IJM Prayer Resources on Justice for Church Leaders and Individuals
For churches: Leaders and individuals
- 5-day justice devotional - An introductory devotional introducing you to the Biblical call to justice
- Advocacy devotional - How to advocate for justice based on Biblical examples
- God of Justice - A small group curriculum to inspire people to make justice their mission
- Just Prayer devotional - Explore the Beatitudes alongside the reality of injustice in our world
- Justice sermon series - Sermon guides that delve deeper into the Biblical call to justice
- Prayer in action: Stories from the field - 4 client stories focusing on the power of prayer
- Prayer journey - A casework-based prayer journey
- Rhema - A piece of theatre that brings the reality of trafficking to your church
- The Lord's Prayer: Justice reflections - How does the Lord's Prayer impact our view on injustice?
Bangor Worldwide 2017 Talks available online
Join 7 days of prayer for Syrian refugees
The Syrian refugee crisis shows no sign of ending, but prayer can make a huge difference in resolving it.
Around 11 million people – more than half the population of Syria – have been displaced by the civil war, each of them left traumatised and vulnerable by their ordeal. Along with practical demonstrations of the love of Christ, they need our prayers.
The 7 Days of Prayer for Syrian refugees can be downloaded here.
The resource is produced by Serving In Mission Ireland and partners.
Interserve have produced a TRIO of courses which aim to equip you and your church reach out to your Muslim neighbours more effectively.
Friendship First is an interactive, non-specialist course in six-sessions. Friendship First helps Christians approach their Muslim friends with confidence by equipping them to be an effective witness to Jesus Christ.
Joining a church community is difficult for a believer from Muslim background. Joining the Family equips your church to welcome them so that they can be a significant and enriching part of the family.
More Muslims are coming to Christ around the world than ever before. Come Follow Me is a course specifically designed to help these new believers to become disciples of Jesus.
Find more about the courses here.
The Accessible Bible - NIrV
For many of us, reading the Bible is a simple, daily activity, but for millions of individuals with sight loss, learning disabilities or lower levels of literacy, accessing God’s Word can be a real struggle.
To find out more please click here.
5 Beautiful Feet - a prayer campaign for 5 new Gospel workers for Central Asia
Please join People International in praying for and helping to find 5 Beautiful Feet in 2017 to start the journey to be sent as Gospel workers to Central Asia – the least reached region of the world, with half a billion people, yet less than half of one percent are Bible believing Christians.
“Why 5 beautiful feet? Are you looking for five people with only one foot? That’s a bit niche.” People International ar looking for five individuals, five couples or five families no matter how many actual feet they have in total. It just matters that any feet they have match up to the Romans 10:15 brief “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”
'Back to School with God' - a free resource for churches
A Back to School with God Sunday is an opportunity for churches to pray for and support the school community at the start of a new year. Take a look at this year's resources at www.suni.co.uk/schools/withGod
It explores the story of Solomon, a WISE KING who KNOWS GOD, KNOWS HIMSELF and who PLEASES GOD.
These resources are intended to inspire prayer for schools, encourage Christian pupils and staff in their daily life and challenge them to live out their faith.
God's heart is for every nation, tribe, people and language.
The Bible tells us God's heart is for all people, from every nation. Kairos Course unpacks this in the light of scripture, history and what God is doing today.
Run within a church context as part of a discipleship programme, Kairos
- Brings understanding that the Great Commission defines the church's existence
- Builds a vision for an inclusive and unified church
- Mobilises church members to start right where they are, sharing Jesus with all who are not yet Christians
- Matures God's people as they find their place in God's kingdom plan.
Belfast Bible College regularly runs the Kairos Course with the next taking place in Autumn 2018, contact the College for details.
You can discover more about the kairos course at www.kairoscourse.org
The Justice Sessions - a new IJM resource on justice
International Justice Mission produced a new resource. The Justice Sessions will encourage young people to ask questions about suffering and injustice they see around them. It is made up of 5 study sessions and an optional 24 hour Justice Session, this resource is a fun and relevant way to explore what God has to say about injustice and how we can make a difference to those trapped in slavery today.
