Churches across the UK are making use of the trypraying initiative. In many places there are several churches working together.
The trypraying booklet and smart phone app is not for Christians. It is unapologetically for those outside the church: the irreligious and the self-respecting agnostic. It’s very simple for anyone to pass on to a friend or a family member with a few words of encouragement ‘trypraying for seven days and see what happens.’
Aside from the booklet, the trypraying logo has had a major impact on many people’s lives. It’s possible to make it visible on your church or in your local area with banners, posters, car stickers and advertising. Watch how Jenna was impacted by seeing a trypraying logo in a church: here
You can use the booklet however you like, but the following idea is tried and tested:
The core idea is to give everyone in a congregation a copy of the booklet one week and encourage them to check it out (Use it). Next week encourage everyone to look for a God-given opportunity to give the booklet to a friend (Lose it). They can encourage people by saying: “Try praying for a week and see what happens.” That’s it. Simple.
Subsequently we can ‘news it’ by asking people to tell the stories of what has happened as people have prayed and shared their faith.
Use it and Lose it – 2016
Around Easter 2016 churches across the UK people will be doing this together.
March 13th ‘Use it’ – One Sunday everyone is given a copy of the trypraying booklet to use themselves.
March 20th ‘Lose it’ – the next Sunday everyone is encouraged to look for a God-given opportunity to give the booklet to a friend, colleague or whoever they meet.