Life 2022

We’re joining over 750 churches across the UK for the Life 2022 mission in the lead up to Easter. 

Bring your colleagues to join us at our upcoming events:

Are you 100% sure you want to be an agnostic?

Speaker: Dr Andrew Sach
Tuesday 29 March  |  6:15pm – 8pm  |  St Nick’s Church, EC4V 4BJ

Is there really life after death?

Speaker: Richard Leadbeater
Wednesday 30 March  |  1:05pm – 1:35pm  |  21 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

This is it.

Speaker: Jonty Allcock
Wednesday 6 April  |  1:05pm – 1:35pm  |  21 Fleet Street, EC4Y 1AA

Host an event

Give your work colleagues and contacts the opportunity to find life that lasts in the gospel.

Organising an event is easy!
Book a meeting room in the office or hire a room in a local restaurant and invite your colleagues to join you.
Share your testimony or ask one of the ministry team to give a short talk.

Follow the steps below to plan your event.

1. Pray

Matthew 9:37 – “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into his harvest.'”

John 10:10 – “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

John 16:8 – “And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgement.”

2. List the people you know

It’s worth listing all your colleagues, friends and work contacts before you start to plan your event, because this will help you identify the opportunities you have, and the people you can serve. Perhaps think about who you see every day, those you see a few times a week, and those you have occasional contact with. Resist the temptation to prejudge who might be interested, and list everyone!

3. Who should your event serve?

Having made a list of everyone you could invite, it’s then important to decide who your event is going to serve. Could you invite a selection of colleagues/contacts, your whole team, your floor, or perhaps the whole company? What sort of setting would make people feel most comfortable, for example, might they prefer a smaller event where they already know everyone else who’s going to be there?

4. Browse resources

www.gospelatwork.org.uk/ has lots of resources available and support you might need. When deciding what sort of event to run, it’s worth considering what sort of event would most clearly proclaim the gospel, and what would most benefit your guests.

5. Partner with other Christians

We don’t need to do this alone; it can be a great opportunity to encourage other Christians to grow in the joy of service colleagues and work contacts. Ask your church to pray for the event before, during, and afterwards. If you do have other Christians in the office pray for each other, and if it’s helpful, organise the event together?

6. Decide on a date

Breakfast, lunchtime, and evening events can all work well, or even a weekend if that suits your guests best.

7. Choose the content

Choose what content will be most helpful to your guests to make sure they have a good time. You could give a talk or testimony yourself or ask one of the ministry team, who would be willing to speak at your event.  

It can be helpful if not all your guests know one another, or they don’t know the speaker, to have some other context to help break the ice, such as a quiz or some games.

8. Invite

Top tip: send the invites early. And if you do hear back from one or two individuals, that can help create a bit of buzz and persuade others to join too.

9. Plan your next steps

Hopefully this event is part of your ongoing service of your work contacts. There are plenty of options for continuing the conversation, such as Christianity Explored, lunchtime talks, catching up one to one, etc.

10. Host the event and enjoy it!

If you’re working with other Christians it can help to split up the tasks. Make sure someone is responsible for hosting and fun, for introducing the speaker and chairing the Q&A. This will help avoid us monopolising the conversation, and allowing our guests to ask their questions and think things through.

11. Report back

We would love to hear how your event went, as would those who were praying for it! Please let us know.

12. Continue the conversation

The seed has been sown and people have heard the gospel, but hopefully this is just the beginning. Continuing the conversation can happen in a number of ways, but messaging all your guests to thank them for coming can be a start.

Also try to catch up with everyone individually, and keep praying for them, and for those unable to make it.

Speakers

Tom Barnardo

Talk Titles

Is there any hope beyond the grave? John 11:25

Is faith just a leap in the dark?
John 20:30-31

Can we really know anything about God? John 1:18

Availability

Week 1
Mon 28 lunch + evening
Tue 29 lunch
Thu 31 lunch + evening

Week 2
Mon 4 lunch  
Tue 5 lunch + evening 
Wed 6 evening
Thu 7 lunch + evening 

Week 3
Mon 11 lunch + evening
Tue 12 lunch + evening
Wed 13 evening
Thu 14 lunch + evening

Chris Fishlock

Talk Titles

What’s so good about good Friday? John 18:1-11

How good is good enough?
Mark 10:17-27

What happens after we die?
John 11:25-26

Availability

Week 1
Mon 28 lunch
Tue 29 lunch
Wed 30 lunch
Thu 31 lunch + evening
Fri 1 lunch + evening

Week 2
Mon 4 lunch
Tue 5 lunch + evening
Wed 6 lunch + evening
Thu 7 lunch + evening
Fri 8 lunch + evening

Week 3
Mon 11 lunch + evening
Tue 12 lunch + evening
Wed 13 lunch + evening
Thu 14 lunch + evening

Mikey Williams

Talk Titles

Why do Christians think Easter is still relevant? / Why bother with Jesus? John 3:16

Do only good people go to heaven? Luke 18:9-14

Is there enough evidence to believe? John 20:24-31

Availability

Week 1
Mon 28 lunch
Tue 29 lunch + evening
Wed 30 lunch
Thu 31 evening
Fri 1 lunch + evening

Week 2
Mon 4 lunch  
Tue 5 lunch + evening 
Wed 6 lunch + evening
Thu 7 evening
Fri 8 lunch + evening 

Week 3
Mon 11 lunch + evening
Tue 12 lunch + evening
Wed 13 lunch + evening 
Thu 14 evening

Tom Wright

Talk Titles

Can I trust the Gospels?
Luke 1:1-4

What is faith? John 20

Where is God’s love in a broken world?

Availability

Week 1
Mon 28 lunch
Tue 29 lunch
Wed 30 lunch
Thu 31 lunch + evening
Fri 1 lunch + evening

Week 2
Mon 4 lunch  
Tue 5 evening 
Wed 6 lunch + evening
Thu 7 lunch + evening
Fri 8 lunch + evening 

Week 3
Mon 11 lunch + evening
Tue 12 evening
Wed 13 lunch + evening 
Thu 14 lunch + evening