Who are you and why missions? Urban Ministry Strategists + repost of answers to questions

He replied, “The Father alone has the authority to set those dates and times, and they are not for you to know. But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

We are preparing for our US ministry. So, we are going to help all to get some more background on us before showing up at your church.

This is a re-post of a previous update with a few additions. Every year we get questions from various missions classes from around the US. We have had the privilege to share these questions many times over the years with students. Interestingly enough, they are the same questions people ask us at churches. So, here you go, the answers to your questions. Class or church, you are welcome to utilise these answers to your questions about missions.

I will forewarn, my answers will be a bit different than other missionaries, but I hope they encourage and challenge you to think differently about missions.

Description of mission work:

Urban ministry strategists: (this description was approved by the ABWE Australia team) Russ: Bible study leader, marketing, personal evangelism training, public meeting coordinator, In House ( ministries inside corporations) coordinator, and promotions coordinator, church responsibilities, preaching & Bible studies. Cathy: Children’s leader at Bible Study Fellowship, scripture classes in public schools, women’s Bible study and successful management of our missions home.

What were some specific accomplishments in the area described above? Growth of the numbers and spiritual component of the people involved in ministries and church, (www.rousehillchurch.com) part of the team behind all City Bible Forum events in Sydney (www.citybibleforum.org/Sydney), growth in numerous evangelistic Bible studies throughout Sydney Business District. Please read through many of the events and stories on www.matthewsdownunder.com . You will find many of the events, stories and prayer requests on our monthly updates. If you are not receiving them currently, please sign up for the free RSS feed.

 

Answers to other questions:

1) Why did you choose missions?
I do not think we choose missions, I think that God chooses to send people to the mission field. Through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, God mobilises his people to do his work. The better question is: How did God direct you to missions? Studying the Word, Prayer and direction from Godly men and women. Interestingly enough, this answers the ‘call’ to missions questions, too. The question that needs to be asked to most people: are you even listening to God?

2) What were your first steps in becoming a missionary? 

  1. Pray about it…
  2. Being in the Word constantly
  3. Work: Are you doing the ministry work where you are now? If you are not doing the work that you will be doing on the mission field, where you are living now, then you cannot expect to do it here.
  4. Pray with family and friends
  5. Asking the question : Are you really meant for missions or full time ministry (I have met quite a few people who go to Bible College who are not meant for this work)? Asking God, our pastor and others on this direction.
  6. Pray some more… Praying involves listening. Are you listening?

3) Where did you receive your training for missions?

  1. Evangelism training
  2. Bible Knowledge – Church and Bible College
  3. Interviewing missionaries – Anytime a missionary is in our church or at our school, I would strive to grill them on life in missions
  4. Real Life – Doing work in the real world. I worked for 14 years in retail and sales. Cathy worked as a teacher. We saw people where they were living. We knew how to discuss things with them and how they live.

4) How soon after you graduated from college were you on the field? Bible College: 2 months; University: 14 years

I have a degree in business and a Masters from a Bible College. I went to Bible college after I had been in business for 14 years. So I went to the Australia quite awhile since I went to university, but shortly after I went to Bible College.

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5) Do you believe that the courses and life at your college adequately prepared you for your ministry on the field?

Yes and no, we think more of our skills for missions came from real life and learning from people. The Bible school portion was valuable and needed, but not nearly as important as real life.

Honestly, life on campus at a Bible College is not ‘real’, get out and experience the real world. Why? Because that is who needs Jesus.

6) Can you describe some of the gifts God gave you to minister on the field?

  1. Talking
  2. Listening
  3. Teaching
  4. Laughing
  5. Organisation
  6. Our family

I know the question is seeking spiritual gifts, but this is what truly helps us with moving forward with missions.

7) What was (is) the greatest challenge to you while on the mission field?

Other ministry workers & fellow believers who prefer tradition over sharing the Gospel.

