer information - you will find a wealth of material and links to others.

Resourcing churches

Inspiring mission videos

Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs
This is Our Story: El Salvador
Members of a church in El Salvador share how the church has become practically involved in mission - 5mins 28secs
A small group of churches in the Philippines is determined to be part of the Great Commission; whatever it takes - 5mins 45secs
This is Our Story: Slovakia to Thailand
The story of Eva, a Slovakian missionary to Thailand, where she helps to support Bible translation work - 5mins 32secs

Recent articles

Mission DNA
Five suggestions to help your church be more strategic
Putting Central Asia back on the UK church's agenda
A section taken from the Cape Town Commitment
Indonesian boy
How can the church reach the world if we all send people to the same places?
The story of how Hook Evangelical Church has built an ongoing relationship through Wycliffe Bible Translators’ InFocus project.

Latest prayer points

Mali
Slowly rebuilding: One of the world’s poorest countries, Mali suffered an inconclusive military coup in 2012 followed by French military intervention against Islamist fighters. Although civilian rule was re-established last year, a truce with Tuareg separatists in the north remains fragile. During the coup many Christian radio stations were destroyed, but now a process of rebuilding is slowly taking place. Pray for technical and radio production training taking place at an FM station in an Islamic area of Mali this Easter. There is still great opposition to the gospel. (Reach Beyond - March 2014)
Myanmar
Under attack: In January we received this brief note from our friends working among the Kachin people who had just come under attack. “A total of six civilians were killed and buried in the village. One of them was mentally disabled and did not know he needed to run away. He was severely tortured and killed. The rest were not identified. They had already been buried and as the graves were being dug up for identification, we came under attack again. Houses and refugee camps were destroyed and damaged. Valuable materials were taken and the remaining materials and utensils including aid recently supplied, were destroyed. There are also unexploded mortars lying around the village which is very dangerous for the people.” We ask that you continue to pray for Burma - that political change would be genuine, lasting, and would filter down to remoter areas. (AsiaLink - March 2014)
Chile
A new society: “In Chile 70% of students will be the first generation of professionals in their families. That means that in 5 years time there will be a new society, a new culture, a new mentality and new expectations being born...” (Evangelicals, Politics and society in Chile, Fediakova, 2013). Please pray for the church in Chile, that it would have an influence in the new country that is being born. Pray that the church in Chile will get a vision from God to be an influence to those who will be leading the country in the next generations with the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Church Mission Society - March 2014)
Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Searching for truth: Every month, hundreds of Bibles and thousands of evangelistic resources are downloaded by Arab Muslims exploring the Christian faith. The online ministry maarifa.org sees several thousand Arabs exposed to the truth about Jesus every week. Last year, media workers received over 600 emails in just three months from Arabs searching and wrestling with the truth. The team follows up every message personally. Pray that millions of Arab Muslims will continue to be drawn to the website and have hearts open to the Spirit of God. (Arab World Ministry of Pioneers - March 2014)