All Saints & St Richard’s mission statement is “Growing in love for Christ, for each other and for the world.”
The World Mission Group (WMG) seeks to develop this ‘love for the world’ by supporting and sponsoring Mission Partners and inspiring the church family to think about mission and to consider participating in (short or long-term) mission work themselves.
The WMG has 3 key priorities:
To deepen the prayer-life of the church for world mission – e.g. mission prayer meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month (12.30-1.30); First Priority prayer meeting on the 1st Thursday of the month (12.15 for 12.45) and through groups praying for individual Mission Partners.
To encourage church members of all ages to answer God’s call to take the Gospel elsewhere in the UK or overseas, for short- or long-term placements.
To arrange a programme of mission activities throughout the year that inspires, informs and challenges interest in world mission.
Our Mission Partners are committed Christians who go to a place of need because they want to see the advance of the Good News of Jesus. Mission Partners may go as evangelists, bible translators, trainers of pastors, church leaders or church planters. Others may go in supporting roles for mission agencies that are working to spread the Gospel – for example as aircraft pilots, administrators, doctors, nurses or teachers.
Please see our Mission Partners Map – for details of who we currently support and (in some cases) sponsor.
Great examples of long-term Mission Partners of ours are:
Jackey Bonney (India). Jackey works with MESH (http://www.mesh.org.in) to provide opportunities for disabled people and their dependents (especially those affected by leprosy) to be rehabilitated in order to become self-sufficient. Jackey shares her faith through practical outreach and support to disabled people and now writes blogs to make churches aware of their responsibilities to disabled people and to give them a voice.
Harrison Mungai (Africa). Harrison is the founder of iServe Africa (https://iserveafrica.org) which exists to raise a generation of gospel-hearted servant leaders through training, mentoring, and equipping emerging leaders for holistic transformation in Africa and beyond.
We also support mission visitors who wish to go for any period between two weeks and three months to gain an experience of mission.
WMG gives to certain mission agencies through the World Mission Fund – for example:
WMG holds an annual World Mission Gift Day where we raise funds to support specific, mission-focussed projects.
If you would like to know more – please contact Judy Acheson (email@example.com)