8) If you have children, were they involved in the ministry?
They are one of the amazing gifts that the Lord has given us to know others. Having children allows us opportunities to be involved in our neighbourhood, local activities and school to reach out to people around us. They serve in the church in various and valuable capacities

9) Would you be open to having a short-term group on your field of ministry?

a. Yes with reservations, they would have to be a very special person. Someone who would be open to learning how to reach people here in Australia. Not someone who constantly is looking back at their experience in the US. Also, anyone who comes with the attitude that the ‘US is the best place for Christianity’ should not leave the US. Come to the field with a love for people and a desire to reach them for Christ.

b. The people who come should know their Bible, but not relying on their lessons in Bible College to communicate the Gospel.

c. A person who would be willing to come to Australia to serve the Lord, not to push their thoughts of what church should be based on their limited experience in life. (Sorry, kiddo, but anyone who is 18 years old or younger  is limited in life experience)(If that offends you, please choose another field to visit!)

10) If you were to begin your mission career again, would you go to the field as a member of a mission agency or independently?

Mission agency – Even though they have their challenges. There are not too many people who could go to a foreign field on their own and succeed without a team around them. These ‘pioneers’ know who they are and do not need to hear any of these things, because they already think they know the answers. The majority of people (99.9%) would be better suited to go with a mission agency.

11) What tips would you give us as we prepare for global missions?
a. Pray about it…
b. Get a real job first, go work in the real world for a few years and live with, talk with and understand the real world.

c. Get involved in as many evangelistic activities in your church and community as possible. (If you ain’t ‘doing mission’ where you are, why do you think you can ‘do missions’ somewhere else?)

d. Go on a short term trip

e. Be willing to go wherever God wants you to go (That could be the most expensive city in the world, Sydney)

f. Learn a different language

g. Pray about it some more

h. Talk with your pastor… should you even be considering this adventure of missions?

i. Pray about it again!

j. Know there are two categories for missions: Those who should be on the mission field and those who should pray and support missions.

k. Commit… if you are convinced you are going to do this and this is what God wants from you, go in 100%. No one year plan, no two year plan, no four year plan… jump in with both feet!

l. Go to our website www.matthewsdownunder.com or our Facebook page: Matthews Down Under, research us and other missionaries.

We are looking forward to seeing many of you in the coming months. Well, hope all of this helps you to know us better.

Thanks for asking and please feel free to ask me more questions, if you survived these answers.

Sincerely yours,

Russ & Cathy

(Yes, we use Australian spelling, because we are Australian)

Cosmic Chemistry and US ministry

August is Cosmic Chemistry Month at The Forum

Please pray for all of the talks this month

What is the correct equation?

Science – Religion = Reason  or  Science + Christianity = Purpose? 

“Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind” – Albert Einstein

In August, The Forum steps into the laboratory to analyse the history and contributions of science as we celebrate National Science Week around Australia.

We welcome Dr. Lewis Jones (trained in Astrophysics and Theology and is now the Director of The Simeon Network), and our specialist panellists as we experiment with the fusion of Christianity and science.

Also, would you consider assisting the evangelistic event with Professor John Lennox?

Do science and God mix?   Mon Aug 25th, 7pm-9pm

This event is for the skeptically minded, the scientifically curious and the believer who likes to wrestle with questions of science and faith.

Prof John Lennox will address the question “Do science and God mix?”, followed by a discussion with moderator Jane Hutcheon (ABC News 24). Finally, questions from the audience will be answered on stage.

This event has the potential to reach many skeptics and the auditorium will hold 2500. The similar event we had last year with William Lane Craig filled to capacity and half of the audience were from a skeptical and atheistic background.

Would you be keen to assist with this event? Here are the links through ABWE.

Professor John Lennox event Donation LinkEnter these details:  0770103 – Urban Ministry-City Bible Forum, Sub-account 002 – Professor John Lennox

US Ministry

The family is currently in the US working with churches and supporters to know more about the ministry in the Australia. We are looking forward to coming to your church in 2014. Pleas pray for our time in the US.

We will raising funds for the ministry work and our living expenses. A specific project we are working on is replacing our current ministry vehicle. If you have the capacity to contribute to this project, we appreciate the support. Van Donation link: Enter in these details: Matthews ministry vehicle, Account: 0132363

Thank you for your prayers and support. Please contact us with any questions over the next few months.

The adventure continues…

The Matthews family

 

July in Australia – Towards Belief, Bible Reading Groups and travel

It is the middle of winter in Australia. Yes, it does get cold here and we are in our winter school holidays. Even with the holidays and cold, we are still excited about the opportunities for ministry in July.

