The Faith Mission exists to reach people with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As an inter-denominational agency, it works closely with all Christian churches that share a similar concern for passionate evangelism and evangelical truth, especially in areas where there is little or no biblical witness.
The Faith Mission came into being in 1886. It was the brainchild of John George Govan, a Glasgow businessman who had a great concern for the rural areas of the country that were unreached by the gospel of Jesus Christ.
He and his wife (pictured) literally took people into their own home to provide them with basic training in the principles of mission and evangelism. These 'Pilgrims', as they became known, then went out into the work of rural evangelism. The Faith Mission today operates in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland, Wales and The Republic of Ireland. There are also links with Faith Mission work in Canada
and France and with organisations engaged in similar ministry in South Africa.
Many former Faith Mission workers are now engaged in world-wide Christian service, through various agencies, as ministers and pastors, evangelists and missionaries, leaders and Bible teachers.
The Faith Mission exists to reach people with the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As an interdenominational agency, it works closely with all Christian churches that share a similar concern for passionate evangelism and evangelical truth, especially in areas where there is little or no biblical witness.
Missions, conferences, conventions, teaching and training events are all part of the Faith Mission's ongoing work. A high priority is given to preaching the gospel and teaching the faith.
Workers in The Faith Mission enjoy a high degree of freedom to exercise the ministries to which they have been called and for which they are best equipped. To maintain this freedom and flexibility every attempt is made to keep structures to a necessary minimum. The work is directed by The Faith Mission Council, and the day to day running is in the hands of a General Director. Scotland, England and Ireland also have Directors. Those at the frontier of mission comprise:
- Superintendents with overall responsibility for a district.
- Workers with a special remit for an area.
- Itinerant workers who operate in various locations.