03 August 2015
London City Mission joins membership
In the year in which London City Mission (LCM) is celebrating 180 years of Christian witness across the capital this May, the organisation has joined the Evangelical Alliance’s membership.
On 16 May 1835 three Christians sat alongside the canal in Hoxton and formed LCM with a vision to extend the knowledge of the gospel among the inhabitants of London, especially the poor.
During those 180 years London has seen great change and God has led the organisation to reach some of the people most in need in this city, but the need for the gospel remains.
The Mission, which continues to exist to reach London's least reached people with the good news of Jesus, demonstrates God’s love in practical ways and includes working in some of the capital’s most challenging urban environments.
Commenting on LCM joining the Alliance as an organisational member, chief executive Graham Miller, said: “London City Mission has a history of helping churches reach out to the vulnerable and least reached of society with practical love and the good news of Jesus Christ. As we set out on a journey to engage with gospel proclaiming churches across London, we see the Evangelical Alliance as the natural partner to help us fellowship with these churches. Together we are stronger because of our unity in the gospel.”
London City Mission have resources available including film, presentations and youth ideas, to enable churches to celebrate the work and pray for London as part of their service on Sunday, 17 May. Graham added: “We want to share this experience with the wider Church to help equip many for urban evangelism across London, the UK and beyond.
“We do this through our practical evangelism courses and urban mission courses which are for anyone who feels burdened to reach out to their local community with the gospel.”
LCM encourages and equips urban mission pioneers – Christians who were raised in and still live in some of the poorest areas of London whom, since they have been transformed by the gospel, want to share it with others. They also partner with churches and provide training specific to engaging Muslims and unreached people groups.
The Alliance believes the Church is key to long-lasting change in our country and that by working closely with our amazing members, we can transform our communities with the good news of Jesus.
Is your church or organisation interested in becoming a member of the Evangelical Alliance? Find out more information here.