Towards Belief at Rouse Hill Bible Church has been a great series for our church to participate. It is a study where leading Christian thinkers diffuse the belief blockers of our time. We have gone through topics like suffering, the supernatural and the Bible. Our groups have grown and people love the discussion after we hear for these speakers from the UK, US and Australia confront each of the blockers to Christian faith in the western world. Suffering,

Pray as we engage both Christians and non-Christians who come along to discuss these belief blockers.

Bible Reading Groups: Reversal of  Fortune – Ruth series and the Cost Benefit Analysis of Following Jesus

For many of our evangelistic Bible Reading groups in the city, we will explore how God is in control of this world.  That God has an answer for life. In the Reversal of Fortune study, we look at whether suffering is an indication that God isn’t there, or that God doesn’t care and what is he doing within out suffering.

While in the Cost Benefit Analysis of Following Jesus analyses the value, challenges, sacrifice and hope we can have in following Jesus. A great study for those who like to go deeper into what it means to  follow The Saviour.

Traveling mercies : Our family will be travelling to the US in a few weeks. Please pray for our trip and our ministry opportunities.

Thank you for all you do for our family and please pray for these ministry opportunities.

Cheers,

The Matthews

 

Towards Belief, Son of God and Scripture Classes in public schools

The next few months are looking to be a great time for ministry in the city and at Rouse Hill Bible Church. As we look ahead to furlough, you might things would slow down, but that is not the case. Things seem to get busier, but we would not want it any other way. We appreciate your prayers for the next few months and all that the Lord has presented for us.

Towards Belief

At Rouse Hill Bible Church we will begin the great series, Towards Belief. It is a study where leading Christian thinkers diffuse the belief blockers of our time.  We will do the study we will hear for these speakers from the UK, US and Australia  confront each of the blockers to Christian faith in the western world. Suffering, The Church, Science and God, Exclusive Faith and many more.

This is a study that welcomes both Christians and non-Christians to come along and discuss these belief blockers. The challenge for our church is to come along and to invite their friends and family to this series.

 Son of God movie event + panel discussion

City Bible Forum will be seeing a special screening of the movie Son of God followed by a Q&A session. It will be an evangelistic evening of film and discussion with some of the industry’s thought leaders.

After the film, join Ben McEachen (Empire Magazine, Open House), Dave Brown (Current editor of Empire Magazine) and Will Mitchell (film/TV professional) for a discussion on the topic ‘Jesus Christ – superstar?’  Does Hollywood’s depictions of Jesus and the Bible improve or diminish people’s perception?

Pray that we fill the theatre and people bring friends and your questions about the fact and fiction of Jesus on the Big Screen.

 Scripture Classes in the public schools

Every Thursday Cathy is privileged to teach 20+ eight year olds truths from God’s Word in our local public school.  Parents can choose to send their children to Protestant or Catholic Scripture classes, or to ethics classes or to none of those. Cathy gets 50 minutes to tell these children God loves them, Christ died for them and that they can know God if they put their trust in Him. All though most are familiar with the more well known stories from the Bible, almost none of the children attend church. They are really interested in the things Cathy has to teach but 8 year olds are really starting to think and so she gets questions like, “Who made God?” and “How is God and Jesus are the same?” There is a great need for more Scripture teachers in the schools and the government is constantly threatening to put an end to being able to teach Scripture in the public schools.  Please pray that God would allow this to continue and that more people would step up and teach.  Also pray for real inroads into these children’s lives, that real fruit would come from teaching them about God.

Fun furlough Fact: Joshua has been signed up with the US Australian Football League and will be having a go playing with the Des Moines Roosters, the local club. we will keep you up to date on the games. Thanks Tyler for giving Josh a go!

Thank you for your support and prayers.

The adventure continues…

Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope Joshua and Caroline

An open letter to our supporters

As we prepare for furlough or US ministry, it can be daunting to look at all the meetings to be organised, the travel to the US and around the country and time away from our home and ministries in Australia. Over the last year, we have been trying to get in contact with all of our supporters through email, letters or phone calls. As we look over this list of partners in the ministry, one feeling tends to overwhelm us, thankfulness.

We have been raising support for over 11 years and we have been in Australia for over eight years. Throughout that time, supporters have come and gone, support levels have changed and many of you have been exceptionally generous during financially challenging times that have come up throughout our ministry life. We know that it is not always easy to keep giving, but we pray you are blessed by your faithfulness.

