"Remember your leaders, who spoke the word of God to you. Consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith"
Hebrews 13:7 (New International Version)
"God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called"
The Evangelism and Discipleship Team works to equip leaders in their mission and ministry. Empowering and releasing the whole people of God, so that together we can encourage people along their journeys of faith and make new disciples by confidently sharing the Good News.
Advance: The Evangelist Movement exists to promote and stir up the gift of the evangelist, building towards a huge year of outreach throughout the UK in 2020.
Through Evangelist Group Mentoring and the personal witness training offered from Advance Bootcamps, we 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 we are praying and planning together for what an intentional, strategic, and spirit-filled year of mission will look like across the UK in 2020 as we commit to taking the gospel to the nation on an unprecedented scale.
Advance 2020 is keen to see the whole church unite around evangelism, seeking to identify, train and release over 1000 evangelists throughout 2020, sharing faith in both word and deed.
We, as youth agencies and denominations, are particularly keen to see this modelled amongst young people, especially those aged 11-18.
Imagine that our role as church leaders and youth ministers is to raise up an army of young people, young people who are actively and confidently sharing their faith with their peers. Amplify takes a small, hand picked and select group of these young people, with no more than 2 young people from any one church, and places them as part of a year-long programme.
Setting Gods People Free (Monday to Saturday - and on Sunday, too!)
Church life can be busy – whether we have a leadership role in a church, undertake slots on various rotas or are simply trying to juggle all the demands on our time. The gathered life and worship of a church is a vital expression of our faith, but how can this time together better nurture our life of faith across the week?
We help communities flourish by equipping rural churches to identify and meet local physical, social and spiritual needs. We develop leaders and church members through training programmes, events, conferences and learning communities
Pioneering is about firsts. Being the first to lead ministry into new places for and with others. Pioneers must be able to see a new future, and have the skills and gifts needed to make it a reality now.
Towards a Contemporary Theology of Discipleship
This paper written by The Revd Canon Dr Jeremy Worthen, Secretary for Ecumenical Relations and Theology explores the the potential benefits to the Church of England of a renewed emphasis on discipleship.
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