As well as sending out mission partners, Crosslinks supports indigenous partners running projects in their own countries. We currently support 20 projects, all involved in training bible teachers or frontline evangelism.
Local workers face fewer barriers in background, culture and language, so this kind of gospel work can be more effective and cost-effective than sending out mission partners.
To encourage mission projects to continue independently of Crosslinks, we work with them for a set duration (usually three years). Often we taper our financial commitment to encourage local believers and churches to own their mission work more fully. Giving mission projects prayer and financial support as they get established encourages local people to build their own local initiatives in local mission. It also gives people in Britain and Ireland the chance to be involved in these sorts of projects by giving and praying.
How does Crosslinks choose mission projects?
We select strategic ministries led by reliable leaders. Mission projects go through an application process and must be recommended by an individual we know and trust (such as a mission partner) who can give local oversight and financial accountability.
How can I get involved?
Mission projects rely on the financial support and prayer of people and churches in Britain and Ireland. These partnerships include regular two-way communication by email, letter or phone, and reciprocal prayer. If you or your church would like to explore a partnership with a mission project, please get in touch.