No definitely not, Advance is for everyone! We believe that all Christians are called to share the good news of Jesus with those they meet. So, we all need to have the opportunity to be sharpened and shaped to be better carriers of this message, not just those specifically gifted as an evangelist.
No, in fact the Advance Group Guide is designed so that anyone can easily start and lead a group or session.
There’s nothing to pay – Advance is totally free to all members.
Advance is continually growing across the globe. If you can’t see a group close to you don’t worry, we can connect you with someone. For example, in some countries groups run online via Zoom or Skype. If you want to know more about this do get in touch with your local ambassador. But it may be that you could run an Advance Group yourself and you can find out more about this on our Start a Group page.
There are many great things about Advance Groups, but one of them is that you can get to know new people in your local area with the same passion for sharing the gospel – what’s not to love! However, if you’ve got friends you’d like to join a group with, you’re welcome to do that too.
Definitely. If you have enough people who would like to form a group and be taught in another language that’s great. It’s not the language you’re speaking that’s important but the fact that together you’re equipping and training each other for evangelism.
We’re constantly translating guides into new languages, so if you can’t find the language you’re looking for please do get in touch with the Advance team to chat about this.
Where possible, we would encourage Advance Groups to be made up of members of the same sex but this is not a requirement. We would however strongly encourage mixed groups to split into smaller groups of men and women when working through the accountability sections of each session.
Please fill out this form to start an Advance Group and we will be in touch.