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Great commission: new website offers resources and stories

A new website from the Evangelical Alliance promises to offer local churches fresh stories, ideas and resources to reach their communities with the good news of Jesus ...

The good news of Jesus is something we all have a role in sharing. That’s the message from the Evangelical Alliance as they launch the Great Commission website to help Christians talk about their faith in Jesus.

Greatcommission.co.uk is designed to inspire greater passion for evangelism and empower churches and individuals to do more about it. The site brings together a variety of stories about people who have come to faith and also stories of different ways Christians are sharing their faith in their everyday lives.

Gavin Calver, director of mission at the Evangelical Alliance, said: “We are passionate about seeing every person in the UK given an opportunity to follow Jesus. That’s why we’ve created the Great Commission website with stories, reflections and resources designed to inspire, equip and empower every individual Christian, and every church to be able to reach out to their community with the good news of Jesus Christ.

“Let’s together make Jesus known.”

Balbinder’s story, shared in the run up to the site’s launch, shows the power of the good news, she says: “Because I had been a Sikh for 50 years plus when I turned to Christianity my daughter, she sort of retaliated and she started going to the Gurdwara, which she never did before, just to annoy me. It used to upset me and then God spoke to me that I have to show her love. If I get angry, that’s not showing her [love], so I used to say OK, but I continued to pray for her.

"Secretly she was reading on her phone the Bible and the verse that came to her was about Nicodemas talking to Jesus, and when Jesus said you have to be born again and she said it would not go from the app and it spoke to her and she was ready to give her life to Jesus.”

The Great Commission website is aimed at placing the gospel at the heart of the Alliance’s activity, helping churches and Christians talk more about the good news of Jesus throughout their lives.

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