Advance2020 - the gift of evangelism and a year of outreach

    Diocese of Bristol
    12 December 2018

    Advance: The Evangelists Movement

    Advance exists to promote and stir up the gift of the evangelist, building towards a huge year of outreach throughout the UK in 2020.

    Advance is a partnership between many ministries, mission agencies and denominations including the Church of England.

    Through Evangelist Group Mentoring Advance2020 are committed to equipping and empowering those who have a desire to prioritise the sharing of the gospel, be it from a stage or a one-to-one conversation.

    Alongside this they are praying and planning together for what an intentional, strategic, and spirit-filled year of mission will look like across the UK in 2020.

    Advance Groups

    Meeting monthly, these groups provide space for people identifying as evangelists to receive teaching, sharpen each other through discussion, and share openly about where they are at in their personal lives and walk with Jesus.

    After one year in a group, each evangelist finds another twelve evangelists who they then mentor in the same way. This is about evangelists developing evangelists, to see a huge increase around the UK (and beyond) in the number of Christians who will unashamedly put the lamp on a stand, whether they have opportunities to preach from a stage, or through their daily encounters with family, friends and even strangers.

    To find out more about joining or hosting a group and the resources to enable you to do so: click here.

    Advance Celebration 2019

    Date: 12 October 2019

    Venue: Bethel Convention Centre

    In preparation for Advance2020 committed and passionate evangelists are invited to attend the Advance Celebration; an opportunity to encourage and equip each other to take the gospel to the nation on an unprecedented scale throughout 2020.

    Click here for further information.

    Advance Youth

    If you are, or know a young person aged 11-18 who might be interested in being part of the Advance2020 programme then please fill in the contact form.

    Jimmy Dale the Church of England's Youth Evangelism Officer is working with Advance2020 to develop this programme building on the impact of Mission Academy Live which is still available online.