There’s a number of ways we want to do that, and a number of things we’re interested in to try to make it happen.
- House church
- Leadership training
- Deaf communities
We do what we do because we believe that God is at work in this world.
Without mission, there would be no church – but without the church, there would be no mission. Can we help your church to be more involved in mission?
Simon and Henrietta Cozens have been church-planting missionaries in Japan from 2006 to 2008 as single people, and got married in the south-west of England in February 2009. While back in the UK this year, they can offer your church a mission experience.
- Would you like your Sunday congregation or mid-week groups to see the Bible with fresh eyes as a book about God’s mission?
It’s an odd word these days - “missionary”. It conjures up images of pith helmets, jungles or rain forests, Victorian explorers spreading “Christianity, commerce and civilization.”
And we work in Japan! Does Japan really need missionaries?
I've just had a nice few days holiday. I'm relaxed. But just before I went, I got an email that really annoyed me.
There is a hierarchy of sexiness for mission work. There shouldn't be, but there is, and it goes like this:
It's been - and still is - a busy month. Much to report and not much time to report it. Meanwhile, I've been doing some research, and I've put together what I think is the best and fullest timeline of Vories' life and mission (5M PDF) available.
I've got loads of blog posts in the mental queue, it's a Friday night, and the cricket is washed out, so let's make a start…
I'm sorry that I only blog when I'm depressed. That doesn't mean that I'm often depressed, it just means that depressing things give me the energy to rant. I have three or four happier blog posts on the go but they require more research than a good old-fasioned rant. And I've been saving this one up for weeks…