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

Dried Up, Drowned out
Looking at the impact of changing climate on the lives of people in East Africa - 5mins 30secs
Prayercast
A series of short videos to help pray for different countries around the world
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
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

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’.
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
Hannah James reflects on a life-changing year in Kolkata with BMS
Article by Jeff Fountain for Lausanne Movement.

Latest prayer points

India
Sex work in India: Kavita is a lady wrapped in a colourful Sari but who speaks little and rarely looks anyone in the face. How did a girl from Bangladesh wind up in Mumbai, making a living from sex work? It wasn’t her intention, this wasn’t how her life was meant to work out. But the aunts she trusted sold her and people she didn’t know trafficked her. So now she’s here in a seedy slum with just one way to survive. Aesha believes in these women, that they can have a different life, that they can have a ‘hope and a future’ (Jeremiah 29:11). She and her colleagues work hard to build the women’s confidence and skills so that they can find alternative work. Pray for her organisation Sahaara, that they will lead many women to freedom in Christ. (Tearfund - May 2016)
Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore
Faith through football: Football projects are helping teens build self-confidence, self-worth, a sense of belonging and connecting them with godly role models in certain areas of Southeast Asia. Pray for one football project that is coming alongside heavily drug-affected communities. Pray for opportunities for Christian workers to share the Good News with coaches and families involved.   (OMF International UK - May 2016)
Iran
Persian New Year: During the recent Persian New Year (Norouz) outreach in a country near Iran, an Iranian family was given New Testaments by a team of street evangelists. The family excitedly declared that they had been searching for the Scriptures inside Iran for a long time without success. Following a deep conversation, the whole family gave their lives to Christ right there on the street. They have returned home to Iran, taking the gospel with them. Pray for new believers to be discipled and connected to a house church in Iran.  (Elam Ministries - May 2016)
Spain
Basque people to Jesus: The Basque region stretches through northern Spain, across the Pyrenees and into France. They have a highly distinctive culture and language. Despite a tradition of Catholicism, Basques are often antagonistic towards the church. Pray for a Spirit-inspired breakthrough among the Basques, that Jesus might be encountered in a powerful new way. Pray that Basque worship songs written by local believers will draw Basque people to Jesus.  (WEC International - May 2016)