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Prayer Resources

PrayerMate is an award-winning Christian prayer app that seeks to help you actually pray for all the people and causes you care about.

PrayerMate brings all your prayer points together. Whether it's your personal prayer points for friends and family, regular updates from some fantastic mission organisations, or the latest PDF prayer letter that just arrived in your inbox, PrayerMate puts it all together in one place and helps you get on and pray.

Student Mentoring

University is an amazing opportunity to grow closer to God, to have fellowship and explore God’s calling on our lives.

MAP mentoring’s vision is to provide supportive and nurturing guidance for students to discover and pursue God’s calling and their role in His mission. It’s is a chance to have authentic conversation and relationship with someone from one of MAP’s agencies to help you explore God’s purpose in your life.

Within the MAP network there is a wealth of experience of mission and ministry that we can share and use to encourage those who want to explore God’s call. This is a great opportunity for those who are desiring to use their God-given gifts for His kingdom.

We’re here to chat, whether it’s one meet up or meeting once a month. Just sign up here!

Book Resources

Missions: How the Local Church Goes Global - Andy Johnson
Every local church should be engaged with global missions, even if most individuals in the church aren't called to go overseas. But what does this engagement actually look like? How can local churches train, send, and support missionaries well? Unpacking principles from the Bible and applying them in the context of real life in a local church, this new book in the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series is filled with practical steps and advice for supporting missionaries, forming international partnerships, sending short-term teams, and engaging with the nations here at home. This book casts a vision for the local church as the engine of world missions--for the joy of all people and the glory of God.

The Forgotten Ways - Alan Hirsch
Alan Hirsch is convinced that the inherited formulas for growing the Body of Christ do not work anymore. And rather than relying on slightly revised solutions from the past, he sees a vision of the future growth of the church coming about by harnessing the power of the early church-a movement which grew from as few as 25,000 adherents in A.D. 100 to up to 20 million 200 years later. From the theological underpinnings to the practical application, Hirsch takes the reader through this dynamic mixture of passion, prayer, and incarnational practice to rediscover the dormant potential of the modern church in the West.

The Heart of Church and Mission - Bryan Knell
This book brings together a passion for the church and a passion for global mission. It looks at the heart of the UK church, asking whether and how it beats for mission and explores the passion of the mission community, and asks how it involves the local church. Practical suggestions are directed at churches and agencies with the aim of re-establishing, Mission at the heart of the church and the church at the heart of mission. The world is a different place to when the "modern" Western mission movement developed. Yet many of the same structures exist today, in both churches and mission agencies. The church in the West needs to engage in new and appropriate ways in the world, building on history but not being bound by it.

All that the Prophets have Spoken – John Cross
This book is for studying with Muslim friends. It keeps in mind the Islamic perspective and our shared respect for the prophets, seeking to build on this understanding and addresses questions Muslims might have, so by the end they will have a clear understanding of the God of the Bible.

By This Name- John Cross
This book is written to explore the Christian faith with those who adopt their own spirituality, making God out to be whatever they want. Also, for those who think of God as an impersonal force or for those with post-modern, post-Christian and secular mindsets.

Foreign to Familiar - Sarah Lanier                                                                                                                    
A Guide to Understanding Hot and Cold Climate Cultures. This book creates within us a greater appreciation for our extended families around the world and an increased desire to better understand them.

Friends International Publications                                                                                                  
Resources for welcoming, befriending, sharing faith and discipling international students.     

Home Again - Nate Mirza
Preparing international students to return home to follow and serve Christ.

Sharing your Faith with a Buddhist- Madasamy Thirumalai
The author, an Indian now living and teaching at a Bible college in the United States, helps readers understand the unique aspects of this religion and gives clear, practical pointers on sharing the Gospel with Buddhists. The book is also helpful for missionaries or short termers in cultures where Buddhism is practiced.       

Stranger on the Road to Emmaus – John Cross                                                                                             
This book is ideal to study with people who come from a Christianized background, whether Catholic, Protestant or Orthodox.         

Engaging with Muslims / Engaging with Hindus / Engaging with Atheists, Engaging with Jewish People
Concise and accessible book series on understanding and sharing faith with people of these different worldviews.      

Resilience in Life and Faith
This book encourages us to develop our resilience and to prepare ourselves for the challenges that life throws at us in an increasingly difficult world. Through biblical wisdom and psychological insight, it shows us how to understand ourselves better, appreciate our areas of strength and strengthen our areas of weakness.

The Art of Daily Resilience: How to develop a durable spirit
In this helpful book Debbie Duncan considers what is required for physical, mental and spiritual durability, interweaving biblical teaching, prayers, with personal anecdote, and sound advice.