What is happening?
Back in 2003 the Campus Outreach Minneapolis staff team consisted of only 6 staff members from the southern United States. Today, we are a staff team of 42, comprised of 90% native Minnesotans. To say God has done “abundantly beyond all that we could ask or imagine” is an understatement. But it has positioned us to launch out a new expansion ministry overseas. Last month our church elders voted unanimously to see this through to fruition. This coming summer (July 2015) we will send 8 of our staff to start a new ministry in Sheffield, England under the leadership of the The Crowded House Church.
Where are we going?
Sheffield is 2 hours north of London and is the fourth largest city in England. Sheffield is home to 60,000 University students and is surrounded by 6 more cities that each contain 60,000 university students. There are less than 3 full time vocational student workers available in the whole city to meet this need.
Why are we going?
England is currently only about 4% churched and many pastors say it has an evangelical presence of only around 2-3% (this is similar to India, China, and Indonesia). The UK has one of the slowest growing evangelical Christian populations in the world at 0%. Islam is expected to be the countries #1 practiced religion if these patterns persists.
How can I give?
Jesus said in Matthew 9:38 that the harvest is abundant, but the laborers are not. Might God be pleased to send an abundant amount of laborers into a fruitless area of our world. Think of the impact that could be made by joining us in raising godly leaders on a global level for generational impact!
We have a $10,000 gift to help us begin our ministry in Sheffield. Would you consider giving to help us launch to Sheffield, labor among the lost, and love University students well?
Click below to go to our giving page. You can give by selecting the designation "CO - .Sheffield Launch".