Our partners in the gospel worldwide
Whilst God has given us the content of his mission (proclaiming Christ) and its goal (bringing people into Christ's Kingdom), we have no Biblical mandate for saying that mission must happen in this location or that place. The aim of the Gospel is that people from all nations, tribes, peoples and languages enter God's Kingdom. There are no cultural, social, geographic, economic or linguistic barriers which place people beyond this activity. Therefore, the focus of mission is everywhere.
That said, we recognise that, as a local church, we can only play a tiny part in the task of telling the nations the gospel. As a result, we have a particular focus on four areas overseas which fit with our own location and our cross-cultural ministry here:
- French-speaking Europe
- South Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa
We seek to serve the church here through pioneer evangelism and establishing and strengthening centres of Bible teaching.
We aim to send and support people from our congregations to do this in these areas, as well as partnering with national Christians and churches in these places. (We also recognise that the Lord raises up people who don't always fit our thinking, and so we also have mission partners outside these focus areas, such as Cambodia and Japan.) At the moment, and among other ministries, our mission partners are involved in planting new churches, leading established churches, equipping people for mission and Bible teaching, theological education, student ministry and Bible translation.
If you would like further information about our approach to cross-cultural mission or the practicalities of being sent out by St Helen’s, please contact:
Visiting mission partners
Our mission partners welcome visits from members of the St Helen's church family and would recommend local churches. Their locations include Beijing, Brussels, Cape Town, Paris and Tokyo. If you are planning a trip to any of these cities, contact email@example.com to be put in touch (for other cities, go here for a directory of churches worldwide that share St Helen's convictions).
Some of our mission partners are sent and supported directly from St Helen's, others have mission agencies which help us in this support. A list of these mission agencies, plus our national partners is below:
St Helen’s Mission Partners are members of the church we support in prayer and finance as they work within another culture. International Friends are sometimes people who have spent some time with us from another country, or have been mission partners, but are now fully supported by their host country. Alternatively they may be national leaders we have built relationships with, all of whom we want to continue in gospel partnership with, but not quite at the same level of partnership as those we have directly sent and still support.
Belgian Bible Institute, Brussels
Crossing Church Singapore
George Whitefield Theological College, Cape Town
La Garenne-Colombes Evangelical Protestant Church, Paris
The Message Church, Cape Town
Oxford Centre for Muslim-Christian Studies
Rue de Sevres Baptist Church, Paris