Evangelism and the local church (2) cold contact

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In part one, I said that my approach to evangelism is: “We live in an area and get to know people and we go and knock on some doors.” You will also have picked up through the article that I envisage this happening in the context of being part of the local church.  Now, whilst… Continue reading Evangelism and the local church (2) cold contact

Evangelism and the local church (1) Keep it simple

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I’m sometimes asked about my approach to evangelism. I’ve particularly been asked this question a lot recently as we’ve been in conversations with churches about future ministry and I remember it coming up when I was interviewed at Bearwood.  My answer to the question is: “We live in an area and get to  know people… Continue reading Evangelism and the local church (1) Keep it simple

COVID and Cold Contact Evangelism

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I’ve been writing about how we go about building back our outreach as we move out of lockdown. In a recent post, I wrote that I didn’t think we should rush to put back some of of our traditional outreach ministries such as children’s clubs and Toddlers groups.  The reason for this is that we… Continue reading COVID and Cold Contact Evangelism

Fruit from the harvest … fruit for the harvest

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The other day, I sat and read one of those “history of our church” books that local churches produce to celebrate centenaries and 150th anniversaries. There was a beautiful little story in it. The church were looking to do a bit of building work and began to raise the funds. A large legacy of £58k… Continue reading Fruit from the harvest … fruit for the harvest