Counties Dorset

Gospel in Community

Areas of ministry focus:

Supporting local church outreach through preaching and Bible-teaching 
Children's and youth work
Sharing the Good News with 'non-church-goers', including prisoners 
Personal outreach and support of men, including ex-prisoners.

Approaches used: 

Bible activity clubs and holiday clubs in conjunction with local churches and schools 
Teen fellowship Bible studies and outreach socials 
Summer camps and youth weekends 
Church services, meetings and home-groups
Discovery and discipleship courses
Prison Bible studies and mentoring of ex-prisoners
School assemblies, R.E. lessons and C.U. meetings
School Chaplaincy work with students, parents and staff, 
Support of Head Teachers 

Ian grew up in the north-east of England, with strong Scottish family roots. After graduating from university in Edinburgh he spent twenty years until 2010 as a teacher of French and other subjects in Hampshire and Dorset.
In October 2008, Ian and Sally felt called by the Lord to consider Christian ministry, and a redundancy a few months later provided the opportunity. Ian returned to study at Moorlands College, Christchurch, gaining a BA in Applied Theology in 2011.

Sally was raised in Alresford near Winchester, and has spent the past thirty years working in a variety of settings: in a children's home, with the elderly, in a psychiatric hospital, in 'care in the community', in managing a hydrotherapy pool, and as Teaching Assistant with responsibility for Emotional Literacy in a local primary school,

Ian and Sally were married in 1993, and have two adult children - son Marcus, married to Harriet, and daughter Elsbeth, married to Jack.

'Then Jesus said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.
Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” '    
The Bible - Matthew 9:37-38