Tagged with: mission

Compassion: Stories from Rwanda

Tim Frisby |

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

Melanie Mackay |

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

Hannah Joy |

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

Johan Eldebo |

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

Rich Butt |

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

Hannah Joy |

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

Tim Frisby |

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

ChristChurch London |

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?

Andy Tilsley |

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

Liam Thatcher |

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

Ben Thomas |

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

Andy Tuck |

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

Craig Jamieson |

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...

Uganda 2015

Andy Tuck |

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

Rich Day |

“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

Liam Thatcher |

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

Liam Thatcher |

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

Jon Tyson |

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

Jon Tyson |

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

Jon Tyson |

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

Chris Wright |

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...

Collaborate

John Archer |

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

David Stroud |

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

Liam Thatcher |

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

David Stroud |

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

Mbonisi Malaba |

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...

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