Adults starting out

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. (Matthew 28:19-20)

Back to Church Sunday

Back To Church SundayBack to Church Sunday: encouraging churches to set aside a Sunday in late September to invite people to church. Training in welcoming, how to pray for and encourage people to come back to church is provided.

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Alpha

Alpha _course _logoAlpha: a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. It runs in churches, bars, coffee shops, prisons and homes all around the globe.

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Table Talk

Table TalkTable Talk: a game of questions which helps people to explore issues of faith with friends who may not normally be able or willing to talk about spiritual matters.

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Table talk

is a game of questions which helps people to explore issues of faith with friends who may not normally be able or willing to talk about spiritual matters.

Alpha

is a series of interactive sessions that freely explore the basics of the Christian faith. It runs in churches, bars, coffee shops, prisons and homes all around the globe. It is available for adults and for youth. Typically Alpha has around ten sessions and includes food, a short talk and a discussion at the end.

Back to church Sunday

is an initiative that encourages churches to set aside a Sunday in late September to invite people to church. Training in welcoming and how to pray for and encourage people to come back to church is provided.

The 10 Commandments

 A series of talks by Canon J. John based on the Ten Commandments and has led thousands of people to Christ.

Questions of Life by Nicky Gumbel

is a book that addresses key questions relevant both to Christians and non-Christians in a direct, uncomplicated and doctrinally sound manner, complement to Alpha course.

Evidence that Demands a Verdict

by Josh McDowell is a classic defence of Christian belief. It stimulates and challenges the non-believer while giving every Christian an unshakable foundation for life and faith.

Christ and Culture

by Richard H. Niebuhr. This gives several positions on Christianity and its interaction with culture.

Body, Mind & Spirit Festivals

Interest in formal religion may well be on the decline in western Europe but interest in spirituality is certainly not – witness the number of books on rail station bookstore shelves, references in TV soap operas and films and the internet trade in crystals, tarot cards, etc. Those who are more serious enquirers into spiritual realities frequent the growing number of ‘Body, Mind and Spirit’ Festivals. Increasingly Christians are booking space as ‘exhibitors’ at such events and offering anything from ‘free prayer’ to ‘massage and counselling’ and ‘Christian card readings’ (telling the gospel using a set of cards in a similar style to tarot cards). For an interesting reflection on this ministry by Jonny Baker see his blog.

Christian Foundations

The Christian Foundations small group resource offers an engaging introduction to the good news of the Gospel, the story of the Bible, church history, the creeds, and core practices of the faith. The material has been designed for people with no Christian background, and for those wanting to refresh their basic grounding. 

Know Why you Believe

by Paul E. Little is a clear Affirmation of the Reasonableness of the Christian Faith. It helps people set aside their wills and accept Christ into their hearts.

The Man God Uses

by Osward J. Smith is a book for Christians to deepen their faith.

Basic Christianity

by John Stott. Clear, classic book examines the historical facts on which Christianity stands. Here is a sound, sensible guide for all who seek an intellectually satisfying explanation of the Christian faith.

Forming Intentional Disciples

The Path to Knowing and Following Jesus by Sherry Weddell. Sherry, a Roman Catholic, explores how to “foster a parish culture of intentional discipleship” and disciple-making, understanding that if there is change “at the parish level....the life of the whole Church will change.” Watch video reflections by Sherry A Weddell

Just walk across the room

A course/book/DVD by Bill Hybels, it is centred around building relationship with people, not to push a God agenda but to demonstrate God’s love by building relationship with people. My experience of evangelism of the past was to the “lets go to the pub for evangelism” when actually we found evangelism much more effective when we just “went to the pub” and spent time with people.