Mission development and evangelism
Mission is the reason why the church exists. It is God’s work, but it is work in which God is calling us to participate. Like the disciples, God is calling us to be witnesses and to live out the good news of God’s love for the sake of the world. Many local churches have responded to this call and are giving expression to their faith in a variety of ways: in outreach in the community, supporting food banks or soup kitchens, campaigning against poverty and injustice, working with people of other faiths, taking action to tackle climate change, relating to partners in the world church, telling others about their faith, finding new ways to connect with people, and much, much more.
In these pages you will find information and resources that can help you to engage with God’s mission where you are. You will find news, events, campaigns and projects, worship materials, resources, information about grants and stories from local churches.
The Mission Team is on hand to help with support and advice. So do contact us, if you need us.
Ministries of the URC
The United Reformed Church believes in the ministry of the whole people of God: women and men, young and old, ordained and lay. Whilst we recognise particular ministries we are committed to supporting and developing the wide variety of ministry that is exercised by and on behalf of the members of the United Reformed Church.
The Children's and Youth and Pilots pages contain information and resources relating to particular work amongst and by the younger members of the church.
The Church Related Community Work pages support the United Reformed Church’s distinctive ministry of community development.
Resources and guidance for Lay Preachers, Elders and Ministers of Word and Sacraments are to be found in Ministries Committee.
Learning and development opportunities for everyone within the church can be found at Education and Learning, as well as more particular matters regarding ministerial training such as safeguarding information. Read More
The Communications department oversees the internal and external communications of the denomination – including Reform, News Update and media releases. It also handles reputation management issues, oversees the content and maintenance of the URC website and database, produces quality design and print, publishes URC books and reports and is the initial contact point for copyright enquiries.