Restoring hope, transforming lives in partnership with the church – this is our heart and our vision at Mercy UK. We believe that the Church is God’s answer to the lost, lonely, vulnerable and hurting and it is uniquely placed to meet the needs of its congregations and communities.
Mercy UK exists to serve the local church. We are committed to educating leaders, equipping individuals and empowering churches through:
Keys to Freedom – an 8 week interactive discipleship course
Launching Jan 2017, Keys to Freedom, is our newest addition to serve the church.
Our heart is to see the body of Christ educated, equipped and empowered to live free and stay free- to be whole, restored, transformed and ready to impact our world with a message of hope.
The 8 week course looks to provide an individual with keys that lead to greater levels of freedom and follows an interactive journey with God exploring:
- Hearing God’s voice
- Connecting and committing to Christ
- Renewing your mind
- Choosing to forgive
- Healing life’s hurts
- Breaking generational patterns
- Using your authority in Christ
- Maintaining lifelong freedom
Unlike other courses, the emphasis of Keys to Freedom is on the individual working their way through daily readings enhanced by a group discussion at the end of each week lead by a facilitator. Church small groups are an ideal setting for these discussions to take place.
Our vision for Keys to Freedom is to partner with your church to see equipped Christians not only find freedom for themselves, but be able to disciple others also.
For more information:
The six-month residential programme is uniquely designed to help young women aged 18 to 30 who are struggling with life-controlling issues such as self-harm, eating disorders, depression, low self-esteem or abuse in any of its forms. From the point of application until their graduation, we work in partnership with a young woman’s home church.
Upon application, every young woman is set up with an Accountability Partner (AP), who has been nominated by their church leader. This person will walk with them, pray with them and support them throughout their entire journey, from the application process to their transition back to their home environment. The AP could be someone that the applicant is already meeting up with regularly or an older woman with a strong faith and a heart for people. The AP will receive full training and support from the team at Mercy UK.
For more information:
- Read testimonies of former residents
- You can find out more about the specific elements of the programme
- You can find out what to expect at Mercy
- You can read answers to commonly asked questions
MPower Pastoral Training Days
We provide training for church leaders and their pastoral teams. These courses are designed specifically to educate you and your team about issues such as eating disorders, self-harm, abuse and depression and to empower you with practical tools and wisdom to be able to support those struggling with life-controlling issues.
We can either facilitate this training at your church venue or you can attend a course taking place in your local area. Find out more about MPower Training Days.
Speaking & Preaching
We receive regular invitations to speak in churches and at conferences and we would love to partner with you in being a voice of hope and freedom to your congregation. Many people do not realise how debilitating and pervasive life-controlling issues are, and that they exist not just within our wider society but within the church. ‘It is for freedom that Christ has set us free’ and we are passionate about educating, equipping and empowering the Church to walk in that freedom.
To request a speaker, please enter your details or contact one of our Partnerships Team on +44 (0)1535 642042 who would be more than happy to talk with you
We believe in doing things together and as we help you, we would love you to consider becoming one of our church partners, supporting and furthering the work of Mercy UK.
Your partnership can be demonstrated in a variety of ways:
- Pray for our ministry as a church; the best way to keep up-to-date about our prayer needs is through signing up for our newsletter.
- Financially support the ministry: we operate on donations alone and in faith for over £1m each year of operation.
- Nominate some passionate individuals to become Community Partners and raise awareness of the ministry through events and fundraising opportunities.
- Invite us to speak at an event.
- Run an MPower Training Day at your church.
- Share information about our events in your area through church notices and newsletters.
To talk with us about one of these ways you can help please call one of our Partnerships team on +44 (0) 1535 642 042 or drop us an email.