1. ANZAC DAY SERVICES
RSA, churches and many others have been ordering these Gospels to give away at Anzac Day services.
ANZAC day is a commemoration of great sacrifice made for our benefit, so is a great opportunity to point people to the greatest sacrifice for our benefit – the Lord Jesus.
If your church is open to visitors, leave some WW1 Anniversary Gospels on a display rack for people to take away, especially if your church is connected to local armed forces or is close to a war memorial.
Schools throughout the country will be marking the anniversary of the great war in various ways. Bible in school teachers can give out the Gospels and use corresponding lesson plans from Scripture Union to learn about the WW1 Gospels and what they meant to those who received them.
4. YOUTH GROUPS
There are some tools around these WW1 Gospels that would make a great youth night. Show our short film ‘Hill 63’ to raise the question of what people would be prepared to die for. Then read the story of ‘Singing Jim’ that’s in the WW1 Gospel as a real-life example. Each teen could be given a Gospel.
5. SCOUTS, GIRLS & BOYS BRIGADE
These groups are often involved in Anzac Day and other military or civic events. We’ve already heard from cadet chaplains planning to present young people with a WW1 Gospel.
6. ARMED FORCES CHAPLAINS
Navy, Air Force and Army chaplains are using thousands of these Anniversary Gospels with those in active service. Pray for them and encourage them! And if you are involved in chaplaincy work, order your copies online for your mission.
7. SHARE JOHN’S GOSPEL
The scriptures provided such great hope for so many in a brutally dark period of our history. Read through those same life-giving words with family, friends, or colleagues who need to share in that hope.