Online resources and links
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Research, Resources and Publishing
The Light Project seeks to encourage others by sharing the experience we have gained in a variety of different areas of mission and evangelism. These range from project ideas undertaken by our students and team to research or articles considering different issues surrounding mission and evangelism. We also publish books and training resources which you can find on this link
Research Project 153
Part of our vision here at The Light Project is to sharpen what we do and enable the church to let people know about Jesus in more effective terms. This means that this year, we are setting out to conduct research into finding the best ways.
The 153 project is based on a prophetic word about looking at how to best do evangelism with those who have never had any interaction with Christianity – the un-churched. While faith is alive and well, institutional Christianity declines in Britain and so less and less people have a clear understanding and experience of what Christianity actually boils down to. The 153 seeks to map how the Holy Spirit is at work in this growing population who have hitherto, never had any real link with the people of Good News.
Most of us appear to be relying on anecdotal stories so this project will research how such people actually meet Jesus and what are the significant factors. Establishing this, will enable the wider church to sharpen its approach to evangelism in a post Christian and post modern society. The 153 project is being undertaken by staff at the Light Project. for more details or to support this research contact Glyn Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
Articles and Essays
If you are currently studying Theology, Mission or Evangelism, we would like to make available to you all the work and essays that we have worked on. You can view and download them here.
Other products we’ve made
Q is an easy way of encouraging people to talk about their faith and life in a relaxed and informal way.
It is ideal for a church or group of Christians who are looking to connect with a new group of people. It works as a pre-Alpha as it is short (4 weeks), ultimately flexible and anyone can run it without training, manuals or lots of preparation. All you need are some people, a coin and a set of beermats (included). ‘It is the best way to get people talking about faith in a real way’… ‘beautifully simple’
To find out more or order please email email@example.com
We have a number of books on evangelism
Opening the tabs below and clicking on the book images will take you to the www.gileadbookspublishing.com website.
Smack Heads and Fat Cats by Chris Duffett
Outlines a new vision for evangelism. The inspiration for the book came after Chris met a drug addict who he thought was going to die in front of him after taking a bad hit of heroin. “I prayed for someone who people would call a dirty ‘smackhead’ and I saw God heal him in front of my very eyes. It changed my life and his.
Chris is the real deal. His book is written in a catchy and earthy style. Great stories that will make you laugh and cry. Truth that will refresh your soul. His encouragement to be the good news is infectious. Buy it. Read it. Live it. And give it away.
Nic Harding, Senior Pastor Frontline Church Liverpool
Big Hearted by Chris Duffett
Looks at what it means to serve a big hearted God and what it means to be big hearted Church. The book is all about going to the least, the lost and the last. It’s about going to those who haven’t heard or experienced the good news of Jesus plus loads of ideas of how to do that as church.
“This book is enormous fun to read. But don’t be deceived, the content of the message is about as profound as anything you will come across.
Dr Nigel G. Wright
“This book will be an invaluable inspiration…though for church life as it now is, it needs to carry a health warning!”
From the Foreword by John Drane
Big Hearted lyfe (Pack of 6) The Bible Society with Chris Duffett
Big-hearted lyfe, developed with Chris Duffett by the Bible Society, features six small group sessions based on lyfe ‘experience’ and Chris’s big-hearted themes. Each session includes reading and reflecting on Scripture, followed by a ‘big-hearted’ challenge to help us grow in love for God and for the people around us.
Questioned Christian by Chris Duffett
A book of 30 poems by Chris Duffett. Chris writes: I pray that you will find something good and challenging in this hodgepodge of a collection of poems. I hope that as you read them, somehow you may encounter the presence of the One who loves us and gave his life for us and sends us out to let the world in on what we’ve got.
Re:union by Anina Thomas
mys•tical un•ion: A deep, conscious awareness of our direct, intimate and inseparable communion with God. Many people are experiencing dynamic encounters with God which, although prevalent in scripture, revival history and the mystical tradition, are often not common in contemporary Western Christianity. Re:Union encourages us into a deeper relationship with Jesus and affirms His invitation to enjoy unbroken heavenly union with God as a daily reality.
This is a book by an authentic Christian mystic who not only has her own stories to tell of her adventures in the spirit realm but who has also chosen to root herself in the long and venerable history of Christian mysticism, sharing with us valuable insights from such great historical figures as Francis of Assisi and Theresa of Avila. It seems that in Anina we are blessed with the merging of two streams: the ancient mystical tradition and the contemporary charismatic movement. Well worth a read.
Ben Pugh, Lecturer in Theology, Cliff College
Re:Union reads like a glorious sunrise dawning on a new day; a carpeted array of delicate, delightful snow drops defying the hardness of the ground or the harshness of the winter; a golden display of daffodils declaring that the winter is past and gone – it’s Springtime!… It is a total joy to commend Re:Union.
Rev Canon Chris Bowater OSL, Senior Pastor New Life Church Ministries Sleaford; Co-founder/Vision Director Worship Academy International
Known and Loved by Chris Duffett (FREE)
Known and Loved is a free resource for small groups to prepare them to do something that will show others that they are known and loved by God.
1) meet in a small group, anything from a few of you to around 12.
2) Meet in public, ideally in a good pub, cafe or garden center coffee shop.
3) Work through the studies and challenges and plan to do something as a group, it could be something that is a one off or something that you continue to do to let others know that they are known and loved.