OUR MISSION PARTNERS
We are passionate about supporting our mission partners in the UK and around the world and our mission action group helps us do that through keeping us in close touch with them.
All church members are welcome to join in prayer at 8pm on the second Monday of each month to pray for our mission partners. To find out the latest information on them so we can pray into their situations please contact the office.
SHARING THE GOSPEL IN JAPAN
OMF International, Sendai
Margaret has been a member of the church family. She is with OMF International, leading the Sendai Student Focus (SSF) ministry, reaching out to university and college students and staff. Working alongside local churches SSF uses creative and engaging ways to give students the opportunity to hear, respond to and grow in the gospel. Outreach initiatives include English and International cafes and have used art, drama and even puppetry!
Brian and Chitra Robson
SHARING THE GOSPEL IN BULGARIA
Having taught English in Burgas, Bulgaria in the past, Chitra and Brian now serve there, under Pastor Stefan in the Cities for Jesus Church, through visiting 3-4 times a year preaching and assisting in services. They also partner with Pastor Simeon who is involved in training pastors and supporting a refugee camp. In addition, they are involved in outreach to their former students.
SHARING THE GOSPEL AMONG STUDENTS
UCCF, East Anglia
Rosie grew up at Christ Church and became a Christian on our Houseparty as a young person. Since then, she has been involved in various student related outreach from Guildford, to Oxford, to Finland.
Rosie has been working with UCCF (The University Christian Unions) in East Anglia for the last 4 years. The work of Christian Unions is to support students to share the gospel in their University context. If she were to explain what she does in a children's talk, she would describe it as: "I help new grown ups who are already friends with Jesus to throw parties for people who are not yet friends with Jesus. We want them to see how great he is and decide to be his friend too."
A MUSICAL MISSION
The Asaph Christian Trust
Having been our Music Director from 1990-2011, his ministry always embraced serving the wider church, and in 2011 he became a mission partner. Asaph Ensembles and the Adoramus Choir and Orchestra became the main vehicles for sharing the Gospel message alongside partnering with churches in North Wales, Turkey, Normandy and Northern Italy, as well as across England. While the music ministry continues through the Asaph Christian Trust, the work has developed to include the provision of a variety of Discipleship courses for churches across North London and South Herts. He has recently been licensed as a Pioneer Lay Minister acting as an advocate for Local Houses of Prayer, using preaching opportunities to encourage other churches in their evangelism.
Our Mission Partner with Pioneers UK
A STORYTELLING MISSION
Our Mission Partner with Pioneers UK has been using Bible storying as a tool to reach out to various people groups in Kenya and South Sudan. It is a ministry that is different with each people, according to their needs and the way they share information in their own culture. She has a heart for nomadic people and splits her time between living in a town/village and visiting nomads in the bush. She sees God working beautifully through Bible storying and also through trauma healing. We have partnered with her since 2000.
Steve & Caroline Sanderson
Steve and Caroline Sanderson live with their three children in Didcot. Steve leads strategic and operational mission and relief work worldwide while Caroline heads up legal support for the Baptist Union of GB. BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 35 countries on four continents with a vision to transform 1,000,000 lives by 2020. BMS personnel are mainly involved in church planting, development, disaster relief, education, health, and media and advocacy.
Steve & Ali Nicolle
OPENING THE BIBLE TO NEW CULTURES
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Canada
Steve and Ali are helping to train and mentor a new generation of Bible translation and language development workers from around the world. They are based in British Columbia, Canada, at the Canada Institute of Linguistics, where Steve works as a lecturer in linguistics and translation, and Ali is the academic administration coordinator. Steve also works with Bible translators elsewhere, primarily in Africa.
SHARING THE GOSPEL ON THE STREETS
Street Pastors, North London
Kalpesh is a member of our Church family. As one of 12,000+ trained street pastors in the UK, Kalpesh demonstrates a practical Christian response to the problems of crime and safety on our streets. Street Pastors actively demonstrate God’s love by listening, showing practical care and by praying with individuals when asked. They are supported by a prayer team at base and church members on their nights out.
RELEASING CHILDREN FROM POVERTY
Nearly 385 million children are currently living in extreme poverty. Church family members provide sponsorship to approx. 150 children in three projects in Uganda.
Compassion connects one child born into poverty with one sponsor enabling the child to attend school, receive nutritious meals and have regular medical check-ups.
SUPPORTING THE PERSECUTED CHURCH
Every day, millions of Christians risk their lives to follow Jesus. In more than 60 countries, Open Doors supports them by supplying Bibles, providing emergency relief and helping persecuted believers stand strong for the long-term. In the UK and Ireland, Open Doors helps the church to pray, give and speak out for those who share our faith but not our freedom.