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Date(s) - 27/01/2018 - 23/06/2018
10:00 am - 3:30 pm

London City Mission


Bring out the Kingdom in your community

Do you have a heart to share Christ’s love with your community? Are you looking to improve your evangelism skills? Could you help address your community’s challenges with the right practical tools?

Our Christian Community Development and Evangelism Certificate has been designed with you in mind. Run in partnership with The Message and London City Mission, this course will help you engage with the spiritual challenges of your local community.

Choose to attend either individual Saturdays or all six sessions—or study it as an accredited course. The accredited course involves six written assignments and requires attendance of all six sessions. No lunch included, but you are welcome to bring your own.

Teaching team

Sessions will be lead by experienced trainers from Moorlands College, The Message Trust, London City Mission and Christian Concern.

Course content


27 January: Applied theological tools of the trade
Colin Bennett, Moorlands College

Explore the applied theological challenges associated with Christian community development and evangelism. It will be an interactive day to help you begin to apply the Bible and a theology of community engagement to your own community situations.

17 February: Church at the centre
Jamie Sewell and Theresa Williams, The Message Trust

Place the Church at the centre of yoiur thinking about Christian community work and evangelism. There will be a focus on Church engagement in its widest sense—even to the extent of community enterprise and regeneration.

10 March: Upside down Kingdom
Helen Thorne, London City Mission

Evaluate your own community’s resilience in the light of the Gospel and the Kingdom message of Jesus. This will help you understand in more depth topics such as asset development, community profiling and disunity in community.

21 April: Making disciples
Ade Omooba, Christian Concern

Engage relevantly with your community through evangelistic engagement. This will include looking at making disciples who mature and multiply as a way of engaging with communities. Plus further study on community understanding and developing our own redemption stories.

12 May: Authentic community
Andy du Feu, Moorlands College

Look at how the Gospel and community work are best served by community profiling, and explore barriers to unity in communities by examining diversity/unity tensions.

23 June: Politics and activism
Colin Bennett, Moorlands College

Reflect on a range of practical issues a Christian community activist may face, and examine the current state of Christian welfare. We’ll also consider whether Christians should be engaged with politics. Share your learning with each other in small groups and action plan your next steps.

About our partners


The Message Trust
With a sharp focus on the most deprived neighbourhoods, The Message Trust, through ‘Eden teams’ sends urban missionaries to live sacrificially, share the gospel and build authentic community.

London City Mission
London City Mission exists to serve the church of London in sharing the love of God and the good news of Jesus Christ with the least reached communities in the city.