Dublin International Outreach (DIO): 7th – 21st July 2013
Every summer thousands of international students come to Dublin to study English and experience Irish culture – some from countries closed to the gospel. Sadly, many return home having never heard about Jesus. What a God-given opportunity to share Jesus with the world on our doorstep!
As a team of 20 or more people, we will be seeking to befriend and share the gospel with internationals in Dublin. Each morning, the team will hear God’s word and receive practical cross-cultural training, before reaching students through afternoon activities and an evening café.
DIO is held in the ICM building and is organized by IFES Ireland: The Christian Unions and local Dublin churches including Immanuel Church Dublin, an ICM-supported church. Click here for more information.
Spring 2013 magazineThe Banner is ICM's quarterly newsletter.
The latest edition, Spring 2013, is available here
In this issue:
- Always look to the harvest
- Our global congregation
- Forget the politics, focus on the message
A two day intensive on the Doctrine of the Trinity with the desire to refresh, engage and stimulate those who are in, considering or training for pastoral ministry.
This year we have the pleasure of hosting Rev. Dr. Mike Ovey, Principal of Oak Hill Theological College in London. Mike is a gifted and enthusiastic Bible teacher who desires not only to inform the mind but to thrill the heart!
ICM Supporters' Meeting 24th November
‘For His Glory’
Irish Church Missions is holding its annual Supporters’ Day in Magheralin Parish Hall in Magheralin, N.Ireland on Saturday 24th November. The programme contains input from ICM mission partners and looks at the topic of how we do mission amongst the different people groups that make up our society, North and South. Topics include ‘Planting a church from Scratch’, and ‘Engaging with Islam in Ireland today’, as well as ‘How to reach a Nation’. The overall theme is ‘For His Glory’, recognizing that all that we do is for the glory of the Lord Jesus and His Gospel. The programme begins at 10am, includes tea and coffee, and ends at lunch time. All are warmly welcomed.
Rico Tice Mission Dublin March 2013
Churches of the Dublin Gospel Partnership are hosting a joint mission from 7th to 10th March 2013 with the main speaker being Rico Tice, author of the Christianity Explored course.
Follow the link to hear Rico speak of the forthcoming mission.
Training sessions in preparation for the Mission take place on Friday nights at Irish Church Missions, repeated on Saturday mornings in Grosvenor Road Baptist church on the following dates: 28th and 29th September; 19th and 20th October; 16th and 17th November
Annual General MeetingThe Annual General Meeting of the Society for Irish Church Missions will take place, Lord willing, on Thursday 20th September 2012 at 2pm in Advanta Capital Place, 120 Bath Road, Heathrow, London
FCA Leaders' Conference London
From 23rd to 27th April, the Superintendent, Rev. Eddie Coulter and Mr. David Martin, joined over 200 Anglican leaders from 30 countries and 25 Anglican Provinces at St. Mark’s church, Battersea Rise, London for a leadership conference organized by the Fellowship of Confessing Anglicans (FCA). The FCA was set up by the Global Anglican Future Conference (GAFCON) in Jerusalem in 2008 to be a movement for Gospel renewal in the Anglican Communion. Its goals are twofold: to proclaim and defend the Gospel throughout the world, and to strengthen the church worldwide by supporting and authenticating faithful Anglicans who have been disenfranchised from their spiritual homes.
The FCA Leadership Conference gathered bishops, pastors and laity to network together in various areas, such as Episcopal leaders, pastors, evangelists and church planters, mission agencies, women in ministry, theological educators, aid and development workers, and lawyers to encourage and strengthen each other in our common task of bringing the Gospel to our various nations. There was a great sense of joy and fellowship in the Lord Jesus as we met daily for worship, listening to the Scriptures being faithfully expounded and praising God together. Friendships were made through the small groups as wells as over coffee and lunch breaks.
Various Anglican leaders from around the world addressed the Conference under the theme ‘Jesus Christ, Unique and Supreme’. Participants heard from Anglican leaders who were being persecuted in Muslim lands and from those in western countries who were being harassed by liberal, revisionist bishops and clergy. Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, in his plenary address, commented on the failure of the Anglican ‘Instruments of Unity’ (the office of the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lambeth meeting of bishops, the Primates Council, and the Anglican Consultative Council) to uphold the Lordship of Christ in His church and called on the FCA to effectively take on their role. On the Thursday evening of the Conference, participants were joined at the Emmanuel Centre, Westminster by Anglicans from around London and beyond. The Archbishop of Sydney, Peter Jensen, outlined the Gospel challenge for Anglicans in a world which rejects the Lordship of Jesus.
Participants came away with a great sense of thankfulness to the Lord for the privilege of serving the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the Anglican Communion. There was a sense of having participated in something quite unique, historic, global and significant. The Conference also underlined the unity that exists among those Anglicans (the vast majority worldwide), who believe, live and proclaim the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. At the conclusion of the Conference, participants undertook to commit themselves to invite others to join FCA under the ‘Jerusalem Declaration’( issued at GAFCON in 2008 as the basis for resolving the spiritual crisis currently besetting the Anglican Communion), to pray for and support one another, to develop networks (especially among young people), as well as to gather and work towards a second Global Anglican Future Conference in May 2013.