The Mission Hub at N ew Horizon 2023
As part of New Horizon, the Mission Hub seeks to provide followers of Jesus with a way to engage with mission and the Global Church in a relevant way. The hub explores how we can practically apply what God is calling us to learn and to do as His people. For some, this might be connecting with new agencies. Others will have the opportunity to reconnect with staff and volunteers from agencies that they support. For others it’s an opportunity to hear more about what God is doing, leading to a deeper commitment to be involved in praying, giving or going.
As we look at the theme this year,
Joy from the Ashes, we are excited to see how God will use the Mission Hub to motivate and inspire people to continue taking God’s message of Joy from the A shes out to the world around us, whether that be closer to home or further afield. How will God invite you, this year, to play your part in His story as we take His message of hope, grace and forgiveness into the world by the power of His Spirit?
Our hope and prayer is that the Mission Hub will provide a space to be inspired and encouraged as we seek to live mission focused lives both here at home and overseas. Each of the representatives from the 23 organisations in the Mission Hub would love to chat and share with you some of the encouragements that we are seeing as God transforms lives right around the world.
There will be opportunities to interact, pray, ask questions and perhaps even consider new areas of mission and outreach that God may be placing on your heart this week. So why not grab a coffee and come and chat to some of the representatives in the Mission Hub.
***The Mission Hub is overseen by Mission Action Partnership (MAP). MAP is a ministry of Global Connections***
We want every Christian to have the tools they need to thrive: to experience real freedom from the issues that hold them back and to navigate life’s challenges from this place of wellbeing. https://www.mercyuk.org/ MAP, a ministry of Global Connections, is a partnership of mission agencies and organisations based in Northern Ireland. MAP brings agencies together with one heart, one spirit and one mind towards one purpose – connecting and equipping the Northern Ireland Church and mission community in a changing world. https://www.globalconnections.org.uk/map Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty. For over 75 years, the truth that everyone is equal in the sight of God has inspired us to stand together in solidarity with our most marginalised global neighbours. We are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality, justice and love worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers and the mighty of heart. https://www.christianaid.ie/ Come and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of an Asian street market. Discover some of the amazing things God is doing among the unreached in Asia. https://www.asialink.org Mission Africa aims to reach the people of Africa with the Good News of Christ. To find out how you can be involved in this mission please come and visit our stand for various opportunities. https://www.missionafrica.org.uk Latin Link is an international ‘community with a calling’ to serve God and our neighbour, working in partnership with churches, to see people come to know Jesus. We send individuals, families and teams to and from Latin American communities. Come and chat to us about how you can be involved! https://latinlink.org.uk/ Are you a Christian Architect, Engineer, Surveyor or Construction manager? Find out how you could support EMI in the design and construction of hospitals, schools and water projects. https://emiworld.org/gb Bible Society NI seeks to reach everyone with God’s Word. We are one of over 150 Bible Societies worldwide who form part of the United Bible Societies global fellowship. We raise both prayer and financial support for other Bible Societies around the world; supporting Bible Translation, Production and Distribution, Literacy work and also Bible Engagement and Advocacy. We also support Bible projects here in Northern Ireland, helping people here engage more with God’s Word. www.biblesocietyni.co.uk We love to inspire people with news of how God is moving in the hearts of Muslims across the Arab world, and provide opportunities to serve through cross-cultural ministry. https://www.awm-pioneers.org/ Our Purpose is to equip 21st-century followers of Jesus through theological education that fosters the ability to communicate the Christian faith intelligently and with conviction in word and action. https://www.belfastbiblecollege.com/ Release International is a Christian ministry working through local church partners in around 30 countries across the world, helping persecuted Christians prayerfully, pastorally and practically. We were founded in 1968, inspired by the testimony and ministry of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand. Following the demise of Communism in Eastern Europe and the increase in the persecution of Christians elsewhere in the world, the Ministry broadened its activities and changed its name to Release International. Through the ministry of Pastor Richard Wurmbrand and Hebrews 13:3 we have been called by God to love and serve persecuted Christians. www.releaseinternational.org We are a global community of Jesus Followers, united to share God’s love with those who don’t know it. use your passions and skills to help share the love of God in the UK and around the world. https://www.uk.om.org/ IJM is a global movement working to protect people in poverty from violence like slavery, human trafficking and violence against women and girls. Together, we have seen over 85,000 people bought to freedom, but we won’t stop, until all are free. www.ijm.org We want to see lives transformed by the gospel in Eastern Europe and the Balkans. We partner with Christians, in these nations involved with church planting, evangelism and compassion ministries. https://ten-uk.org/ SGA is passion about, & committed to, working in partnership with local churches across Eastern Europe, Central Asia & Far East Russia, by training & equipping them for Gospel ministries. www.sga.org.uk Every day, millions of Christians risk their lives to follow Jesus. Open Doors is standing with them and your support is changing lives. Come and meet your persecuted family today. https://opendoorsuk.org/act/response/ Christian Unions Ireland (CUI) is a family of students, staff and supporters working, praying and growing together to share the gospel of Jesus Christ on Ireland’s campuses. We support student–led Christian Unions on campuses in Ireland as they share the good news of Jesus Christ with their peers. We exist to give every student in Ireland an opportunity to respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We want to see students in Ireland becoming passionate, lifelong followers of Jesus Christ. https://cui.ie CMSI (Church Mission Society Ireland) is an organisation that exists to help God’s people engage in mission throughout the world. Our mission stand will visually demonstrate how the Church in places like S. Sudan and DR Congo, are an example of God-given joy in the midst of suffering. https://www.cmsireland.org Youth for Christ NI exists to impact an unreached generation of young people for Jesus across Northern Ireland. We provide safe places and offer the hope of transformation so that young people find Jesus, follow Him and join His family. https://yfcni.org/ Our vision is to equip and send educationalists to our schools and projects working with children from all spheres of life. Are you passionate about building His kingdom through education? Do you have a heart to serve and be a light to all you teach? Come and visit our stand to see how you can be involved in transformational education around the world. https://www.teachbeyond.org.uk/go OMS, an international, non-denominational charity sends missionaries to share the Gospel and to, “MAKE DISCIPLES”.Our aim is to raise up, local indigenous believers, through which the Gospel will grow. www.onemissionsociety.org.uk Langham Partnership is a global movement of Christ-followers fulfilling the great commission by equipping and resourcing indigenous leaders around the world to multiply disciples in their families, churches, and communities. https://uk.langham.org/ For over 30 years The Christian Institute has promoted marriage and the family, sanctity of life and religious liberty. https://www.christian.org.uk/ Do you want to discover God’s Word for yourself? Inductive Bible study can help you! Visit our stand in the Mission Hub to find out more. https://preceptireland.org/