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The Evangelical Alliance has created a resource hub for the UK church following consultation with many churches and denominations. The EA have launched the Great Commission website to help Christians talk about their faith in Jesus.

Lucy Olofinjana from the EA writes:

www.greatcommission.co.uk is designed to inspire greater passion for evangelism and empower churches and individuals to be talking about Jesus in their communities.

The site brings together more than 150 tools and resources, as well as written reflections on evangelism and personal stories from Christians across the UK. This includes a variety of stories about people who have come to faith in Jesus, as well as stories of different ways Christians are sharing their faith in their everyday lives.

Gavin Calver, director of mission at the Evangelical Alliance, said: "We are passionate about seeing every person in the UK given an opportunity to follow Jesus.

“That's why we've created the Great Commission website with stories, reflections and resources designed to inspire, equip and empower every individual Christian, and every church, to be able to reach out to their community with the good news of Jesus Christ. Let's together make Jesus known."

Balbinder's story is one of the weekly videos – a new one released each Monday morning – showing the power of the good news of Jesus. She says: "Because I had been a Sikh for more than 50 years, when I turned to Christianity, my daughter sort of retaliated. She started going to the Gurdwara, which she never did before, just to annoy me. It used to upset me and then God spoke to me that I have to show her love. If I get angry, that's not showing her [love], so I used to say ‘okay’, but I continued to pray for her.

“Secretly she was reading the Bible on her phone and the verse that came to her was about Nicodemus talking to Jesus, and when Jesus said you have to be born again. She said it would not go from the app on her phone and it spoke to her and she was ready to give her life to Jesus."

Lynn Green, general secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, has shared her excitement about this new online resource: "We need to equip one another to share our faith and to be witnesses wherever we are. I'm really excited about the Great Commission website.

“It's wonderful to see all the resources that are available there; things to watch, things to read, practical things to do – I love practical things! We want to equip every Christian and churches in their witness, increase their confidence and help them."

Donald Bolt, administrative bishop of the New Testament Church of God, said: "The Great Commission excites me in that we have an opportunity as Christians to be co-workers with God in the ministry of reconciliation.

“Helping to share with humanity that they have a way back to their heavenly Father, their creator and that broken relationship can be mended."

Visit www.Greatcommission.co.uk to:

Watch stories of lives changed by Jesus throughout the UK, and hear about how others are sharing their faith. A new story is available each week to share and freely download, reminding us that God is at work in our land.

Read reflections that will encourage and stimulate you as you think, dream, pray and plan about what evangelism could look like in your place. These reflections come from Christians across the diversity of the UK Church, sharing the lessons they’ve learnt from their context.

Find prayer reflections and resources to inspire you in prayerful outreach.

Be equipped to act through quickly and easily searching the wide range of evangelism tools and resources already out there. More than 150 resources and tools have been categorised according to who you want to reach, what type of activity you’re interested in, or what time of year.

You can also easily share what you’ve found on the site by creating boards to save the stories, reflections and resources you’d like to show others. You can then give chosen individuals access to view these boards – whether that’s friends, members of your PCC, or your youth team.

Visit the website today at www.greatcommission.co.uk and keep up-to-date with the latest content via Facebook and on Twitter.
 
(29 November 2016)

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