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Long-term mission is when a person, couple or family has followed the call to ‘go’. We support mission partners working elsewhere in the UK and around the world in a variety of roles within the Five Marks of Mission:

  • To proclaim the Good News of the Kingdom

  • To teach, baptise and nurture new believers

  • To respond to human need by loving service

  • To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation

  • To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth

Long term mission is considered to last for a minimum of 2 years, but our mission partners often make a commitment to stay for much longer than this in order to have a deep enough understanding of the language and culture to get to the point where they can work effectively. Several of our mission partners have been serving for 15-20 years. Long-term mission partners sent from St Barnabas are very much members of and part of the church. We have St Barnabas members in just about every continent of the world, doing all kinds of wonderful and exciting work! Living and working in a foreign country is hard work, and has many personal, emotional, practical, and financial implications, so all mission partners work through a mission agency.

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