Church Army at Greenbelt 2009
6 August 2009
Over the August Bank Holiday weekend (28-31 August) the Church Army Bus Project will be at the centre of the Greenbelt Festival.
The bus will be used as a venue from which seven Church Army Evangelists will be leading seminars from its converted interior, covering evangelism from a wide variety of angles. In its day to day life, the bus enables project leader Rob Barker, fellow Church Army evangelist Rick Tett, (both pictured here) and teams of church volunteers to take the Gospel to children and young people living on the housing estates of Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, and Warrington. By the end of Greenbelt, Rob will be celebrating four years of sharing Jesus with young people through this incredible ministry.
One of Robs fellow seminar hosts will be Paul Little, a Church Army Evangelist working with young people in Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders as part of the Grafted team. Paul and the team are involved with a number of projects such as Window of Time, which engages with those who suffer chaotic lives due largely to drug addiction. Along with a number of other projects, Paul is also trained in a multitude of outdoor pursuits such as canoeing, kayaking, archery, mountain-biking, expedition, caving and fencing. All of which should give him plenty of material for his Greenbelt seminars!
You can see a short film about Paul Little at CA online.
Richard Waller is another Church Army Evangelist who has been bringing Jesus to young people in the Diocese of Oxford for four years. He talks in glowing terms of an amazing group of 11 to 18-year-olds with whom he works. Their community involvement is becoming well known through making sandwiches for a homeless project in Oxford, regular help with town clean-ups, and the creation of a garden at the local school. Richard describes his passion for evangelism saying: Seeing lives changed by God is the greatest encouragement I see in pursuing Gods work.
Church Army will also be publicising its new, interactive website for younger Christians: Make Jesus Famous in the G-Source tent at Greenbelt.