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Essential resources for mission agencies & mission partners

We are very aware that the mission sector is not exempt from the Covid-19 situation and we know mission agencies and mission partners have been impacted physically, emotionally, financially and mentally. We are so thankful that in times like this we can lean on Jesus, and staff here at Global Connections are continually praying for our members and the Covid-19 crisis that has hit our world. We are also thankful for the abundance of useful advice, resources and thought-provoking articles that have cropped up since coronavirus hit our shores. We have collated some of this information below and we hope that you find this page useful. Do remember to check back periodically as we will be adding to this page as and when we come across new useful content.

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Recent news on Covid-19 has been foreboding for churches and charities, with the National Council for Voluntary Organisations estimating that UK charities will lose £4.3 billion in funding in the first 12 weeks of the crisis alone. This report seeks to answer three keys questions surrounding the impact of Covid-19 on Christian charities.

 

An interesting article exploring how a new narrative will be required as mission workers return to the new ‘normal’.

 

Podcast series made for those who want to serve and help those in need during and after lockdown.

 

Lausanne leaders from across the world are responding to the pandemic, producing helpful resources and sharing valuable insights from their unique perspectives.

 

An online retreat for those who have returned suddenly or prematurely from their place of mission service.

 

  • How to Help Guides from SIL:
  • Staff Wellbeing - a guide promoting the wellbeing of staff 
  • Staff Care - a guide to connecting well to your staff during Covid-19
  • Mental Health - a page with a set of resources with basic mental health principles and links
  • TCK Resources - care resources for families

 

The Community Development Network share resources they are piloting in Zambia and Malawi.

 

Webinar recordings and resources from All Nations Christian College. These sessions wrestle with important questions and seek God’s guidance to prepare and direct us in the paradigm shift we are entering.

 

Operation World share their findings on the impact and implications of the Covid-19 pandemic in this free ebook.

 

A video webinar from the Lausanne movement exploring how the world can help the poor and most vulnerable cope with the devastating effects of the pandemic.

 

Our members HealthLink360 are still able to offer medical and psychological support during this time of ‘lockdown’. For those who were due to come back to the UK on home leave and are having to defer this, remote support may be needed. Alternatively, those who have returned early due to the pandemic may be having a difficult time adjusting in the midst of social distancing and self-isolation. HealthLink360 can help. 

 

Talent Trust is committed to providing coverage for missionaries during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

 

 

  • Articles by Eddie Arthur:

 

 

 

  • Advice from Christian Vocations:
    • Working Remotely - advice to help you cope when working away from the office.
    • Recruiting Remotely - advice on how to carry on recruiting during this time of social distancing.

 

Hope 15:13 shares some helpful ideas for evangelism during this time.

 

 

 

Master this new skill of yours by following this helpful advice.

 

 

Our members Arukah Network have composed an article where Global Health expert Dr. Ted Lankester answers your questions.

 

 

Leaders of organisations committed to ending violence against children come together in solidarity to share deep concern, call for action and pledge support to protect children from violence and reduce the impact of Covid-19 on children in every country and community.

 

Stewardship has created a directory of resources to help charities through the Coronavirus Pandemic.

 

 

If you have a resource you’d like to share, please email it to khodge@globalconnections.org.uk.

 

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