3. Equipped to witness to the Gospel of love, compassion, justice and freedom

Jesus commanded his followers to go and make disciples of all the nations. 

If our faith is important to us we shall want to share with others the good news of God's healing and forgiving power. We do not need to be great theologians to describe to others what God has done for us in our lives. There is nothing more powerful than testimony.

Tell their stories

TV soaps are more popular than documentaries, and a simple yet personal testimony can be more effective than endless well-argued sermons.

An enquirers group

In 2007, parishes nationally were asked whether they had provided an enquirers course or group for those seeking to know more of the Christian faith. Only 36.3% of parishes in the Diocese of Worcester had done so. Recent Alpha Courses have shown that there is an appetite for such initiatives.

Specific events

Some deaneries have held evangelistic Mission Weekends for which they received training and support. Activities such as ‘Pray One For Me' on Ash Wednesday and ‘Back to Church Sunday' have also been fruitful.

Trained and equipped

One Deanery recently held a training day on how people might tell their own story of faith. ‘Lost for Words' (CPAS) is a course that can be used by parishes or small groups.

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