Third from left: Steve Clifford, General Director of the Evangelical Alliance; fourth from left (in front of Steve with blue jacket): Pastor Ong, Chinese Church in London; front, sixth from left (with green cap): John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

Second row, fifth from left (next to Steve): Bishop Wilton Powell, Church of God and Prophecy; back, behind Bishop Powell with dark sunglasses: Rev Yemi Adedeji, associate director for HOPE and director of the Evangelical Alliance’s One People Commission

Centre; behind tree, with red scarf: Dr Rachel Jordan, national mission and evangelism adviser for the Church of England; front, third from right, holding tree: Rev Lynn Green, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain; front, first on right: Ray Crowne, Director of HOPE; far right at rear: Pastor Clive Urquhart, Kingdom Faith Church

CHURCH LEADERS HAVE UNITED TO SPREAD THE CHRISTIAN FAITH. Forty church leaders including the Archbishop of York and the leader of Britain’s Baptists met in the Lake District to consider how they could work together.

The Archbishop, the Most Rev John Sentamu, and Rev Lynn Green, General Secretary of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, were among the leaders brought together by HOPE, the Evangelical Alliance and the Church of England to consider how they could work together. During the event on 10-11 March, the leaders held a prayer meeting on a boat on Lake Windermere and planted an oak tree together to symbolise Church unity in evangelism. They discussed how churches of different traditions and styles could learn and act together in response to Jesus’s ‘Great Commission’ to “Go and make disciples of all nations”.

Amelia Abplanalp, Public Policy Officer, Evangelical Alliance

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