Mission is the movement of God to restore and redeem all of creation into the Kingdom of love and grace that we see in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. To be involved in Mission is to see what God is up to and join in.
We love to serve others both in our own community and in communities around the world. We hope that this page gives you a taste of some of the ways in which we do this.
The main charity that we support is called RUSH. RUSH is a Kenyan charity based in Kakamega that is looking to transform a community. It runs a well respected school and helps with some 200 orphans. It provides help in training people to have their own trade as well as helping to raise awareness regarding AIDS etc. It regularly provides free medical treatment.
Springfield has been privileged to be involved over the past few years in a number of ways to help this community including buying land for a secondary school, helping build classrooms, provide clean water by the construction of a well etc.
A good number from the church have been to RUSH to support and encourage them. The following are pictures from our trip in 2012:
Other key charities
Five Talents is a microfinance development initiative of the worldwide Anglican Church. Using the Church’s ready made infrastructure Five Talents is fighting poverty in the developing world by creating jobs in even the remotest communities. We do this by providing business training, and forming savings groups and small loan schemes. The loans start at £25 – enabling an entrepreneur to start or build a small business, helping the owner as well as his or her family, co-workers and their families.
Youth for Christ
Youth for Christ (YFC) is a national Christian charity that was founded by Billy Graham in 1946. Working with over 250,000 young people each month, they draw alongside teens from every background and culture in Britain. With 400+ full-time staff and countless local volunteers Youth for Christ specialises in working with unchurched youth: communicating and demonstrating the Christian faith. We support both the national charity and the local Youth for Christ based in Croydon.
We support a number of people who are engaged in overseas mission both long term and short term. Some of these are in areas of the world where Christians are persecuted and under threat. Currently we support people in the Indian sub-continent, Europe and Latin America. We try to support people with whom we have direct contact.
In addition to the above each of our small groups supports a charity of its choice. This can vary from supporting the Royal Marsden Hospital to supporting an overseas missionary. Each group is given an amount of money that they can either give to ther charity or that they can use as seed money to raise even more for the charity (as well as being a link for the charity in the rest of the church).