Street Outreach with The Turning
What is "The Turning"?
The Turning is an outpouring of grace for evangelism by ordinary believers that has seen dramatic results around the UK and further afield.
It started in Reading from a Baptist Church under the lead or Yinka Oynekan and has grown exponentially beyond their wildest dreams.
We participated in the Cornwall pilot in November 2017 and in St Ives alone in three hours over three days we saw 40 people make a first time commitment to Jesus Christ. This has never to our knowledge been seen before in the last 50 years. We partnered with people from three churches and was supported by team members from Reading. None of us particularly are enthused with street evangelism but we went through the training and ventured onto the streets with knees knocking.
Since then we have continued to reach out and seen more commitments and now have 20 people being followed up being befriended and discipled over a period of time before we invite them to join a local church of their choice.
We will be continuing to do street outreach using "The Turning" model alongside our Spirit Cafe (see seperate page). We will start with worship and prayer at the Cafe and team members will go out into town, pray, bless and lead people to Jesus. We will offer further prayer, support and follow up plans through an invite to the Cafe.