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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

Tears of the Saints
Promoting mission to unreached people around the world, with a particular focus on Asia - 6mins 33secs
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
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
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
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world

Recent articles

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
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.
Article by Jeff Fountain for Lausanne Movement.

Latest prayer points

Sichuan province: The province of Sichuan in South West China has been at the forefront of the country’s unrelenting economic development. Everything from tea to cars is produced here in the ‘Land of Abundance’, so called due to its rich natural resources, temperate climate and fertile soils. 14 million of its 90 million population live in the capital, Chengdu. But the greatest challenge facing Sichuan’s growing church seems to be the enormity of the task of reaching their neighbours. It is directly connected to Yunnan, Tibet, Qinghai and Xinjiang - home to some of the least reached peoples in the world. Large portions of this population are ethnic minorities with little or no witness in their language. Pray for the miraculous spread of the Good News to the unreached people. (AsiaLink - March 2015)
Armenian student ministry: Armenians are predominantly Orthodox Christians, but many have little knowledge of Scripture or a personal relationship with Christ. The evangelical community is often persecuted and considered untrustworthy. Christian student groups are not officially allowed to enter universities because any Christian group outside the state church is considered to be a cult. However, that has not prevented the movement from implementing their vision through evangelistic camps, leadership conferences and training events for students. They also have weekly Bible study groups, movie clubs and other evangelistic activities. Give thanks that, by the grace of God, the gospel is making an impact on the students’ lives and on the society. (IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) - March 2015)
A 'challenge to action': It is challenging to be a Christian in Bangladesh but there are many opportunities to share the gospel with other faiths. Christians are not allowed to establish Bible study groups on campuses so most groups are located in Christian hostels, school compounds and churches. The Christian student movement has been issuing a ‘challenge to action’ through its leadership training events to encourage student leaders to establish new Bible study groups. Pray that they will see lifelong, committed graduates to support the ministry sacrificially, as many are so involved with their professions that they forget the blessing of student ministry. (IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) - March 2015)
Way of Hope Baptist Church: Way of Hope Baptist Church in Tirana, Albania, celebrated its 20th anniversary in February. The church has come a long way since it was first planted by BMS World Mission in 1995. Its focus has been on encouraging Albanians to engage with the Christian faith after decades of enforced atheism came to an end in 1990, when the country’s communist regime collapsed. A football ministry that has attracted men to the church, a prison ministry and a young people’s outreach in a suburb on the outskirts of Tirana have all been part of its toolbox. Pray for the next 20 years of mission and ministry for Way of Hope Baptist Church and for the people of Albania to receive Christ into their hearts. (BMS World Mission - March 2015)