We seek to support Bible based witness, teaching and evangelism both nationally and globally.
We are grateful to God for His allowing us to be involved in a gospel partnership which seeks to share – in Word and deed – the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ with all people everywhere. We are keen to encourage members of St John’s church family to take part in both short term and long term mission. Each year we look to have a special Mission Supper, where we meet together, hear the experiences of those who have served in overseas mission over the year, from those we are supporting on the mission field and from speakers able to encourage and stimulate our further interest and activity in mission.
Our mission work in the UK
In the UK we support:
- North West Partnership
- Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF)
- Oak Hill Theological College
- St. Peters Rockferry
- The Wood Street Mission
Our mission work around the world
Further afield, we support:
- Crosslinks, specifically Jirka and Keira Kralovi working in the Czech Republic and Wanyeki and Mary Mahiaini working in Kenya.
Where our mission contacts are working in situations of economic poverty (UK or global) we seek to respond in meeting some material needs. This is always undertaken in consultation with our partners, on the ground.
We encourage all Christians at St Johns to be salt and light in their community contexts. Typically, this will mean individuals responding in Word and deed, in evangelism and in meeting practical needs, in both the community and work situations in which they are placed.
We also pray for the wider persecuted Christian Church around the world. The Barnabas Fund is one organisation that raises awareness and encourages support for the persecuted church.
Each Christmas we support the Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Appeal, organised by Samaritan’s Purse.
Getting support from St John’s for your mission work
If you are interested in getting support from the mission committee at St John’s, we have prepared a document (below) which will give you more information about what we expect from such endeavours. If you think this is something you would like to pursue please write to the “St John’s mission committee” and send that to the St John’s office.
You can read the document here.