For six years I’ve been a regular threads reader and contributor. 

I’ve loved the space that threads has provided for this multi-layered conversation that we’ve been having together as a collective of Christians from all walks of life, who are living, working and trying to carve out our identity in our worlds.

As artists and bankers, singles and marrieds, visionaries and geeks, the hilarious and the deadly serious; we’ve been able to share our best thinking with our brothers and sisters from across the UK. 

threads has allowed us the opportunity to write and read about faith, our vocations, sex and relationships, ethical living, justice, the role of government, the scriptures, our joys, our heartaches and everything else in between. You would be hard pressed to find a more diverse set of articles, yet each having the common thread of how the kingdom of God influences our everyday lives.

We’ve been challenged, moved to laughter and stirred to action as we read the thoughts of others and thrown our own insights into the mix. We’ve been inspired as we’ve read of people who we’ve never met, yet people we can identify with, choosing to bravely embrace new opportunities, full of purpose.

In the next few weeks, threads is going to draw to a close. 

This is the final thread.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be looking back to celebrate the threads story as we reflect on the journey and share some of our favourite articles from the past six years.

Yet we also want to highlight some of the ways that you can join us as we move into the future.

We at Evangelical Alliance remain as passionate as ever around resourcing those of us in our 20s and 30s. Through our ongoing work, particularly with Great Commission, Public Leadership, One People Commission and our national teams, we are committed to equip you with the best thinking and tools as you seek to practice the way of Christ in the UK. Many aspects of the Evangelical Alliance’s vision around advocacy, unity and mission has people just like you in mind. You have much to offer us as an Alliance and we would warmly welcome your influence and leadership as we move forward.

If you want to keep up with everything that’s going on at the Evangelical Alliance, why not join us and add your voice to thousands of others sharing Jesus and speaking up for Him in society? You can find out more here:

As we take the next few weeks to honour what’s gone before and look to what’s up ahead, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for being a part of the threads collective. Thank you for writing, for commenting, for sharing and engaging in this valuable conversation. It’s been a joy to serve you in this way.

 Let me wrap up with a verse that has been right at the heart of threads and remains our prayer for each of you today.

 “The lines of purpose in your lives never grow slack, tightly tied as they are to your future in heaven, kept taut by hope.” 

Colossians 1:5

The Message

Written by Stu Bothwell // Follow Stu on  Twitter

Stuart is married to Emma. Together, they live in East Belfast and are passionate about seeking the flourishing of the city. Stuart has recently joined the team at EA and helps co-ordinate threads. There’s little Stuart loves more than sharing meals with friends both old and new.

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