Why Hope 15:13?
- What should church look like after the pandemic?
- How can we rebuild in-person fellowship?
- And how can we reach a changed and often wounded community?
We at Hope 15:13 believe that coming together around food is key to answering these questions. Sharing creative and accessible resources, our aim is to help your church fulfil its mission to strengthen believers and reach the lost with the gospel as we navigate the post-pandemic world.
From the Passover lamb to the Communion table, fellowshipping with God over food has always been a key theme in the Bible. The sharing of food was also an essential characteristic of the early Church and one we could learn from:
‘They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer… They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favour of all the people.’
After being physically separated for so long as churches and communities, we believe that coming together around food will be a crucial way of fostering renewed fellowship inside the church and creating opportunities to share the hope we have outside it.
Hope 15:13 is based out of Pinner Baptist Church and we will be making available our own and other organisations’ resources to inspire you to host your own events in ways that are relevant to your church and community.
Let’s use food to unite our congregations, serve the needy and proclaim the hope of the gospel in our communities!