Evangelism is sharing and showing the good news of God in Christ: service and witness go together.
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"It is all about issuing the invitation of Jesus Christ to follow him. And that is an invitation which is issued to all."
Click here for Archbishop Justin's remarks
Evangelism is an important aspect of the work of the Mission Council. Initiatives taking place around the Diocese include:
Alpha has been running for well over 20 years and has spread around the globe having been inspired by Nicky Gumbel of Holy Trinity, Brompton.
Around a central meal, the Alpha course explores the basics of Christianity by means of a short presentation followed by small group discussions. Towards the end of the course, participants are invited to gather for a day or even a weekend to reflect and build on what they have learnt.
For information on Global Alpha Training, visit www.gat.alpha.org
Back to Church Sunday
Run annually in the last Sunday of September, Back to Church Sunday is a chance for church members to invite friends to a 'taster' service.
For information about Back to Church Sunday, contact: email@example.com
Missions have been organised in various parts of the Diocese, most recently in the Pewsey Vale area.
A study course on mission and evangelism through use of a DVD and downloadable study guide. Produced by the Evangelical Alliance and used by several groups around the Diocese. More here
Fresh Expressions of Church and Pioneer Ministry
The Fresh Expressions website has links to all areas of its work and many resources including Pioneer Ministry. The Diocese of Salisbury’s Learning for Discipleship and Ministry Team can also provide further advice for anyone considering Pioneer Ministry.
Click here for a Fresh Expressions YouTube clip
Contact the Revd Penny Joyce:
Good News down the Street
A chance conversation may lead to the question `Would you like to know more about Christianity?` A team of 3 lay people can visit a home and share the Word of God over 6 or so sessions.
Healing on the Streets and Prayer Ministry
An ecumenical initiative reaching out to the night-time economy of young people leaving pubs and clubs in the small hours of the night and early morning.
Ken's email is firstname.lastname@example.org