Short Term Mission
The World Mission Action Group encourage and support members of the church family who may wish to experience and participate in mission on a short term basis, up to one year.
21st May: St John's Mission Sunday
We will displaying exhibits of many of the missions we support at St John’s during informal morning services, including Short Term Mission. Coffee will be available prior to the 11am service so that you can mingle round the displays with your intake of caffeine! Local writer Jenny Taylor, recently of Lapido Media
, tells how she caught the bug.
The church’s primary purpose through supporting short term mission activities is to strengthen national believers and/or evangalism to non-believers and/or to demonstrate our Christian faith through social action and humanitarian initiatives. Our secondary purpose is to mobilize and educate our constituency to be more missions active. However, we recognize that the main beneficiaries of short term mission are the participants themselves who we hope will gain a more global perspective in their future careers or look to work in missions long-term. See the Romania visits for examples.
Financial support may be available for the short-term ministry or training via application to the Bursary Fund. Please contact Karen Lawson for more details.