What we do
‘R’ got in touch with us because a health scare made him think about life’s big questions. That email conversation has continued for over two years. At an appropriate moment we suggested a local church where he could meet other Christians. He was baptised there earlier this year.
‘A’ typed ‘God I’m depressed’ into Google. He found his way to the page on Christianity.org.uk. that gives a Christian perspective on depression. An email conversation began. A year later he wrote, ‘I am resolved to join a church. I’m trying to slow things down, pray properly and take each day as it comes. I found that advice in the story of Jesus that you sent me.’
The Christian Enquiry Agency informs people about Jesus Christ and Christianity through our website Christianity.org.uk. It is our hope that men and women will take steps of faith and become ever-closer followers of Jesus Christ as a result of what they discover. It is our prayer that having an active faith will improve their lives.
The Christian Enquiry Agency responds to enquirers by giving them what they ask for, and only what they ask for. Typically, people might ask to be sent part of the Bible – we send a Gospel of Luke in an attractive magazine-format. They might request our hundreds of supporters to pray about something, ask a question about Christianity or seek a local church where they can explore issues of faith.
CEA takes steps to ensure that no one is given information unsolicited. All this information is sent free of charge, accompanied by a warm, personal message in the prayerful hope that it will increase the joy in people’s lives. It does not seek to take the place of local churches.
Most people who want to make use of the service that the Agency offers reach us through the website Christianity.org.uk.. It comes close to the top of any online search that uses the word Christianity. We also respond to requests that come by post. People discover the Agency because it is linked to a large number of church websites, and its details appear in magazines, postcards and exhibitions in cathedrals.
More than 1,000 people visit Christianity.org.uk. every day. Over the past four years about 8,000 people have made contact with us to ask for individual help.
Some people ask us to pray in heartbreaking circumstances. Some know so little about Christianity that they barely know what to ask. Some just want to type an anonymous insult. But we have been astonished at what people who would never go through the door of a church share of their lives from the safety of their computer.
We explicitly ask for donations on this website, seen by Christians and churches. Because we do that we never have to ask for donations on Christianity.org.uk, seen by those who are enquiring about Jesus. If you are able to help us continue, we would be very grateful.