HOPE Together has made the hugely popular ‘Talking Jesus course‘ available to watch online for free during the COVID-19 crisis.
The course includes six practical, video-based teaching sessions with inspirational testimonies, as-well as short parable-style films designed to get small groups thinking.
Small group members are invited to discuss the video teaching, apply it to local situations, and pray together asking God to help each one to make Jesus known naturally and effectively as opportunities come up in everyday life.
HOPE Together, the Church of England, and KingsGate Community Church in Peterborough have developed the course to equip Christians to talk about Jesus – sensitively, appropriately and with respect in everyday life. The aim is to enable Christians to make the most of every opportunity to help friends, colleagues and family members to consider Jesus for themselves and become his followers.
Recommending the course, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu said: “The most helpful way people hear the Good News of God in Jesus Christ is by a follower of Jesus Christ sharing their encounter with Jesus Christ. This inspiring course will help Christians to be witnesses to Jesus Christ wherever God has placed them”.
Roy Crowne, executive director of HOPE Together, said: “There seems to be an increased interest from non-Christians in spiritual issues. People are searching for hope. We want to help equip Christians to tell their story and to make the most of every opportunity to talk about the hope we have because of Jesus”.
To access the course free until the end of August, visit www.hopetogether.org.uk/talkingjesus.