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Mission

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As a church fellowship we recognise that we are part of the worldwide church and we are all blessed as we share together in the insights and witness of Believers across the whole world. Historically we may have thought of Overseas Missions as a one way journey, but we recognise that we share the responsibility to the command of Jesus to make disciples both here and abroad. All of us can be encouraged by Christians of other cultures, and there are ways in which we can help each other in the proclamation of the good news of Jesus.

We believe that some knowledge and experience of what God is doing in the UK, and beyond, is a vital part of our discipleship, and involves welcoming people from abroad, praying for missionaries and mission agencies, learning about mission, mobilising, sending people (including giving), and going ourselves (short or long-term).
 

Worldwide Mission Team

The Worldwide Mission Team seeks to stimulate and maintain an interest within the fellowship for worldwide mission in a variety of ways.  We:

  • Share up-to-date information here and in the weekly Noticesheet,
  • Distribute special topical leaflets,
  • Make people aware of other ministries around the world (including in particular the Baptist Missionary Society (BMS) and Home Missions Fund's Church of the Year.
  • Promote particular causes for our harvest and Christmas appeals
  • Hold Prayer Breakfasts
  • Organise occasional one-off Mission events.


The Worldwide Mission Team is also responsible for the allocation and distribution of 20% of the Church's income for on-going support of mission organisations, to support individuals working in full-time mission work and others in training, or on short-term projects.

As a church we support a number of world-wide initiatives:

 

YWAMYouth With A Mission

Youth With A Mission (also known as YWAM - pronounced 'WHY-wham') is an international missionary movement that seeks to encourage young people in their Christian walk through training, mercy ministries and evangelism.  It operates in almost 200 countries and has tens of thousands of volunteer missionaries.

FBC supports two families who are currently working with YWAM in different locations.  (Click photo for more information on each family)
 

 
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Mark and Sue Vening
at YWAM Wales
Stu and Amy Matheson
at YWAM Harpenden

 


BMS Logo-350BMS World Mission

Baptist Mission Society (BMS) is a Christian mission organisation that aims to introduce people to Jesus in parts of the world where there are high levels of poverty and injustice, and the fewest Christians.
 

BMS World Mission motivates, trains, sends out, and resources mission workers (both local and expatriate), supporting them as they love the people they serve, and as they seek to share the gospel and alleviate suffering and injustice.

 

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Paul and Sarah Brown

 




 



 


Baptist Union of Great Britain - Home MissionBaptist Together

Home Mission supports, equips and empowers Baptist churches to reach their mission potential and share God's love in their communities. 

Money raised is used on a national and regional level to advise and help churches, including legal, ministerial and missional support, and nationally in engagement with government and with other churches.  On a more local level, grants are made available to churches for church planting and  mission projects.  (In its early days, FBC was itself a recipient of such help.)