We support a number of Christian missionary societies and relief agencies through both prayer and financial donations (currently about 15% of all the church’s general income). We also maintain contact with some of their missionary partners. We do this in response to Jesus’ commission to every Christian: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you." Our core values, under the section entitled ‘To make known the Good News of Christ’, includes the line: ‘We commit ourselves to supporting and praying for overseas mission and the worldwide Church.’ Our 5 main links, which each get a minimum of 2½% of the church’s unrestricted income, are:-
Crosslinks - an international mission society with its roots in the Bible, working largely within the worldwide Anglican Communion. Partner: Rev. Josh Hooker has been Principal of the Namibian Evangelical Theological Seminary for the last nine years.
Interserve- who work in the Middle East, North Africa and parts of Asia, providing support to local Christians and building relationships with non-Christians. Partner: Dr Felicity Mussell is an obstetrician at the Lamb Hospital in North-west Bangladesh.
Overseas Missionary Fellowship (‘OMF’) – who serve the church and seek to bring the gospel to all the peoples of East Asia.
The Church Mission Society (‘CMS’) – who work in South America, Spain and Portugal. Partners: Ephraim & Ruth Vilella. Ruth worked in Brazil as a nurse for six years. She and husband Ephraim are at All Nations College for 1 year before another placement with CMS.
The Church Pastoral Aid Society (‘CPAS’) – who work in the UK and provide Bible-based support to churches in many ways. We particularly support their work with children and young people, especially Falcon Camps for children adn young people who face disadvantages in the day to day lives.
We also support financially the local Schools Christian Assembly Team (SCAT), the Cross Cultural ministry (‘ACROSS’) and the York Road Project hostel for homeless people. These organisations all work in the Woking.
We prayerfully support a good number of ex-members of our church who are doing Christian work across the UK and the world, including in particular Steve & Susan Clark working with YWAM in Australia, George Osborn an evangelist with Avanti and Sid Williams working with disadvantaged teenage boys in Manchester.