Once a month I head to the city centre of Peterborough with as many as who would like to join me! It really is a highlight in my schedule, a refreshing and exhilarating aspect of serving as a minister.
Sometimes I have a small team, sometimes there are lots of us, but today I was joined by one of my amazing city centre chaplains, Pat.
But that was ok. It felt a bit like when the first people who had encountered Jesus, were sent out by him two by two.
It was also ok as we had the most amazing conversations with people. Being in the city centre is so important to be amongst the majority of people who don’t ‘go’ to church. One man wanted to talk with me and explained that I had given him a hug about a year previously and how much that simple act had meant to him. He spoke about how he had been feeling at the time and having someone reach out to him made a difference… Encouraging or what!
This morning for around two hours we met people who asked us questions about what we were doing and engaged with our message of ‘Look to Jesus.’ Some just wanted to look at the painting!
I used my sunflower painting from last week as an illustration and we also handed out around 50 sunflowers, explaining that just as they move and look to the sun we can look to the One who says that he is the light of the world.
Here’s some pictures from this morning:
If you’re wondering what to do to creatively reach out to people with the good news of Jesus, we have a training day coming up in October in Peterborough on Friday 21st October 2016 10.30-4.30. You can book through www.lightprojectpeterborough.org.uk
Also, if you feel you can’t ‘go out’ and share your faith because you haven’t got a team to go with, all you need is one more to make a team! Who is that you can ask to join you to go out and share some good news?