Don’t roast your friends with religion… Try our freshly brewed Coffee Chats!

A series of short films, Coffee Chats is a unique blend of conversation and information for those considering the Christian faith.

Coffee Chats are designed to be easily shared online with friends or, along with Napkin Notes used for one-to-one or group discussion. However you choose to use them, Coffee Chats are a great way to kick-start a conversation about spiritual things.

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How to use Coffee Chats

Coffee Chats is a special blend of conversation and information for those considering the Christian faith. With this easy-to-use online resource at hand, Christ-followers have the opportunity to kick-start a conversation about life, faith and Christianity. This can be one-to-one with a friend or used in a group discussion.

Coffee Chats is a series of short animated films, each film a standalone conversation piece that can be used individually or as a series to encourage people to talk about their beliefs. The informal style means that Coffee Chats can be used in a variety of settings, from the coffee shop or workplace to the church or classroom. It can be emailed to a friend, set up as an online discussion or employed as a means of stimulating a face-to-face chat.

So if you’re searching for a way to kick-start a conversation about spiritual issues, Coffee Chats could be exactly what you’re looking for.

For those buying into the Coffee Chats experience, serving coffee is a great way to set the scene. Whether you’re planning a face-to-face conversation in a coffee shop or offering a hot beverage to a group of friends, it’s the chat in Coffee Chats that’s the ultimate goal. And great conversations start with great questions!

FREE ebook - The Alongsider

FREE ebook - The Alongsider

Sometimes even using Coffee Chats seems a long way off because of our culture’s attitude to communication and Christianity. If we’re going to be able use those resources, first we need to rediscover how to chat. This is what early Christians did: they gossiped the gospel.

With that in mind The Alongsider paints a suitable backdrop against which an online resource like Coffee Chats can be used. Using broad brushstrokes, it takes the Great Commission of Matthew twenty-eight back to basics and looks at what it means to build a relational bridge that allows Christ-followers to chat with those who are on a quest to find spiritual truth.

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Conversation kick-starters

Conversation kick-starters

A set of cards that provide you with a handful of quick conversation kick-starters (that’s much easier to say after a couple of mochas). Used before viewing a particular video, each question is designed to get you and your friends or small group into meaningful conversations about life and spiritual matters.

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Concept cards

Concept cards

Whether embarking on a one-to-one conversation or group discussion, Concept Cards are intended for use prior to watching the first video, ‘Wake Up & Smell the Coffee’.

For those involved in hosting a group, we’d suggest that you photocopy this set of Concept Cards so as to give the whole group the opportunity to choose two cards each. Once all the cards are laid out on a table, the group could then be encouraged to pick two cards that best describe their view of God. Once everyone has made their selection, the host could ask people to talk about their choices. No attempt should be made to either challenge or correct anyone’s choice of cards; a simple ‘thank you’ would be sufficient.

For those involved in a one-to-one conversation, the whole pack of cards could be handed over to your friend along with a request to pick two cards that best describe their personal view of God.

The sole aim of this activity is to give people the opportunity to voice their present view of God. The whole process could then be repeated at the end of using a series of Coffee Chats videos to see if a person’s perception of God has changed.

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Napkin notes

Napkin notes

At some time or other we’ve all scribbled a memorable quote or an amazing idea on to a serviette and found it an invaluable asset in reminding us of things we might otherwise forget. This is where the idea of Napkin Notes comes in.

Integral to the Coffee Chats experience, Napkin Notes are a downloadable resource available via the website. They are linked with the overall theme of each animation and offer a number of relevant questions with which to frame a one-to-one conversation or lead a group discussion.

With their down-to-earth approach to spiritual matters, Napkin Notes not only foster thought-provoking conversations, but they provide great opportunities for Christ-followers to share their own faith story.

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Event posters

Event posters

Our Poster Template allows you to publicise a Coffee Chats event and create an informative and inspiring opportunity for both small and larger groups.

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Lesson Planners

Lesson Planners

Our Coffee Chats Lesson Planners link with each animation as an added resource for teachers. These create an informative and inspiring learning opportunity for both teacher and student.

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Three friends

Take the 3 Friends Challenge

When using Coffee Chats to kickstart a conversation about spiritual things, why not consider the 3 Friends Challenge? This circle of friends includes you, a non-Christian friend and an accountability partner who encourages you along the way.

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Coffee Chats is a great way to explore the Christian faith and its easy to follow format will instruct and inspire those searching for the true meaning of life

Johnny Kinch, Sunday Night Live
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Coffee Chats is an inventive new way to spark informal conversation over the important things in life, faith and God.

Ed Perry - Alpha
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Coffee Chats is a great way to kick-start a conversation about spiritual things.

Tim Jupp – Big Church Day Out & Delirious?
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The Coffee Chat series provides an outstanding opportunity for Christians to share their faith by using brilliantly animated, innovative, jargon-free videos. It's fun! It's fresh! And it's faith-building for everyone

Matt Summerfield – Urban Saints
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Conversation teasers are great to provoke some of the big questions of life. Coffee chats with its pick and mix approach blended with creativity and energy is a great starter and who knows where one conversation could go – it could be life-changing. I strongly commend this to you

Roy Crowne, Executive Director, HOPE
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Conversation is at the heart of human experience and it is central to Christian life. Coffee Chats is a simple but ingenious resource designed to bring people into a life-changing conversation about Jesus Christ. Through accessible language, engaging illustrations and finely tuned questions, conversation partners are drawn – literally – into the ultimate conversation – the conversation of God. I commend it warmly.

Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry
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Coffee chats provides a great resource for those who want to share their faith in a quality- filled, simple, non religious and relevant way.

Stuart Bell – Groundlevel Network