By Stuart Bothwell
(From the April - June 2017 issue of VOX.)
Imagine thousands of Christians across the island of Ireland sharing the story of Christ with those closest to them. What could happen as we look our neighbours, friends and colleagues in the eye and communicate with them how Jesus has changed our lives?
That is what Global Outreach Day is all about. On 27 May, millions of people across the world will step beyond fear and share their faith. We are excited to join with this global movement here in Ireland.
Our vision is to see the diverse body of Christ from across denominations, traditions and backgrounds scattering throughout their local communities on the 27 May to express their faith in the context of their everyday lives.
As we’ve travelled the length and breadth of the island, meeting people in communities from Derry to Cork, we can’t help but get excited about what might happen through this initiative.
Yet our dream is not simply for one day but for every day thereafter - we want to equip you for the work of ongoing ministry beyond Global Outreach Day. We have prepared training resources on our website that will help you grow in boldness to share your story.
In meeting people just like you, we’ve heard plans for individuals to meet friends for coffee, to share meals, and to share their story online as well as local churches and groups organising community parties and practically serving their neighbourhood, all with the intention of finding opportunities to share the story of Jesus’ love.
We would love to invite you to join with thousands of others as we raise our voices and together share our story.
Connect with us at: www.ireland.globaloutreachday.com.