20% of the church’s funds are set aside for mission, and the Mission Support Group advises the Leadership Team on how this money should be allocated. From time to time, they also recommend an extra Thanksgiving Offering, to be given where there is a specific need. Practical, spiritual and financial support is given to members of St Paul’s who are called to overseas ministry, and the Mission Support Group also liaises with the minister to plan short-term overseas team trips. An important role played by the Mission Support Group is to raise the profile of missions in the life of St Paul’s through visiting speakers, magazines, leaflets, prayer letters, and the mission notice board. They aim to enthuse the whole fellowship, and ensure that church members are aware of where their money is being spent and who and what they could be praying for. The group is also responsible for recommending which organisations and individuals we support each year.
Mission Trips 2017
We are planning trips to Malawi, Romania and the Galapagos Islands this year. As well as these trips, some people have expressed an interest in what other options are available. At the moment we are looking at possible trips with Open Doors to visit their work with the persecuted church and to Katanga Diocese in DR Congo (Speaking French would be useful/essential for this trip). If you would like to know more about either of these, or have an interest in any other trip, please speak to Simon Spottiswoode before 28th February 2017.
Pastor Elias Caetano – the pastor of the Christian Portuguese Mission in Jersey for his work with the church in Mozambique.
Greg Morgan – Christians in Sport. www.christiansinsport.org.uk
Nanneke Boxall working with YWAM in Belize. Link: http://ywamdp.org
CARE – Works to bring about positive policy-making in Government. www.care.org.uk
Grace Trust – caring for the disadvantaged and lonely in Jersey. www.gracetrust.com
Katanga Diocese – supports Anglican work in the Congo.
Home of Hope, Malawi – cares for orphans in Malawi. http://www.homeofhope.org.uk
Missionary Aviation Fellowship – sends planes into areas inaccessible by road, and helps in disasters. www.maf-uk.org
Mustard Seed – relieves poverty in Romania. www.mustardseedjersey.co.uk
Open Doors – supplies Bibles & training to help the persecuted church stand fast in their faith. www.opendoorsuk.org
Orphaids – supporting AIDS orphans in Ecuador. www.orphaids.org
Freedom For Life Ministries – helping those who are struggling with addictions, criminality and related issues break-free to a life of purpose, hope and freedom. www.freedomforlife.org.uk/
Christians Against Poverty (CAP) – lifting people out of debt and poverty. www.capuk.org
Good News Trust -working principally in Africa to relieve poverty and assist the poor in achieving their potential. www.goodnewstrust.org.uk
Street Pastors Jersey -Street Pastors is an inter-denominational Church response to urban issues engaging with people on the streets to care, listen and dialogue. jersey.streetpastors.org.uk