Living & Telling

I first did Living & Telling whilst I was studying at university and it changed my understanding of what it means to share my faith.  I discovered that talking to friends about Jesus could even be great fun, but it wasn’t always like that for me…

I had been a follower of Jesus for a couple of years before university but always managed to avoid talking much about him with my friends at college.  Doing Living & Telling was such an encouraging and equipping experience. I realised that talking about Jesus with my friends didn’t need to be confrontational or weird; I just had to be willing to trust the Holy Spirit, listen well and talk honestly about my faith. 

From the solid base that Living & Telling provided, I was not only able to talk with my friends about Jesus but, with other Christians, I found myself telling people about Jesus as I gave out biscuits outside the student night club in the early hours of the morning.  

Every week a group of us spent an hour talking to students we would meet at lunchtime on campus.  Far from my expectations that the ground would open up the moment I mentioned Jesus, I discovered that most people actually wanted to talk about Jesus and were up for a conversation.  I certainly wasn’t an expert, and I didn’t always know exactly what to say, but this was such an exciting time in my faith journey. My relationship with Jesus grew so much as I put what I learned into practice and stepped out, trusting God would use me. 

I am now a youth worker at my local church and have taken young people through Living & Telling.  They come alive as they find that they too can talk about their faith with their friends. Living & Telling is an excellent resource that I can wholeheartedly commend to anyone who wants to open up conversations about Jesus.  It is accessible, biblical and the beginning of an exciting adventure.


The Living & Telling course is FREE to download at www.livingandtelling.org.uk and is ideal for small groups as well as for larger training events. 

 

  by Isaac McNish

Fusion Team

The vision of Fusion is to champion and catalyse church based student movements that see the student world reached and transformed by the gospel.