For every Church and individual to GO, to be sent, to be DEPLOYED to the people and places God has anointed, appointed and graced you for
AoG has approximately 90 overseas personnel in 30 different nations and many other international partnerships in place through the work of 3D Missions GB and the collective reach of its local churches.
One strategy we have as the 3DMission GB team, is to see a Mission Champion in every local church.
Mission Champions role is to:
Work with the Senior Leader and leadership team to champion and promote mission in the local church and help fulfil the mission vision for the church
Be the contact point with the 3DMission team. We will work with them to inspire, inform and resource them.
When you did it for one of the least of these you were doing it to me!
We hurt with those hurt, feel the pain of those oppressed. Our missional empathy is with those who represent the `least of these’.
Impact 25:40 is the relief arm of AOG GB and exists to respond to global crisis and to use the resources we have to add value to expressions of God’s kingdom in other nations. All partnerships and transactions to be conducted with transparency and integrity.
Appeals are launched in response to an ongoing crisis that has stirred a passionate response where we can play a role in securely channelling appropriate resources to that global context.
Chaplaincy is a great way to mobilise people within your church to mission locally
Kirk is from Newcastle Australia and has been in full time ministry since 1999. From 1999-2008 he served as Youth Pastor and Associate Pastor. His roles in this time included leading young generation groups: kids, youth and young adults. He also ran Youth Alive for the Newcastle region, working with over 30 churches and seeing events of thousands of young people attending and being saved. Kirk and Tracee with a team pioneered a new campus of the church and saw it grow and it is still going today. Kirk also served as Sports Chaplain to the Newcastle Knights Rugby League team.
In 2008 Kirk and Tracee felt God call them to the United Kingdom and Europe. Kirk’s father was born in Scotland, so it was like God was sending him back to the land of his fathers. Through a few God orchestrated contacts, Kirk was connected with Kings Christian Centre in Birmingham. In 2009 Kirk and Tracee and their two children Josiah and Ruby, sold everything they owned, said goodbye to their families to follow the call of God and become the new pastors of the church in Birmingham. Since arriving they have repurposed the church that was pioneered in 1940, rebranding to Connect Church and moving their services to St Andrews football stadium in 2014. Kirk became the club chaplain of Birmingham City football club in 2013. In 2017 the church started construction on a brand new 500 seat church building on a site right next door to the stadium. Kirk has always been a part of the Assemblies of God in Australia and then the UK and served four years as zone leader in the Central area. Kirk sees himself as a missionary to the United Kingdom and Europe and has ministered in twenty-one nations. His passion is to see every believer mobilised into mission.
Kirk loves living in England and especially sports. When Australia play England he always wins as he is a dual citizen. One of his favourite times of the week is when the music for Match of the Day starts playing on a Sunday night.
David Spademan represents AoG as National Chaplaincy Representative and is part of the Missions Team.
Following some thirteen years of work in the water industry he pastored Rugby Christian Life Centre (AoG) and since 2002 has been engaged in the work of prison chaplaincy. In April 2013 he was appointed as Managing Chaplain at HMP Onley where he leads the multi-faith chaplaincy team. The team offers pastoral support to 742 prisoners and around 500 staff and partner colleagues.
David is keen to see prisons have porous walls and to be seen as a part of the wider community. He encourages faith leaders to visit the prison and to actively support prisoners whilst inside and on release. He in part of the steering group for Free Church Chaplaincy in prisons and was a founding trustee of the Welcome Directory.
I first heard the gospel aged 12, and have followed Christ since. I became a chartered accountant and worked in industry before leaving that profession to serve God in north Africa. I took my family to Morocco to begin learning Arabic with a view to serving in the Sahara desert before family illness cut that venture short. Returning to UK, I completing a Masters in Mission, which included a dissertation on Insider Movements in Islamic context, then took on the leadership of Life Church in Paisley, seeking to transition the church toward a missional outlook. I have now served the AoG Mission team for over 10 years. I’m married to Ruth and have three teenage kids, Corey, Eve and Ella. My interests include competitive running, writing and dabbling in Arabic language.
