In John’s Gospel we read, ‘Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, ‘We have found the Messiah’ (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus.
Andrew was never the same after he met Jesus and of course he is not the only one. Christ Church is full of people whose lives have been transformed for good by Jesus Christ and we are therefore passionate about sharing his gospel with others. Andrew gives us a model of how we can do that, by inviting friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to a place where they can meet Jesus, not in person but in his Word, the Bible.
So we host different events throughout the year especially with the guest in mind. These will often lead into a Christianity Explored course (http://christianityexplored.org/) which we run once a term to introduce those who are keen to investigate further.
We also aim to make all our Sunday services as welcoming and accessible as possible so those who walk in off the street or are new to the Christian faith can relax and feel at home.
Finally, every follower of Jesus has their own story and we delight to train and equip one another to share the hero of our stories with those that have yet to meet him.
What do we do?
- Educate the church family by raising awareness or world mission, both at home and overseas, teaching people how to pray and building a close partnership between church family and our mission partners.
- Challenge the church to pray faithfully and to give generously to world mission, and to help individuals to discern a possible calling to the mission field.
- Support our mission partners, with a focus on those called to long-term service and encouraging others in short-term mission and supporting the evangelistic activities of organisations in this country and overseas.
Part of our budget is set aside for short term mission trips and this year we will have seen members of our church family head out to South Africa and Kenya with Mission organisations.
We aim to support our mission partners through regular communication, prayer and giving. We support both longer term mission partners who are serving overseas, UK-based individuals, organisations and churches, and we help with training costs and evangelistic activities as opportunities arise.
For further details about our mission partners and the Mission Support Group (MSG) please visit the MSG noticeboard at the back of church for updates about mission and prayer letters.
Meet our mission parters
The Sandells Family +
Tim, Nicky and Josh Sandell are involved in student ministry in Volos and Larissa in Greece.
Robert and Helen Slipper +
Robert is the Minister of Terrington St Clement in Norfolk. This is a parish in a designated area of rural deprivation.
Muriel and Nicolas Inard +
Muriel and Nicolas Inard are currently studying at Oakhill until 2019. They are preparing for youth and children's ministry in Asia.
Ralph and Sarah Lee +
Ralph and Sarah Lee work with the Navigators in the UK. Ralph is also involved in academic research here in Cambridge and oversees and contributes to the Jubilee Centre and the Lausanne Orthodox Initative. Ralph and Sarah and the family spent many years in Ethiopia as Mission Partners.
St.Andrews Church Kendray +
St Andrews Church Kendray, near Barnsley in South Yorkshire. Pete Jackson is the Minister.
Friends International +
Friends International supports international students in the UK and equips and envisions churches and volunteers to befriend and assist international students.
GenR8 is an organisation of volunteers who take assembly presentations and other ministries into primary schools in Cambridgeshire.
The Lowes +
Chris and Meg Lowe are ministering at St John's Orchard Park in the North of Cambridge. This is a church plant from Christ Church.
Margaret Rugira +
Margaret Rugira working with OMF amongst students and their staff at Universities in Sendai, Japan.
Matt Moury +
Matt is serving as Assistant Pastor at the Eglise Evangelique Baptiste in Lyon, with main responsibilities for Youth and Children's work. He also regularly preaches and continues with theological and biblical language studies alongside his full-time ministry. Matt was part of the Christ Church family when he was an intern with Friends International in Cambridge in 2015-2016.
The Cunliffes +
Richard, Susanne and Bobbi Cunliffe are based in a missionary hospital in Tansen in Nepal. Richard is a water engineer and they are involved in ministry with the hospital and local church.
More Precious +
More Precious is a ministry that seeks to encourage girls to be strong and distinctive in their Christian faith throughout their formative years. It was launched in March 2013. Online resources range from daily devotionals, testimonies to topical materials. They also put on and resource conferences nationally.
How you can get involved?
If you are interested in getting involved in either short or long-term mission, please do speak to one of the Mission Support Group: Rachel Browning, Mike Wygard, Fiona Smail, Sarah Dalzell, Katy Burton and Nicola Pearson.
For more information please download our Mission Matters bookmark or email: firstname.lastname@example.org