A rhythm of mission to help you make Jesus known in 2018

January


PRAY

Start the year with prayer and continue praying for at least five people, asking God to give opportunities to point them to Jesus.

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February

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TRAIN

Use Talking Jesus – What Can I Do? to prepare for a year of mission



Take the 40 Acts challenge and put faith into action.

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Involve young people in Mission Academy Live.

 

March


GIVE

Hope-EasterDistribute the HOPE at Easter magazine door to door and give Who Do You say I Am? as a gift to Easter service guests.
 

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REFLECT

In the 40 days before Easter be inspired by ‘40 Stories of HOPE’ - the new book from Prison HOPE, and use the group discussion notes to study Mark’s Gospel.

 

 

April

 

Easter


Brand your Easter events HOPE to make the most of the national campaign. Download the HOPE logo

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INVITE

One Friday events, Wintershall Easter Passion play screenings, Easter Sunday guest services – whatever your church plans to mark Easter, let’s be outward-looking and intentional about giving people the chance to respond to the gospel.

 

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May

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PRAY

Thy Kingdom Come Thy Will Be Done as you pray and make Jesus known with words and actions.

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June




INVITE

Take part in the National Weekend of Invitation 15-17 June.

 



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SAY 

Many people (43% of adults in England) believe Jesus rose from the dead. Let’s be prepared to explain how Jesus gives us hope, and how we can live in the power of the resurrection.

 

 

July

 

Summer
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Brand your summer events HOPE
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Fun Days, Fetes and summer barbecues are all opportunities to build bridges with people in your community. What will you GIVE, SAY and INVITE people to, so they have an opportunity to find out more about following Jesus?


 

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August


PRAY

From 4 August join 99 Days of Peace to end with 11 November 2018 and the centenary of the end of World War 1. 

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Always give people a next step – add Christianity.org.uk  to your posters, invitations and fliers so people can find out more about Christianity and  Jesus Christ.
 

September

 

Harvest


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Share a Meal - Food with Friends. Put Harvest back into the church calendar. Get to know some new people over a meal and, if your guests want to make a gift to cover the cost, you can bless an unseen guest at your table.

Invite the people who attended your summer events to join autumn activities at your church. 

 

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October

 

Plan a Peace Party to follow on from the 11 November Armistice Day commemorations.

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GIVE 

The Story to point people to Jesus.

 

November


Remembrance


Sunday 11 November – Armistice Day. Bring your community together to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1 with a special Remembrance service and Peace Party.
 

 


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HOPE will provide something to GIVE, something to SAY and an INVITATION to offer. 

Hold a Peace Party to remember the celebrations which took place on 11 November 1918 as the First World War ended.

 

December

 

Christmas

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Deliver the Christmas HOPE magazine door to door and give HOPE’s Christmas gift book to guests at your Christmas events.

 


SAY

Let’s be intentional about pointing to Jesus as the reason for the hope we have at Christmas and throughout the year. Try carol singing door to door in your neighbourhood. Stage a flashmob carol service in a shopping centre. Offer to help run a Carols event in your local pub or sports stadium.

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INVITE

Invite the people you have been praying for to Christmas guest events.  Ensure that guests at your Christmas services have ways to find out how to follow Jesus.