Guess who dropped into our office today? The UK’s first Fire Safety Evangelist. Stephen Rice. Unfortunately I missed him, but he got to chat with my colleague Tom. In an amazing example of thinking outside the box, the Chelmsford Diocese has created a partnership with Essex Fire Service to make contact with traditionally hard-to-reach groups through church networks in the community.
An accompanying booklet gives fire safety advice and also includes, in a separate section at the bottom of each page, an aspect of the gospel story.
This amazing example of partnership has given me renewed encouragement for the way that God is opening opportunities for connections with other agencies.
[pic: Chelmsford Diocese]