God has called us to be a witnessing community for him, he commands us to share the good news of the gospel saying
All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18–20
In Hamilton Road we seek to fulfil Jesus Great commission for his church by reaching out across the street and across the world.
This section will help you see how we engage in mission both locally and globally. In addition to those listed, some in our Missions Family work in restricted areas and their details cannot be shared. Do play your part through action and prayer!
Based at SIM's international office in South Carolina, Darren works as International Treasurer. In this role he provides leadership and support services for the work of SIM in over 60 countries around the world. Ruthie serves in SIM's US office as part of the team providing care and support to missionaries.
Donald works as a librarian at ECWA Theological Seminary, Jos. His duties can also include lecturing, currently Systematic Theology and Church History, and pastoral responsibility for a group of students. Ruth provides curriculum support at Cornerstone Academy, a school for orphans and vulnerable children, run by ECWA. She also helps with learning support in a variety of situations. Samuel, Beth and Matthew all attend Hillcrest School.
Based in N.I., Jim is coordinator for Christianity Explored (CE) in East Africa, working throughout East Africa in partnership with local organisations including Kiwoko Hospital and Fields of Life. Their aim is to focus holistically on building the capacity of local church leaders, teachers and community leaders through a training programme based at Kiwoko Bible Institute and delivered through Africa Renewal University (ARU).
Josh has been lecturing at Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary (NETS) since 2007. He is a full-time lecturer serving in various roles since 2007 including Acting Principal. Cathy is a full-time mum and helps at the local primary school where their children attend. She is part of a small prayer group at the school. They attend Eastside Baptist Church in the city where Josh is hoping to become involved in Biblical training at a grassroots level. They will be visiting the UK in the second half of 2018 on Home Assignment
Sandi and Zimbini live in the wider Capetown area. He works with the Cape Reformed Baptist Fellowship, of which he is Chair, developing a programme to train men who might not have time or money to attend formal theological training. He is also on the Board of OM South Africa. As a family they face many challenges.
Alen, Lila, Rebeka, Benjamin and Jakob serve the Lord in Slovenia. They are involved in pastoral care and teaching within the Lutheran church Murska Sobota. Alen also serves as the chairman of Slovenian IFES and is involved in church development in the Evangelical church of Maribor. Lila also works with CEF, reaching out to children and their families in the north-eastern part of Slovenia.
Sasha and Keti are serving the Lord in Bosnia. Sasha is a pastor of a small local Baptist church in Novi Travnik. Along with pastoral responsibilities, their aim is to communicate the Gospel to three different religions - Muslim, Orthodox and Roman Catholic - by producing and distributing different media resources.
Hollie works as the International Student Ministry Team Leader across Ireland as part of a joint project between Christian Unions Ireland (CUI) and Friends International (FI). Her role is focused on working alongside local churches and Christian Unions across the island to reach international students with the Gospel, in word, deed, giving and prayer. This includes developing and providing resources, training, encouragement and support and supervising a growing team of staff and volunteers.
Based in N.I., Paul works with Mission Africa as Communications Officer. Mission Africa seeks to ``bring the good news of Jesus to the people of Africa`` working in Nigeria, Chad, Burkina Faso and Kenya. Paul's work involves engaging with supporters via print, electronic and social media channels.
Lindsay co-ordinates MAP (Mission Agencies Partnership) which is a partnership of 45 mission organisations who are based in N.I. but work all over the world. At the heart of this partnership is the strong belief that by working together with the local church we can be more effective in 'inspiring, mobilising and equipping people for mission.'
Jack works as a youth and ministry intern which involves running the churches two youth clubs, teaching R.E in the local Secondary school while also helping with the weekly Sunday services and the pastoral care of the church. He attends a Gospel Ministry Training course in Dublin City centre.
Josh works for Donabate Presbyterian as a Community Outreach Worker. This entails leading the youth ministry, creating ways for the church to reach and bless the community, and investigating the possibility of a future church plant.
Evie serves TCKs (Third Culture Kids) & their families in East Asia in the newly developed role as C&B (China & Beyond Area) TCK Program Development Coordinator. This involves coordinating, developing, planning and preparing structured Biblical programs which will teach and disciple the TCKs aged 3 + at training, orientation events and annual conferences held primarily in Chiang Mai. Evie will be on Home Assignment from the beginning of October 2017 until end of April 2018 DV.
David & Lucy live in Taiping, an industrial district of Taichung a city in central Taiwan. David is the Field Director for OMF in Taiwan with leadership and pastoral responsibility for over 65 missionaries. Lucy assists David as well as being involved in a variety of local outreaches in co-operation with local churches and the social services. Their ministry involves evangelism, discipleship and bible teaching with Taiwanese as well as training and leading missionaries from 14 different countries. Their daughter Naomi started studies in Exeter in September 2017. Lucy will be doing further studies in Taiwan related to social work.
Pamela is an area representative for Open Doors. She visits persecuted Christians in various countries - leading teams, teaching, taking part in church services, and, most importantly, just being there for suffering people. She takes speaking engagements in Ireland on behalf of Open Doors.