52 Ways To Share Your Faith- Week 10

Be the Best You Can Be at Work

How can you serve your colleagues this week? Do something that surprises them!

When I started my new job I soon discovered an office full of likeable people but lack of colleagueship. One woman who was most experienced always had more in her in-tray than everyone else. When I was trained up and getting more confident in the job I decided to break with the office tradition and help her out by offering to take some of her work. Soon others started to copy me and the office dynamic began to change. You might say it became more Christian. I don’t make a song and dance about being a Christian, my colleagues just know I am one. I hope doing something different and helpful might make them curious about Christianity one day.

(Alan Pettigrew)

52 Ways to Share Your Faith
Each week we will publish one way in which we can share our faith with those around us. Please feel free to share this with anyone else. If you want to receive this electronically then go to the ‘Lancashire Methodist Year of Evangelism’ page on facebook (click the like button) or ‘@YrofEvangelism’ on twitter and it will be sent to you. Why not arrange to meet up with a couple of people from your church to encourage each other and share stories. To see previous ideas log on to www.lancashiremethodist.org.uk.

To share a good news story with the district email Nick Moxon.

52 Ways To Share Your Faith- Week 9

Week 9 – 15

Sharing Good News During Worship

Over the next 2-3 weeks organise an opportunity within your acts of worship to allow people to share some good news (i.e. what has God done in my life over the last week). This is a great way to inspire one another and if done consecutively over a number of weeks encourages others to see what God is doing in their lives.

(Nick Moxon)


52 Ways to Share Your Faith
Each week we will publish one way in which we can share our faith with those around us. Please feel free to share this with anyone else. If you want to receive this electronically then go to the ‘Lancashire Methodist Year of Evangelism’ page on facebook (click the like button) or ‘@YrofEvangelism’ on twitter and it will be sent to you. Why not arrange to meet up with a couple of people from your church to encourage each other and share stories. To see previous ideas log on to www.lancashiremethodist.org.uk.

To share a good news story with the district email Nick Moxon.

52 Ways To Share Your Faith- Week 8

Encourage Others in the Community

Do something encouraging or supportive for other people who serve the community – teachers, councillors, librarians, foster carers police, childminders and nursery nurses, care assistants, GPs, lollipop people, cleaners, bin & council operatives, those on customer services, traffic wardens(?). maybe just a card with an encouraging message might give those who work hard but feel unappreciated a powerful message that they are cared for.

(Charlotte Rumble)

52 Ways to Share Your Faith
Each week we will publish one way in which we can share our faith with those around us. Please feel free to share this with anyone else. If you want to receive this electronically then go to the ‘Lancashire Methodist Year of Evangelism’ page on facebook (click the like button) or ‘@YrofEvangelism’ on twitter and it will be sent to you. Why not arrange to meet up with a couple of people from your church to encourage each other and share stories. To see previous ideas log on to www.lancashiremethodist.org.uk.

To share a good news story with the district email Nick Moxon.

52 Ways To Share Your Faith- Week 7

Textify

Send an encouraging text to a friend or colleague. It’s a particularly good way to encourage Christian friends or to reach out to those who are not yet Christians in a low lever but effective way. Easy and non-intrusive to let someone know you are ‘lifting them up’ through a text.  They get the message and there’s no awkwardness or pressure to respond but the message gets through.

(Nick Moxon)

52 Ways to Share Your Faith
Each week we will publish one way in which we can share our faith with those around us. Please feel free to share this with anyone else. If you want to receive this electronically then go to the ‘Lancashire Methodist Year of Evangelism’ page on facebook (click the like button) or ‘@YrofEvangelism’ on twitter and it will be sent to you. Why not arrange to meet up with a couple of people from your church to encourage each other and share stories. To see previous ideas log on to www.lancashiremethodist.org.uk.

To share a good news story with the district email Nick Moxon.

52 Ways To Share Your Faith- Week 6

Connecting with User Groups

To get to know the people who hire your premises throughout the week, look to organise an evening when all groups will be invited to come and share what they do which will then offer an opportunity for you to share what your church does. You could even invite the local community to attend and suggest to the user groups that it’s an opportunity to recruit new people. Offer refreshments and use the event to build relationships between the groups.

(Nick Moxon / Phil Clarke)


52 Ways to Share Your Faith
Each week we will publish one way in which we can share our faith with those around us. Please feel free to share this with anyone else. If you want to receive this electronically then go to the ‘Lancashire Methodist Year of Evangelism’ page on facebook (click the like button) or ‘@YrofEvangelism’ on twitter and it will be sent to you. Why not arrange to meet up with a couple of people from your church to encourage each other and share stories. To see previous ideas log on to www.lancashiremethodist.org.uk.

To share a good news story with the district email Nick Moxon.

52 Ways To Share Your Faith- Week 5

Nick Moxon is our District Evangelism Enabler- and a great resource to us as a District!  He is full of creative and encouraging ideas, and is dedicating some time this year to writing some weekly inspiration which will help us better understand and embrace evangelism.  This week he writes…

What’s Your Story?

Spend some time thinking about what God means to you and how you would share that with other people. Keep it brief – there’s no need to go until your friend falls asleep! One sentence answers are enough. Take a moment and write one sentence answers to these questions:
– Why is being a Christian important to you?
– What do you get out of having a faith?
– Why do you believe God is real?
Is there anyone who you could share this with over the next two weeks?


52 Ways to Share Your Faith
Each week we will publish one way in which we can share our faith with those around us. Please feel free to share this with anyone else. If you want to receive this electronically then go to the ‘Lancashire Methodist Year of Evangelism’ page on facebook (click the like button) or ‘@YrofEvangelism’ on twitter and it will be sent to you. Why not arrange to meet up with a couple of people from your church to encourage each other and share stories. To see previous ideas log on to www.lancashiremethodist.org.uk.

To share a good news story with the district email Nick Moxon.

Comfort in a Crisis

I’ve noticed there are a lot of things going on in our church family lately.  Stress, illness, big decisions, exams… it’s all happening.

I think one of the really special things about the churches in our Circuit is the overwhelming gift of hospitality that each congregation possesses.  We are really good at looking after people- and that’s actually pretty rare these days.  What a special thing God has given us, and what a blessing it is to serve in that way!

Maybe you’re feeling surrounded by stress at the moment, or maybe you’re watching someone you care about go through it.  Either way, here’s a bit of inspiration for us all:

11 Ways to Comfort In A Crisis

If you would like to help respond to needs around us, or have ideas about services and events we could organise for families- or any other ideas, please think about joining the new Circuit Family Ministry Team.  Get in touch with me if you’d like to know more about it (but please do it soon- I disappear at the end of May!)

Grace & Peace