Supported Missionary Organisations

The church supports a number of missionary organisations, and at present has one member working overseas on a short term volunteer assignment with the BMS.

You can read about some of these here, and find links to our favourite missionary organisations. Click on “Read More” link to jump down and read about your favourite. The links to the organisations’ sites will generally open in a new window.

bms BMS World Mission The Baptist denomination’s World Missionary organisation
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BUGB Baptist Union Home Mission The Baptist Union facilitating churches in Great Britain
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Operation Agri Operation Agri A Baptist Based Agricultural development organisation
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MAF UK Mission Aviation Fellowship The MAF partnership operates over 130 aircraft from bases in 30 countries.
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FEBA FEBA Feba UK is a Christian charity which enables the broadcasting of radio programmes and audience relations to address people’s physical and spiritual needs in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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spurgeons Spurgeons Spurgeons is one of the UK’s largest Christian charities working with children, young people and families.
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tearfund Tearfund Tearfund is a Christian relief and development agency working with a global network of local churches to help eradicate poverty.
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For more details of any of these, please click on the links to see the details below, or see the Contact Us Page, or follow the links to the relevant pages

BMS World Mission

bmsFormerly known as the Baptist Missionary Society, BMS World Mission is a Christian mission organisation, working in around 40 countries on four continents. BMS believes in holistic mission, an approach that stays true to the Christian call to evangelisation without neglecting the duty to take care of the physical needs of the poor. BMS works through long, medium and short term workers, teams and volunteers, as well as a large number of supported national workers around the world, providing people, funding, training and expertise in the core areas of our work:

  • Church Planting
  • Development
  • Disaster Relief
  • Education
  • Health
  • Media and Advocacy

As one of the world’s oldest Protestant mission organisations (founded in 1792 by William Carey, the father of modern mission) BMS has longstanding relationships with partner organisations, umbrella mission agencies and local church unions in the countries in which it works. This, along with a long-term approach, ethical policies and supreme cultural sensitivity has made BMS one of the most trusted names in mission worldwide.

KBC supports the general work of the BMS through personal and corporate giving; the medical missionary work through their birthday scheme, and also tries to respond to the special and emergency appeals. As the Baptist Family Missionary Arm, they’re held in special affection, and always in our prayers.

This is their Website www.bmsworldmission.org.

Baptist Union Home Mission

BUGB

Put quite simply Home Mission is the Baptist family purse. Home Mission provides:

Funding for the thirteen associations

Each association has a team of regional ministers and other staff who support the local church pastorally, advise on mission and practical matters and organise a variety of useful training events.

Funding for the national resource

The national resource centre at Baptist House in Didcot, Oxfordshire provides advice or help for all member churches on mission, ministry and communications matters, on legal and financial issues and also provides a variety of useful publications for Baptist churches and colleges. Many staff come from either professional (e.g. accountancy, finance, HR, legal, communications, secretarial, social work) or ministerial backgrounds and are all here to serve the Baptist family.

Grants to churches and other organisations

This year around £1.9m will be given to churches and other organisations (mainly churches) to help them in their mission. Most grants are given to fund the cost of ministry but some are given to help start a variety of mission projects.

All Baptist churches in membership of BUGB and/or one of the associations are asked to given generously to Home Mission so that the work and mission of all our churches can continue to grow and develop.

The Baptist Union Web site is here: www.baptist.org.uk

As a previously Home Mission Supported church, we know from first hand the benefit a grant can bring and we wholeheartedly support Home Mission in our Prayers and in our Giving.

Operation Agri

Operation AgriWe have supported the work of Operation Agri for many years, usually making them the key focus of our Harvest Weekend in Late September. They actively encourage local self dependence by providing training and tools for those for whom agriculture can make a real difference.

This is their Website www.OperationAgri.org.uk.

Mission Aviation Fellowship

MAF UK

Flying Physical And Spiritual Care Worldwide

Mission Aviation Fellowship is a Christian organisation. Our mission is to operate light aircraft in remote places where flying is not a luxury, but a real lifeline.

Every three minutes one of their planes takes off or lands somewhere in the world. On board are dedicated teams bringing medical care, supplies and Christian hope to communities struggling to survive amidst poverty, conflict or natural disaster. Flying across deserts, jungles, swamps and mountains, they reach places that might otherwise remain cut-off because of impassable or non-existent roads.

This is their Website www.maf-uk.org.

We support MAF in our giving, and by receiving regular visits and updates from the MAF local team.

FEBA

FEBA

As followers of Jesus, FEBA uses media to serve and give life-changing hope to communities of hard-to-reach people around the world.

Feba is committed to reaching people who are unable to easily access by other means, the full breadth of life-changing information that we are able to provide. Whether broadcasting on short wave, medium wave, FM or the internet, Feba programmes are produced in the listeners’ heart language, wherever possible in-country by local followers of Jesus, often in partnership with like-minded organisations.

Feba delivers content which is fresh, compelling and engaging, developing innovative approaches to address issues facing individuals, families and communities in Africa, South and Central Asia and the Middle East. Feba broadcasts seek to build up trusted relationships with our audiences, becoming a sustained and consistent presence in their lives.

This is their Website wwww.feba.org.uk.

We have been fortunate to receive several visits from FEBA staff and follow their work through newsletters. We try to support FEBA financially on a regular basis.

Spurgeons

spurgeonsWe usually take Spurgeons as the focus for our Christmas Day Service, and our offering is given to their work.

Hundreds of thousands of vulnerable children in the UK need care, protection and support in order to ensure that they can live safe and happy lives, free from neglect, abuse and exploitation. Spurgeons’ staff are committed to providing the support that will enable these children to enjoy their childhood and fulfil their true potential.

They have been working tirelessly on behalf of disadvantaged children since the charity was first founded, 140 years ago.

Positive lasting change for vulnerable children – that’s their passion, our history, our reason for being.

This is their Website www.spurgeons.org.

Tearfund

tearfundThe church supports the work of Tear Fund through regular giving, and in prayer. We suscribe to their weekly Prayer News.
The latest prayer news is always here: http://www.tearfund.org/Praying/Urgent+prayer+news/.
You can sign up here: http://www.tearfund.org/Praying/Sign+up+to+prayer+emails/

We support Tearfund through regular monthly giving.

This is their Website www.tearfund.org.