“Evangelicals over the last 40 years, I fear, have concentrated too much on the church, church life, church membership, the ordained ministry, eldership, all of which have a place; but too little on our greatest treasure, the message of the gospel itself, and too little on the whole church being mobilized to take it directly to folk. The Prims [Primitive Methodists] challenge us to re-evaluate our emphasis. They also remind us that an evangelism that has a ‘four walls mentality’ and can only function in a church building centered way is too restrictive.
Our Lord said: ‘…Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.’ And the servant said, ‘Lord it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.’ And the Lord said unto the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.’ (Luke 14:21-23)”
|-Roger Fay, Pastor of Zion Evangelical Baptist Church, Ripon (England)
From Primitive Methodism—a study in meteoric Methodism, p. 15 (Fay)
I stayed with Pastor Roger and his wife the first week and was in Brighton, “the gay capitol of the UK”, the second week, working with Pastor Stephen Nowak, and his team—another privilege of mine in observing their veracity for evangelism and service to our Lord. I will never forget the trip and will always praise God for it.
We praise the Lord to announce that He has seen fit to give us more materials for the lost at His ministry tables in the UK—LTW is going to partner in evangelism and apologetics at tables in Ripon, Pickering, and Brighton (all overseen by pastors and affiliated with specific churches; links to the churches are accessed via links below). We are partnering by shipping resources to the pastors and teams who do evangelism. These resources include tracts for Catholics, CDs and DVDs of testimonies of ex-homosexuals for “gays” who approach the tables, brochures/tracts/articles for Moslems, tracts and books for New Agers, devotionals for children, articles for Freemasons (in North Yorkshire), books for witches and women who worship the “goddess spirit”…witnessing cards for Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses… “Steps to Peace with God” (generic tracts)…and articles to combat specific pop-heresies of our pop-Gnostic culture. I plan to get shipments sent out to the following ministries in the UK this week.
LTW PARTNERS THROUGH RESOURCES IN OUTREACH AND APOLOGETICS IN THE UK
Itinerary for first week: http://lightingtheway.blogspot.com/2008/06/itinerary-for-uk.html
Mission field of Harrogate (North Yorkshire) UK:
Articles for the UK:
Mission field of Ripon (North Yorkshire) UK: http://lightingtheway.blogspot.com/2008/06/ltw-to-uk-ripon.html
Mission field of Pickering (North Yorkshire) UK:
Mission field of Brighton (South coast) UK: Praise the Lord for the team of Christians in Brighton, witnessing at an evangelism table in the “gay capital of the UK”… http://lightingtheway.blogspot.com/2008/06/shining-light-in-brighton-darkness.html
A Burden for Brighton: http://lightingtheway.blogspot.com/2008/06/mission-field-of-brighton.html
Shining a Light in Brighton: http://lightingtheway.blogspot.com/2008/06/shining-light-in-brighton-for-jesus.html
Missing Brighton: http://lightingtheway.blogspot.com/2008/06/missing-brighton.html