Idea1 PRAYER WALKING

This is possibly the most significant idea in this collection. To prepare the ground for outreach by prayer. Here is a simple guide to Prayer Walking. We do not have to be in a church building for God to answer our prayers. We do not need to be on our knees or have our eyes […]

Idea3 “PRAYING FOR YOU”

When we care for other people and listen carefully to their needs and aspirations, then we will naturally begin to pray for them. “Praying for you” simply encourages us to TELL people we are praying for them and INVITE them to suggest subjects for prayer. We can by pray for specific individuals, peer groups or […]

Idea20 PROPHETIC EVANGELISM

A number of authors rightly suggest that we should be open to God the Holy Spirit inspiring and guiding our evangelism through spiritual gifts such as prophecy, discernment and words of knowledge and wisdom. In particular this is a feature of the ministries of evangelists (Baptist) Chris Duffet in Big Hearted (Gilead Books 2012) and […]

Idea26 HEALING ON THE STREETS

Healing on the Streets is a simple, but beautiful way, to reach out to the lost and hurting on the streets of your town or city. It enables you to connect with your community every week, powerfully expressing God’s love in the market place, whatever the weather. We simply invite people to sit on chairs […]

Idea33 LABYRINTHS

One ancient devotional aid has become very popular with this generation: the Labyrinth. Youth for Christ offers resources at http://www.yfc.co.uk/shop/labyrinth-journey-cd.html and much more background is available at http://www.labyrinth.org.uk/ Similarly, although not necessarily a form of spirituality which Baptists are used to, “Stations of the Cross” and different forms of Icons can still be very helpful […]

Idea34 “ALTERNATIVE WORSHIP”

In recent years many new (and some very traditional) forms of reflective and participative worship have spread into mainstream church life. From Celtic liturgies and Taizé chants to silent or guided meditations, or using music and dance, art and sculpture, worship is expressed in very many forms. And many of these spiritual activities are actually […]