As Nigel Pollock’s time with TSCF as National Director comes to an end, he’s involved with many more new beginnings. As the Programme Director for the International Fellowship of Evangelical Student’s Breaking New Ground initiative, he is furthering the Great Commission in places where it is hard for the gospel to take root. He shared this update:
The goal and prayer of Breaking New Ground is to establish 100 new student groups in two years. The initiative was officially launched on May 1, 2018, and has already been a great catalyst for pioneering new student groups. IFES national movements are ready to expand student ministry to new places and have eagerly shared their vision and plans with me.
Many have applied for seed-funding grants to help jump-start their efforts. Through the Lord’s provision and the generosity of Breaking New Ground’s ministry partners, we have been able to provide a total of $86,858 in small $500 – $7,000 grants to 33 pioneering projects in 25 countries. These funds are supporting Breaking New Ground work in 139 cities and campuses around the world.
Pioneering a new ministry can be challenging. We must work and pray faithfully, trusting the Lord to bring about growth according to his own plans. Therefore, IFES is striving to support and nurture pioneering work in 300 new places. I am encouraged by the strong start and will continue to support and stand with IFES national movements as they pioneer new groups in new places in the coming years.
It is also encouraging to see the pioneering work at Toi Ohomai, Massey Wellington and AUT South supported through this initiative.