Evangelism led by research
The Talking Jesus research shapes our evangelism strategy and therefore our resourcing. It has helped us understand those outside the church and in particular non-Christians. Whilst uncovering valuable lessons into how people come to faith.
You can find out all about the Talking Jesus research here and watch a 10-minute summary clip here. It has helped us develop the following strategy. Everything we do fits under one of these headings.
Pray - Inhabit -Say - Give - Invite
You can download the full report and find out much more on the Talking Jesus website
The all-new Talking Jesus Course
This course helps everyone with the praying, saying, giving and inviting part of the strategy. The Talking Jesus course
was developed in partnership by Hope Together, Kingsgate Community Church and the Church of England. It helps equip Christians to talk about Jesus, sensitively, appropriately and with respect in everyday life.
The Talking Jesus course is ideal for small groups
. You can discuss the video teaching, apply it to your situations, and pray together asking God to help you make Jesus known. The goal is to equip Christians to make the most of every opportunity to help friends, colleagues and family members to consider Jesus for themselves and become his followers.
There are six practical, video-based teaching sessions with inspirational testimonies to give real-life examples from people who are Talking Jesus. There are also short, parable-style films designed to get you thinking.
"The most helpful way people hear the Good News of God in Jesus Christ is by a follower of Jesus Christ sharing their encounter with Jesus Christ. This inspiring course will help Christians to be witnesses to Jesus Christ wherever God has placed them."
The former Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, on the Talking Jesus course.
“This research helped me to understand what a positive opportunity there is in our country to share our faith with others.”
Rico Tice, evangelist at All Souls Church.
"The “Talking Jesus” course really caught people’s imagination. We’ve done many courses in church life about sharing faith, some of them very formulaic, others much more of a program – “Talking Jesus” is a bit more grounded. It helps people to understand the world around them, understand the culture of the nation at this time and the fact that there are people who are out there who are longing for somebody to talk to them about Jesus."
Ian Bunce, leader of Romford Baptist Church, who did the course in small groups.
You can find the material you need to help the Talking Jesus course in your church at talkingjesus.org