Hope The Heartbeat of Mission
This comprehensive handbook on mission and evangelism provides a complete guide to local outreach based on ‘Hope’s’ values of
• demonstrating God’s love as churches work together, meeting community needs
• continuing to love and serve people whatever they choose to believe
• inviting people into a spiritual journey sharing the gospel in culturally relevant ways
• giving people opportunities to respond to the gospel and connecting them to church.
A series of helpful and stimulating articles, some more theological and some more practical look at the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’ of mission and evangelism. Among a wide spectrum of contributors are Paula Gooder, Graham Cray, Christopher Jamieson, Mark Greene and Rowan Williams.
The second two thirds of the book follows the church year with a series of
ideas, resources and suggestions for all kinds of ways for reaching out in a spirit of service to the surrounding community. Do you want to run a community festival, start a debt counselling service, run a seekers group, support your community in the workplace, campaign on human trafficking (or any one of scores of other ideas)? This book is packed with good ideas, suggestions and places to find further support.
Can be found at http://www.hopetogether.org.uk/
We have copies available from the Parish Development and Evangelism Team. A limited number are free to parishes that have not already received a free copy.
The Education Centre, Stag Hill Guildford GU2 7UP firstname.lastname@example.org.