Monday, 14 July 2008


A bid to make the church ‘more relevant’ in its local neighbourhood is being launched by Care for the Family. Called Engage, the campaign is encouraging churches to get to grips with community and family issues on their doorsteps. The initiative has won the backing of church leaders including the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, Jonathan Edwards of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, and the Salvation Army’s Major Paul Main. Engage takes place in Nottingham and Cheltenham this autumn, aimed at providing leaders and congregations with effective ways to reach out to those who usually have little or no contact with church. Care for the Family’s Head of Church Relations, Richard Hardy said, ‘...I’m convinced our failure to address real life issues is the root cause of the Church’s marginalisation in our society.’

Source: Christianity Today (2/7)

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