Jim & Christine Memory
We want to help to raise up a new generation of leaders for mission in Europe, both within ECM and beyond. Through our roles in mission leadership, working with seminaries in Spain and the UK, and through influencing leaders at conferences, we want to catalyse church planting and innovation in mission that the gospel might be known across the continent of Europe.
Jim and Christine Memory have been missionaries with ECM since 1994. For fourteen years they were church planting in the south of the province of Córdoba, Spain. They returned to the UK for eight years but went back to Spain in February 2017 where they split their roles between mission leadership and supporting the development of younger leaders.
Jim is a member of the International Leadership Team of ECM. He is part of the Field Ministries Executive Team, the group that supervises the work of ECM missionaries across Europe, and he also leads the Vision and Strategy Group which has facilitated the development of ECM’s new strategic plan. Alongside his ECM responsibilities, Jim teaches the European modules on the MA in Contemporary Missiology at Redcliffe College (UK) and is one of the founding editors of Vista, Redcliffe’s research-based journal on crucial issues for mission in Europe. He is a regular speaker at conferences on mission in Europe and is currently leading a research project on measuring the missionality of the churches in Spain in association with the Lausanne Movement.
After spending four years as Housekeeper at Redcliffe College in Gloucester, Christine is now using her skills and experience at a seminary in La Carlota, Córdoba. As Supervisora de Residencia she has a day-to-day interaction with seminary students and staff as she organises various domestic aspects of the life of the college. She leads a pastoral group for some of the students, helps with English lessons and, with Jim, meets informally with students to share their experiences in ministry.
Christine also has various ECM administration and organisational roles including being a member of both the Biennial Conference Planning Group and the Ministry Direction group as well as running a pastoral group for ECM missionaries in the south of Córdoba.