Tagged with: mission
Acts of the Spirit: The Spirit of Sacrifice
Sun Nov 26 '17|
When the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, they began living for something greater, even being willing to lay down their lives for others. In the final talk of this series, Andy Tilsley considers how the Holy Spirit causes...
Acts of the Spirit: The Spirit of Mission
Sun Nov 5 '17|
The early church swept across the ancient world, driven by a powerful mixture of faith, strategy, and the guidance of the Spirit. In this talk, David looks at how the Holy Spirit leads and empowers us to start new churches.
Compassion: Stories from Rwanda
Fri Oct 6 '17|
In September Tim Frisby, our Social Action Coordinator, and Joel Wade, our East Service leader, travelled to Rwanda to visit the Compassion projects that ChristChurch London support. We asked Tim to tell us about the trip. My wife Jacs and...
A Place to Crash
Fri Jun 16 '17|
Melanie and her Connect Group have spent the last few months volunteering to provide shelter and support for some of London’s most vulnerable people. During a brainstorming session in October last year, a few people from the North London Connect...
Bubbles, Puzzles and Syria’s Children
Fri Jun 9 '17|
Last year CCL member Hannah Joy left London for Turkey, to work with Syrian refugees who have been forced to flee their homes. She sent us an update on what’s it’s been like. It’s hard to believe that I left...
Why God Calls Us to Dangerous Places
Mon Mar 13 '17|
I once had a 5 am taxi-driver to the airport who declared that if God existed I would not need to go my chosen destination, the Central African Republic. His rationale was that if there was a God, a place...
Pockets of Peace
Fri Jan 13 '17|
There I am, stood on the edge of a cliff, feeling the gentle hug of the wind and watching the crystal blue sea crash against the rocks. As I take in the beauty of the scene unfolding before me I’m...
Jesus’ Heart for Refugees
Fri Aug 26 '16|
I was reminded recently, in the most unlikely situation, of Jesus’ immeasurable love for people. I was staring in horror at an anti-immigration poster which showed a photograph of hundreds and hundreds of people walking across Croatia into Slovenia, fleeing...
International Justice Mission
Fri Aug 5 '16|
This last Sunday we remembered the life of William Wilberforce, someone who spent his life working alongside people around the world to see slavery and the slave trade abolished throughout the British Empire. We then announced that we have made...
Week of Prayer, Thursday: New Vision
Thu Jul 7 '16|
After the results of the EU referendum, Justin Welby and John Sentamu released a statement, part of which said: ‘The vote to withdraw from the European Union means that now we must all re-imagine both what it means to be...
What Should The Church Say About Brexit?
Fri Jul 1 '16|
Judging by the fear, anger and insecurity across the United Kingdom right now, it’s a brave person who writes about Brexit. Passions are running high amongst everyone I come across, and there is no place for the disgusting racism that’s...
Multiplicity: Antioch – A Resourcing Church
Sun Oct 18 '15|
As Christians scattered throughout the ancient world, the church at Antioch became a resourcing church. They benefitted from help from others, and sent people out to help those in other cities. In this talk, Liam Thatcher looks at the lessons we can...
Heading to Nagoya
Mon Sep 7 '15|
In October this year I will be leaving the UK and moving halfway across the world to join a church plant in Nagoya, Japan. I will be serving GraceCity Church part-time as a volunteer intern, helping them to pioneer a...
An African Adventure: Our Time in Uganda
Wed Aug 26 '15|
This time last month ChristChurch London sent a team of eleven to Uganda to support the work of ServeDirect at the Wobulenzi Town Academy. We began the trip with a couple of days in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city. Kampala, just...
Working for the Flourishing of the Philippines
Thu May 21 '15|
It’s now been three years since I left ChristChurch London and life in London to live in the Philippines. I specialise in sustainable agriculture and climate change and had been doing consultancy in the UK but finally got the opportunity...
Wed Jan 7 '15|
This summer ChristChurch London is sending a team to Uganda to support a ServeDirect project in Wobulenzi. And we’d love you to consider being part of it! We hope to take a group of 10-12 people to Uganda from the last...
Why Work Matters
Wed Oct 8 '14|
“You’re going on a Mission trip? Let us pray for you!” It was a Sunday evening service at a Baptist Church in Surrey. A group of 15-18 year olds were invited up to the front of the church. They each...
Nehemiah: Nehemiah 8:13-18
Sun Nov 10 '13|
Whilst reading the Bible, the people stumble over the story of an ancient ritual: the feast of booths. They celebrate it together, with joy and feasting, but a sad irony lingers over the story… In the ninth week of our...
Global Cities: Audio and Video
Wed Jan 9 '13|
There are certain unique challenges and opportunities that face those building churches in large urban contexts. People live and think differently in cities and need churches that will do the same. In November 2012 we ran our first Global Cities...
Global Cities: Friday Session 2: Making Disciples
Fri Nov 30 '12|
What does it mean to be a disciple in twenty-first century urban life? And how can we help people to become passionate and effective followers of Jesus? In this talk from the Global Cities Conference, Jon Tyson unpacks the discipleship strategy from...
Global Cities: Thursday Session 3: Attractional vs Incarnational Church
Thu Nov 29 '12|
What kind of churches do we want to build? What is the difference between attractional and incarnational models of church? In this talk, Jon Tyson looks at the message, ministry and method of the gospel, and how to build churches that are...
Global Cities: Thursday Session 1: Faith and Work
Thu Nov 29 '12|
What does the Bible say about faith and work? In this, the first talk from the Global Cities Conference, Jon Tyson unpacks a biblical theology of work and considers how we can equip people to make a difference in their workplace. Click...
Guest Speakers: The Mission of God - Matthew 28:16-20
Sun Jul 29 '12|
Dr Chris Wright, author of The Mission of God spoke to us on the five marks of mission, and how God calls the church to be involved in sharing the good news of the gospel, teaching, acts of compassion, working for...
Tue Mar 13 '12|
Collaborate: (v) to work, one with another; cooperate, especially to produce or create something The definition is self-explanatory. And yet, I would argue, it is the most challenging part of the Everything Matters mandate. It is also the most vital,...
DNA: Focused - 1 Corinthians 9:19-27
Sun Nov 20 '11|
Just as a boxer perfects his punch, and a runner puts himself through a strict training regime, so too, disciples of Jesus need to be self-disciplined. As our series comes to a close, David Stroud looks at the example of...
DNA: Empowered - Acts 1:4-8
Sun Oct 23 '11|
Jesus told his disciples to wait until they received power from heaven. In this talk, we will look at how the Holy Spirit equips us for a dynamic life, as we embark on the mission God has called us to.
DNA: Generous - 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
Sun Sep 25 '11|
In this, the first week of our new series, David looks at Paul’s instruction to be generous. We’ll see that sacrificial giving furthers the mission of God, provides for the poor, and enriches our own lives as well.
Guest Speakers: Salt and Light - Matthew 5:14-16
Sun Jul 4 '10|
Our guest speaker this week is Mbonisi Malaba from Zimbabwe – also known as ‘Bones’! Bones leads River of Life Church in Bulawayo and is also a medical doctor. He is part of a team that oversees a network of...