EasteR: The endgame for death

Page 1 March 19

The April issue of Good News evangelistic newspaper is a special Easter edition with a powerful Easter message on the cover.

Titled ‘Endgame: Easter is the beginning of the end for death, evil, suffering and fear!’ the message explains the relevance of Easter for our lives today.

Also in this issue...



… Plus all your favourite regular features such as our challenging Sudoku, fun crossword and tasty recipe.




New archaeological research shows the Bible story of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah is historically accurate.

The March edition of Good News evangelistic newspaper gives the full story on the discoveries that confirm these infamously evil cities were wiped out by a fiery judgement from the sky, just as the Bible says.

Also in this issue...



… Plus all your favourite regular features such as our challenging Sudoku, fun crossword and tasty recipe.





Event City ManchesterBecause Good News is exhibiting at the Christian Resources Exhibition in Manchester, we can offer FREE tickets for
all our supporters.

The exhibition takes place on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th March at Event City, M41 7TB. 

We’d be very happy to see you at our stand – P67 – by the CRE Office. There are more than 130 other stands to peruse, offering a wide range of church supplies, resources and ideas.

The Bishop of Bolton, Rev Mark Ashcroft, will speak on church growth in areas of deprivation, and there will be more than 20 free seminars on a range of practical subjects from job searching to safeguarding.

Special features include CRE’s first-ever Study Zone where representatives from eight colleges will guide visitors through the academic maze, offering one-to-one consultations on all aspects of theological study. There’s also the Compassion Experience, a walk-through African slum and the biggest exhibit in CRE’s 33-year history (bar the odd inflatable church!) Not forgetting a special focus on social engagement and sports projects, a youth and children’s work trail – and entertainment in their first-ever Inflatable Theatre, hosted by Rev Cindy Kent MBE.

A day’s entry is normally £4 if booked in advance, or £8 on the day, but you can obtain free tickets in two ways:

1. Copy this link into your search engine and follow the instructions: https://eventdata.uk/Comp/CRE2019.aspx?TrackingCode=GNEWSNEWS
2. Click on Book Tickets on the menu bar of the CRE home page at www.creonline.co.uk and add this code to the form to claim your free ticket: GNEWSNEWS.


victor jack to speak at good news day

Victor JackWe are very pleased to announce that one of the UK’s most experienced evangelists, Victor Jack, will be guest speaker at our Good News Day in East Anglia in March.

Good News Days are designed to encourage, advise and inspire current users of Good News, whilst also explaining the benefit of Good News outreach to Christians who haven’t previously used Good News. Outreach UK evangelists will also be speaking and available to chat and share ideas, and will explain the exciting new Casting Your Nets initiative. Our next Day will take place on Saturday 30th March from 10am to 4pm at West Road Church, 68 Queens Road, Bury St Edmonds IP33 3EW.

Victor, who is a member of our Council of Reference, worked for the Counties mission in Suffolk for over 50 years as an evangelist and Bible teacher. He was on the Federal Board of Mission England and chaired the mission for Billy Graham at Portman Road in Ipswich, and served as chairman of the Garden Tomb Association in Jerusalem. His evangelistic booklet ‘Believe and Be Baptised’ has been published in over 70 languages.

The Good News Day is a free event and refreshments will be free of charge too, but lunch is not provided so if you plan to attend, please remember some sandwiches!

If you would like to come, please let us know your name and how many people you are bringing. Tel 01332 702742 or email: goodnewsuktrust@gmail.com. Parking is available on the road opposite the church. If you are based in East Anglia, please also let other churches in your area know about this Day. Free fliers and posters are also available for church noticeboards, etc.


Trevor Casting Your Nets



A new outreach initiative called Casting Your Nets was launched at our Good News Day in Salford in April.

Casting Your Nets is a training programme that makes evangelism easy for everyone. The         
brainchild of Outreach UK Director Trevor Dickerson, it is a partnership between Outreach UK, 
Good News evangelistic newspaper and gospel booklet publisher Bridge-Builders.

Trevor says: "Casting Your Nets is an evangelism training course that makes outreach simple for all church members. Evangelism has too often been the ministry of ‘the Few’ rather than every individual Christian. Casting Your Nets shows that this doesn’t need to be so. The practical training we offer equips every church member to share their own faith in Jesus Christ. But we not only equip Christians with the know-how of outreach, but also show them how to use some of the most effective materials."

Those materials are Good News itself and gospel booklets by Bridge-Builders. Good News is an excellent give-away for starting conversations and Bridge-Builders' gospels make a great follow-up for people who show an interest. 'Love is the Bridge', for example, combines the gospel of John (NIV) with a simple explanation of how the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ bridge the gulf between us and God.

Casting Your Nets equips and resources ordinary Christians to meet Jesus' call to 'cast your net' on the right side of the boat - where the fish are. 

For more information on how your church can benefit from Casting Your Nets, contact Trevor at: info@outreachuk.org or call 0300 1231990 or see www.castingyournets.org