The Vision

Taking the 1 gospel 2 everyone in your community over the 3 days of Easter.

123GO is the vision of evangelist Chris Duffett (Co-Principal of the Light College & Collective and former Baptist Union President) in partnership with Simon Goddard (RiverTree) and Yinka Oyekan (The Turning and another former President of the Baptist Union of Great Britain.) They believe this is a call to the body of Christ to take the eternal hope of the Christian faith to those who desperately need what we have.

Back in 2021, during the pandemic, we launched 123GO with a prayer initiative, preparing the ground for going out onto streets and into public spaces creatively sharing the good news in 2022. This year, 2023, we’re particularly encouraging churches to find ways of transforming their private Easter party into a public celebration of the resurrection!

Who is it for:

This idea is available for churches of all denominations and other Christian organisations to engage with as a way of encouraging Jesus followers to share the good news in whatever way they can.

How will it run in 2023?

We’re inviting people to prepare the ground in a few ways:

  1. By prayer-walking their neighbourhoods and communities.
  2. By discussing the initiative in church meetings, and at local Churches Together groups, and planning some sort of public Easter Sunday celebration/outreach as well as, or as an alternative to anything else that might be happening over the Easter weekend.
  3. Buy purchasing the 123GO! handbook and using the six devotions over Lent to prayerfully reflect, be inspired, and plan for your public Easter celebration.

We’d love to know if your church is engaging with the initiative, so please do let us know by filling out the registration form, even if you’re already subscribed to our mailing list.