Because we are convinced that the great news about Jesus is the best news in the world, as well as the most urgent, vital and transforming news, we support the spread of the gospel around the globe through a number of mission partners...
JP & Sue Arunzulla (working through Crosslinks in Bologna, Italy)
The influencial city of Bologna has been described as the home of Europe’s oldest university, as well as an important hub of Italy’s politics. JP and Sue have been working to establish a church (Forte Torre Church) at the heart of the city that is committed to bringing glory to Christ by being a people continually growing in love for him and for the town in which he has placed them.
JP and Sue are also committed to training and equipping Italian Christians to become future leaders in the evangelical church. JP dedicates time to preaching workshops, conferences on Bible handling and regular non-residential training for students, both locally and nationally.
Jonny & Beth Burgess (working through Crosslinks in The Gambia)
90% of Gambians are Muslim and of the remainder only a few are Christian. However the small church of Christ in the Gambia is growing, but with very scarce training options for those in positions of church leadership. Christians in the Gambia urgently need to be taught how to read, understand and teach Scripture so that Christ may be proclaimed faithfully, for the building up of the church and the advance of the gospel. Jonny works at a small ministry training school called 'Servants of the Word'. Prior to marrying Jonny, Beth served on the staff team at Fowey as our Associate and Youthworker.
Passion for Sport
Use the media to introduce a dynamic, relevant, Christ-centred lifestyle to sports fans around the world. They produce two weekly radio programmes Planet Sport (covering a wide range of sports including football, cricket, athletics, rugby and Formula 1) and Planet Sport Football Africa (bringing a unique perspective on football for fans of the sport in Africa). These programmes include news, comment and interviews with top sportsmen and women sharing their Christian faith and life experiences; discussions on moral, ethical and spiritual issues in sport as well as a wider look at major sports events to explore what followers of Jesus are doing to share their faith and service their communities. They are heard on over 60 stations in 19 countries and online at www.planetsport.tv and www.planetsportfootballafrica.com. One of the Fowey church family, Adrian Barnard, is Passion for Sport's CEO.
Open Doors works in over 50 countries, supplying Bibles, training church leaders, providing practical support and emergency relief, and supporting Christians who suffer for their faith. In the UK and Ireland Open Doors works to raise awareness of global persecution, mobilising prayer, support and action among Christians.
The Open Doors World Watch List highlights the top 50 countries where Christians face the most severe persecution. Using data gathered from independent experts and - crucially - from Open Doors workers on the ground, the World Watch List tracks the degree of freedom Christians have to follow their faith. It's a unique, in-depth record of the places where faith costs the most which will not only inform you about the plight of persecuted Christians around the world, but will also inspire you to pray, to give and to speak up for them.
Anglican Mission in England (AMiE)
AMiE is a mission society that seeks to promote gospel growth in areas covered by the Church of England by supporting Anglican churches and individuals both within and outside present Church of England structures. AMiE came into being as a result of the first Global Anglican Futures Conference (GAFCON) held in Jerusalem in 2008 which was an international gathering of Anglicans faithful to the historic formularies of the church in order to take a united stand against the moral compromise, doctrinal error and the collapse of biblical witness that were becoming prevalent in parts of the Anglican Communion.
The Church Society exists to strengthen local churches in biblical Faith and to help shape the Church of England. The Church Society Trust are the Patrons of Fowey Parish Church.
Peninsula Gospel Partnership (PGP)
PGP exists to see a Christ-Centred, Bible-teaching, People-loving church available for every community in Cornwall and Devon. PGP is a network of local partner churches, encouraging one another to share good practise and work together to provide motivation, support and resources for growth and effectiveness. Integral to this is the PGP Training course which equips Christians to better understand the Bible and the world they live in as well as those involved in Bible teaching ministry.
UCCF is the Christian Union movement in the UK. Christian Unions are mission teams that operate at the heart of university and college campuses. They are led by students, resourced by Christian Union Staff Workers and supported by the local church, they aim to make disciples of Jesus Christ in the student world by giving every student in Great Britain an opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our local staff worker in Cornwall is Hannah Scoones, based in Falmouth.
Mission to Seafarers (Fowey)
The Mission to Seafarers works in 200 ports in 50 countries around the world - including Fowey! - caring for seafarers by offering practical, emotional and spiritual support. The Flying Angel centre provides a ‘home away from home ’with internet and phone facilities to get in touch with loved ones, sometimes after months away.
Relief & Development:
Ebenezer Childcare Trust
Ebenezer run a children's home, school and farm for orphans in Livingstone, Zambia.
St Petrocs - The Cornish Homeless Charity
The St Petroc's Society provide accommodation, support, advice, training and resettlement services to single homeless people in Cornwall, especially those for whom no statutory provision is made within the community.
Shelterbox - The Cornish worldwide disaster relief charity
Shelterbox provide emergency shelter and tools for families robbed of their homes by natural disaster or conflict.