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Banbury Evangelical Free Church was founded in 1984, as a Bible-based, Christ-centred congregation seeking to proclaim the everlasting gospel of Jesus Christ and to serve Christ in every aspect of our lives, both as individuals and together.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Daylight meeting

Last Wednesday evening we had a visit from John Scott of Daylight Christian Prison Trust to tell us about their prison ministry. It was an informative and stirring meeting. For me, the following things were particularly thought-provoking: (1) The number of genuine conversions taking place among prison congregations: a preacher can realistically expect this to be the result of his preaching. (Why is that too often not the case when preaching to a "free" congregation?); (2) The need for churches to be prepared to adapt and change in order to be welcoming places for ex-convicts who, even if converted, do not find churches easy places; (3) The question of whether or how any in our church should consider having some involvement in this work. Plenty of food for thought and prayer!

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