Stepping into evangelism


    Category
    Making disciples
    Date
    27 May 2014
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    This resource is a gift from God, via Church Army, to enable each of us to live out the most freeing, exciting and life-giving of mandates that God offers: to be witnesses to Jesus Christ.

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    Archbishop of Canterbury welcomes new Stepping into evangelism resource

    Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury, has welcomed Church Army’s new resource,

    Stepping into Evangelism

    , a practical booklet to equip individuals and churches to share their faith through words and action.

    Stepping into Evangelism

    is filled with hands-on advice, tips and workbook exercises to help people engage in evangelism day-to-day. With evangelism being one of the Archbishop’s top three priorities, (as well as our own theme here in the Diocese of Bristol for 2014), it is hoped the resource will be a blessing to the wider church.

    Justin Welby said: “When Pharaoh kept the people of God slaves he instructed them to make bricks but didn’t give them the straw they needed to make them. Our God is entirely the opposite – God charges us with a task then gives us what we need.

    "This resource is a gift from God, via Church Army, to enable each of us to live out the most freeing, exciting and life-giving of mandates that God offers: to be witnesses to Jesus Christ. This is just the kind of thing we need.”

    Church Army Chief Executive, Mark Russell, said: “Evangelism can be a scary prospect for many people or just another thing to add to life’s to-do list. Others may see it as merely a growth strategy for the church.

    "Yet, evangelism is so exciting when viewed from God’s perspective! It is God’s vision to see lives changed, hearts renewed, creation restored and people transformed into followers of Jesus. And the best news about all of this is that he wants us to be involved. Therefore, we hope

    Stepping into Evangelism

    will be a real encouragement and blessing to the wider church.”

    Stepping into Evangelism

    is available to purchase for £3 from

    Church Army’s website

    or by telephoning 0300 123 2113.

    A free sample chapter of the booklet is available to read on the website.