Episode 15: Nicky Gumbel
ALPHA COURSE, THE FUTURE OF EVANGELISM, AND EMBRACING THE DOWN-AND-OUT APPROACH
Season 2 of A Godzillion & One kicks off with one of my favorite people – NICKY GUMBEL. Nicky is the Vicar (or as us Americans would say, pastor) of Holy Trinity Brompton in the heart of London. HTB is one of the largest churches in the UK and they are a key source of influence and encouragement to churches around the globe.
As and atheist turned Christian, Nicky shares the hard truth of finding faith in our current world and why evangelism is his highest call. Alpha Course, was birthed out of this desire to create a safe place for non-Christians to ask the big questions of life. Pioneered by Nicky, Alpha has developed into a a global ministry that’s reached over 20 million people with the Gospel.
In this interview, Nicky explains the current challenges and opportunities of sharing your faith, leadership lessons learned throughout this pandemic season, and the “down-and-out approach” that has changed his church ministry.
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THE SHOW NOTES
WAY TO GO AWARD
WHO ARE YOU NOMINATING FOR A WAY TO GO AWARD?
Bryan Stevenson, Rick and Kay Warren, World Vision, Compassion International.
AND ONE QUESTIONS
ONE PERSON THAT HAS MADE A LASTING IMPACT ON YOUR LIFE?
ONE THING YOU’RE LOVING THESE DAYS THAT WE SHOULD CHECK OUT?
ONE WAY YOU’RE CONNECTING WITH GOD THESE DAYS?
The Bible in One Year. Walking and praying through Hyde Park.
ONE LESSON YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE LEARNED SOONER?
Not to worry, not to be anxious.
ONE TRAIT YOU HAD AS A KID GROWING UP THAT YOU STILL HAVE TODAY?
Swimming in the sea.
ONE WAY YOU’RE MOVING INTO THIS NEXT YEAR WITH HOPE?
Coming back to church and meeting people who are coming to church for the first time in their lives. It’s so moving.
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