OneChurch Basingstoke calls on all local church leaders to sign up to the trypraying initiative to ensure people have a decent chance to hear about Jesus.
The Aims of the trypraying initiative
trypraying isn’t aimed at Christians, but for those who are irreligious or agnostic. The idea is that everyone in our Basingstoke church congregations will be given a copy of the trypraying booklet in the week before Pentecost (9 June 2019) and encouraged to use it for themselves over the coming week. After a united prayer gathering on Pentecost Sunday, in the following week, everyone is encouraged to look for a God-given opportunity to “lose” the booklet by giving it to a friend. They can encourage people by saying: “Try praying for a week and see what happens.” It’s that simple.
The trypraying initiative will be supported by branded publicity inside and outside of Basingstoke churches, along with a bus advertising campaign.
The Cost to Churches
Each booklet will cost around 65 pence each, with the specialist booklets (e.g. children’s, youth, etc.) costing 75 pence each. Publicity banners are available at £50.00 each. The bus advertising campaign will cost £2,500 towards which a £500 donation has already been received.
Churches may also want to think about buying extra copies of the booklets, perhaps for handing out in Parent & Toddlers, for example, or for putting on the church gate for passersby. Christian ministries from around the town might be able to use copies too.
What To Do Next
If you haven’t already, please share the aims of the trypraying initiative with your church congregation. You can download a PowerPoint presentation and the publicity videos below:
Then sign up to the initiative using the Google Forms sign up form below:
This information will be collated by the end of March so that a bulk order can be placed by OneChurch Basingstoke, so please complete the form soon.
John Wigmore says
I’m afraid I registered twice! The first time I didn’t have the order ready; then I couldn’t get back in to add the order! Sorry to be a nuisance.
Of the 355 adult booklets, 55 are for the BNHH chaplains. If you already have sufficient offers for them, please add their value (£41.25) to the bus campaign.
Thanks John. Could you please email Trevor Woodget, in case he doesn’t see this comment. Thanks in advance.