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People for the hard places

REPRESENTING JESUS AMONG THE PEOPLES OF THE UNSEEN ¼ OF THE WORLD

EQUIPPING THE LOCAL CHURCH TO REACH OUT CROSS-CULTURALLY

USING OUR SKILLS AND PASSION TO BRING LASTING CHANGE

 

Summer team - Now booking!

What are you doing this summer?
Have you ever thought about mission? We are taking a small team to Nepal this summer. You could join us. Our plan is to:
  • learn about people trafficking and see its effects
  • minister to the Kamaiya people (a destitute group who were in forced labour until recently)
  • ministry at local house churches
  • Visit schools, building toilets, flood prevention
  • Plus we will take the opportunity to go on a safari for 2 days: riding elephants, seeing rhinos, crocodiles, tigers, etc.
We also use these times away from the craziness of the UK to reflect and hear from God about his direction for our lives. 
 

Go to Asia and the Arab World

IF YOU COULD SERVE IN MISSION ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD YOU GO?

WHAT WOULD YOU DO? THE BIBLE IS A MISSION MANUAL AND THE CHURCH IS A MISSION COMMUNITY. THE CHALLENGE IS FOR EVERY CHRISTIAN TO BE INVOLVED. FOR MANY THIS MEANS TAKING A STEP OF FAITH AND JUMPING INTO THE DEEP-END BY GETTING INVOLVED IN MISSIONARY WORK IN ASIA OR THE ARAB WORLD .

Interserve's priority area: the unseen 1/4. To read more about it visit our issues page

 

Cross Cultural Mission in Great Britain

GETTING INVOLVED IN CROSS-CULTURAL CHRISTIAN MISSIONARY WORK NO LONGER MEANS THAT YOU NEED TO TRAVEL TO ASIA AND THE ARAB WORLD. THERE ARE MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO REACH OUT TO COMMUNITIES IN GREAT BRITAIN WITH WORDS AND ACTIONS OF GRACE AND TRUTH. 

We have 36 full time and 21 associate workers established in Great Britain, working in cities like Birmingham, London, Manchester and Sheffield. The team models for British Christians ways to enable Asian and Arabised people to hear, understand and respond to the gospel, in culturally appropriate ways. 

NEED A HAND?

Are you already working in cross cultural mission and need some help?
Check out our resource centre Kitab.
Or do a Friendship First course to help your mission to Muslims. 
Or Jesus Through Asian Eyes for mission to Hindus
Also, consider linking into Interserve's experienced network to help your ministry. 

CHURCHES

Acts 1:8 tells us that mission goes from here to everywhere. We believe that most churches are engaged in local mission but that many need a little help when it comes to cross-cultural or international mission. We would like to help. We have lots to offer churches wherever you are up to in your mission journey. 

Why Get Involved?

IF THE WORLD WAS 100 PEOPLE:
20 WOULD LIVE IN A SLUM
42 WOULD NEVER HEAR ABOUT JESUS
49 WOULD LIVE ON LESS THAN £1.50 A DAY

The Unreached

Preaching good news to the poor (Luke 4:18a)

42% of the world's population have no access to the gospel and unless something changes will live and die without ever hearing the Good News about what Jesus did for them. And 81% of these live in Asia and the Arab World. We believe that everyone deserves to know and experience Jesus' love.

Poverty

Freedom for the prisoners (Luke 4:18b)

Poverty affects people in many ways and can be measured by finances, education, liberty, relationships and hope. Families can be trapped for generations, feeling hopeless and out of control. We work to bring freedom and  release for the poor and oppressed.

Healing

Recovery of sight for the blind (Luke 4:18c)

Often hidden away, the sheer volume of people who are sick, disabled or injured is not immediately apparent when visiting developing countries. Shame and fear surround disabilities and treatable conditions remain uncared for. 

There are so many reasons why we are passionate about serving God and the people of Asia and the Arab world in mission

 

Latest News and Prayer

Making sense of risk and suffering in mission today
Friday, 12 June 2015 at 18:30 - Sunday, 14 June 2015 at 13:00
Kings Park, Northampton
 
Discover your place in God's mission

Programme:

Seminars, youth and children's work, camping, prayer for the world and much more!

cross cultural mission

By Ben Jeffery, 2nd March 2015

Read: Genesis 12:1-4; Matthew 5
 
The Herero tribe in Nambia dress as Victorian colonists to this day. When German missionaries arrived, they civilised the locals and taught them their culture along with their theology. 
 

Interserve is one of many players in God’s mission to bring the good news about Jesus to the nations. The needs are great and there is much to do. What part can you play in this vital work?