"Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”
Matthew 11:28-30 Watch Video
The Methodist Church in Ireland is committed to mission!

Each year the Methodist Church in Ireland sets aside Home Mission Sunday (15th November 2020) to focus on local mission and to raise money to support mission initiatives throughout Ireland. Yet, focusing on mission in the midst of a pandemic could feel overwhelming. The months that have passed have been tough and the weeks ahead seem long. In the midst of tiredness and uncertainty our instinct is to batten down the hatches and take a break. That’s what Jesus is saying in Matthew 11, right?

Jesus invites us to spend time walking with him and working with him - that we watch how he does life in order to find real rest. What if we started each day asking Jesus “What do you want me to do today?” How can I work with you today? What if mission is light, what if it fits, what if it’s Unforced, flowing out of a deeper connection with Jesus, and out of who we are, as we “recover” the life that comes from walking step by step with him?

Unforced Stories

The Unforced videos and resources, produced for Home Mission Sunday 2020, focus on stories of local Methodists from across the Island who are engaging in everyday mission. Our hope is that these stories and resources will inspire you and your church family to imagine possibilities for ‘unforced mission’, freely and lightly bringing hope to those you encounter, as you walk with Jesus in the reality of your everyday.

Unforced Mission Resource

How is Jesus inviting you to walk with him in your every day? What unique opportunities do you see for Unforced mission in your context during this season of restrictions? This resource for use by smalls groups and individuals delves deeper into the “Unforced” theme through stories and scripture.

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Supporting Home Mission

Giving towards Home Mission helps support churches and new initiatives to bring the good news of Jesus to those around them.

You can give a one-off donation or give regularly by setting up a standing order. To find out how to give click here

Get in touch

Do you have stories of Unforced Mission, or would you like to know more? Get in touch!

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