Search results for Phil Knox

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The Evangelical Alliance has a dedicated team of staff, board and council members who work in Belfast, Glasgow, Cardiff and London, serving the church locally and nationally in order to help Christians and churches make Jesus known in society.

20s & 30s/Let the mission to reach young adults begin

I still don’t feel like I’ve been out of the education system long enough to have escaped the feeling that, in September, something new happens. Memories of emerging from long summer holidays into an autumn term, armed with a new pencil case, bag and good intentions to make this new school year or…

5 September 2018
Phil Knox

20s & 30s/Finding the ‘missing generation’

If only I were able to tell you that we all had spent the last couple of decades doing just that. Today, I don’t know where most of my peers are at in their walk with Jesus, but I do know there are only a handful of us still going to church. Zoom out from this snapshot and see a wider panorama…

29 April 2019
Phil Knox

20s & 30s/Reaching young adults: a journey of hope, not despair

Growing up at a time of global instability in the wake of a digital revolution was always going to make sociological and cultural waves. The effect of these are identified and analysed in a huge piece of research released on Tuesday by Barna Group and World Vision. Faith for the Future surveyed…

11 September 2019
Phil Knox

Society/The church is the hope for a hurting generation

These days, I barely go a day without checking news sites or current affairs and sports finding me as I thumb through social media feeds. And as the flickering pixels hit my eyes, there are some stories that make me laugh, some that make me feel warm inside, and others that provoke nothing more…

11 February 2019
Phil Knox

Discipleship/Andy Murray: lessons from a sporting great

In the depths of winter, amidst the frosty mornings and shortened hours of daylight, it can be difficult to remember the feel of the British summer. But, if you close your eyes for a moment, you can take yourself there, to the smell of burgers sizzling on a barbeque, the sight of morning sunlight…

17 January 2019
Phil Knox

Discipleship/Spoiler alert... Jesus wins

Caleb is growing up in an age when entertainment is instant. He cannot fathom a time when there were four TV channels, a few hours of children’s TV a day, and ‘on demand’ viewing consisted of putting a black box full of tape into a machine and listening to it whir as it wound to the start of the…

2 May 2019
Phil Knox

Church/No ordinary church service: teens take their stand in Jesus

But every so often, there are those that leave us knowing that things will not be the same again, where we have encountered God in such a compelling and authentic way that our lives are profoundly and irreversibly changed. I went to one of these services last Sunday. The service filled me with such…

17 September 2018
Phil Knox

Mission/Christmas: The proximity of Emmanuel

Proximity. Noun. Nearness in space, time or relationship. Immanuel. Noun. God is with us. As human beings we are made with an inbuilt awareness of how close is too close. We ideally like to keep strangers at least three metres away. We feel comfortable with acquaintances coming as close as one…

13 December 2018
Phil Knox

Key appointment to equip young adults for mission

The Evangelical Alliance has appointed Phil Knox as its first head of mission to young adults as part of its drive to position a passion for Jesus and making Him known at the heart of its mission work. Phil joins the Evangelical Alliance following 12 years working for Youth for Christ, where he has…

5 June 2018

Mission to young adults

The church in the UK is missing a generation of young adults from our congregations. But the majority of church leaders are looking to change that. Phil Knox, head of mission to young adults at the Evangelical Alliance, is supporting churches to think again about engaging young adults in a life of…