Start the year with prayer and continue praying for at least five people, asking God to give opportunities to point them to Jesus.
Use Talking Jesus – What Can I Do? to prepare for a year of mission
Take the 40 Acts challenge and put faith into action.
Involve young people in Mission Academy Live.
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.
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.
Thy Kingdom Come Thy Will Be Done as you pray and make Jesus known with words and actions.
Take part in the National Weekend of Invitation 15-17 June.
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.
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?
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.
The Story to point people to Jesus.
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.
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.
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.