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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: El Salvador
Members of a church in El Salvador share how the church has become practically involved in mission - 5mins 28secs
Secret Children
Highlighting the plight of children in countries where Christians are persecuted - 5mins 56secs
Tears of the Saints
Promoting mission to unreached people around the world, with a particular focus on Asia - 6mins 33secs
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

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

Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga
Growth in ministry: Student movements in the South Pacific region face a wide range of challenges: from rampant secularism in Australia and New Zealand to economic and political instability in Fiji; from the geographic isolation of Tonga to the challenge of indigenous practices in parts of Papua New Guinea. Particularly encouraging is the growth in partnerships of Australia and New Zealand with other IFES movements in the Pacific region as well as with Africa. Please pray for small island movements where there are very few or no staff workers and for growth in the ministry to international students, especially in Australia and New Zealand.  (IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) - November 2014)
Hungary
New resources for those with visual impairment: Torch sends accessible Christian resources to people with vision impairment in 100 countries. The aim is to ensure that people who are blind or partially sighted have equality of access to Christian resources, fellowship and pastoral care, and equal opportunity to serve and grow in their faith, including as leaders. Pray for Torch partner, Pastor Tibor Miklós in Hungary, who is bringing his own testimony and personal experience of sight loss to engage churches in reaching out to people with visual impairment.  (Torch Trust for the Blind - November 2014)
Palestine
Desperate times: Destruction everywhere, thousands displaced, and homeless with no means to earn money - the plight of the people of Gaza, following the recent 50-day conflict with Israel, is desperate. Help is now starting to filter through to the neediest of families. A relief grant given by BMS World Mission to the European Baptist Federation (EBF) is enabling Pastor Hanna and Gaza Baptist Church (where he used to be pastor) to provide food vouchers for families to spend on groceries like rice, beans and cooking oil at a nearby supermarket. So far over 200 needy families, both Christian and Muslim, have received the vouchers, with plans to reach more families in the coming weeks.  (BMS World Mission - November 2014)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Students embracing God: There have been encouraging signs of God’s power at work in the Caribbean over the past year. The movement in St Vincent & Grenadines has been strengthened. Across the region non-Christian students are being saved, while Christian students are making a commitment to deeper study of God’s word as they embrace various bible study methods. One of the greatest strength of students in the region is the zeal that many have to share their faith.  (IFES (International Fellowship of Evangelical Students) - November 2014)