Partnering in the Gospel
Partnering – across the city and across the nations. Partnering – in the gospel and for the sake of the gospel.
In the book of Philippians, Paul talks about partnership but what is ‘partnership’ and what does it look like for us – in Commission churches, in the UK, in the 21st Century?
As part of the SURE (Send Unify Release Equip) programme, we are exploring ways that we can advance the Kingdom through partnership with others. We will be posting reports, blogs, ‘how to’ guides, examples of good practice, plus links to curated resources from other organisations to help us partner more effectively, grow our churches and bless others.
Tim Keller says, “How much doctrinal unity you need to partner with someone depends on what you are partnering with them for.” We’ll be exploring this and many other challenges and exciting opportunities as we seek to partner successfully, for the sake of the gospel.
One big marquee, one hundred and thirty two volunteers during the week, many more people involved with the set up, fifteen churches from the city represented and much excitement in the lead up …. all working towards Church In The Park 2019.read more
This week the new CAP Debt Centre Manager starts. Lisa John, from Bridge Church, joins the growing number of Debt Centre Managers in the Commission family of churches. “I am delighted to be working with CAP” says Lisa, “It is something I have been waiting to do for 7...read more
Miles Jarvis, from Commission, was the principal speaker as church leaders from across the church spectrum (including others from Commission) met at Moorlands College to think through short-term mission. Miles' depth of experience in short term mission and...read more
There are 1.8 million people over 75 in the UK who are profoundly lonely.read more
Miles Jarvis is speaking at a GOfest* lunch event for church leaders in partnership with Moorlands College and Baylink*. One of the greatest challenges for the church is how to best engage with short-term mission. Is short-term mission a waste of money? Does...read more
Churches often partner with others in the areas of social justice and social action. Watch this 2 minute video to see what Jubilee+ is and what they do:read more
Church to church
This blog concludes our series on short-term mission. This was originally posted on http://www.nigelring.org/ Part 5 - The Ugly A serious issue Having flagged up a few things that should be avoided I want now to consider ‘the ugly’. This is the potential for...read more
Every part of life here is affected by the movement of a tiny insect that has the power of life and death over the population.read more
We continue to look at some of the good and bad aspects of short-term mission teams in the next part of our series.read more
Ever wondered who we have links with overseas as local Commission churches?read more
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – read the first two parts of this blog by Dave Lockyer on short-term, cross-cultural teams.read more
Around the ‘spheres’
In May believers from across Europe gathered in Nis, Serbia for Together on a Mission 2019read more
Andy is a church planter who is currently based in the UK, having previously planted a church in the Middle East, as part of the Newfrontiers family of churches. In this Broadcast, Andy looks at how we can build teams that span different cultural backgrounds in our...read more
Find out about new teams, church planting, refugee ministry amongst the least reached peoples of the world.read more
We felt it important to re-share this fabulous teaching from Terry Virgo, the video is from Crosspoint Church in the USA. Terry has also written a book of the same title and we give a review of the book and links to purchase a copy. The following review is as follows:...read more
We often refer to Commission as a ‘sphere’ but what is a ‘sphere’; and who and where are the other ‘spheres’ we relate to?read more
Across the nations
We believe that there is a radical change in the spiritual climate in these nations as we see the barriers between the leaders being removed and teams working together. In October 2018 we were able to adopt the Syloam church in Silbas, led by Miro and Sneza Fic, as...read more
Jeremy Hunt, Foreign Secretary, today calls for a clearer position on the persecution of Christians across the world. “Sense of misguided political correctness” has stopped the country from standing up for the rights of Christians world-wide. He described Christians...read more
Moorlands College are running a 10-week course for preparation if you are planning to work cross-culturally, at home or overseas. Their course is made up of two postgraduate level modules. You will be introduced to the complexity and beauty of working in...read more
Malaga, (well Torremolinos to be more precise) holds a special place in my heart. Not the noisy bars, crowded beach, or ‘exciting’ night life which may have been what took me there originally. But this was the place where 42 years ago I gave my life to Jesus Christ....read more
See the March newsletter from Cavite Open Door Church in the Philippinesread more
“Depending on where you live, the words you use to sign off your email could be just as important as the content.”read more
Global Humility is a ‘must read’ book for anyone who is involved in or has an interest in cross-cultural matters.read more
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