As we celebrate God's goodness to us this Harvest the JHMT are inviting the church family to support one of our Mission Partners .
Festive exists to equip and inspire gospel work in the often-overlooked area of Further Education and Sixth Form (16-18 year olds).
We support individual students and Christian unions around the country offering mentoring, encouragement, prayer and free resources.
Here are a couple of upcoming projects we would love your support with:
1. New version of Beyond beans on Toast (BBOT).
BBOT is an evangelistic ‘university survival manual’ that was first written 7 years ago by Claire Povey (a former BH congregant). Alongside student-friendly recipes and top tips, the book also features several testimonies of students who found Jesus during their time at university. The vision of the book has always primarily been for it to get into the hands of non-Christian students heading to university. Since its first publication, over 25k copies have been given away and UCCF now also include it as part of a fresher’s pack that they produce! We really want to see the impact of this book grow and for many more non-Christian students to hear its message. However, a lot changes in 7 years and it is now very out of date and in need of a full reworking with updated advice, stories and a re-design! Some of the funding from the harvest appeal will therefore go directly into the costs of us re-writing and producing this evangelistic book, resulting in thousands more non-Christian students receiving it in the years to come and reading stories of a God who changes lives!
2. Launching a new FE staff network
An exciting new area that we are exploring is how we can work more with Christians employed in the FE/Sixth form sector. Working with the Association of Christian Teachers, we are hoping to develop a new Christian FE staff network this term. Our aim is to firstly, help support Christian staff to live out and share their faith in what is often a very secular and difficult working environment. And secondly, we want to encourage and connect with Christian staff as we are increasingly recognising the important role they can play in supporting Christian Unions and Christian students in colleges. Staff can help CUs keep running in lean years and offer advice and support to CU leaders. They are often key allies when booking venues or when students are seeking to run mission activities. Funding from the harvest appeal will pay towards the costs around developing this project and help us to promote and connect with Christian staff around the country in colleges and sixth forms.
If the appeal for the project chosen exceeds the project cost then the JHMT will donate the remainder to the appeal beneficiary to use for another aspect of their ongoing ministry as appropriate.
If you would like to support the BH Harvest Appeal then please contact the BH church office for further details .
Bishop Hannington Church supports mission all over the world. Through the charitable trust, the James Hannington Memorial Trust, the church gives money and other resources to support gospel work in many different nations.