Let’s help people discover Jesus together!
This new year is unlike any in our lifetime. We are all aware of the challenges 2021 and beyond will bring.
Research has shown that more than 97% of the UK population today are not active followers of Jesus1. Along with that many Christians are expressing a lack in confidence in talking about their faith2. These are sobering realities and, as we have considered them side by side, we are compelled to respond purposefully as a ministry. Our vision is that every person in the UK will have the opportunity to discover Jesus and live their life to the full in relationship with Him.
As we have prayed about how to respond to the challenge before us in this season, we believe God is calling us to focus our national efforts to work directly with churches in the UK.
Over the next 5 years, through our growing City Teams, we will build our connection with churches up and down the UK, supporting them to inspire, encourage and enable their members to grow in confidence to help their friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to discover Jesus together. We will do this by providing them with a wide range of tried and tested resources and courses, easily accessible to all. These include our free Living & Telling course, now available to run with groups online – you can find out more at https://www.agape.org.uk/living-and-telling/
We want to see every Christian renewed in their confidence to introduce Jesus to the people they spend time with at home, at work and at university. We want to see the whole church motivated again for the Great Commission as all people need to know now, as much as ever, the hope we have in Jesus. Now is a time both of great opportunity and great need and we want to play our part in seeing Christians ever more passionate about following Jesus and sharing the good news about Him as a way of life.
We are excited about the opportunities this year and the next 5 years will bring.
We really appreciate your ongoing prayers and support for the work we are doing.
1 According to John Stevens of FIEC in his book Knowing Our Times
2 LICC, JFilm, Agapé UK