The Archbishop of Canterbury to launch faith sharing training video

The Archbishop of Canterbury is to launch a new training session aimed at helping Christians to share their faith.

The video, which will be available for download and use in churches from 20 March 2017, is part of Thy Kingdom Come – the global wave of prayer between Ascension and Pentecost.

In the trailer the Archbishop is featured in conversation with the Ven Liz Adekunle, the Archdeacon of Hackney; Rachel Gardner, youth worker and founder of Romance Academy; and the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford.

The four discuss how and why Christians share their faith, what some of the barriers are, and how to build confidence in evangelism.

In the video the Archbishop says that God often uses us as the answer to our own prayers.

“We witness to hundreds of things every day,” he says. “Being a witness isn’t unusual, but it’s about growing as a witness to Jesus Christ.."

“...I want to tell people about Jesus because 43 years ago he found me and my life was changed. Through all the really bad and really good, he’s never changed. He’s always there. We exist to show the world that Jesus is the Son of God, that really matters.”

Bishop Stephen says: “Prayer and evangelism belong together. When we pray, we pray that we would see ourselves, others and the world as God sees them, and want to be part of God’s work of transformation. Evangelism is God’s work – he wants the world to be transformed, he wants the world to know Christ. That’s our motivation.”

The full training session is designed to be run by churches, small groups or individuals and includes questions for small group engagement. Churches are encouraged to host the session for their congregations between Easter and Summer.

Archbishop Justin says, “Join in, plan it into your church schedules - spend an evening looking at this and talking together. I think you’ll enjoy it as much as we have!"

View the trailer and other videos here