In the Nations
At Jubilee our desire is to be involved as much as we can in reaching the many nations that still haven't heard the life changing message of the gospel. After all, Jesus’ parting words to his followers 2000 years ago, were to “go and make disciples of all the nations” (Matt 28 v19). What a commission!
We can’t go to all the nations, but for now we have particularly felt called to Albania and Lesotho. We know there will be links with more nations in the future, but you can read about our current involvement in Albania and Lesotho here.
We run training courses in understanding different cultures, and we regularly send teams out on international visits and short term trips.
A multi-cultural church
Meanwhile back in Worthing we are committed to building a local church that is truly multi-cultural, welcoming ‘the nations on our doorstep’ and displaying our unity as a sign to the town that God loves the whole world. It makes for some brilliant international events, food sampling and occasionally even some dancing.
It is not just for the joy of it though, there is a serious side. We live in a world that is becoming more and more splintered into factions and cultural divides, and God’s churches stand alone as being defined by a new identity. In fact the richness of God can only truly be reflected as all the cultures of the world are brought back into relationship with God and one another. As Paul said in Colossians, ‘Here there is no Gentile or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.’ (Col. 3:11).