Review: LEAF Leaders Lunch with Roy Crowne

LEAF Leaders Lunch with Roy Crowne

LEAF Leaders Lunch with Roy Crowne ~ REVIEW

LEAF hosted a very inspiring lunch today with Roy Crowne, who leads ‘HOPE’. HOPE is sharing the vision for churches to grow by ten percent in 2018. Backed by research form the Talk Jesus project, and experience with HOPE 2008 and 2014, they have formed a strategic ‘rhythm’ for evangelism across the year. The main Christian denominations are supporting this vision. To see more please refer to the What is HOPE 2018 article.

In 2018 the vision is for:

  1.  prayer during January,
  2.  Using a new Lent Course (endorsed by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland) based on ‘40 Stories of Hope’ which will also be used in prisons across the UK at the same time. We are encouraged to buy one copy for our own use and another to be given to a prisoner.
  3.  Making the most of Easter, which falls on April 1 st 2018.
  4.  Joining with ‘Thy Kingdom Come’- leading up to Pentecost – praying for 5 people to become Christians.
  5.  ‘Fun Days’ over the summer.
  6.  A National day of Prayer for Peace on August 4th , which is 100 years after a similar day was called across the Commonwealth by King George V in 2018.
  7.  In September HOPE will be working with World Vision to promote ‘Food with Friends’ – inviting friends to share a meal.
  8.  November 11 th will be a Sunday that year, and will be the 100 th anniversary of the end of World War 1. In conjunction with the Royal British Legion there will be a card to give to all who attend Remembrance services, with a ‘thought’ from Archbishop Justin Welby.
  9.  At Christmas there is the opportunity to invite people to our carol services and other events. There will be a magazine to distribute, with faith stories from celebrities – this is to be a tool to help us to talk about our wonderful Lord Jesus.

LEAF Coordinator and Chair: Alison JohnLEAF hopes to encourage local churches to make the most of this national initiative. When the team meets in May 2017 we will pray and plan how this might look. If you have any thoughts to share with the LEAF team, please do email our administrator:

Thank you.

Alison

Alison John
LEAF Coordinator


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