what we do
A mission is a focussed time from a single event up to a number of weeks where we reach out to those outside of the normal church community with the gospel. Even in our multimedia, tech-dependent age we believe that one of the most effect ways of reaching people with the gospel is one-to-one. Whether in an existing relationship such as friends and neighbours, or with strangers in the street, we can share our faith.
TFM will work with you to plan, prepare, encourage and train. We will provide experienced poeple to work with you both in preparation and as a team of 'extra workers' during the mission itself.
What do people in this nation know and believe about Jesus? What do they really think of us, his followers? Are we talking about Jesus enough? And when we are, are we drawing people closer towards him, or further away?
A major survey called 'Talking Jesus' in 2015 showed that the majority of people become a Christian through contact with someone they already know who is a Christian. Simply put this means that we Christians need to be willing to share our personal story of faith. We need to have millions more sensitive, positive, culturally-relevant conversations about Jesus. And if we do, it could be deeply effective in evangelism.
'Help!' you cry. That's where the 'aCross Britain' iniatitive comes in. Simply, practical training to help everyone of us to be willing to share the gospel. You can read more about aCB here.
To prepare for mission we run preparation courses to plan and prepare and encourage as many as possible to be involved. However the courses are suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to share their faith story.
Our training events are usually run over a 24 hour period from a Friday to Saturday evening and are very practically based. We also run days and half days if that works best.
Topics covered in the teaching include:
An Introduction to TFM
The people we need to be (holiness)
Telling your story
The Gospel message
Helping an enquirer
Door to door and street work
During a typical training event there will be opportunities to practically try what you have learnt, visiting pubs and knocking on doors in the local area, supported by experienced TFM staff and team members.
To check if we have an event arranged or to schedule an event in your church please contact us.