‘When I became a Christian, I didn’t have many Christian men to look up to. There were few who could show me what a council–estate Christian looked like.’ Duncan Forbes
Think of the thriving evangelical churches in your area, and the chances are that they will be in the nice areas of town and their leaders will be middle class.
Unreached is about reaching deprived, urban, working–class areas, often estates or housing schemes. It offers us the combined experience of the Reaching the Unreached working group www.reachingtheunreached.org.uk, an informal network of Christian leaders from different parts of the UK.
This book doesn’t claim to offer the final word, but it presents us with a vision of what can be done. We pray that it will start a vital process in all our hearts and minds.
About the Author
Tim Chester is pastor of The Crowded House in Sheffield and author of various Christian books.