Many of the members of our church family at Abbots Cross are involved in charities and organisations that seek to bring the hope and love of Jesus to people in local communities across Ireland and in other parts of the world.
At Abbots Cross we actively support a number of missions organisations that are involved in reaching out to people of different backgrounds, ages and life experiences, both locally and internationally.
Take a minute or two to read more about these organisations below. If you have any questions or need any additional information, please feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
FEBA uses radio technology, the internet and other social media to provide fresh, compelling and engaging content to people across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. As followers of Jesus, FEBA uses media to improve life, inspire change and instil hope in some of the world's hardest-to-reach communities. Millions of people across the world are weighed down by injustice; they are isolated, vulnerable and voiceless; many communities are in crisis and locked in cycles of conflict, poverty and preventable disease. FEBA seeks to address issues facing individuals, families and communities, and uses radio and internet communications to reach into people's hearts and lives.
The ministry of Open Doors began in 1955 when God called a young Dutchman to act on the basis of Revelation 3:2: "Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die." He went to Poland and discovered a church under threat behind the Iron Curtain, and desperately longing for the Word of God.
So Brother Andrew became God's Smuggler, taking suitcase after suitcase of Bibles to the persecuted church, facing great danger, but determined to bring encouragement and hope. He has never forgotten the words of one believer: "Your presence here with us is worth more than your ten best sermons."
Right now millions of Christians are at risk of persecution around the world. Open Doors is active in over 50 countries, supplying Bibles, leadership training, Scripture-based literacy programmes and support for Christians suffering for their faith. And Open Doors wants to encourage churches like Abbots Cross to play its part: that means now only responding to the needs of the persecuted church, but also learning from their experience of what it means to follow Jesus.
ECM stands for European Christian Mission. ECM's mission is to plant and develop churches throughout Europe, because it's only through loving communities that Europe can really experience transformational change.
ECM longs to see loving communities all across Europe which follow in the footsteps of Jesus and pass on the good news of the Gospel through both word and action. By having that love like Jesus, people can change local communities. And through the surrounding communities they can transform a region, through a region the country, and through the country the whole of Europe.
Abbots Cross Presbyterian Church has a particular interest in the work of Dan and Primrose Avila, who have been serving in Kosovo for a number of years. Recently they have moved to Kamenica to establish a new church in conjunction with the Kosovan church in Prishtina.
Tearfund has a strong belief that the local church is a powerful force for transformation in communities living in every kind of poverty. Inspired by the example and teaching of Jesus, Tearfund recognises that people have deeply interconnected material and spiritual needs, and it seeks to meet those needs by working through its local church partners. Churches are at the heart of their communities - full of dedicated, resourceful people who want to make a long-term difference.
Tearfund works particularly in Africa, Asia and South America - and also across Eastern Europe and the UK. Right now, Tearfund is focussing on some of the biggest challenges facing the world today.