The mission of UK for Jesus is to SERVE, EVANGELISE and TEACH, bringing the light, hope and truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to young people and families in rural and deprived communities of the UK through help to the local church, training-up of leaders and ministers and personal outreach to those in need.
Provide Help & Support to the Local Church
This is a highly rural region. Thriving church communities here are generally quite small (avg 20-80), and many are even smaller. Most staff are part-time and voluntary. Specialised skills are much harder to come by but are desperately needed to reach and connect to an evolving culture that is fast-paced, online-based and sensory-driven. We are blessed to give of our time and talents to support Pastor David Flanders and Souls Harbour Church, with Trevor in the role of Associate Pastor. David already has a fantastic team of people who do an amazing job volunteering to lead many aspects of church ministry (worship teams, children’s workers, multi-media support, community outreach groups, etc.). We’ll be able to supplement this, helping them progress in some areas and break new ground in others. We also provide help and support by leading worship, speaking, etc., to other churches connected to our network in this area.
Share the Hope & Truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ
Jesus reached out to people meeting both physical needs and spiritual needs. God is inspiring and leading us to insert ourselves deeper into our community to meet people right where they are and SHOW them the Gospel, the love of Jesus, in tangible ways that connect to them on a personal level. The GROW Centre, birthed in early 2019 and now our primary outreach focus, is a unique and significant way to do this. The creative arts also provide a unique opportunity to share our faith in a relatable way: life stories. Everyone can relate to love, loss, worry, pain, confusion, hope, disappointment, joy, excitement, etc. God has truly gifted Trevor to capture his own life story - the many ups and downs and God’s presence through it all - through lyric and song. With moving melodies, memorable lyrics and his Texas-style country roots showing through, the stories and songs capture and connect to an audience in a truly special way. For this branch of outreach ministry (which is separate from our worship music ministry), we’ve taken an old family name from Trevor’s lineage and have coined ourselves “The Jeffcoats.” We’re excited to develop and utilise this outreach tool more broadly both inside and outside the walls of the church to impact this community and region.
Train Up the Next Generation of Ministers and Leaders
Many young and/or newly called leaders are being raised up to have the direct ministry impact and influence to this generation of young people. But they need support - training, teaching, guidance, coaching - to fill that role effectively. The same is true for many church workers - worship leaders, youth workers, other leaders (who, in this area, are nearly all exclusively voluntary/unpaid roles) - who are eager to serve and fill a need but don’t always have experience and/or resources. They need support, encouragement and sometimes even basic practical training to be effective in their calling to support their local church and its critically-needed impact to their community. From practical to spiritual to apologetics and much more, we help inspire, equip and enable God’s frontline in and around Cornwall.
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