Paul Hobbs is a Gloucester based artist. He makes paintings and sculptures that consider contemporary social issues in the light of biblical values. He also makes abstract paintings, which are celebratory and worshipful. His work is shown in schools, churches and galleries throughout the UK and occasionally abroad. His aim is to challenge, provoke and inspire his audiences.
OSCAR provides information, advice and resources for those working in, or interested in becoming involved in, Christian mission overseas. Founded by Mike Frith, the organisation offers an extensive range of online services. These include a comprehensive resource website, a mission recruitment facility, and an online community for mission workers. He also provides training on cross-cultural mission for individuals, organisations and churches.
Out of the Ashes is a ministry of music and testimony that takes a joyful message to churches, bars, homes and anywhere else people meet to hear Christian music, and bring encouragement and hope for a bright and valuable future under God’s plan. Begun by Penny Lyon and Kevin Washburn, Out of the Ashes has grown to include many talented musicians, and involves travel all around the country and into Europe.
YFC Gloucestershire supports young people of any or no faith across the county. Each month the organisation reaches approximately 1,000 girls and boys people across schools, youth clubs and churches. The experienced team members provide mentoring, support, drop in clubs, assemblies and extra-curricular activities. Through these opportunities they often consider positive life choices and the Christian faith.
God’s mission involves the whole people of God, including children. The Children’s Mission was born out of this vision that our children at St Andrew’s also have a heart for mission, and simply need the opportunity – and a bit of guidance - to do something really significant, and learn about mission in the process. Launched in 2016, the Children’s Mission is currently raising funds through various local initiatives (such as recycling and cake sales), to go towards Gloucestershire Autism Support.
Eco-Church is A’ Rocha UK’s award scheme for churches in England and Wales who want to demonstrate that the gospel is good news for God’s earth. Eco-Church assists churches to become more aware and empowered to fulfill the biblical commission to care for creation; to ‘rule over the earth’ with love and care – as God’s image-bearers and vice-regents.