At St. Peter's we support a number of missions and charities. Here are some details of a few of them.  

Working in over 200 countries, Bible Society is a charity on a global mission to bring the Bible to life for every man, woman and child. We believe that when people engage with the Bible, lives can change – for good.

For over 200 years Bible Society has been working to bring the Bible to life; to help people around the world engage with it, relate to it, and make sense of it.

We’re passionate about making the Bible available to men, women and children around the world. Abroad our challenge is to meet the need and demand, whereas at home it’s to engage the unengaged. There are lots of ways that you can help, from praying to giving.

 

Night Shelter

Working together to meet the urgent need for safe overnight accommodation for Derby's street homeless, seven church venues each open one night per week in rotation. Volunteers will provide a warm welcome and a substantial meal to 35 guests. Paid overnight staff will then take over as guests sleep in sleeping bags on mattresses on the church floor.

Street Pastors

Street Pastors is an inter-denominational church response to urban problems, engaging with people out on Friday and Saturday nights to care, listen and dialogue. It was pioneered in London and has seen some remarkable results, including drops in crime and drunkenness in many areas, including Derby.

Jubilee Project

The Jubilee Project offers FREE debt advice at walk-in, no appointment clinics at various locations across the city. Food parcels are also available to those in particular financial need. Our Debt Advisors help with prioritising debts and negotiating affordable repayments, as well as checking income levels and maximising benefits. They signpost people with other needs and offer ongoing support to those in severe hardship.

Recovery Project

We work hard at getting street people, who want to change, into homes of their own and aim to link them into a church to support and encourage them. In partnership with other organisations, we have seen some real answers to prayer and change in people’s lives, some of whom have come to faith in Christ and now attend local churches. The life changes have been miraculous to watch!

Jigsaw Family Centres’ are wonderful safe places for babies, children, young people and families to come in to from the pain, injustice and hunger of everyday life to a community and the family of God. They are welcomed name as the ‘Greatest in the Kingdom.’

 

Jigsaw Family Centres are places where children are introduced to the Father Heart of God and the love of Jesus.

 

They are places of Hope through Jesus and through significant caring relationship and belonging to household groups.

Jigsaw Family Centers are places to learn to read and write, to go to school, to be creative and to develop God given gifts and talents.

 

They are places of Hope through the practical care of social welfare, emergency medical care and opportunities for nurture, learning and training.

 

They are places to wash, to rest and to share hot and nutritious meals together; places where shelter, clean water, education and opportunities for life's basic needs can be found.

 

They are places where babies, children and young people can ‘meet with God and meet together, belong with God and belong together.

Jesus said, “I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved, they will come in and go out and find pasture.”

 

In Jigsaw Family Centres children can find pasture, belong, play, learn and grow.’

 

MAF uses planes to transform the lives of the world's most isolated people in need.

We enable thousands of aid, relief and mission projects in really remote places. Because that's where some of the greatest human needs are.

In today's 'connected world', the irony is that never have so many people been so isolated.

 

Flying onto desert and jungle airstrips, lakes and rivers, tracks and roads, MAF’s light aircraft and their mission pilots go the extra miles to provide a lifeline.

 

Working in partnership with hundreds of other Christian and relief organisations MAF

enables practical help, physical healing, and spiritual hope to be delivered to many of the most remote and inaccessible communities on the planet.

 

For 70 years, MAF has been flying for life.

Our mission pilots aren’t just pilots. They are the frontline of our mission to share God's love through our actions.

Give hope to South Sudan's most vulnerable

A flight to rescue orphans in South Sudan was one of more than 100 flights during recent civil unrest. Can you donate and help us deliver life-saving medicines, food and support to those in greatest need?

Today Pioneers has more than 2,985 international missionary members, working in 289 missions teams, in 103 countries, among 205 unreached people groups, mobilised from 10 international missions bases.

 

We give attention to those peoples who CAN'T hear about Jesus rather than just those who DON'T want to hear about Jesus!

The Heart of Pioneers

Passion for God

The Great Commandment is our motive for the Great Commission. We want to live our lives fully surrendered to Him so that all nations may know that He alone is God.

Unreached Peoples

Pioneers focuses on those with the least opportunity to hear and understand the gospel.

Church-Planting Movements

We want to see new believers united in fellowship with other believers, forming churches that plant churches – until all peoples are reached.

The Local Church

Pioneers partner with sending churches to plant new communities of Christians. We also work alongside local, indigenous fellowships wherever possible.

Team-Centered

Teams that are both task- and member-focused are at the core of Pioneers. This is crucial since many of the world’s remaining unreached peoples are in difficult and isolated pockets of the world.

Innovation and Flexibility

Reaching the world’s remaining unreached peoples requires creativity and sensitivity to the unique calling, vision, and needs of each missionary.

Participatory Servant-Leadership

Pioneers has a decentralised leadership structure. We are principle- rather than policy-driven, applying an interactive approach to decision-making that is based on trust.

Ethos of Grace

Understanding that each person bears the image of God, we endeavour to cultivate an atmosphere of mutual acceptance and respect in all our relationships, encouraging one another to attain their full potential in Christ

The Top 50 Countries Where It’s Hardest to Be a Christian

Linking Global Voices

Pioneers continue to seek those who have a 'pioneering' spirit to go as a missionary and live among those who have never heard. Pioneers are constantly looking for people who will join existing missions teams all over the world.

One-third of the world's population lives out of the reach of any church.  Sadly, only 3 out of every 100 missionaries goes to work in that 1/3!  Help bring balance to this imbalance: Go and be one of the few to remember the Forgotten Peoples.   New long-term missions teams are forming every year;  there are still so many places that have not yet heard.

 

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Photos Sally Edworthy CPAGB & Ashley Franklin ARPS, ABPPA, APAGB. Used by kind permisson.