Wednesday, 16 November 2011

What a load of Rubbish

Over the past 2 weeks we have been out and about doing street evangelism with a load of rubbish and a baby. We set up the rubbish and placed the baby in its midst as a picture of the trash that God enters and out of which he leads us - scores of people stopped to ask what it was about and where shocked to hear the story of Jesus told in this way.

Monday, 20 December 2010

Beer and Carols

On Thursday 16th december, a group were singing Carols and telling the Christmas story in Watergates Bar in Chester. Why did we do that? The good news of Christmas is normally contained in our churches, where we hope that we will attract people in to celebrate with us the festive season. However, there are already hoards of people who know how to celebrate out and about in the pubs and bars in the City during Advent. Why not go to them?
At 7pm, a motley crew from the Light Project, dressed in home-made nativity costumes, along with other local Christians, people drinking in Watergates and late night shoppers gathered together. People were encouraged to get a drink from the bar and given carol sheets and were invited to join in. Carols were interspersed with readings, telling the Christmas story in modern day language. It was great just to get together, but highlights of the evening included conversations with a group of Scouse lads on a works night out and having a group of Geography uni students come and sing "Away in a Manger" and "We wish you a merry Christmas". Thanks to all who were involved and to Neil and the bar staff at Watergates in Chester.

Anina Thomas

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

The team left the confines of Chester this week to perform a drama by Life Hope. We performed this piece in the city centre which looks at how Christ liberates us and then chatted to passers-by. We then went to a park and gave ice pops to the homeless, prayed with the community police and finished off in a curry house - as you do!

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

This Sunday we headed out to a car boot sale at 7 in the morning to tell people about the free gift of Jesus. Amidst the bric-a-brac we had been given some valuable items including an ipod and silver objects. When people asked about these we told them that they were a gift with the one condition that they had to receive them freely and they could give nothing in return. We explained that this was the gift of Jesus from God and there was only one way to receive that. Some people were astounded, others tearful and others insulted. Many people got the gospel for the first time.

Friday, 26 February 2010

Easter Outreach

Our 1st years are starting to plan their Easter outreach - as part of their module on the course they need to research the Easter message and relate it to people in chester in a way that they will understand.

Monday, 22 February 2010


This month, we visited Mansfield near Nottingham. We spent the morning doing a selection of different kinds of street evangelism from treasure hunting to flower give-aways to free hugs to shoe shine. Maybe the most amazing chat we had was with a local guy called Mick in the local pub afterward. We spent an hour chatting with him about football, families, food and faith. We ended up praying with this guy and giving him a gospel. He said that no-one had ever prayed like that for him and he would read the booklet with interest - keep Mick in your prayers if you have read this.

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Clubbers in Liverpool

The second year light teamers carried out an interactive art project in Liverpool, involving the clubbing community. Members of the public were asked to draw or write onto a canvas something that expressed their most important relationship. In the centre of the canvas there was an image representing the story of the prodigal son. From here we tried to share that God’s most important relationship is with us.

If you were one of the people who took part and want to get in touch or find out more please contact us, via

The Team