We have named our mission SET!
Christ-Centred and Trauma Counselling for Women
Today Iranian people face traumas and crises, including in the Christian community. Since 2006, the rate of divorce has increased more than one and half times to the point where around 20 percent of marriages now end in divorce. In the first two months of this Iranian calendar year (late March to late May) alone, more than 21,000 divorce cases were logged, according to official statistics. Furthermore, drug addiction is at its highest right now. Iran’s Drug Control Organisation has said that there are now 2.8 million people in the strictly conservative country “regularly consuming drugs,” according to reports carried by state media. The UN said last year that Iran already has one of the worst addiction crises in the world, affecting people from all walks of society. Moreover, the Iranian Christian community is a wounded and traumatised community because of persecution, rejection from their family and friends, continuous harassment and discrimination, the loss of jobs and opportunities for education, and forced migration.
Women are the most vulnerable group in Iranian society today; many have experienced social trauma and domestic abuse. They need qualified help and training to deal with their personal issues that are rooted in these experiences, which prevent them from growing deeply in Christ and becoming His mature disciples. Our counselling ministry is a member of BACP-UK. We offer Biblical Christ-centred counselling and trauma counselling to Persian women through both online and in-person one-to-one meetings.
(Revival, Evangelistic & Worship)
Once Persians convert to Christianity, after a while the process of growing in Christ becomes very slow and even stops for many of them. One of the main reasons is the presence of blockers and issues in their backgrounds that prevent them from growing deeply in Christ. These include un-forgiveness, personal wounds, and so forth.
We hold meetings called the hope meetings. Hope meetings create an opportunity for people to encounter God and for His presence to touch their lives and restore and refresh them in Christ. These events aim to strengthen and mobilize local churches, small Christian communities and encourage those who are scattered to inspire and renew the faith of Christians. We collaborate in this work with Iranian and non-Iranian local churches, Christian communities and ministries who work with refugees, from any denomination.
Equip & Train
Discipleship & Formational Training
Discipleship and training are required to enable emerging Persian Christian believers to become mature disciples and be witnesses for Christ in Iran and the diaspora. With proper discipleship training they can become mature in Christ, and enabled to equip others to be fruitful in God’s kingdom. One of our key focuses is to provide emerging Persian Christians with discipleship and formational courses at various levels. This happens via the internet, conferences, meetings, media and satellite TV.
Mobilize & Equip Disciple-Makers
We teach various levels of discipleship and formational courses, including training for disciple-makers, through seminars or workshops. For instance, we address and teach how social and cultural issues can shape a disciple’s spirituality and relationship with Christ and with others within the church and in leadership. We consider various Biblical and doctrinal themes that equip disciple-makers to equip others. These teachings take place through the internet, seminars, workshops and conferences.
(Women to Women)
One of our key focuses is providing teaching on various Biblical themes (related to women), with Christian counselling. This happens via conferences, online teaching and satellite TV.
Raise Awareness of Persecuted Christians
We have seen and experienced how much the prayer and intercession of saints around the globe is essential for persecuted Christians. Therefore, we visit churches to share and speak and to raise awareness and encourage prayer support for persecuted Christians. If you would like us to visit your church, please get in touch.