Bring One Friend
As a church, there are plenty of ways where you can find more and do more. So we encourage all disciples to do a simple act. Bring One Friend to church
We want to encourage every church member to Bring One Friend to their worshipping community as a simple way to help us see a bigger church making a bigger difference. The idea is nothing new. But we have plenty of occasions to Bring One Friend along to.
You can bring one friend to a service at the church you go to, so they can experience what it's like with someone by their side. Someone to lean on if it’s difficult taking their first steps. Going to an event at church, why not invite someone who’s never been inside your church to go with you?
Christenings and weddings are also great ways of introducing new people to church life. They are celebrations of events that happen in day-to-day life and are a good way to start a conversation about why you go to church.
We all have plenty of opportunities to bring one friend
On Mothering Sunday, Easter, Pentecost, Harvest, Christmas and other occasions in the church calendar
For the Thy Kingdom Come campaign between Easter and Pentecost
Look at your local church events and services and see what you think others would like to come to.
Telling your story
During your ‘Rule of Life’ journey’, you’ll need to ‘Tell’ your Christian story.ResourceTotal current bookmarks 2
Bishop Paul reflects on being sent to tell
As a student, I used to take the bus to college. As I was standing at the bus stop with my friend Tony, we had a ringside view of a traffic accident - nothing serious, just one of those slow-motion shunts that happen regularly in any city. We gave our names to the drivers, and a week or two later we received witness-statement forms to complete. After we’d done so, we compared notes and found that our accounts differed substantially. Neither of us thought that this was a problem. We argued the toss over a coffee, and then we sent our forms off and thought no more about it. We didn’t amend or change what we had written, because we had been asked to give an account as we remembered it. We were not advocates for one or other point of view. We were witnesses. Being a witness is not a stressful occupation. All you have to do is say what you have seen and heard, as it seems to you. If others have a different perspective, so be it. In the Bible the experience is the same.ResourceTotal current bookmarks 0
Why do Christians ‘Tell’ people about Jesus?
As Christian disciple you will have experienced feeling what God can do for you and what God wants from you. As a disciple, you will want others to experience this. The best way for others to know Jesus and God is to tell them your story and invite them to find out more through coming to church. .Course 2 PartsTotal current bookmarks 2