A brief update from Irish Mission

A brief update from Irish Mission

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As more and more churches are reopening their doors for in-person worship, the Irish Mission administration and pastoral team (including the sponsors and Bible workers) wish to thank you all for your continued support in ministry, evangelism, and community outreach during these extraordinary times. 

Here is a brief update on some changes and exciting news:

Pastoral changes

As from the 1st of July, there has been changes in pastoral care in two of our districts. Pr Lorance Johnson has moved from the Cork district to Belfast Church, with Pr Ben Pontanar moving to the Cork district.

The Cork district has also undergone a change in its composition with Cork Church and Tralee Group forming the new district.

We wish to thank both pastors and their families for their tireless service in ministry and wish them added blessings in their new territories.

Global Mission Pioneer Project—Limerick City

Kilkenny and Waterford groups will now be part of a new district with Limerick as the third location. We are happy to announce that this new district will be led by a church planter/Global Mission Pioneer with the ultimate goal being to plant and organise a church in Limerick City and revitalise the other two groups.

We wish to thank the GC, TED and BUC for their financial support in this 5-year project and we kindly ask for your prayers as we proceed with visa application and logistics for the soon-to-be new member of our pastoral team. More information on who this person is and the project timeline will be made available in due course.

New Irish Mission Communications and Media Sponsor 

On the 11th of April this year, the Executive Committee noted the resignation of Pr Christian Salcianu as Communications and Media Sponsor. The reason for the resignation was the increased work load Pr Christian has been managing in the past while and the prospect of managing two building projects in his district. We thank Pr Christian for his service in this role and we wish him the Lord’s wisdom and strength as he presses on in the many endeavours he’s involved in.

We are also happy to announce that, at the last IM Executive Committee meeting on Sunday, 4 July, the Committee voted the appointment of Pr Andrew Willis as the new Communications and Media Sponsor. We wish him and the team success in continuing to build this ministry. As the pandemic has taught us, the Church’s virtual presence is a must in the times we’re living.

Irish Mission Session 

The BUC Session has been moved to 21-22 October this year. Consequently, the IM Executive Committee voted to move the Irish Mission Session this year from 3 October to 31 October, with the venue still to be confirmed.

Please make sure to visit for updates on the Session.

“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain”—1 Corinthians 15:58.