THE Church Army has launched an evangelism course that uses imagery and humour to prompt honest conversations about faith.
Under the title “Faith Pictures”, the online resource encourages groups to download videos and information packs, which have been created to teach churchgoers how to talk about their experience of Christianity in a “natural way” with friends and family.
The author of the course, and part-time tutor for the Church Army, the Revd Mike Starkey, said that he designed Faith Pictures to appeal to a “much broader swath” of people than other Christian programmes, such as Alpha.
“The videos are all very entertaining and lighthearted,” he said. “People on the fringes of the Church, and those in the centre, can really enjoy taking part.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury, who has contributed to the course, urged church leaders to download its resources for home groups. It offers six sessions, and could be used during Lent.
Faith Pictureswas proposed by the Archbishop’s Evangelism Task Group, and has been piloted in a handful of parishes. Mr Starkey said that the response so far from Catholic, liberal, and Evangelical traditions has been positive.