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PARTNERS IN MISSION PROGRAMME


The Call To Mission The call to mission is to everyone who desires to join in partnership with Jesus Christ in His work in the world. His vision that all may have life and life in abundance is a compelling one for all to hear God’s cry for humanity wherever people live outside of the experience of life in fullness. It is also an invitation to respond by offering hands, minds and resources. To this end, Council for World Mission’s Partner in Mission programme provides an opportunity to offer and receive partners to accomplish specific mission priorities as member churches or partner organisations respond to God’s call to mission. The Partner in Mission (PIM) programme is a coordinated approach to sharing people. The term ‘Partner in Mission’ refers to an individual who serves in a context outside of his/her own nation and member church, using skills, experiences and gifts which are needed in the new context that they serve. The term ‘Partner in Mission’ demonstrates the organisation’s commitment to accompanying our members as partners. It recognises and affirms that each member has something to share and offer and that our members are already participating in God’s mission through the church and in the world.

He said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, ask the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.” Luke 10:2 (NRSV)


About The PIM The Partner in Mission joins in and contributes to what the member church/ecumenical body is already doing or has planned to do. CWM facilitates the sharing of people with administrative, communication, logistical and management responsibilities through members of the CWM staff team at the regional and global levels. A PIM’s work in a particular context is designed to facilitate the accomplishment of mission priorities. Consequently, PIMs may be medical professionals, teachers, pastors, community development workers to name a few. For the short term mission engagement programme persons with an even wider variety of skills are welcome as projects lasting less than two years may be undertaken. The PIM makes himself/herself available to share skills, gifts and experiences to enrich the places that they go to serve and open themselves to also be enriched by their own encounters where they serve with a view to contributing to their sending context upon return. Through CWM’s short- and long-term engagement programmes we aim to help our member churches and partners to accomplish the goals they have identified in their own communities. This may involve addressing a variety of needs e.g. educational, medical, leadership development, socio-economic development. It may also involve sharing the resource of people who have the skills, qualifications and experience to respond to needs in another part of the world. The PIM relationship arises out of agreed commitments to send, receive and go.

SENDING CONTEXT Offers an individual with skills, gifts and experiences to a receiving context.

RECEIVING CONTEXT Receives an individual with the requisite skills, gifts and experiences to meet needs of the context in line with its mission priorities.

The sending context, receiving context and the PIM play specific roles and carry out specific responsibilities.

SHORT TERM PROGRAMME Relates to an engagement of less than two years

LONG TERM PROGRAMME Relates to an engagement of more than two years.


A FUTURE NOT OUR OWN “We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent enterprise that is God's work.” “We plant a seed that will one day grow. We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise. We lay foundations that will need further development. We provide yeast that produces effects far beyond our capabilities.” “We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master builder and the worker. We are workers, not master builders, ministers, not messiahs. We are prophets of a future not our own.” - Archbishop Oscar Romero


From Everywhere...To Everywhere PARFAITE

LEMBE

Dr Parfaite is a dental surgeon from Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar (FJKM) who served in the Kiribati Uniting Church. “I thank God I am useful where He has called me to serve for the benefit of the people in need of my skill and help… I consider as a big achievement the fact that people on an isolated island have direct access to Dental services and do not need to go to the capital in Tarawa, two time zones away for such illness.”

Rev Lembe is a minister from the United Church in Zambia serving in the United Church in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands “… a church cannot meet the needs she is not aware about and this is only possible when we become more of a listening entity. We have decided not to stand aloof and watch from a distance, but to get closer to the people and provide a platform of deep and meaningful conversations which should end up providing tangible assistance for a life worthwhile.”

REBECCA

ALISON

Rebecca, from the Presbyterian Church of India and her husband Miara from the Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar have both been serving Llanfair since 2011. “By following Jesus’s example to be inclusive, non-judgemental, showing love and compassion to the people we serve, we can be an instrument of God and contribute to build His kingdom on earth.”

Alison works with the United Church of Zambia and her sending Church is the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom. She is a secondary school teacher and has been the Head Teacher of a girls secondary school in the north east of Zambia since 2006.


Contact Us For further information please contact the Mission Secretary in your region Africa Region - Rev Dr Sindiso Jele A Suite 21 & 27 1st Floor, Block B Metropolitan Park 8 Hillside Road Park Town Johannesburg 2193, South Africa D +27 11 486 9384 P +27 0114804850 Ext. 4850 M +27 71 061 0427 E sindiso.jele@cwmission.org Caribbean Region - Rev Dr Michael Jagessar A 11 St Georges Circus, LONDON SE1 8EH, United Kingdom P +44 (0) 207 222 4214 F +44 (0) 207 222 3510 M +44 (0) 79 5834 6379 E michael.jagessar@cwmission.org East and South Asia Region - Rev Julie Sim A 114 Lavender Street, #12-01 CT Hub 2, Singapore 338729 P +65 6887 3400 M +65 9011 5467 F +65 6235 7760 E julie.sim@cwmission.org Europe Region - Rev Dr Michael Jagessar A 11 St Georges Circus, LONDON SE1 8EH, United Kingdom P +44 (0) 207 222 4214 F +44 (0) 207 222 3510 M +44 (0) 79 5834 6379 E michael.jagessar@cwmission.org Pacific Region - Rev Nikotemo Sopepa A 78 Vuya Road, Veiuto, Suva, Fiji Islands. P +679 3311133 M (679) 942 4458 E nikotemo.sopepa@cwmission.org

The Partner in Mission Unit is located in the Caribbean region. Contact details for the Coordinator: Rev Dr Michael Jagessar - Partner in Mission Coordinator A 11 St Georges Circus, London SE1 8EH, United Kingdom P +44 (0) 20 7222 4214 M +44 (0) 79 5834 6379 F +44 (0) 20 7222 3510 E michael.jagessar@cwmission.org

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