Furlough (or US ministry) can be considered a time for missionaries to raise support. Realistically, that is part of the process. But as we look through our list of supporters names we are thankful.  As we come to your churches or into your homes, we hope the message that walk away with one of thankfulness.

Thank you.

It may be a simple thing to say, but it is not minimalistic in its meaning. We are thankful for your your prayers and support.

Thank you for supporting our family.
Thank you for supporting the spread of the Gospel in a spiritually dark place of the world.
Thank you for your prayers.
Thank you for communicating with us.
Thank you for your friendship.
Thank you for your partnership in the Gospel.
Thank you for your love for our family And our Saviour.

We praise The Lord for you.

The adventure continues…
Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Joshua and Caroline

US ministry- we could use your help: The family will be heading back to the US at the later part of the year for our ministry. We look forward to sharing all that the Lord has been doing in Sydney and Australia. We look forward to sharing stories of salvations, ministry opportunities and churches doing a great work.

We need some assistance in the cost of our travel. If you have the capacity to help with some of the costs of the travel, please click on the give tab and enter these details: Matthews – Australia – Furlough expenses – 013236

Link: GIVE to the US ministry needs of the Matthews

Fun facts about Sydney, Questioning Faith and Genesis

 

Fun Sydney facts: We are still amazed how little people know about Sydney and Australia. Prior to our furlough, we thought we would share some fun facts about this amazing city.

1. Sydney Harbour is the deepest natural harbour in the world with 504,00 mega litres of water.

2. Sydney is the 12th most expensive city in the world with property prices averaging USD8,717 per square metre.

3. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is the widest long-span bridge and tallest steel arch bridge in the world, and the 5th longest spanning-arch bridge according to Guinness World Records.

Questioning Faith at The Forum in April

Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed and an Atheist walk into The Forum….

At the Forum, we will look at the key different faiths (or lack of faith). Next week to the end of April the irrepressible Ian Powell will investigate the questions the world faiths seek to answer about peace, paradise, truth and freedom. An excellent opportunity for enquirers to ask their curly questions during Q&A!

Please pray for these evangelistic opportunities and for people to come along. We had record breaking attendance for the Resurrection Inquest! Thank you for your prayers.

Rouse Hill Bible Church

The Hosea series is complete and we are currently in a short money series. Easter will be an exciting time and then we will begin a Genesis series.

We are loving the church and the opportunity to serve alongside the church family at RHBC.

US ministry- we could use your help: The family will be heading back to the US at the later part of the year for our US ministry. We look forward to sharing all that the Lord has been doing in Sydney and Australia. We look forward to sharing stories of salvations, ministry opportunities and churches doing a great work. If you have the capacity to help with some of the costs of the travel,  please click on the give tab and enter these details: Matthews – Australia – Furlough expenses – 0132363

Link: GIVE to the Matthews airfare

Thank you for your prayers and support.

The adventure continues…

The Matthews family

Happenings in Sydney: David Murrow, Resurrection on Trial & furlough update

The most recent updates have been about about the recent trip to Bangkok and the Urban Missions Summit. But we cannot forget Sydney. We have some exciting coming up in the next few weeks in the city. We would appreciate your prayers.

David Murrow

The Forum has the privilege of having David Murrow speaking at various events around Sydney. He will be part of the Bible on Trial series.

His talk will be The Church on Trial: Why are people leaving religion behind?

Details about David: Why are men and boys fleeing Christianity? David Murrow has dedicated his life to answering that question. He’s a best-selling author of ‘Why Men Hate Going to Church.’ Murrow is an entertaining speaker who handles this taboo subject with humour and grace. He’s a television producer and writer by trade. Murrow comes to us all the way from Chugiak, Alaska. We look forward to learn more from David on why people are leaving religion behind.

He will be speaking at The Forum, special dinners, City Bible Forum Legal, Moore Theological College and Bridge Street Fellowship.

The Resurrection Inquest - Hoax or history?

Two barristers go head to head questioning believer and Bible teacher Ian Powell on the evidence or otherwise for the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth.

Defence Counsel – Ian Davidson, SC

Ian Davidson became a Barrister in 1991 after legal experience in the US, followed by work as a Solicitor from 1983. His practice is primarily in commercial and equity. Ian also has inquest experience, though never involving a vanishing corpse.

