Andy Hawthorne – Hope Unleashed
What has washing someone’s car got to do with the gospel?
Committed to bringing the Christian message to young people in his hometown of Manchester, England, Andy Hawthorne was shocked when a missions partner told him he shouldn’t just preach the gospel but also engage in community projects.
And it got him thinking: what, exactly, should the priority of the church be? Should it be the lamp on a stand – bold, unashamed gospel proclamation to as many as possible? Or should it be more salt and yeast – serving and blessing the vulnerable and the marginalized, with no questions asked?
The answer, of course, is both. Christians who truly want to follow Jesus should explain the good news with words – but also make sure to demonstrate the gospel through what’s been described as random acts of kindness. Written in a warm, passionate, nonreligious style, Hope Unleashed is filled with moving true stories and practical ideas and strategies for Christian mission based on word and deed.
Deep DVD Resource
This award wining resource from The Message Trust is aimed at teenagers in youth groups & schools.
This DVD resource focuses on group study sessions. There are 6 sessions in total each lasting between 8 and 10 minutes. Presented in an MTV/T4 style format sessions include interviews, music videos with teaching from Andy Hawthorne, Lindz West (LZ7) & Blushuk.
The DVD presents you with nothing but the truth about Jesus, who He is, what He did and why His life, death and resurrection are so relevant to all of us today.
Whether you’re on your own or following the DVD with a small group, ‘deep’ helps you to explore what Jesus is all about, expect to be challenged on how to handle issues whether that’s at school, college or home life.