Tony has worked in full time Christian ministry for over 23 years now. This has included 3 years working for a mission agency, 6 years co-pastoring a church plant working particularly amongst marginalised and homeless people and then for the last 14 years has Pastored Tower Hamlets Community Church, a vibrant multi-cultural and multi-generational Church in London’s East End. He co founded and chaired for 8 years a Church night shelter project and is very involved in helping Evangelical Churches work together in Tower Hamlets.
He is married to Anni ( who came to the UK as a missionary from Germany) and they have a heart to see least reached communities impacted by the Gospel. The work that they do as a church has a particular focus on reaching into Muslim communities both locally and overseas. Tony is passionate about helping to train churches to feel confident and equipped for reaching least reached people and communities. He has an MA from Chester University in Missional leadership with his particular focus being on how Churches engage in serving people through social programs that have a clear articulation of the Gospel embedded into them.
Hannah Prosser was born out on the mission field and has been passionate for the Kingdom ever since. She spent 7 years in South Africa after getting married, working on a variety of community projects, prison work and as part of the teaching faculty in a Bible college. She has been involved in every aspect of local church ministry over 25 years, from helping to plant churches to kids work and organising large mission conferences. Hannah currently works with churches, church planters and missionaries throughout Europe, equipping and mentoring people to build self-sustaining churches and ministries. She also works with the Next Level International network on church planting projects and training conferences in central Europe. She loves to learn, having a Masters in Practical Theology, and loves to teach.
Hannah serves on the mission team with responsibility for missionaries, having established and trained a member care team using her years of pastoral care experience. She also has responsibility for other aspects of sending and training.
Hannah and Stephen have had prophecies promising an inheritance of the ‘nations’ and seek to live in that calling every day through a life of faith and connection. They have two wonderful daughters, who have been involved in many aspects of missionary life
Stephen Prosser accepted Jesus at 18, and very quickly felt a call to ministry and mission. As well as serving in the church and leading a local church plant, he spent 7 years as a missionary in South Africa. He headed up a number of training programmes at a Bible college, wrote degree courses for a South African university, engaged with local ministry and saw many miracles – from hospital wards emptied out to the transformation of prison communities.
Stephen was challenged by the Lord to move from one of the more reached areas of Africa to work in one of the less reached areas of Europe and wrote a Masters dissertation on some of the unreached peoples of Russia. He runs church planting projects with Next Level International and works with other churches and missionaries around Europe, providing mentoring and encouragement. For the AoG mission team, he oversees this region of Europe, connecting with the missionaries and working with other national mission departments.
One of Stephen’s greatest passions is cultural anthropology and cross-cultural communication and its application to Biblical interpretation and cross cultural work. In addition to his mission work, Stephen also works as a Pastor at Hope Church Rotherham, and has developed strong local community partnerships through various ministries in the church such as the foodbank.
Ebenezer was born in Ghana and now lives in Leeds where he and six others planted Good Shepherd church in July 2007 in a deprived community to bring transformation through hope in Jesus Christ. He has a passion for mission and discipleship and is committed to inspiring and mentoring young people for mission and has led teams of young people on short term mission to Africa, Ebenezer has ministered in several countries in Africa and the Middle East helping to build teams for mission mobilisation. He currently serves on the leadership team of Simply Mobilising International in Europe and is a board member of Pioneers UK. He has a Masters degree in Missional Leadership and is a strong advocate of cross-cultural and intercultural mission.
Ebenezer is the founder and director of African Diaspora Mission Network which aims at mobilising Africans in the diaspora for cross cultural mission and to partner with the church in Africa to advance God's global redemptive purpose.
He is married to Celia and they have two daughters Elsa 17 and Selma 15.
When they returned to the UK Leigh became the senior leader of the AoG church in Louth, Lincolnshire for 14 years. During that time he did further studies, completing Masters studies accredited by Bangor university and a PhD with Chester university. In 2012 Leigh was employed by AoG as the assistant to the Mission Director. For 8 and half years Leigh served alongside three mission directors, Gary Rucci, Mark Wiltshire and Kirk McAtear.
Leigh is an approved lecturer with Chester University teaching on Mission and Early Church History subjects. Leigh has served on two mission charities as a trustee and as a director of Scunthorpe New Life church.
Currently Leigh works as a teaching pastor at New Horizon Church and as consultant and visiting lecturer with IBTI. Leigh coordinates the activities of Impact 25:40 as a member of the mission team.
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