‘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 http://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.
Tim Chester has done the church in the UK a great service. This is thoughtful analysis at its best, supplemented by some excellent practical suggestions and ideas for reaching a part of British community that is seriously under-represented in the life of the national church. Tim’s passion is to make sure that the under-represented are not the unreached!