Prosecuting Counsel – Martin Hadley

Martin Hadley became a Solicitor in 1982 and a Barrister in 1990. He is an editorial consultant to The Skeptic magazine and Treasurer of Australian Skeptics Inc, having joined its Board in 2000.

This is an evangelistic event where the audience gets to be the jury.

Rouse Hill Bible Church

We will be concluding the Hosea Series this month. Then gearing up for the Easter holiday season and then… Genesis!

We are loving the church and the opportunity to serve alongside the church family at RHBC.

US ministry- we could use your help: The family will be heading back to the US at the later part of the year for our US ministry. We look forward to sharing all that the Lord has been doing in Sydney and Australia. We look forward to sharing stories of salvations, ministry opportunities and churches doing a great work. We have saved over the past four years for the trip, but costs are higher and we find that we will need some assistance with the airfare and travel. Tickets will cost around $15,000. If you have the capacity to assist with this request, please click on the give tab and enter these details: Matthews – Australia – Furlough expenses – 0132363

Link: GIVE to the Matthews airfare

A fun furlough note: Australian Rules Football season has started in Sydney, we are looking forward to it all. Joshua will be playing for the Kellyville Magpies. When we are back in Des Moines, Josh may get a go with the Des Moines Roosters. Did you even know you had an AFL club in DSM? Go support our friend Tyler and the Roosters!

Thank you for all you do for our family. We look forward to seeing many of you this year. Please keep praying for the ministries in Sydney, Australia and Southeast Asia.

The adventure continues…

Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Joshua & Caroline

PS – For those pedantic folk, we live in Australia and our spelling is in the Australian tradition. Thank you for the editorial comments. 

Excited, Nervous and Thankful for Bangkok trip + a request for our future US trip

I will admit it, I woke up this morning excited and nervous about the today’s trip to Bangkok. I did not sleep well last night. Thinking of all the things coming up in the next week and month. But today, I need to focus on travel, being away from my family, and preparing for meetings. These meetings have the potential to have a significant impact on ministry in our area of the world. Please pray for me,our family and the ABWE team this week. The details are below for this trip and for our trip later this year. Thank you for all who contributed to this event and for your prayers.

Prayer points:

1. The Lord will work in the lives of all who are coming to the Summit and show us how we can reach more people for Christ in SE Asia.

2. Safety in travel to and in Bangkok. Also, for a safe return.

3. For the family while I am away for the week.

Goal of Urban Ministry Summit : to develop and implement an aggressive strategy to reach Asia through the cities.

City Ministry is a central theme of where we reach people for Christ. Thank you to all who have been praying and have supported the upcoming Urban Ministry Summit in Bangkok. Please pray for wisdom and strategies to reach into the cities of Asia/Pacific region. I hope to report some of the details surrounding the event. We have ministry leaders coming from all over the region and world to participate in this unique opportunity.

US ministry- we could use your help: The family will be heading back to the US at the later part of the year for our US ministry. We look forward to sharing all that the Lord has been doing in Sydney and Australia. We look forward to sharing stories of salvations, ministry opportunities and churches doing a great work. We have saved over the past four years for the trip, but costs are higher and we find that we will need some assistance with the airfare and travel. Tickets will cost around $15,000. If you have the capacity to assist with this request, please click on the give tab and enter these details: Matthews – Australia – Furlough expenses – 0132363

Link: GIVE to the Matthews airfare

Thank you for all you do for our family. We look forward to seeing many of you this year. Please keep praying for the ministries in Sydney, Australia and Southeast Asia.

The adventure continues…

Russ Matthews

Urban Ministry Chronicles Vol. 1 – Is the city a mission field?

I am heading into the city of Sydney on the train. It is packed. People getting ready to get back to work and I am surrounded by a multitude of cultures. European, Middle Eastern, Asian, Indian and many others and all would probably consider themselves Australian.

It reminds me of a quote from a missionary friend who said, “Sydney is the city where the mission comes to you.”

I will concur with this statement. Sydney is not a mission field, but multiple mission fields. If  I think about it a bit, that statement  would be true all of over the world in all of the major cities. In missions, it should give us pause to think of going where the people are living, working, worshipping and experiencing life.

