Mission Team

Mission Team 2014

The central task of the Mission Team is to focus on mission. We work with the whole church to give expression to our mission and faith in ways which bring alive our vision of ‘being Christ’s people, transformed by the gospel, making a difference to the world.’ Our work areas are wide-ranging, reflecting the vision2020 priorities.   

 

(Picture from the left - Michael Jagessar, Wendy Cooper, David Tatem, Andrew Bradstock, Tracey Hardingham, Helen Garton, Becky Harrington, Linda Mead, Francis Brienen. Elizabeth Clark is pictured below.)

 

Mission Development, Evangelism and Church Growth

We seek to enable and support the church at all levels to develop a sustained focus on mission and evangelism. Deputy General Secretary - Mission: Francis Brienen.  Administrator: Tracey Hardingham

 

Church and Society

We seek to give expression to the peace and justice aspects of our faith at the interface of Church and Society in order to demonstrate practically the love, compassion and justice of Christ in the public square. Secretary for Church and Society: Andrew Bradstock Administrator: Wendy Cooper

 

World Church Relations

With other churches and church agencies around the world we are partners together in God’s global mission. In this partnership we are called to learn from one another, support one another and together proclaim and live out God’s healing and reconciling love for the world. Secretary for World Church Relations: vacant, Temp Administrator: Carla Grauls 

 

Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

The URC is committed to seeking the unity of all God's people. The task of Ecumenical Relations is to carry out this work in relation to other churches and the wider community in Britain, across Europe, and throughout the world. Secretary for Ecumenical Relations: David TatemTemp Administrator:Carla Grauls

 

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Rural Mission


Based in the Arthur Rank Centre in Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, the National Rural Officer works alongside other colleagues to ‘rural-proof’ the URC’s mission thinking and practice. National Rural Officer: Elizabeth Clark

 

 

Commitment for Life

Commitment for Life is a network of churches committed to prayer, campaigning and support for a series of partnered development projects overseas. It has a special focus on four countries: Zimbabwe, Jamaica, Bangladesh and Israel and the Occupied Territories. Programme Coordinator: Linda Mead

 

Racial Justice and Intercultural Ministry

The URC has declared itself a multicultural church and with this in mind we are striving to express this, understand our identity and promote intercultural and interfaith understanding. Secretary for Racial Justice and Intercultural Ministry: Michael Jagessar, Administrator: Tracey Hardingham

 

Interfaith Relations

In response to our faith in God in Christ, working towards relationships of integrity and respect with our neighbours of faith.