Shareit! reminds supporters of the real challenge for home mission
Writing in the latest issue of Shareit! - Church Army's supporter magazine, Philip Johanson (Church Army's Chief Secretary) comments: "Contact with people and the relationships we have with them impact upon us consciously or unconsciously and influence what we believe, the way we behave, and the outlook we have on life. The question therefore "" is relevant to all of us whatever our age or experience of life. "
The magazine, which goes out to individual supporters and parishes, links the focus of Church Army's latest campaign to the work being done by its 350 evangelists across the UK and Ireland and to Get Out More the theme for Church Army Sunday (25th September 2005).
Johanson continues: "Looking around us we see lives damaged through the abuse of people by others, through drugs, alcohol, and crime and in other ways. There are a growing number of people who have turned their back on the church, if they ever were involved in the first place; yet with a growing interest in spirituality, whatever some people mean by that word. These situations present exciting challenges to the Christian committed to mission at home with a concern about what people believe and the way they live their lives."
This edition of Shareit! covers several projects where Church Army is helping people discover that belief in Jesus Christ does make a difference in the way we live our lives and the impact this can have on others. Examples of these include:
featuring Anne Williams working as Community Missioner on the Ford Estate in Sunderland .
featuring Jonathan Wiggam and Alan Dodd working with community in Egremont and Aldershot
How a new vision for evangelism at is changing lives
How is helping to equip the church for a spiritual age
on how AbunDANCE a day of dance workshops has made a difference for mission in Oxford
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