All that we do is financed from God, who puts resources into our hands and then allows us the opportunity to be blessed and to bless others through our giving. This applies to us as individuals and as a church.
Our mission giving is 15% of our income and is directed towards registered Christian charities with an outreach focus in the UK and abroad.
This is the way in which we support the work of our wider church family in the UK:
We are part of the Soar Valley Gospel Partnership. In September 2018 the group helped launch a new church in Castle Donington. As part of our giving we have committed to support the church through their start up and first years.
BU Home Mission is all about helping Baptist churches and individuals to reach their mission potential and bring the love of God to their communities. It is the Baptist family purse, and each year our Union has an appeal to raise money for Home Mission. Grants are given to support a variety of ministries in and through Baptist churches and chaplains across the country. It also enables all our churches and ministers to be supported and helped through the work of the Regional Associations and the specialist teams. For more information visit www.baptist.org.uk
Our support of our world church family is through the BMS and three other partner organisations, on a rolling three-year basis.
We support the work of the Baptist Missionary Society. As part of our support we have been linked to Alan and Megan Barker. Originally from Cambridgeshire, they worked with the United Mission to Nepal from 2000 to 2004, returning in 2007 they are now based in Surket in Western Nepal, working with the International Nepal Fellowship. Megan works in occupational therapy and Alan in programme support. For more information visit www.bmsworldmission.org
Elnur works for Turkic Belt Ministries and lives in the UK. The Turkic Belt is a group of countries across Central Asia, stretching from Turkey in the West, to Tajikistan in the East. Many of these countries are now Islamic States and are often environments where Christians are persecuted for their beliefs. The vision of this organisation is to bring the Good News of Jesus to the region. For more information visit www.turkicbeltministries.co.uk
Compassion UK is a Christian charity passionate about empowering all children to overcome the obstacles poverty puts in their way. They are responding to God’s call to care for the poor, helping children and families in poverty from all backgrounds. They run a child sponsorship programme, in partnership with local churches and want to ensure that children in poverty are known, loved and protected. For more information visit www.compassionuk.org
Ruthie and Brian Kim live in San Francisco with their two boys, Keilan and Phoenix. Ruth grew up in Barrow and moved to the USA in her late teens. She is the founder and Executive Director of Because Justice Matters. BJM reaches out to oppressed and exploited women; victims of human trafficking, domestic violence, or bound in addictions. Brian is involved in his local church and with restorative initiatives at Youth With A Mission (YWAM). These initiatives reach out in the Tenderloin community, which has many needs. For more information visit www.becausejusticematters.org