Beeston Free is committed, as a church, to sending out trained workers for gospel work in other areas of the U.K. and worldwide.
We do this by providing training in our own church, supporting members in theological study and sending out our own members to Christian work elsewhere. We also are supportive of others who have become well known to us, who have been sent by other churches.
Below are details of our present Partners and Associates and links to the organisations to which they belong. If you would like to be put in touch with any of these workers please contact the church office.
We also have a committee that seeks to stimulate interest in mission and helps communicate the needs and news from our partners and associates. Frequently there is a special focus on mission at our Wednesday prayer meeting.
What: Student work
Where: Athens, Greece
Jonathan and Dawn work with Greek students encouraging them in their witness to their fellow students in universities through training and support in their discipleship and evangelism.
What: Student work
Where: Barcelona, Spain
Formerly international students themselves in Barcelona (Spain), Jonathan and Clare returned in September 2008 to work with the GBU (the Spanish equivalent of the UK’s Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship). Their role is to support and train small groups of Christian students in the region, in living for Jesus on campus.
What: Supporting Bible translation work
Where: Nairobi, Kenya
André is the Services Manager for the Kenyan Bible Translation Organisation, BTL, who is a part of a team that supports their work by carrying out building and maintenance work on their Nairobi base. Julie works as part of an international inter-mission team at the Tumaini Counselling centre. Julie carries out counselling for people serving in mission organisations across Africa.
What: Student work
Where: Bangkok, Thailand
Johnny and Ann live in Bangkok, with their three children to working among international students. They are involved in student work, evangelism, discipleship & leadership training.
What: Reaching international students
Where: All across the UK
In Nottingham Friends International has two full-time workers, Liz Middleton and Rachel Chard. As well as being involved directly in student work themselves, Liz and Rachel encourage local churches to get involved in ministry among international students.
What: Street children ministry
Where: Belem, Brazil
Jo is seeking to reach street children working with an organisation called Assistance and Recuperation for Children and Adults (ARCA) in Belim, North Brazil. Jo currently works in one of the houses where young girls can stay if they want to leave the streets. ARCA provides a home, education support and seeks to share the gospel with these children.
What: Church planting, medical mission, teaching, youth work, Bible translation
Where: All across Africa
AIM International is a Christian mission agency serving across Africa, and ministering to Africans around the world. They partner with local churches to reach Africa’s unreached peoples with the Good News of Jesus Christ, and to develop leaders for the fast-growing church. Several of our members at Beeston Free work at AIM’s office in Nottingham.
Michael and Rachel
What: Serving the church in South East Asia
Where: South East Asia
Michael and Rachel are seeking to serve the South East Asian church with a particular passion to see the church mobilised to undertake cross-cultural mission to the many unreached peoples within the region.
Chris and Staci Ochs
Where: Tasmania, Australia
Chris, Staci and their three children are working with WEC (World Evangelization for Christ) at one of their missionary training colleges. They are involved in teaching and preparing men and women from all over the world for full time missionary service.