“…be steadfast, immovable… knowing that in the Lord your labour is not in vain”.
1 Corinthians 15:58.
The findings of a recent study will not surprise those of you ministering on the ground in Ireland. A massive global study on religiosity, covering 57 countries and five continents, has found that of the western nations, the Irish are losing their faith faster than anyone. The Global Index of Religion and Atheism, a survey conducted by the Gallup International Association, showed that of all countries studied, only Vietnam is losing interest in religion faster than the Republic of Ireland. Missions in Ireland is hard, it’s just hard.
However, Ireland and its people are not without hope!
“The church is not a social club; it’s not a building, and it’s not an option. The church is life and death. Despite its brokenness, the church is God’s strategy for reaching Ireland”. Francis Chan, Multiply, (emphasis added).
Acutely aware of the spiritual need in our island, EdenGate’s mission is to facilitate church planting throughout Ireland. We also support para-church and non-profit organisations that are committed to Gospel ministry.
We facilitate church planting in collaboration with like-minded, Gospel partners north and south of the border. Check out the growing list of our Irish church partners, para-church and non-profit organsations below - EdenGate is committed to serving these partners.
Our main way of supporting the local Irish church is to seek out, introduce and facilitate Gospel partnerships. Through these Gospel relationships, both the international and Irish believers are served. Over time an indigenous vision for Word-based church plants is developed, implemented and supported under the leadership of the local Irish church or para-church organisation.
Are you ministering in either the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland? Are you committed to the weekly exposition of Scripture? Do you serve within the evangelical church family? Would you benefit from building a mutually beneficial relationship with a like-minded, international, Gospel partner committed to supporting you in your on-the-ground ministry in Ireland?
For more information on how you can get involved or have your church/organisation added to the Gospel network below, please do get in touch.
A word for our labourers. If God has placed a burden on your heart to reach the lost in Ireland then keep going with this thought in mind: “Cast your burden on the Lord, And He shall sustain you. He shall never permit the righteous to be moved” (Psalm 55:22) because “God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19); “...your labour is not in vain”