Mission community

What is the Church Army Mission Community?

Wilson Carlile founded Church Army in 1882 as a society of evangelists trained to encourage and enable ordinary Christian people to share their faith through words and action.

In the twenty-first century, the need to witness to our faith is no less and the way to enable this is evolving.

In 2012, Church Army became a mission community approved by the Church of England and endorsed by the other Anglican Provinces in the British Isles and Ireland. This has allowed us to extend the vision our founder had to encourage, enable and support others in evangelism in local communities right across these islands.

Through this extended network of missionminded people, we hope to see more communities transformed and evangelism resourced as we support local Christians in their desire to share the Good News.

Open to all Christians

Church Army is a mission community open to all Christians who have a passion for evangelism and seeing people come to faith. You can be a part of a movement of Christians across the British Isles and Ireland who are passionate about the Good News of Jesus Christ and who want to share it with their family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and with those most in need within their communities.

Church Army is a place where you can find support and gather together locally and nationally with other Christians who are committed to evangelism. You can share in our DARE strategy, which sees us Doing, Advocating, Resourcing and Enabling evangelism across the whole church.

We will explore with you what it means to belong, how we can see each other go deeper into everything that God has called us to and do all he has called us to do.

To find out more about becoming a member of the mission community, click here.