St Columba’s, Derryvolgie, is challenging its parishioners to walk the length of Chile in South America during the course of this month as part of its Communicating Clearly project.
The audio visual project was launched in October 2020, and in a video shared on the parish Facebook page, the rector, the Rev James Boyd, said it had enhanced worship online and in-person, and had also enhanced outreach work including Life groups and children’s ministry in the parish.
Now, the parish wishes to expand Communicating Clearly beyond Derryvolgie. “We see our mission as not just on the streets and community around where God has planted us, but also across the world,” James said.
The parish has partnered with the South American Mission Society (SAMS) on a project based in Chile and is aiming to raise funds for a new media department to support theological education in Chile to train the next generation of church leaders and church planters.
Running along the south western coast of South America, Chile is 2,653 miles long, and Derryvolgie Parish is challenging supporters to walk a combined total of 2,653 miles during the month of June.
“Let’s walk the length of the nation of Chile as we seek to share the good news of Jesus Christ in our community and across the world,” James said.