Talking Jesus course now free online until end of August
Online Talking Jesus course FREE during the Covid-19 lockdown HOPE Together has made the hugely popular Talking Jesus course available to rent free to watch online during the Covid-19 crisis.
Announcing the new online opportunity, Roy Crowne, executive director of HOPE Together, said: "We have had lots of requests during the Covid-19 lockdown to make the Talking Jesus course available online. We are thrilled to do this and to make the course free for churches to use online over the next few months.
"There seems to be an increased interest from non-Christians in spiritual issues. People are searching for hope. We want to help equip Christians to tell their story and to make the most of every opportunity to talk about the hope we have because of Jesus."
The Talking Jesus course includes six practical, video-based teaching sessions with inspirational testimonies to give real-life examples from people who are talking Jesus. There are also short parable-style films designed to get groups thinking.
To access the course free until the end of August visit www.hopetogether.org.uk/talkingjesus
Dr Rachel Jordan-Wolf, HOPE’s assistant director, said: "The Talking Jesus research showed the UK Church that non-Christians know us, they like us and some of them, right now, are open to having conversations with us about Jesus. The more we have shared the research, the more we have found it has encouraged Christians to have confidence to talk about Jesus and share their faith. That’s why the course was created."
HOPE Together, the Church of England, and KingsGate Community Church in Peterborough, developed the course to equip Christians to talk about Jesus, sensitively, appropriately and with respect in everyday life.
Recommending the course, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said, "The most helpful way people hear the Good News of God in Jesus Christ is by a follower of Jesus Christ sharing their encounter with Jesus Christ. This inspiring course will help Christians to be witnesses to Jesus Christ wherever God has placed them."
The Talking Jesus course is ideal for small groups. Group members are invited to discuss the video teaching, apply it to local situations, and pray together asking God to help each one to make Jesus known naturally and effectively as opportunities come up in everyday life. The goal is to equip Christians to make the most of every opportunity to help friends, colleagues and family members to consider Jesus for themselves and become his followers.