Paul Senior creates the Cops and Robbers series of Christian testimony comics telling the stories of ex offenders. He invites you to subscribe £1 to read all the mags online to help fund prison outreach. See: http://www.copsandrobbers.org.uk/web/
Andy Twilley from the Nationwide Christian Trust point us to 4 new titles available as booklet, audio cd or DVD which local churches can use with their name on it, for enquirers to the Christian faith:
Russ Bravo from CPO says Inspire magazine has had successful couple of months with a runners up award at Christians Blog and Web ceremony, and 95k print run for back to Church Sunday. They now have website and plan to grow the distribution in 2009:
CPO are printing thousands of extra copies of the Inspire magazine for churches to use for Back to Church Sunday. The articles each month are aimed at people who visit churches or who come to social and other events, as can be seen on:
Russ Bravo reports that many churches in the UK are now using Inspire magazine as an easy to read magazine to give those on the edge of church, report publishers CPO. The title is continuing to see increased demand with circulation now 80,000 monthly. Churches wanting to order for the first time can do so via www.inspiremagazine.org.uk, while those seeking extra copies for Hope08 events or other summer outreach can request extra copies from firstname.lastname@example.org. The magazine is free although donations to cover postage are welcome.
Jeff Lucas has written a new outreach book for Christmas with CPO. Peppered with humour and anecdotes, it has been written as a give away at Christmas events, or as a stocking filler with family and friends in mind. Bright, colourful and clear, with space to put your own contact details. It also has details of the Christian Enquiry Agency for follow up. Details are on:
Andy Twilley from Nationwide Christian Trust has produced the above 'which is designed to help people understand the Christian view of God and what He is like' in the 'context of the post modern world'. When there are 'various different perspectives of spirituality', this 'offers the unique Christian view'. The booklets can be personalised to include details of the local church, and both can be bought in bulk at discounted prices, from:
CPO has a new range of materials for local churches getting involved in the mission initiative Hope08. Linking in with the Christian Enquiry Agency for follow up material, CPO will provide posters, banners, handouts etc. For the moment the materials available are designed for churches which are gearing up for next year, in the preparation stage.
The Christian Enquiry Agency is one of those organisations which does what it says on the tin. It is an agency which helps people enquire about the Christian faith, working on behalf of all the churches in Britain and Ireland.
The latest edition of their news letter has just been published which covers all kinds of resources which can be used in making contact with people outside church. All churches can have the CEA address on any piece of paper, from Notices to Funeral cards.