Video: Thank you Advocates!

CEO Alastair Bateman with a special thank you message for our CMS Advocates


Hi, I’m Alastair Bateman, CEO of Church Mission Society. Thank you so much, CMS Church Advocates, for all you do in your churches on behalf of CMS. We know it’s not been easy, when the pandemic has restricted our ability to meet together. Many congregations have had to discover new ways of worshipping, and supporting each other, from an unusual distance.

However, we have been so blessed and are grateful for churches and individuals across the country who have continued to support CMS faithfully, despite all kinds of uncertainty. When we have highlighted particular needs, you have responded generously and often sacrificially. And we know this has required resilience and exercising your imagination! Yet it’s a clear indication of the value you place on God’s mission in the UK and across the world. Our people in mission are able to share the love of Jesus in practical and life-changing ways only because of your support and partnership. And God is still at work!

And just as we’ve been blessed and encouraged by your willingness to join in our mission, we want to encourage you and your church in your mission. I hope that our updates provide you with inspiration and tools for sharing Jesus in your own community. Let me highlight one new thing. You can now join us on an adventure of mission imagination by signing up for our new Imagine box. This little box is full of things that will help you to keep mission at the front of your mind. You can read more about the Imagine box in this email we’ve sent you.

Thank you once again for your prayerful support and for raising your voice for God’s mission. We’d love to hear from you. If you have a story of what your church has been doing in mission over the last few months, or have a question about an aspect of our work, do feel free to get in touch with Heather, Katie or John from our Church Relations team.

May God richly bless you and your church in the coming year.

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