Dissertation Library

What are the issues with sharing the gospel with those that are homeless?

I am currently working for Derby City Mission who are an inner city Christian
charity who exist to ‘make disciples of every people group in partnership with
Churches and other agencies by demonstrating God’s love and bringing hope’
(Derby City Mission:2019). My work is focused around the Night shelter project,
which provides 35 beds for rough sleepers for four months each year. I have
become increasingly aware of the regular direct contact that my small, inner city
Church has with the homeless in our city and that has provoked me to settle on
my dissertation question, ‘what are the issues with sharing the Gospel with those
that are homeless?’ The need for the Church to discuss issues of poverty and
injustice in society are perhaps no more apparent than today when considering
the government statistics for homelessness specifically. In a document released
by Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, rough sleeping
numbers in autumn 2018 had risen by 165% since the autumn 2010 total
(White, Maguire:2019).

Peter Davies

Peter studied with MCYM for 3 years achieving a BA (Hons) in Youth and Community Work and Practical Theology