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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

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: The Philippines
A small group of churches in the Philippines is determined to be part of the Great Commission; whatever it takes - 5mins 45secs
Dried Up, Drowned out
Looking at the impact of changing climate on the lives of people in East Africa - 5mins 30secs
Secret Children
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world

Recent articles

The 2013-14 student team reflect on their year at Riverside Performing Arts
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’.
Hannah James reflects on a life-changing year in Kolkata with BMS
Article by Jeff Fountain for Lausanne Movement.

Latest prayer points

Corrientes Course: "The biggest lesson that I leaned at Corrientes was the transparency in the lives of my mentors and the reflection of Jesus in each one of them.” This is just one comment from a Latino missionary going through the Corrientes programmes (Spanish for ‘Currents’). Corrientes is a missionary training programme using the tool of individual mentoring, and many Latinos are now serving the Lord worldwide after going through the course. Pray for Corrientes students as they prepare for service overseas, that the Lord will lead them to the place where he can use them most.   (Reach Beyond - September 2016)
New Opportunities in Greater Hardship: Many countries in the Middle East and North Africa currently find themselves trying to balance greater political and economic freedom with the pressure to monitor, restrain, and contain Islamic extremism. Alternatively, they are seeking to promote greater openness without either alienating the conservative majority or empowering religious extremists. The region continues to be in the throes of change, which brings insecurity but also offers new opportunities for ministry and justice. Pray for believers in the region who suffer in silence, cut off from family, and isolated from Christian fellowship, that God would meet with them today.  (BMS World Mission - September 2016)
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Student Evangelism: Pray for ongoing fruit after the Forum conference, that those who have been equipped will continue their ministries with boldness, strength, and wisdom to the student community.   (IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) - September 2016)
Encouragement from the Word.: We need theological and biblical education, we need to know and apply God’s revelation to us.’ That’s the constant message heard from church leaders as they teach and preach the good news in Mexico where the Protestant Church faces a critical few years. The government is about to pass a law that will require church leaders to have a BA in Theology. Few of the officially registered 55,000 pastors have any kind of theological/biblical training. Latin Link workers are part of a team developing a new school of theology to meet this need. Pray for God’s favour on those theological colleges seeking to provide the necessary training to pastors. Pray also that church leaders in Mexico would fully learn the truths of the Bible and how to apply them to people’s lives.  (Latin Link - September 2016)