Supporting Mission

Focus on Mission

At Gorsley Baptist Church we are part of the Mission of God. Local Mission happens in our immediate context – our homes, families, friendships, neighbours and community. Through Global Mission we support Mission Groups outside our immediate context. We regularly support a number of mission groups through the active involvement of members of the church and encourage the whole church community to engage with these and other mission organisations through prayer, volunteering, and giving.

Gal 6: 9-10, James 2: 14-26

Our Main Focus for Global Mission:

BMS (The Baptist Missionary Society) works among some of the most marginalised and least evangelised people, in some of the most fragile places on earth. They aim to bring life in all its fullness through seven key ministries: church, development, education, health, justice, leadership and relief.

This UK based charity with a Christian ethos works amongst the poor and marginalised communities in Nicaragua. It was founded in 1996 by Mike Cole, who was a member of Gorsley Church for many years. Volunteers including many from Gorsley Church have supported the charity by short term mission trips to Nicaragua, helping at the Charity Shop in Ross-On-Wye and working in the Linton store to organise items to be sent out in containers.

Gorsley has become a partner Church with Open Doors. We hold a persecuted church service each year, pray regularly as a whole church, engage with emergency appeals and share petitions that call on our political leaders to support persecuted Christians.

We also have a special link with:

Smiles is a Christian Charity with a vision, commitment and determination to make a difference for the people of Romania, who need a little help from a friend. One of the members of Gorsley Church, Luke Wathen, the UK Development Ambassador, is a full time volunteer for the Charity working partly in Romania and partly in UK and another member, Nia Price, is one of the founders of the charity.

We also have strong links with the following National and International Mission Organisations.

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