It’s so good to see the church out…

Last Sunday I spent time with baptist churches in the Buckingham area looking at ‘Daring greatly’ which is the theme that Jenny our Baptist Union President gave for this year.  20 or so Christians went out into High Wycomb to show and tell the good news through free hugs, fruit of the Spirit giveaways and…

3 insights about evangelism that I’ve learnt recently…

Doing what you do is far more effective than doing what someone else does. Doing what you see God doing and joining in makes it easier to do what you do. Doing evangelism interwoven with prayer makes it far easier and joy-filled than without.  These three insights are somewhat obvious, I know. But bear with…

Creating space for people to connect with God 

  People responded in different ways today… Some questioning what we were doing, others quietly helping themselves to a ‘stone of hope’ while others simply smiled at the free hugs and free bunches of flowers. In it all my hope was that we would be able to help people encounter and connect with God in…

Bucket of flowers out the blue…

We love giving stuff away at The Light Project… Giving speaks of grace and love. A surprise, a unmerited gift, a conversation starter a prompt to remember the greatest gift of all that this world has been graced with. Last week we were giving out free hugs. A simple gesture to remind people that they…

Signs of Grace

Saints on the street is a monthly ‘church out there’ activity on a Sunday. In Peterborough I encourage as many people as possible to join me to show and tell something of the Christian message with the majority of people who simply haven’t a clue what the christian message is all about. Today I had…

The message of eternity

I had two volunteers this afternoon for the chaplaincy in Peterborough. As we met both started talking about their funerals and the arrangements they have made recently. Orders of services have been drawn up, songs chosen and even stipulations of what people should wear have been made. They are both very well and healthy, but…

Free Hugs in Cambridge

“It must be a Physiological experiment…” I overheard someone trying to make sense of what I was doing on the streets of Cambridge this morning. One of the Punt tour guides asked if I worked with a university and if I was conducting an experiment. I simply offered free hugs, alongside first time free hugger…

Meeting the world on the streets of Glasgow

I’ve got an hour or so to reflect on being part of a mission in Glasgow on the run up to the Commonwealth Games. So here we go for a bit of a splurge, ramble, pictures and what-not! Hopefully somewhere along this post you may find something that blesses your socks off. It was a…

Keep it simple, stupid!

So an amazing fruitful day of serving as city centre chaplain… Just being available and around in public all day. That’s it. And surprise surprise I’ve got to meet all kinds of people… Such a privilege. Rachel, one of my volunteers and I set off for the job centre to offer free hugs and to…

‘Come and hear’ or ‘go and tell?’

Over the past month I have had the privilege of working with 3 Baptist Churches to help them connect with people in their communities. The people they had in mind are the vast majority who wouldn’t consider attending their services or taking the initiative to engage with the Christian faith on their own accord. The…