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All articles & reviews tagged with mission

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July 2021
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By all possible means to save some

Historically, two of the most common approaches to gospel outreach across a wide variety of Bible-believing evangelical churches have been door-to-door calling and street evangelism – sometimes alongside open-air preaching. This has brought churches into contact with people from many different backgrounds and ethnicities, rich and poor, religious and non-religious, asylum seekers, and those…

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June 2021
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John Newton & Newton House, Oxford

John Newton: a life to emulate In many respects, John Newton (1725–1807) was a quintessential 18th-century evangelical. The Anglican pastor-theologian was committed to a moderate Calvinism, Christocentric piety, conversionist preaching, and a generous catholicity, all of which were typical of the evangelical movement in the latter half of the 18th century, a movement that…

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May 2021
Articles > Church news

OMF Conference: Mission work should never be ‘hit and run’

In February, the Overseas Missionary Fellowship ran an online event for people interested to learn more about how the good news of Jesus is being shared across the world. We heard accounts of how our sovereign Lord has been at work despite the pandemic. Highlighting the cross-cultural nature of our faith, UK and Irish…

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February 2021
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Western Europe > France

France: the mission field next door

Western Europe was where the Reformation began. Schoolchildren in France are taught this, but it remains absent from the English National Curriculum. Moreover, finding a church where the Reformed doctrines of grace are taught is increasingly difficult for many believers. Lausanne Free Church (LFC) in Switzerland (which is English-speaking and Reformed) welcomes anglophones who…

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September 2020
News > Mission

Evangelism in the time of Covid

Lausanne Free Church, an English-speaking fellowship in Switzerland, has been adapting its evangelism to the challenges of Covid-19. The nearby city of Montreux is a tourist hotspot in summer, but it has been very quiet in recent months. LFC usually engages in outdoor evangelism once a month in Montreux, famed for its annual jazz…

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August 2020
News > Mission

Open-Air Mission returning to the streets

Back in March as the coronavirus pandemic gathered momentum, the Open-Air Mission committee (who oversee the work) suspended all open-air activity. This decision, taken days before the ‘lockdown’ was imposed, sought to protect our workers, those we come into contact with and, ultimately, the gospel message we proclaim. Thankfully, there were still many opportunities…

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August 2019
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: mission trip following Easter bombings

Despite the earlier Easter terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka, a team of five of us travelled to the country as planned. We were to speak at a church workers’ conference and provide women’s and children’s ministry to local churches connected with the Lanka Evangelical Fellowship of Churches (LEFC). The team comprised Mark and Sue…

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