Find out more here.
Praying for Muslims: 30 Days of Prayer during Ramadan
Over the past 25 years, Christians have joined together across denominations and cultures to pray with love and respect for Muslims during Ramadan, using the 30 DAYS OF PRAYER guide.
The Bible says: 'But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions —it is by grace you have been saved.' Ephesians 2:4-5 (NIV)
Motivated by God’s great love and mercy, followers of Jesus have the privilege of praying for others to be made alive in Christ. Using the guides to pray daily for Muslims also deepens compassion and increases understanding about Muslim people groups.
Would you like to join with hundreds of thousands of Christians to pray for Muslim people around the world during Ramadan - 15th May to 14th June 2018?
The theme of this year’s 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World guide is ‘symbols’ in Islam. We will gain a fascinating insight into the world of ordinary Muslims, through some of their key symbols such as Arabic “calligraphy”; the star and crescent motif; and the use of the colour green.
To order copies: please visit www.30daysprayer.org.uk and click “Order”.
FREE supplementary 30 Days resources for your local church can be obtained from 30daysprayer.org.uk/resources/
Just for Kids editions of the guide for use with children (recommended for age 8+) are also available via the website.
East Africa Crisis Appeal
Famine has already been declared in parts of South Sudan, and Somalia is likely to experience famine this year. Parts of Kenya and Ethiopia are rapidly heading towards crisis stage.
Extreme drought conditions, often worsened by conflict, have left millions on the brink of starvation and it will only get worse if we don’t act quickly.
Tearfund are providing malnutrition treatment for approximately 50,000 mothers and children in South Sudan, as well as food support and clean water to thousands of others in South Sudan and Somaliland. Our teams in Ethiopia and Kenya have been helping communities cope better with the challenges of drought and have plans to respond to this crisis as soon as funding is available.
Tearfund has launched an immediate response to do more and we’re part of the national DEC appeal, an initiative that brings together 13 leading UK charities in times of crisis.
Final words of a dying Saviour
What significance do the seven last statements of Christ on the cross have?
Do you know what the statements are?
Have you ever thought about their impact on your life today?
GoodSeed dive into the Bible to discover the answer to those questions.
Please read Good Seed blog
Good News for Syria
"The news about him (Jesus) spread all across Syria." - Matthew 4:2
Frontiers Ireland recently partnered with the Methodist Missionary Society in Ireland (MMSI) to develop the 'Good News For Syria' - a prayer and discipleship resource for individuals, churches and small groups.
The core components of this resource are as follows:
- 30 Day Prayer Guide for Syria (focusing on its cities and 6 unreached people groups)
- Study Guide (with 4 Bible studies)
- A DVD with short video introductions to each of the four studies, one on the country of Syria with a voiceover by David Blevins (Sky TV's Ireland correspondent), and other helpful prayer videos.
To find out more please click here.
The Bible-a-month Partnership
Millions of people still wait for the Bible. Poverty, illiteracy, hearing or visual impairment, or social restraints stop people having the copy of God’s Word that they long for. You can help change this!
The Bible-a-month Partnership with Bible Society NI is a great way to play a part in the spread of the Gospel all over the world. By praying and giving as little as £5 a month someone somewhere will receive God’s Word.
When you become a Bible-a-month partner you will receive a free calendar. Each month will tell you about a Bible Society project and how your prayers and gifts can help. Through the year you will have the chance to support 12 projects in different countries all over the world.
If you would like to join this amazing partnership and receive your free calendar get in touch with Bible Society NI on 028 9032 6577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why does mission matter?
Stranmillis CU students say why they think mission matters.
Coffee for a Cause
Put on a UFM Coffee for a Cause event for your friends or church. Spread the word about what God is doing in world mission through UFM. Contact the Belfast office, email@example.com, to receive a pack containing everything you need including posters, invites, literature and a short video and powerpoint to introduce the work. Visit the UFM Facebook page for more information.