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Home Mission Update: Ambassadors are go!

Are you looking for visiting speakers for your church?

Would you like more focus on mission in your services?

Do you remember when your church had a ‘Home Mission Sunday’ every year?

WEBA now has a growing team of Home Mission Ambassadors, equipped to visit your church and speak, preach, or even lead a whole service on the theme of Partnership in the Gospel.

Our first training session for Home Mission Ambassadors took place last week. The Ambassadors are a mixture of serving ministers, retired ministers, and ordinary members of our churches who love to preach and have a heart for partnership for mission.

Water butt showing 5% being emptied into a watering can

Home Mission is all about partnership – most of our churches contribute 5% of their general income which contributes to grants and also regional and national support. Some of this benefits just a few churches who can only reach out in their communities because of it, and some of it benefits many churches, for example subsidy for Re-Imagine, while other types of support, such as free DBS checks, benefit every church.

circle graph showing the proportion of HM giving used for the Association, for grants, and for national support

It’s crucial that your membership and congregation understand how this works, and a Home Mission Ambassador will use a range of resources to share how Home Mission works, what the Bible says about partnership and the gospel, and some encouraging stories from the churches who benefit.

Beatrice and group with dogs

Stapleton Baptist Church – one of our grant receiving churches

Please pray for our new Ambassadors as they prepare for their first visits to churches, and if you’re interested in booking one, please contact alex.drew@webassoc.org.uk. We’ll work out the best person to visit on a day that suits your church.

 

Posted by Ruth Whiter