Based on the latest World Health Organisation, there are more people in 2014 living in urban (cities) settings than in rural settings. Based on the trends, by 2030, 6 out of 10 people will live in an urban area. The trend has been growth in city populations by 1.2 million every week.

Looking at these statistics, mission organisations need to evaluate where they are sending their workers. Churches need to begin to consider the paradigm for missions work is not only in rural centres, but in urban centres. This is not at the expense of the rural missionary, but with the view of growing mission opportunities. People who would not consider doing work in the remote tribes of Asia or Africa, but would see the urban setting as an opportunity to reach more people for Christ. If 6 out of 10 people will live in a city, for the greatest impact for Christ, why not consider the urban setting?

I am going to share a few things over the coming months to open the discussion for Urban Ministry in Missions. It is not a new idea, but I think it is one that needs to be revisited for the future of missions.

Question for our readers: When you think of missions, do you think of the city? Why or why not?

Prayer points:

The Forum: Pray for people to come along to the upcoming series and panel discussions.

-What is so great about Christianity?

-The Bible on Trial

-Does God have freedom of speech?

-Guest speaker: David Murrow – Why do men hate going to church?

Urban Ministry Summit: I will be going to Bangkok in February to meet up with other missionaries looking to do work in the Urban centres of Southeast Asia.

Family: Everyone coming off the summer holidays – Work, School and new church opportunities

Rouse Hill Bible Church: New series, New bible studies and new visitors at the church

 

Thanks for your prayers and support,

Russ, Cathy, Becca, Hope, Josh and Caroline

Encouraging, not depressed + Some links to the ministry

 1 Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.

This past year I have tried to be disciplined and send out some hand written notes of encouragement. Sending out thanks or words of encouragement to friends and partners in ministry. I know it may seem a bit dated in this email & social networking age. But I find there is nothing like getting something in the post from a friend. My purpose has no strings attached, just a line of scripture or a word of encouragement. I do not expect any response and I am not searching for people to send me notes because of this update. I am just trying to encourage others.

I have found that this practice has caused  some interesting  responses. Some have written back, some have emailed me or sent me a note via Facebook. (Not required, but appreciated. Thanks for the notes) Yet, some have thought I was depressed and I was reaching out for help. Friends who thought my note of encouragement to them was translated as my own personal state of mental health. (Now I might be a bit crazy to write these notes, but all in all I am doing fine) They would call or email me with concern. While others have admonished me because of the expense of the postage. That’s encouraging…

It has been an eye-opening experience. I think in this era, the Christian community finds it hard to genuinely encourage one another and to accept edification. To many it seems odd that someone in the community would notice something positive about them, much less acknowledge it. Yet, it is something we are to do.

On the other side of it, why can’t we accept a compliment or word of encouragement without reading into it or dismissing it. Maybe because we do not want to come off as puffed up or arrogant, but if people do not accept these words from others as a gift, others will begin to stop giving them out.

I was challenged by a book by Larry Osbourne recently to not send out a ‘drive by guilting’ in the area of gifts. Edification and encouragement are gifts, but shouldn’t we all seek to encourage one another? It isn’t too hard, but yet it can yield incredible benefits for both involved.

It is amazing what a genuine word of encouragement does for the soul. Not to get too warm & fuzzy or that in some indirect way communicate that I am seeking a ‘group hug’ from people. I do not need a hug, thanks.

I just thought, it might be worth encouraging people to be encouraging. 

Have you taken time to encourage a family member, a work colleague, a church leader (heaven forbid you should thank the music team at church, especially the drummer) or a friend today?

Thanks and I hope you would be encouraged today.

What would be encouraging to us is if you would look through the links below. Have a look at some of the links from our ministry in Sydney: 

I hope that you will be encouraged by our latest newsletter from City Bible Forum and some links to recent events.

Our latest newsletter gives you a sense for the scale, direction and potential of the City Bible Forum.

Also, if you want to catch up with what we’ve been doing, here are some videos to watch …

Nemmers visit and the city ministry Watch the time with Pat and Marilyn Nemmers and the national City Bible Forum team share what motivates them, and describe the shape of their ministry
Watch atheist Prof Lawrence Krauss discuss the Life, the Universe and Nothing events arranged by City Bible Forum
Watch an excerpt from one of our The Forum events where our panellists discuss if our technology gives us God-like control, or if it controls us
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