A listening year

Church Mission Society has bold mission plans, but we dare not launch them without first listening to Jesus, to each other and to voices from the edges.

Walking with refugees in Lebanon

CEO Alastair Bateman's recent travels shone a light on perhaps the most important part of mission work - relationships

Iran: two Christians released

We rejoice with Iranian Christians that two believers were released from prison this week; Navard Goltapeh, who was imprisoned for establishing house churches, and Fariba Dalir, imprisoned for practising her faith. Praise God for their release, and pray for justice for others who are still imprisoned on account of their faith. This prayer point comes […]

Iran: protests

Please pray for Iran, where protests continue following the tragic death of Zhina (Mahsa) Amini, who died in custody after being arrested for wearing “improper hijab”. A number of women and teenage girls have been killed while protesting. Pray for justice for the women of Iran and across the Middle East.

Mission partners: ordination

A number of mission partners are beginning training for ordination – please pray for Grace Kanungha starting training alongside her work in Liskeard, Cornwall, and Kailean Khongsai finishing as a mission partner as he begins training in London. Pray also for Joel Kelling, in Jordan, undertaking online training for ordination through the Diocese of Cyprus […]

Video: Views from the edges – Bahrain

Learn how believers from a Muslim background are growing as disciples thanks to a partnership between CMS and Together Network.

Springs of water

The crisis in Lebanon is energy-sapping in every way. Phil Good asks where is the living water for the poor and refugees?

Faith on the edge

Across the Middle East and North Africa, a new partnership is helping people hold on to faith in Jesus

“Please do not shut the door”

How CMS and Together Network are supporting seekers and new believers and helping churches understand how to welcome them

Middle East: Bible translation

Mission partners J and R give thanks for progress with Bible translation projects. They ask for prayer for the checking and community testing of two Bible translations; that these processes will reveal any places where the translations are unclear. Please also pray for the main translator, D, to find good treatment for a kidney stone […]

Lebanon: situation spiralling

Mission partners Nabil and Sarah Shehadi write that the devaluation of Lebanon’s currency and soaring inflation have brought 80 per cent of the country below the poverty line. Food insecurity is also at a new high as Lebanon imports 90 per cent of its wheat from Ukraine and Russia. Pray for the people of Lebanon. […]

Lebanon: new home

Mission partners Phil and Sylvie Good recently moved back to Lebanon, into a new flat. Give thanks for the provision of this flat in walking distance of their refugee friends, and pray for Phil and Sylvie as they settle in and make it a home. Pray also for the people of Lebanon as the country […]