Delegates at the Global Connections’ conference in December in Swanwick, Derbyshire, UK heard how mission is central to God’s very nature. Conference speaker Clive Calver said that our Lord is a sending GodÌ¢‰â‰۝the Father sent the Son, the Son sent the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit sends the Church. Martin Lee, executive director of Global Connections said, Ì¢‰âÒIt was great to rediscover the missional heart of God and that mission cannot be on the edges of church life, but is actually in the very nature of God and so should be at the core of who we are.Ì¢‰âÂå The conference was attended by 170 delegates, including church leaders, Bible college principals and leaders from organisations including Tearfund, Interserve and FEBA. (Global Connections)