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 presently regularly supporting 11 ministries and our 2015 budget for giving to other ministries and organisations stands at £78,344 which represents 15% of our 2014 voluntary giving income.
Each month at Christ Church, we have a specific focus on one of our Mission Partners as “Mission Of The Month”. Each Mission Partner is also represented by a member of our Mission Coordination Team and linked to one of our Home Groups.
Mission Of The Month
Mission Team Link
Home Group Link
|October 2015||UCCF||Simon Willetts|
|November 2015||Open Doors||Ali Scott||Ali Scott||Kevin & Liz Gallagher|
|December 2015||Compassion||Clare Hartley||Clare Hartley||Scott Elias & Margaret Perkins|
|January 2016||CMS||Rod Whitehead||Stephen Sizer||Vicarage|
|February 2016||East to West||Liz Gallagher||Kristin Nevins||George & Bev Gilbert|
|March 2016||Feba||George Gilbert||Gorse Hill|
|April 2016||CE East Africa||Stephen Sizer||Jim & Julia Periton|
|May 2016||DAI||Colin Rye||Colin Rye||Dave & Pam Thomas|
|June 2016||Local Mission: Carnival Capers||Kevin Gallagher|
|July 2016||Tearfund||Ben Niblett||Ben Niblett||Phil & Debbie Elsdon|
If you would like to find out more about our Mission Partners please contact our Mission Coordination Team.
Our Mission Partners
Amos Street Child (New Generation Burundi)
The Amos Trust supports a number of street children initiatives. For several years we supported Umthombo, a street child project based in Durban, South Africa. In July 2014, we moved our support to New Generation Burundi, a fairly new initiative focused on the street kids of Bujambura, the capital of Burundi. Burundi, one of the poorest nations in the world, has endured a long history of conflict between different ethnic groups and the fallout of conflict and genocide, as well as the prevalence of HIV and Aids has left many children orphaned, many of whom end up living on the streets. New Generation Burundi supports and seeks to rehabilitate the street children back into their communities and schools. To learn more click here.
CMS is committed to raising people up to share Jesus and change lives doing this through cross-cultural mission and working closely with the Anglican church world-wide. CMS missionaries go and live in another culture, learning its language, serving the people in the name of Jesus and entering into conversations about Him. They do that in the hope that, as much by their lives as their words, people will respond to his invitation to a living relationship with him that changes people’s lives and leads to life in all its fullness. Christ Church is currently supporting a CMS member in Asia who is working for the release of children who have been trafficked and who is raising awareness in the local communities about the realities of trafficking. To learn more click here.
Clare Hartley, a member of the church, serves with Compassion. Compassion is a Christian child-development organisation working in partnership with churches in 26 developing countries. Compassion’s mandate is to release children from poverty in Jesus name. Compassion’s model is one to one sponsorship, enabling sponsors to build a relationship with their sponsored children through letter-writing. Compassion partner churches provide for children’s education, spiritual development, physical care and emotional needs. Close to 100 children are sponsored by Christ Church members. To learn more click here.
DAI is a Christian Ministry working with Christian leaders in Africa, Asia, Russia and Latin America. Through training, coaching and mentoring DAI helps Christians who are leaders in churches and also in Christian, secular organisations and government 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 its 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. Colin Rye, a member of Christ Church is DAI UK’s Chief Executive and Senior Consultant for curriculum development in DAI’s Workshop programme. John Rogers, a former member of Christ Church, serves part-time with DAI, has developed some of its curriculum and also facilitates a number of training workshops in different parts of the world each year. To learn more click here.
east to west works with children, young people and families in Surrey and Berkshire. It provides relational support through its programme in schools and through its supported lodging scheme. At the heart of its ministry is a long-term commitment to journey with children, young people and families helping them work through the issues they are addressing. east to west also provides safe accommodation to vulnerable young people who for no fault of their own might find themselves homeless by linking them with host families who can provide accommodation and a family experience for them. Kristin Nevins, a member of Christ Church, is Schools Worker at Thamesmead School in Shepperton. To learn more click here.
Feba is an international Christian Broadcasting ministry which uses radio and other media to improve life, inspire change and instil hope in some of the world’s hardest to reach communities. Whether broadcasting on short-wave, medium wave, local FM radio, the internet or using social media, Feba’s materials are produced in the listeners’ “heart” language wherever possible in-country and always in partnership with local believers. Programmes seek to be fresh, compelling and engaging, addressing the issues facing individuals, families and communities in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Christ Church member, George Gilbert, is a member of the Board of Feba. To learn more click here.
Open Doors works with the persecuted church worldwide and exists to strengthen the church in the most hostile places. In over 50 countries, Open Doors is supplying Bibles, training church leaders, delivering Scripture-based literacy programmes and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith. In the UK Open Doors strives to raise awareness of global persecution and to mobilise prayer, support and action for the persecuted church. To learn more click here.
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. Church member, Ben Niblett is working with Tearfund. To learn more click here.
UCCF works with Christian students studying at UK Universities. Christian Union staff workers support and resource Christians at university to give every student in the UK an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. At Christ Church we support the work of the Christian Union at Royal Holloway College and also one of our former students who is now the UCCF staff worker for Leicester, Loughborough and De Montfort Universities. To learn more click here.
Wycliffe Bible Translators believe that the Bible is the best way for people to come to know and understand who God is. However there are over 200 million people worldwide who do not have access to the story of God’s love for his people – the Bible – in the language that they understand best, their “heart” language. Wycliffe works with churches, organisations and individuals from around the world to translate the Scriptures into languages which currently do not have a translation of the Bible. To learn more click here.