“[Jesus’] mission strategy was a long meal stretching into the evening” — (Tim Chester)
In many ways, sharing the gospel over food is a time-tested part of Christian ministry; beginning with our creator who came to eat with people like us!
Luke’s gospel is full of stories of Jesus eating with others. Jesus shows that meals are about more than food. He uses it to display community, friendship and welcome. Especially to those who were considered to be beyond the reach of God. It also points to a greater welcome and hope beyond this world. A future Kingdom which includes a banquet (Rev. 19:9).
A Meal with a Message is a chance to invite your friends over for dinner and discuss faith in Jesus! Firstly, we want to offer hospitality because we know that we have experienced a generous welcome from the God we believe in. Secondly, it’s a meal with a purpose. It’s the chance to share something of Jesus and our faith with a view to inviting friends to ask questions or discover more.
This resource is shaped for a student (and post-pandemic) environment. This is a quick guide to help you get a flavour for how it could work in your CU.
There are different ways to deliver the message. Here are some ideas:
If you have any questions or thoughts about how this could work in your CU, your staff worker will be trained on how to use these resources and will help you apply it to your university context.
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