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Christians In Action UK

Our Vision


The ministry of Christians in Action began in 1965, when Elgin & Dorothy Taylor came to London after serving in Japan and Nigeria. God put it in their hearts to develop a training centre in which Christians could be prepared and sent to different parts of the world. It was through their evangelism efforts and emphasis on ministering to all peoples and nations that the church was founded. God’s vision for us can be summed up in Isaiah 25:6-8, which reads:



Pastor Freddie talks about Vision

Here on Mount Zion the LORD Almighty will prepare a banquet for all the nations of the world---a banquet of the richest food and the finest wine. Here he will suddenly remove the cloud of sorrow that has been hanging over all the nations. The Sovereign LORD will destroy death forever! He will wipe away the tears from everyone's eyes and take away the disgrace his people have suffered throughout the world. The LORD himself has spoken.

Isaiah 25: 6-8 (GNB)

 

In this passage 3 phrases are keys to the vision of C in A: “... prepare a banquet for all the nations of the world...”, “…remove the cloud of sorrow that has been hanging over all the nations...” and “...wipe away the tears from everyone's eyes…”. We believe that our church is to become a place where people of many cultures and nations can be brought out of darkness and built up through sound teaching and strong personal relationships. We desire our church to be a place of security and safety where people can come to be nurtured and fed from God’s word. If you can picture in your mind a large mountain where people can come up to and be saved from destructive floodwaters, valleys filled with thieves and robbers, and low clouds that prevent individuals from seeing the way forward, then you have a picture of our fellowship.

 

Building people!

 

Our first aim is to be a church that continues to build up people and develops strong personal relationships.   We want people from various ethnic groups within our community to feel welcomed and accepted, and for every member to receive teaching and personal spiritual help from God’s word. We aim to have small groups meeting regularly in various parts of town, so that friendships are developed as members reach out to family and friends.

 

Serving community!

 

We also recognise that our congregation is only a small part of the wider church in our community. We therefore aim to work together with other believers to establish the God’s kingdom in our city. We also want to affect our community for good, so we seek to develop social projects that serve our neighbourhoods.

 

Reaching nations!

 

Finally, we aim to do our share of extending God’s kingdom by building through missions. For us this means supporting mission by encouraging existing mission projects, sponsoring the training of national leaders when invited, and giving financial assistance. We also aim to send workers on both short and long-term mission projects.

 

To hear more, simply click on the video. You can also go to the history tab and hear of the development of the ministry from our founders, Elgin & Dorothy Taylor, and hear testimony from other key leaders of the ministry.



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