​RealityBites is a ministry that is part of Thinking Faith Network.

What do we do? Here is one of our projects.

My good friend Mark Yeadon and I reach out to students by telling stories and sharing the good news of Jesus. We are inspired by the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20). We follow Jesus by telling fascinating stories and asking provocative questions. We make ourselves vulnerable by serving hot drinks to students and homeless people outside the Library pub on Woodhouse Lane in Leeds.

Students will often stop and engage in lively and friendly debate. We talk about human trafficking, materialism, idolatry and explain why we believe in Jesus. Sometimes we pray for people. No sneering, warm smiles and many thank us for the conversation. We thank God that we have so many exciting and relevant conversations about Jesus and His kingdom.

Please pray that RealityBites can build a team to reach out to many more students in Leeds.

Would you like to be involved in this work? Do contact me: mark@realitybites.org.uk

We will be saying a lot more about this ministry in future postings.

Mark Roques
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Mark Roques

Mark taught Philosophy and Religious Education at Prior Park College, Bath, for many years. As Director of RealityBites he has developed a rich range of resources for youth workers and teachers. He has spoken at conferences in the UK, Holland, South Korea, Spain, Australia and New Zealand. Mark is a lively storyteller and the author of four books, including The Spy, the Rat and the Bed of Nails: Creative Ways of Talking about Christian Faith. His work is focused on storytelling and how this can help us to communicate the Christian faith. He has written many articles for the Baptist Times, RE Today, Youthscape, Direction magazine and the Christian Teachers Journal.