Churches in Northern Ireland are bringing light and life to people and communities affected by leprosy all around the world
At the heart of our work is our relationship with churches.
Church Reps play an essential and vital role in deepening this relationship and creating long term support. You can play a key role in spreading our message in your church and amongst your network.
In doing so, you will help raise awareness, critical funds and encourage prayer support by sharing the needs of those affected by leprosy. Here are some ways in which church reps do this;
Keeping your church up to date on the work of TLM. This may be through giving out our supporter magazine INTouch and our prayer resource ASK.
We have created online sermon and prayer resources which we hope you will be able to use in your church services and groups to update them on the work of The Leprosy Mission. We have centred these resources around specific themes:
World Leprosy Sunday
The last Sunday in January is World Leprosy Day. It is a great opportunity to raise our voice on behalf of those affected by leprosy. You could give a short update yourself, or book a speaker to come, or pass on our online resources to your minister. Find Out More about World Leprosy Day and see examples.
There are so many ways in which church reps can do this, allowing flexibility to make the role suit you and your church. A few examples are, holding a coffee morning, bringing sale and return shop where items from the TLM shop can be brought to a meeting or event, having an annual collection in your church, using TLM collection boxes.
No experience is necessary as full support and guidance is provided. If you are interested in becoming a church rep or would just like more information, please get in touch: