What is A Passion for Life?

A movement to see the gospel of Christ proclaimed across the UK and Ireland.

Local church mission

Encouraging and resourcing all-year-round evangelism.

A Passion for Life serves as a rallying cry for local churches of the UK and Ireland to stand together in proclaiming the good news of life in Jesus Christ.

We aim to enthuse local churches with resources and ideas to help stimulate an all-year-round culture of evangelism.

Rallying churches to join together for focussed times of mission.

There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ template to follow when it comes to local church mission. But the encouragement of being on mission together, and of praying and learning from each other and sharing resources, makes a nationwide mission a wonderful thing to be involved in!

The next ‘month of mission’ will be March 2026.

Partnering regionally

Resourcing nationally

Supporting local churches by helping them:

Train in personal evangelism

More than 20 personal evangelism training modules to encourage and equip congregation members for everyday evangelism.

Resource their outreach

A wealth of mission ideas and signposting to helpful resources.

Continue to develop their culture of mission

Biblical principles and real life examples from churches and ministries across the UK and Ireland shared through webinars, podcasts and blogs.

The history

A Passion for Life started as an initiative of the Regional Gospel Partnerships.

In 2010 and 2014 A Passion for Life facilitated two nationwide missions. After some years of inactivity, A Passion for Life was revived with the highly successful promotion and resourcing of a third nationwide mission in 2022.

The vision is to continue to continue to encourage, equip and enable churches for a lifetime of evangelism alongside promoting and resourcing times of nationwide mission.

Who's involved?

The work of A Passion for Life is led by our Ministry Director with the support of a Trust Board that provides governance of the charity as well as theological oversight.


Nick McQuaker
Full-time Ministry Director of A Passion for Life

Steering Group

Nick McQuaker
Development Officer for the Regional Gospel Partnerships, Director of the Sussex Gospel Partnership (Haywards Heath)
Felix Aremo
Training Manager, London City Mission (London)
Ray Brown
Minister, Gracechurch Brockley (London)
Jonathan Carswell
CEO, 10ofthose
Roger Carswell
Itinerant Evangelist (Leeds)
Kay Carter
UK National Director, Christianity Explored Ministries
Steve Casey
Pastor, Speke Baptist Church (Liverpool)
Nay Dawson
IFES Europe Regional Training Coordinator (Southampton)
Ed Drew
Director of Faith in Kids (London)
Craig Dyer
Training director, Christianity Explored (Glasgow)
Marty Gray
Minister, Ravenhill Presbyterian Church (Belfast)
Grace Holt
Local church ministry, North Kensington (London)
Barry King
Pastor of Dunstable Baptist Church and Leader of Grace Baptist Partnership
David Martin
Director of Irish Church Missions (Dublin)
Lee McMunn
Minister, Trinity Scarborough and Mission Director of AMiE (Scarborough)
Brian O’Donoghue
Team Leader: Partnerships and Projects, St Helen Bishopsgate (London)
Andy Paterson
Mission director for FIEC (Edinburgh)
Elspeth Pitt
Women’s worker, Highfields Church (Cardiff)
Tamar Pollard
Director for Families, Children’s and Youth Ministry, Grace Community Church (Bedford)
Tom Price
Academic tutor, Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics (Oxford)
Simon Smallwood
Pastor, Grace Community Church (Bodmin)
Karen Soole
Women’s worker, Trinity Church Lancaster (Lancaster)
Mark Thomas
General Secretary – Evangelical Movement of Wales (Wrexham)
Rico Tice
Senior Minister – Evangelism, All Souls Langham Place (London)


Craig Dyer
Hamilton Baptist Church
Brian O’Donoghue
St Helen’s Bishopsgate and Renew
Spencer Shaw
South West Gospel Partnership
John Stevens

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