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  • How can we learn from our brothers and sisters in the global church? This list of books written by Christians from different parts of the Majority World is a small sample of the written resources available.
  • Closing reflections by Martin Lee from the Global Connections conference in May 2016.
  • 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
  • Martin Lee reflects on the challenges of transition as he nears the end of his 13 years as Executive Director of Global Connections.
  • 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

Tears of the Saints
Promoting mission to unreached people around the world, with a particular focus on Asia - 6mins 33secs
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
Lost
Unapproachable, untouched, untouchable, disconnected. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached - 5mins 22secs

Recent articles

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.
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
Article by Jeff Fountain for Lausanne Movement.

Latest prayer points

Kenya
Sign Language: In Kenya, two deaf churches were acting as rivals and couldn’t agree about anything. Amazingly, God used a team of Kenyan Sign language Bible translators, testing the passage Philippians 4:2 (a verse about conflict) to settle the church leaders’ disagreement. Pray for open communication and unity between these two churches. Ask God for breakthrough in the work of sign language translation so that soon many deaf people will have access to God’s word. (Wycliffe Bible Translators - July 2017)
Kenya
Sign Language: In Kenya, two deaf churches were acting as rivals and couldn’t agree about anything. Amazingly, God used a team of Kenyan Sign language Bible translators, testing the passage Philippians 4:2 (a verse about conflict) to settle the church leaders’ disagreement. Pray for open communication and unity between these two churches. Ask God for breakthrough in the work of sign language translation so that soon many deaf people will have access to God’s word. (Wycliffe Bible Translators - July 2017)
Indonesia
7,600 scripture study groups: One of the most effective ways to see ‘hard to reach’ people groups fall in love with Jesus is to have them engage with the scriptures. Sometimes their religious system inhibits or prevents them from having access to the Bible, but when those barriers are broken down, salvation and spiritual breakthroughs will come. In one part of Indonesia, over 7,600 scripture study groups were meeting regularly in 2016, all with ties back to the their local Christian radio stations. As we celebrate that God's Spirit is moving to draw people to Jesus through his word, continue to pray for a great harvest for the kingdom.  (Reach Beyond - May 2017)
Myanmar
Under Every Spreading Tree: When I’m trying to describe Myanmar to friends who have never visited, I compare it to how at home we can’t drive anywhere without passing half a dozen churches. In Myanmar, you can’t drive anywhere without passing a dozen pagodas or shrines. The Old Testament talks about people building places of worship on every high hill and under every spreading tree. These verses could well have been describing Myanmar with its pagodas on every high hill and shrines under every spreading tree. Pray that the people of Myanmar may be able to enjoy the beauty of God’s creation without turning it into something to be worshipped that they will seek the one true God who can help them. Pray that God’s true temple may be in the hearts of the Myanmar people. (OMF International UK - May 2017)