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A public gospel is the third national consultation in the Evangelical Alliance's Confidence in the Gospel initiative. The event took place in Manchester near the BBC's Media City complex.

In this series we look at questions such as: How should the gospel shape our engagement with public life? In our society what does it mean to practically proclaim Jesus as king? How can the Church in the UK share and commend the gospel as we engage in public life and politics?

It appears that while mission is clearly at the heart of what many churches are doing, talking about our faith as Christians is proving increasingly difficult. Our desire is to see churches throughout the UK have a renewed confidence in the gospel and are able to winsomely commend the gospel in every sphere of society including media, arts and politics. We would love to see churches empowered to engage in creative evangelism which is producing lasting results.

This Confidence in the Gospel initiative gathered thinkers and practitioners from across the evangelical spectrum to reflect critically on the gospel and its relationship with our culture.  We are also working alongside 14  churches in a learning community experimenting with ways to increase the confidence that church members have in the gospel.

There are already a growing number of videos, including discussion questions, which will be ideal to raise these timely issues with small groups and church leadership teams.  Below are links to A public gospel videos, each with an accompanying downloadable resource, including a synopsis and discussion questions. 

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