The Ichthus movement exists to evangelise London and the nations by planting churches of Christ-exalting, Bible-loving believers committed to the Lord Jesus, to His mission and to one another.
Our mandate for evangelism comes from the Great Commission of Jesus in Matthew 28, to go into all the world and make disciples of all the nations.
Our inspiration comes from Acts 2, where the early followers of Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit and poured out into the streets, preaching the word and performing miraculous signs.
We want to encourage the church in the priority in sharing the good news of Jesus everywhere to everyone under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
John Wesley said “You have nothing to do but to save souls. Therefore spend and be spent in this work.”
Sharing Jesus in varied and creative ways is a crucial part of congregational life in Ichthus. We have such good news and we want the people in our communities to have the opportunity to hear the Gospel. We know that Jesus changes lives and we believe everyone deserves the chance to experience this good news.
Jesus came to seek and save that which was lost, to restore man to God the Father through His redeeming work on the Cross and so we aim to live our lives evangelistically, making the most of opportunities found in everyday life. We share the good news as a local expression of Christ’s body, and we come together to proclaim the good news, and we do it by the means of words, works and wonders.
Across Ichthus we are involved in sharing Jesus and serving in our communities through our congregations in a variety of ways, such as:
- Alpha Courses
- Gospel family clubs
- Homeless Shelter
- Schools work
- 2 Gospel Soup Kitchens
- Prayer for healing on the streets
- Street Preaching
- A Carers Support Cafe
As followers of Jesus, we want our lives to provoke questions in those around us that will lead people to seek a life changing relationship with Jesus.
Would you like to be involved?
Apart from our congregational life, each month there are opportunities for people from across the congregations to take part in outreach activities.
Our monthly Evangelism Breakfasts will be relaunching again soon – they start at 9.45am with breakfast at the host congregation, include a short training time and then we hit the streets to share the love of Jesus before finishing around noon.
These activities are headed up by Phil Tate from Southcroft and Stephen McArdle from Ichthus New Life.
They lead from a powerful call on their lives to inspire others in reaching out to the lost.
In addition, Ichthus runs the annual Summer Project; an amazing opportunity to be equipped and to draw inspiration from Ichthus Leaders in theology and practical teaching in evangelism. (Click here to find our more about our Summer Project). This is combined with the experience of getting involved in city evangelism through the local church – a week not to miss out on!