Naomi Osinnowo

Naomi Osinnowo

Naomi joined the Evangelical Alliance in 2018 as editorial content manager. Positions with publishers and within the marketing and communications faculty of a higher education institution, plus stints as a reporter, have enabled the media and cultural studies graduate, who has an NCTJ diploma in newspaper journalism, to hone the necessary skills and qualities to serve members well.

A missional opening for the taking

25 August 2020Such was the finding of the Talking Toddlers research released in May. It showed that almost two-thirds of non-Christian parents with children under five have taken their children to a church-based activity such as a toddler group or Messy Church in the past year. “There’s a huge opening here,” says Rachael Heffer, the Evangelical Alliance’s head of mission. “Many non-Christian parents who seek supportive, friendly and values-driven environments for their children are coming to our churches,…

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A Rocha International appoints new exec director

14 August 2020Dr Stuart will take up his role at the Christian organisation, which brings together practical conservation action with Christian faith, in December when he'll step down from his current position as director of strategic conservation at Synchronicity Earth. Dr Stuart, who has a long history with A Rocha, having served as an A Rocha International trustee between 2000 and 2009, and from 2017 to June 2020, commented, “I am both excited and humbled to be taking this new position with A Rocha…

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Kick-starting community restoration with CAP

21 July 2020Having been by the side of those who need practical, spiritual and emotional support since the beginning of the crisis, local churches are perfectly placed to support individuals and families through the next phase of this trying time. So Christians Against Poverty (CAP) has launched Kick Start – a free resource for local churches – to ensure church leaders and their mission or outreach teams are equipped to respond to the needs in their communities and congregations. Coping with loss,…

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Looking back as we look forward

2 July 2020This 400-year period, from the 16th to the 19th century, saw slave traders, many Britons among them, transport millions of enslaved Africans to the Americas, mainly. Millions died along the way. Large numbers died upon arrival. Many survived and, with their descendants, went on to make a huge amount of money for Britain and other European countries. For some, statues in England are a stark reminder of these times, as are the Bank of England, Lloyd’s of London and other organisations. As such,…

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Talking Toddlers research presents "huge opportunity" for local churches

26 May 2020The Talking Toddlers report, which surveyed 1,182 parents, goes on to show that of the 62 per cent of parents, more than half (55 per cent) had said they explored their own beliefs as a result of taking their young children along to a church activity, further highlighting the potential for evangelism and mission among families with young children that are on the fringes of local churches. These findings have been welcomed by the Evangelical Alliance, HOPE Together and the Church of England, who…

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Money and PPE boost for churches and ministries

28 April 2020As part of a new initiative called ‘This is Love’, Christian charity Samaritan’s Purse UK is partnering with churches and ministries as they seek to support those who are disadvantaged, suffering from the direct and indirect effects of coronavirus, during this time. Providing foodbanks and care for the elderly and infirm, including people with special needs or mental health issues, are among the ways Christian communities on the ground are offering physical, emotional and spiritual relief in…

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Kingdom Bank: a financial services provider you can bank on

9 April 2020Having recently been taken over by Christian finance charity Stewardship and a small group of Christian philanthropists, Kingdom Bank says it is now in an even better position to meet the needs of new and existing customers, undoubtedly creating a welcome sense of relief in these challenging times. The Evangelical Alliance spoke with shareholder Jeremy Marshall, who has 35 years of banking experience, to find out what churches, organisations and individuals are up against and how the…

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Hope 15:13 – pray, prepare and proclaim

2 April 2020The global initiative, which offers a model for churches to respond to the pandemic, lays out a clear strategy where prayer, staying safe and sharing the hope of Jesus work in tandem to help people who are desperately searching for assurance find it through a relationship with Christ. The Evangelical Alliance spoke with Hope 15:13 project director Rachel Mildred to find out more about the initiative and how others might get involved. What is the Hope 15:13 global initiative and how did it come…

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Interview: Mike Causey, Abernethy Trust's new CEO

23 October 2019Originally from the Lake District, a place he credits for helping him to understand God’s presence, Mike, pinpointing the mountain- and lake-side ministry of Jesus, shares the role the outdoor adventure centre seeks to have in strengthening believers and facilitating the proclamation of the gospel. Before the Abernethy Trust featured in the July-August edition of idea magazine, many of our members and the wider evangelical community may not have heard of the Scotland-based Christians…

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OPC holds summit to tackle gun and knife crime

17 October 2019The Gun and Knife Crime Summit 2019, which was held at the charity’s resource centre near Kings Cross, London, took place amid a deluge of news stories about teenagers being stabbed to death, teenagers being arrested for these murders, and the government desperately seeking solutions. The fatal stabbings of 15-year-old Baptista Adjei in east London last Thursday and an 18 year old in south London just hours later have pushed up the total number of homicides in London alone to over 110, with…

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On a mission to develop disciple-making leaders

7 October 2019Having been appointed to the role of head of ministry operations at Evangelical Alliance member Living Leadership in May this year, it’s clear that the desires of Paul’s heart are God’s too. Paul shares in this interview that he’s been “following step by step the leading of the Spirit” and he’s now responding to God’s will to see Christian leaders raised up to boldly make Jesus known in an increasingly post-Christian context. Some readers will not have heard of Living Leadership. If you could…

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