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

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  • Are you passionate about mission being at the heart of the church? Could you lead, inspire, make connections and build relationships locally and globally?
  • A place for fresh, inspiring, and thought-provoking ideas about mission around the world
  • 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.

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: The Philippines
A small group of churches in the Philippines is determined to be part of the Great Commission; whatever it takes - 5mins 45secs
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
Secret Children
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs
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

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
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.
The 2013-14 student team reflect on their year at Riverside Performing Arts
Article by Jeff Fountain for Lausanne Movement.

Latest prayer points

Ghana
Atewa Range Forest Reserve: Five million people in southern Ghana depend on water from three great rivers which rise in Atewa Range Forest Reserve. Mining and illegal logging threaten the quality of the water needed for domestic, agricultural and industrial purposes. These activities also impact the wildlife in this unique tropical forest. Pray for forest-fringe communities as they seek to find new ways of using their natural resources without over-exploitation. (A Rocha UK - May 2016)
Madagascar
Training local leaders: Transformation development taught in Madagascar is based on the biblical foundation of Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. Praise God that many participants have understood that development starts with themselves, and that the principles are empowering them and their families. Pray that the 170 local leaders who have received the training would begin to apply Biblical principles day to day. (AIM International - May 2016)
Nepal
Monsoon in Nepal: Many people are still living in temporary shelters or unsafe buildings, as their homes were damaged or destroyed during the earthquakes of 2015. People are making do with their situation, children are returning to school and crops are being planted again. Praise God for the strength and resourcefulness he has given Nepali people to endure so far, and that buildings such as health posts are being rebuilt bringing opportunities for improved health care locally. Please pray that houses would start to be rebuilt soon once the Government has finalised the plans for earthquake-resistant designs, and that vulnerable people would be protected during the monsoon season which starts around the end of May. This season often sees more landslides occur due to heavy rains which unsettle the land. (International Nepal Fellowship - May 2016)
Peru
Poverty-free future: Aylambo is a small village on top of a mountain in northern Peru. The landscape is fantastic, but most of the population live in very basic conditions. The children in the school however are very happy. ‘We are learning English,’ they said with bright eyes. In Peru, only private schools teach English but in Aylambo, thanks to a Tearfund volunteer programme, the children are learning three languages (Quechua, Spanish and English). It will give them a significant advantage for the future. Give thanks that our partner Warmis is helping the people of Aylambo realise their Christ-centred vision for a poverty-free future. Pray God will quench the thirst for learning shared by young and older alike, and that this helps overcome the disadvantages suffered as a result of inequality. (Tearfund - May 2016)