‘I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security’
— Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
In order to live the missionary call of Jesus to “go and make disciples of all nations”, the Emmanuel Community members go out together to evangelise to those outside the Church through outreaches such as street evangelisation and door knocking.
Street evangelisation involves inviting people into a conversation about the faith and Jesus Christ, the community listening to the needs and questions of the person and responding through prayer and conversation. Through mission the Emmanuel Community gives people the invitation and opportunity to receive the Good News. Sharing this helps members to grow closer to the heart of God and the heart of the people.
The Emmanuel Community in Sydney meets once a month for Street Evangelisation in Redfern. Please see our Events section for more information.