Meet a Christian

Rev Rose Hudson-Wilkin

Meet a Christian

How do you spot a Christian? Is it by the way they look? Maybe. Some priests wear special clothes when they are out and about in the community: robes in church and almost certainly their ‘dog collar’ during the week. Christians who are committed to living in a monastic community – for example, monks and nuns – wear a uniform or habit that sets them apart and symbolises a life given over to God.

But really, Christians are just ordinary people from different walks of life who have made a decision to live their lives following Jesus Christ. The Christian faith is made up of men, women and children of all ages, of different ethnicities and social backgrounds. Some might wear a cross to symbolise their commitment to Christ, but otherwise you probably wouldn’t be able to spot them purely by how they look. You would have to talk to them to find out about their faith and discover what difference it makes to them on a day to day basis.

This section is full of stories from ordinary Christians. Some are church leaders, sharing about what they do in their role and why they do it. Some are men and women in other expressions of full-time ministry. But others are simply people who have chosen to follow Jesus. Here they explain how their Christian faith has shaped their sense of who they are and what they are here for, and talk about the reasons they choose to believe in Jesus today.

To find out more about some of the people who have significantly impacted church and society through history, please look at the articles in our ‘People’ section, under ‘Significant People’.

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Meet a Christian

What does it mean to be an evangelist?

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Meet a Christian

What does it mean to be an evangelist?

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Evangelism is at the very heart of the Christian faith. The English word evangelism comes from the Greek word euangelion and means good news or gospel. In this film Nathan and Guvna B talk about what it means for them to be an evangelist and […]

A New Heart – becoming a Christian

How does being a Christian impact your life?

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A New Heart – becoming a Christian

How does being a Christian impact your life?

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What does it mean to be a Christian? How does your decision impact what you do and how you live? Is being a Christian just a matter of going to church on Sunday or is there something more than that? In these films individuals talk […]

Meet a Minister of a Welsh Speaking Chapel – English and Cymraeg

What inspired Iain to become a minister in a Welsh chapel?

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Welsh Minister

Meet a Minister of a Welsh Speaking Chapel – English and Cymraeg

What inspired Iain to become a minister in a Welsh chapel?

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What inspires a person to become a minister? What is it like to be a minister in a Welsh speaking chapel? What does being a minister entail? In the first set of  short films Iain speaks of what took him from being in the navy […]

Being a Christian – Cymraeg and English

What is a Christian's view on God?

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Glesni

Being a Christian – Cymraeg and English

What is a Christian's view on God?

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How do Christians view God? What is at the heart of a Christian’s view about God? In these short films Glesni gives her thoughts on what God is like and how that impacted her life.

Christianity and Boxing

What life lessons can we learn from boxing?

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Jono Christian Boxer

Christianity and Boxing

What life lessons can we learn from boxing?

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How do faith and boxing fit together? What life lessons can boxing teach us? Jonathan Pacquiao is a boxer and a Christian and he takes what he has learnt from boxing into schools to teach important life lessons. Watch this short film to find out […]

Mentoring

Why do we need mentors?

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Women in Leadership Kate Coleman

Mentoring

Why do we need mentors?

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Do we need help? How can we help others? What does it mean to be a mentor? What benefit is there in listening? Kate Coleman, an amazing leader herself, talks about the benefits of mentoring and being mentored.

Faith and the world of football

Can faith and football mix?

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Linvoy Primus

Faith and the world of football

Can faith and football mix?

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Linvoy Primus, a former professional footballer, began his professional career at Charlton Athletic. Linvoy then moved to Barnet and finally to Portsmouth. It was whilst at Portsmouth that Linvoy became a Christian. Watch the film to find out more about what Linvoy’s faith means to him and […]

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Monastic Life

How do you become a Monk or a Friar?

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Monastic Life

How do you become a Monk or a Friar?

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Becoming a monk or friar is a gradual process that gives you time to be sure that this is God’s will for your life. In this film, a Franciscan friar explains his perspective on taking Holy Orders.

How to become a monk or a friar

Can you become a monk overnight?

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How to become a monk or a friar

Can you become a monk overnight?

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Becoming a monk or friar is a gradual process that gives you time to be sure that this is God’s will for your life. Here are the stages for becoming a monk: Postulancy: This is the time in which you are a special guest in […]