What do people in the UK think of Jesus, Christians and evangelism?
Has the recent pandemic impacted people’s perceptions towards Jesus, the church and the Christian faith?
If so, what does this mean for the church as we navigate life in a post-pandemic world?
Earlier this year an important piece of research, called Talking Jesus, was carried out to give us a better understanding into these questions. The Diocese of Coventry has invited Dr Rachel Jordan-Wolf to visit in September to present and unpack the findings from this latest research and to highlight any significant changes since the original Talking Jesus research which was carried out in 2015.
Rachel is the Executive Director of HOPE together. She has always been passionate that others meet and come to know Jesus Christ. She has worked with YWAM amongst prostitutes in the red-light district of Amsterdam and has completed a PhD at Kings College London. She was the Church of England’s National Mission and Evangelism Adviser and has just transitioned to become the Executive Director of HOPE. In this role she creates resources, catalyses initiatives and oversees research that equips and inspires local churches to reach out to others with the good news of Jesus. She is married to Darren, who is a church planter in East London, and she is deeply involved in the church plant herself.
Join us on the 27th September as we explore the data together and spend time to ask what challenges and opportunities this presents for the church going forward.
There will be two sessions, one from 12.30 - 2pm and one from 7.30 - 9pm, both hosted by Gareth Fitzpatrick (Mission and Evangelism enabler for the Diocese of Coventry) and taking place at St John’s Westwood, CV4 8GN.
For more information contact Gareth.firstname.lastname@example.org