Other Organisations

There are a number of Christian organisations with which the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and its Councils work closely. These include:

Christian Aid

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland is a sponsoring church of Christian Aid, as they work to fight poverty and strengthen the poor across the world. The annual World Development Appeal run by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland during Advent raises money for overseas development projects operated by Christian Aid and Tearfund. Rev. Dr. Mark Gray and Mr. Denis Poynton represent PCI on the Board of Christian Aid Ireland.

Tearfund

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has a history of supporting Tearfund in their Christian service in development work amongst countries in need. The annual World Development Appeal run by the Presbyterian Church in Ireland during Advent raises money for overseas development projects operated by Tearfund and Christian Aid. The Very Rev. Dr. Stafford Carson sits on the Tearfund National Advisory Committee in Northern Ireland.

Evangelical Alliance

Evangelical Alliance serves and represents churches, organisations and individuals across Northern Ireland, encouraging churches to work together in evangelism and social action. As part of their passion for advocacy they offer a prophetic and evangelical voice to those at Stormont and in the media.

The Presbyterian Council for Mission in Ireland is a member organisation of the Evangelical Alliance UK and Rev. David Bruce, the Council’s Sectretary, is a member of their Council. 

Care for the Family

Care for the Family is a national charity which aims to promote strong family life and to help those who face family difficulties. Care for the Family is a registered charity; its work is motivated by Christian compassion, and its resources and support are available to everyone, of any faith or none.

Presbyterian Orphan and Children’s Society

The Presbyterian Orphan and Children’s Society exists firstly to support Presbyterian children within Ireland, thereby enhancing children’s life chances; and secondly to provide support for the families of these children, through their ministers and others, in order to alleviate poverty and financial hardship.

This support is delivered through the provision of regular and other grants and the assistance of Presbyterian projects and programmes geared to children and their families as their needs are identified by Presbyterian ministers.

FEBA UK

FEBA use media to bring life changing hope to communities of hard to reach people across the world.

SAT-7

SAT 7 provides churches and Christians of the Middle East and North Africa an opportunity to witness to Jesus through inspirational, informative and educational television series.

Wycliffe Bible Translators

By the year 2015, Wycliffe in partnership with others across the world, aims to see a Bible translation project started in every language that needs one.

The Bible Society of Northern Ireland and the National Bible Society of Ireland

The Bible Society exists to bring the Word of God to all people in a language they understand in an appropriate form and at a price each person can afford.

Boys’ Brigade

The Boys' Brigade provides a balanced programme of activities for children and young people from 5 to 18 years old. Each week Boys' Brigade companies work with thousands of young people, many of whom have no other connection with the church.

Girls’ Brigade

Girls' Brigade has a long heritage of Christian witness in Northern Ireland. GBNI works in close partnership with churches to encourage girls aged 3 to 18 to seek, serve and follow Christ.

Christian Endeavour

Christian Endeavour is a non-denominational movement which seeks to teach and train its members for service in their local church through participation in regular meetings and by taking an active role in group work. 

Scouts NI

The Scout Association is the largest mixed volunteer-led organisation for young people in the UK. Scouting exists to make young people’s lives better, helping them to realise their full potential and take their place in society.

Girlguiding Ulster

Girlguiding Ulster is a charitable organisation which provides opportunities for girls and young women in Northern Ireland to fulfill their potential to take an active and responsible role in society through its distinctive, stimulating and enjoyable programme of activities delivered by trained volunteer leaders. Guiding creates opportunities to grow and develop, making new friendships and meeting new challenges.

Scripture Union

Scripture Union Northern Ireland is an organisation and a movement of people determined to let people of all ages know the light to live by. They provide resources for churches children and youth programmes and help all ages to engage with God’s Word on a daily basis.

Youth Link NI

Youth Link NI is the inter-church youth service for Northern Ireland. It was established by the Roman Catholic Church, the Church of Ireland, the Methodist Church in Ireland and the Presbyterian Church in Ireland in 1991.

Youth Link exists to provide support and training for youth workers and community relations experiences for young people.

IFES Ireland

The International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES) is a global community of indigenous student movements, called to engage the university with the good news of Jesus Christ. Currently there are more than 500,000 students involved in over 150 national movements worldwide. IFES Ireland believes that making disciples is a mission given to the local church.

Urban Saints

The primary focus of Urban Saints’ work in Ireland is to plant, launch, support and develop weekly youth and children’s groups. They can be held in church buildings, schools, community halls or private homes. Urban Saints is the operating name of The Crusaders' Union, a registered charity.

Young Life

Young Life is a national network of Christian youth groups for teens and twenties based in the UK, with the aim of discipling and training young Christians to grow and continue in their faith, reaching out to non-Christians with the gospel.

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