Small churches unite for evangelism in Bridlington
Small churches in the Bridlington area of Yorkshire are getting together to conduct outreach in their community
Small churches in the Bridlington area of the Yorkshire coast are getting together to conduct outreach in their community.
Under the umbrella of 4 Churches, a team of committed people drawn from different churches now organise evangelistic events throughout the year.
“We work under a wider banner of four small churches uniting in the Gospel,” explains Evangelist Roger Gray of OAC Ministries (Open Air Campaigners) Yorkshire. “Smaller churches face lower numbers attending services and very few people who could conduct outreach. But we unite in the Gospel to ensure a nucleus of team members which makes us more effective.”
This year, the 4 Churches team participated in Bridlington’s Victorian Market on Sunday 8 July. “Normally, we would be in church worshipping on a Sunday,” notes Roger. “But we recognised this as an important way to reach the unchurched. Also, of course, it coincided with the Olympics. That meant we had some very good literature to distribute which really caught the interest of visitors.”
In addition to literature distribution, team members were able to engage in one-to-one conversations and new contacts were made.
Currently, team members are preparing for the next seasonal opportunity when they form a Christian Carollers group. They plan to sing carols in the town arcade, the Bridlington Promenades, on Saturdays leading up to Christmas and take part in the Christmas Town Special on 15 December. The carollers will also tour local pubs.