Resources for mission and evangelism

God is always good news; we are the ones who make ourselves irrelevant when we are not good news. And when we are good news, God’s people see growing churches.

Archbishop Justin Welby

Mission support in the Diocese of Bristol
What is evangelism?
Courses to help you explore faith


There are many resources available to help you evangelise and spread the Good News Of Jesus in a confident and authentic way. This is not an exhaustive list, but a good place to start. If you know of a resource that you think shoul be included here, please let us know.


How to... Make evangelism less scary

A guide from our 'How to...' series exploring this topic further

Stepping into Evangelism – Church Army

Stepping into evangelism is a publication from Church Army, filled with hands-on advice, tips and workbook exercises to help people engage in evangelism day-to-day.

Church Mission Society (CMS)

We are a community of people who have been set free to follow God’s call in mission. Thousands of people from all walks of life are part of Church Mission Society – praying, learning and acting together in pursuit of that call. Their resource 'Mission is...' helps churches to consider afresh what mission means in todays culture.

Building Rapport Workshop

This is a one day workshop run by The Ugly Duckling Company that aims to encourage and equip Christians to appropriately share their faith with their friends. The workshop normally happens on a Saturday and runs from 10-4pm.

A Season of Invitation including Back to Church Sunday

A Season of Invitation began as ‘Back to Church Sunday’ in 2004, which was an annual opportunity for churches across the UK and abroad to invite people to come with them to church. Ten years on, we’re entering a new season, moving from one invitational service to five:

Back to Church Sunday (September)
Harvest (October)
Remembrance (November)
Christmas Starts (early December)
Christmas (December)

The reason for this change is that research shows people are much more likely to come to church and keep coming if they’re invited several times. So we want to build A Season of Invitation, with five invitational moments coming one after the other.