Commission – a family of churches that is part of the worldwide group of Newfrontiers churches. Commission is led by Guy Miller and his team, in the U.K., India, Spain, Portugal and other countries around the world. Commission have a vision to see thousands of lives transformed in hundreds of churches in tens of nations. Commission churches work closely together, supporting one another to plant churches, raise leaders, work with the poor and go to the nations.
Our annual family festival, Connect Festival, is run by Commission. This is our key event where thousands gather together to learn, love and go through worship, teaching, fellowship and fun.
Find out more about the Commission churches at commission.global
Newfrontiers is a group of apostolic leaders, who together with their teams and churches, are united on global mission by core values and genuine relationship. Together they represent more than 850 churches in over 60 nations serving many different cities, towns and villages around the world.
Find out more about Newfrontiers at newfrontierstogether.org
One Body exists as a platform to facilitate strong relationships between leaders of the Christian Church in Portsmouth, regardless of denomination. It provides opportunities for fellowship and prayer, leading to the unity of the Body of Christ.
ChristCentral Church is a member of the Evangelical Alliance. The Evangelical Alliance is the largest body serving evangelical Christians in the UK. For more than 165 years, they have been bringing Christians together and helping evangelicals listen to, and be heard by, the government, media and society.
From Skye to Southampton, from Coleraine to Cardiff, they work across 79 denominations, 3,500 churches, 700 organisations and thousands of individual members. The EA are also a founding member of the World Evangelical Alliance, a global network of more than 600 million evangelicals.
Find out more about the Evangelical Alliance at eauk.org
The aim of what they do is simple; they seek to use their talents in production to share the message of God’s love. As a group of talented professionals, they produce stage shows and make films to try to reach and bless as many people as possible. They endeavour to produce high-quality, thought-provoking entertainment that can be enjoyed by all. The arts are an incredibly accessible thing for people from all walks of life and Visionworks seek to bring the great story of God to life, reaching many who do not know Christ.
Find out more about Visionworks at visionworksproductions.co.uk
Street Pastors was pioneers in London in 2003. Since then they have trained over 12,000 street and prayer pastors, who have played an active part in strengthening community life and working for safer streets. Currently, more than 300 towns and cities around the UK have a Street Pastors team.
Portsmouth Street Pastors began patrols in 2007 in the City Centre on Friday evenings. Since then, they have grown and now cover Friday and Saturday nights in the City Centre and one weekend per month in Southsea.
Find out more about Street Pastors at streetpastors.org
Compassion is one of the world’s leading child development and child advocacy organisations.
Their approach is a personal one. Working with the local church, we link a child living in poverty with a loving sponsor, like you. Each sponsor gives their child access to education, health checks, plus the opportunity to hear about Jesus. There’s no quick fix to global poverty, but through our programmes, children’s lives are being changed. Compassion are impacting families, communities and whole nations.
Find out more about Compassion at compassionuk.org
City of Sanctuary UK holds the vision that the UK will be a welcoming place of safety for all and proud to offer sanctuary to people fleeing violence and persecution. In order to realise this vision, City of Sanctuary UK supports a network of groups, which includes villages, towns, cities and regions across the UK, and others engaged in Streams of Sanctuary, Sanctuary Awards and activities intended to welcome people seeking sanctuary.
Portsmouth is a city proud to offer safety and sanctuary to anyone fleeing violence and persecution and to those who are vulnerable and isolated. With dignity and compassion we welcome all vulnerable people.
Find out more about City of Sanctuary at cityofsanctuary.org
In the UK, 4,000 children are waiting for adoption and 9,000 foster families are desperately needed. We believe that the Church can make a difference. Home for Good raises awareness of the need for foster and adoptive parents, encourages families to provide loving homes for the children in care, and equips the Church to offer welcoming communities for them. They are dedicated to inspiring, equipping and coordinating the network of local movements, churches and individuals who are making our vision a reality.
We are an official Home for Good Church, committed to supporting the Home for Good vision to find a home for every child who needs one.
Find out more about Home for Good at homeforgood.org.uk
ChristCentral Church is a member of Thirtyone:eight (formerly The Churches’ Child Protection Advisory Service – CCPAS). Established in 1977, it is the only independent Christian safeguarding charity in the UK, providing professional advice, support, training and resources in all areas of safeguarding children, vulnerable adults and for those affected by abuse.
Thirtyone:eight exist to safeguard both children and vulnerable adults throughout the UK. They also work to help those who are, or have been, affected by child abuse and similar issues.
Find out more about Thirtyone:eight at thirtyoneeight.org