Who we support
Christ Church is committed to supporting the work of the world-wide church through its Mission Partners and through support to both international and UK ministries. We are currently regularly supporting 10 ministries and our 2012 budget for giving to other ministries and organisations stands at £86,597 which represents 15% of our 2011 voluntary giving income. The Partners are selected according to a number of criteria. Download the criteria here.
Our Mission Partners
Clare Hartley, a member of the church, serves with Compassion which exists as an advocate for children and enables people in UK to sponsor specific children. Through the child sponsorship scheme, children are freed from their spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty, enabling them to become responsible and fulfilled Christian adults. Compassion works in 26 of the world's poorest countries and supports over 1 million children. A number of families in the church are sponsoring specific children in Africa, Asia and Central and South America. www.compassionuk.org/
Development Associates International
DAI is a Christian Ministry which is working with Christian leaders in the "third world". Through training, coaching and mentoring DAI helps Christians who are leaders in churches and also in Christian and secular organisations become more effective in their leadership roles. Using local trainers and coaches, DAI has a number of training resources which help people develop a more Biblical approach to their leadership roles. DAI delivers it’s training programmes through a variety of workshops and also through a part-time distance-learning MA-level course in Organisational Leadership which has been developed and is currently being delivered in partnership with Christian Universities in Africa and India. John Rogers, a member of Christ Church serves with DAI. www.daintl.org.uk/
Tearfund is an evangelical Christian relief and development organisation, passionate about living out God’s kingdom values of love, hope and transformation. Born out of the Evangelical Alliance in 1968, biblical values are the foundation of everything it does. Tearfund has a ten-year vision to see 50 million people released from material and spiritual poverty through a worldwide network of 100,000 local churches. Two of our members are serving with Tearfund; Ian Derbyshire and Ben Niblett. www.tearfund.org/
Umthombo, based in Durban, South Africa, empowers street children and aims to change the way that society perceives and treats them. Umthombo’s Durban model is pioneering the idea of providing alternatives to street life through engagement and therapeutic interventions and focuses on addressing the traumas associated with the children’s experiences. Umthombo’s team is a fusion of social-working professionals and trained former street children who have a unique understanding of the realities of the street child experience and an incredible relationship of trust and respect with the children. www.umthombo.org
CMS is committed to evangelistic mission, working to see the world transformed by the love of Jesus. Christ Church is currently supporting a worker in Asia supporting the release of children who have been trafficked. www.cms-uk.org/
International Christian Broadcasting to Africa, parts of Asia and the Middle East. www.feba.org.uk/
Wycliffe Bible Society
Translating and distributing the Scriptures. www.wycliffe.org.uk/
Working with the persecuted church worldwide. www.opendoorsuk.org/
Providing schools’ workers in local secondary schools www.easttowest.org.uk/
Working with students at UK Universities www.uccf.org.uk/
Christianity Explored Uganda (Kiwoko Hospital)
Kiwoko Hospital is a community based hospital in Uganda which aims to glorify Jesus and impart a Christian witness to the area. Christ Church supports the translation of and training in the use of Christianity Explored via the Hospital Mission Team. www.fokh.org.uk/
As a Deanery, the Runnymede Deanery also has a close link with the Diocese of Kebbi in Nigeria.
Mission of the Month
Each month at Christ Church, we have a particular focus on one of the above Mission Partners.