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Evangelism and Witness

"The best decision that anyone can ever make, at any time, in any place, is to follow Jesus Christ." Archbishop Justin Welby

Archbishop Justin Welby has made evangelism a priority because it’s the only response there is to what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. As Christians we know that Jesus proves God has chosen to be for all people – offering his love to each of us without conditions. Through his life, teaching, death and resurrection, Jesus shows that God has completely changed this world, these communities, and our lives.

So many people are living with no knowledge of what God has done to entirely change their situation. Evangelism means sharing this good news, because it’s too good to keep to ourselves.

Archbishop Justin is listening to voices from throughout the church, and developing ideas for how he can support this sharing through evangelism and witness:

-  evangelism means showing others – through our words, actions, attitudes and interactions – how God has offered every one of us a new start. And because this message is about the person of Jesus Christ, that message is always loving, always gracious, and always particular. Ultimately this is the work of God, but this work requires us to consider, in every new situation, how we can show others they are loved by God.

-  witness is about what we do with what we have seen: the love of God in Jesus Christ. It flows from our personal meeting with Jesus: we are those who are witnesses firsthand of his love and grace, his forgiveness and mercy, his goodness and light, his welcome and his life. We are those who have heard him address us, we have known him take our guilt away. We have been called by name by him, and set to be witnesses for him to those around us. Witness is the work of the every Christian disciple, and stems from confidence that the best decision any human being can make is to become a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Find news, sermons and interviews about evangelism and witness

January 2018

Archbishops of Canterbury and York launch Thy Kingdom Come 2018
24 January 2018
The global prayer campaign for more people to know Jesus Christ will take place from 10th to 20th May…

October 2017

Thy Kingdom Come film 'The Light' wins Jerusalem Award
12 October 2017
A film about the power of prayer and the life-transforming love of Jesus Christ, created for the Thy…

May 2017

Hundreds of thousands worldwide prepare to pray Thy Kingdom Come
17 May 2017
Christians across England and around the world will gather to pray for evangelism between Ascension and…

September 2016

Prayer changes everything - looking ahead to Thy Kingdom Come 2017
12 September 2016
This year the Pentecost initiative Thy Kingdom Come brought thousands together in prayer across the country…

June 2016

Archbishop of Canterbury to visit Derby diocese
17 June 2016
The Diocese of Derby has announced the full itinerary for the Archbishop’s visit to Derbyshire next…

May 2016

Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols hold Facebook Live chat
27 May 2016
The Anglican and Roman Catholic leaders took questions from the public on unity, sharing the Gospel and…

Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols to hold Facebook live chat
26 May 2016
The Archbishop and the Cardinal will discuss prayer, unity and evangelism live on Facebook tomorrow.…

Archbishop of Canterbury hosts live Bible study on Facebook
19 May 2016
The Archbishop of Canterbury was joined on Facebook by thousands of Christians around the world today…

Week of prayer for evangelism has ‘touched a chord’ says Archbishop
11 May 2016
Archbishop Justin Welby spoke to Premier Radio about prayer, evangelism and Thy Kingdom Come.

April 2016

Archbishop asks churches to pray with renewed expectancy this Pentecost
14 April 2016
When Christians pray the Lord’s Prayer there is no imagining the way God can use them, Archbishop Justin…

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