This section includes any support related links or resources that do not fall into the other categories of the supporter section.
We have collected together a number of links to various church mission policies. These provide a good point of reference if you're putting together your own church policy:
- Affinity Network Policy Examples
- OSCAR Example Template
- Alma Church, Bristol
- Chessington Evangelical Church
- Myton Church, Warwick
- St Christopher's Church, Moseley
This entry includes various downloadable talks on the general theme of 'Mobilising Mission' (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these .pdf files):
- 'Seek First the Kingdom' by Nathan George
- 'Is the Age of World Mission over or just beginning?' by Mike Frith
- 'Mobilising toward Mission' by Bruce Crerar
If you have some notes from a 'mobilising mission' themed talk, why not send them to us and we will consider them for this section.
For a list of other books on this subject, see OSCAR - Service zone - Other resources - Mission books
AvailAvail seeks to glorify Jesus Christ by providing spiritual, emotional and practical support to mission workers in partnership with churches.
Tel: 0113 234 3013
'Bringing the World to your Church' Seminar Notes & HandoutA seminar based on the material of the above book. Downloadable copies of these notes are available below. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view these .pdf files.
Seminar Notes - BTWTYC.pdf
Handout - BTWTYChandout.pdf
'Care for your missionary'Advice from Wycliffe for churches supporting their members going overseas.
Local Church Global MissionLocal Church Global Mission is an initiative to encourage churches to be active in identifying, training, sending and supporting workers for cross-cultural mission.
Tel: 01935 83562
Mission websites for Children and YouthThe following websites are set up by mission organisations and are aimed at informing about and involving children and youth in mission.
www.christianaid.org.uk/resources/games (Christian Aid)
www.globalkids.om.org (Operation Mobilisation)
Radstock ResourcesRadstock offers its member churches a range of mission resources to equip them for mission. Their Mission Manual is a great resource for the how and why of getting your church connected for global mission.
'Serving As Senders' (to order this book, click here)This book by Neal Pirolo is all about the church's involvement in supporting missionaries. It's a must if your church supports a missionary and wants to 'get it right'. See also the entry in the event resources section for a course based on this material.
'The Reentry Team' (to order this book, click here)This book by Neal Pirolo focuses on how to care for returning missionaries
World Mission ConsultancyWMC can help your church plan and implement your world mission involvement. From selecting a mission cause or project to supporting people as they work overseas, this service puts a broad range of knowledge and expertise at the disposal of your church. WMC can also offer bespoke mission training for individuals and teams for cross-cultural preparation through to re-entry.
Tel: 0845 519 7732
Wycliffe Idea BankThe Wycliffe Idea Bank is a collection of tried and tested simulation games, stories, discussion materials and more, ready to help you present the challenge of mission to others. These materials are now available for you to download and use free of charge.