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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

Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs
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
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
Dried Up, Drowned out
Looking at the impact of changing climate on the lives of people in East Africa - 5mins 30secs
North Korean testimony
An 18 year old Christian from North Korea sharing her testimony at the Lausanne Congress at Cape Town in 2010 - 8mins 41secs

Recent articles

A group of 12 from Above Bar Church in Southampton visited Spain to work alongside other short-termers supporting a European Christian Mission church plant.
Rick and Andrea Posters explain how their skills were adapted and used in support of SAT-7’s unique ministry of ‘making God’s love visible to those in the Middle East and North Africa’.
The 2013-14 student team reflect on their year at Riverside Performing Arts
Hannah James reflects on a life-changing year in Kolkata with BMS
Article by Jeff Fountain for Lausanne Movement.

Latest prayer points

Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Refugees from Syria: With the increase of civil and religious war, Syrians are fleeing their country and crossing borders into Turkey, Jordan, and Lebanon. Workers report that multitudes of refugees are disenchanted with Islam due to the abuses they have experienced at the hands of other Muslims. They describe the eagerness among Syrians to embrace the secure hope that we have in Christ. A team recently reported, “God is moving in an unparalleled way among the Syrian people. As we went from home to home, visiting families we shared the good news of Jesus, explaining how his sacrifice covers all sin, and in every single home we visited, God opened eyes and hearts…every single home yielded fruit. The harvest in this part of the world is ripe and we must pick now. It cannot wait!” Pray for Syrian refugees, that many would have the chance to hear the gospel as workers minister to them with compassion and love. Ask God to send more labourers who will courageously follow Jesus to love refugees and displaced peoples. (Frontiers - November 2015)
Imprisoned pastor: Around 90 Christians are reported to be detained in Iran for their faith, most of them from a Muslim background. The majority face harsh conditions in prison, and some have been interrogated and tortured. Reports have emerged that intelligence officers repeatedly used a taser gun on one prisoner, pastor Saeed Abedini, during interrogation and that he is in need of medical treatment. It is believed that Saeed, who is currently serving an eight-year sentence for his involvement in Iran’s house church movement, continues to suffer abuse at the hands of other inmates too. Interrogators have told him that he could face new charges, alleging that he has connections with groups opposed to the Government – claims Saeed denies.  (Release International - November 2015)
Suicides in Slovenia: Slovenia has the fifth highest number of suicides in the world. Bible-believing churches are very small and isolated. Most Slovenes have never even met a Bible-believing Christian. There are less than 2,000 Christians in Slovenia and very few Christian students. But God is moving in groups of international students with the input of UFM workers. Please pray for a new small group that has been started to share the gospel of Luke with their flatmates and friends. Pray that the international students will have a powerful impact upon Slovenes during their time there.  (UFM Worldwide - November 2015)
South Sudan
Healing workshops: Pray for the work of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan (ECSS) as they travel throughout South Sudan carrying out workshops on healing and reconciliation. Pray that this work would be effective and bear fruit and that many would receive the comfort, strength and healing in this war torn country.  (Mission Aviation Fellowship UK - November 2015)