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Confident Christianity: Sharing Your Faith in Jesus More Naturally and Persuasively

3–7 June 2024 (Mon–Fri)

Let’s be honest, most of us are a bit nervous about sharing our faith in Jesus at work, college or university, or with friends and family. All the surveys show that “fear” is the most common reaction to the prospect of evangelism. What if I say something stupid? Make God look bad? Get into trouble? Get asked a question I don’t know how to answer? This Confident Christianity retreat is designed to help equip you with lots of biblical wisdom, practical tools, and helpful ideas to make evangelism seem if not less scary, at least certainly more possible.

Andy Bannister from Solas, who has helped thousands of Christians feel a bit more confident about evangelism, will be using a blend of teaching, discussion, Q&A, and humour to help us all feel a bit more confident about sharing our faith with friends and colleagues.

Who's speaking?

Andy Bannister

Andy Bannister is a highly in-demand speaker, writer, and broadcaster. Andy is the director of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity, an evangelism and training ministry. He is passionate about getting the gospel out of the four walls of the church and equipping Christians to share their faith in their communities. When not travelling, speaking, or writing, he is a keen hiker, mountain climber and photographer. He is married to Astrid and they have two children, Caitriona and Christopher. Andy holds a PhD in Islamic studies and has taught extensively at universities across Canada, the USA, the UK and further afield on both Islam and philosophy. He is also an Adjunct Research Fellow at The Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of Islam at Melbourne School of Theology. He is the author of An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur’an (a groundbreaking and innovative study that reveals many of the ways the Qur’an was first composed) and Heroes: Five Lessons From Whose Lives We Can Learn, an exciting and fast-moving look at the lives of five incredible giants of the Christian faith. His latest book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Dreadful Consequences of Really Bad Arguments), is a humorous engagement with the New Atheism. He also co-wrote and presented the TV documentary, Burning Questions.  

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What to expect

Wondering what it will be like to stay at Lee Abbey for a retreat or a holiday?

You will receive a warm welcome from our international Community, a beautiful and spacious home to stay in, delicious meals prepared and served for you, a well resourced library, quiet spaces to relax in, lawn games to play, 288 acres of our estate to explore, the wild north Devon coastline and the South West coastal path (literally on our doorstep), and our own beach.

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