Global Partner Support

Resourcing mission to reach the world

Global Partner Support (formerly known as Living Stones) is a ministry of St John’s Harborne which seeks to enable and resource mission beyond our parish through supporting members of St John’s as they follow God’s calling in their lives.

As Christians we are all called to mission. If you want to engage more meaningfully in mission beyond our parish then there are a few ways that you can do this:

  1. Exploring mission – We are here to help you discern your calling and discuss your options whether that is training for mission, serving on a short-term mission programme, or serving in mission longer-term.
  1. Doing mission – We actively support members of the congregation participating in mission activities. As part of this we have a clear framework which sets out the guidelines under which we provide financial support (a summary of these guidelines can be found here).
    1. For those who are wanting to serve for longer periods of time, please contact Patty McCulloch, the GPS Team co-ordinator.
    2. For those wanting to serve short-term (any period up to two years) in a project with a Christian focus, please contact Nathan & Jenny Burden.
  1. Praying for mission – If you want to pray for our mission partners there is a GPS newsletter which is published monthly, a poster to use as a visual aid in your home, a postcard which lists all our mission partners and a booklet with further information including points to help you pray effectively. Other news appears online in the GPS Blogs section or through the Weekly Roundup. We also encourage home groups to link with mission partners to support them with fellowship and prayer.
  1. Financially supporting mission – If you give financially to St John’s church then you are already doing this – thank you! St John’s financial support for GPS comes entirely from the regular giving of the congregation. To find out how to give to the work of St John’s church go to our Giving at St John’s web page.

Global Partner Support Team

Chair: Ben Collins; Vicar: Leonard Browne; Vice Chair: Daphne Ryland; Vocations Team Co-ordinator: Patty McCulloch; Mission Partners Link: Jude Smith; GPS Services Co-ordinator: Jo Jowett; Minutes Secretary: Di Copplestone; Treasurer: John Cheatle.

For all communications please email or speak to one of the GPS team directly.

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