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This month, we've got some practical changes to tell you about as we move offices, and recruit to some senior posts; stories of change from people whose mission and ministry is being impacted by the work of CPAS; and information on some tools you can use to bring about change in your context.

If you'd like to hear more about our ministry, the CPAS Prayer Diary and Catalyst magazine are available free of charge, as well as regular updates from Ventures and Falcon Camps. To subscribe, or read the current edition online, please see the 'Downloads' section at the bottom of this email. Thank you for your support.

 
   

Leaders in mission

'I believe God has called me here to reach a city, not just run a church.' 

An Easter festival in the town square, serving tea and coffee outside nightclubs, street BBQs and feeding the homeless are just some of the things St Thomas' Lancaster – a CPAS patronage church – has been doing since Jon Scamman was appointed as vicar in autumn 2010.

This Easter, we're asking you to support us in developing more leaders like Jon in mission, through our ministry in church patronage, leadership development, mentoring, vocations and Ventures and Falcon Camps.

Visit www.cpas.org.uk/leaders to read more of Jon's story and give a gift to CPAS.

 
 
   

Foundations of leadership

The latest edition of Catalyst features a comment article from the Rt Rev Michael Scott-Joynt, the former Bishop of Winchester.

Read his views about the fundamentals of Christian discipleship upon which leadership is built at www.cpas.org.uk/catalyst.

It's free to sign up for Catalyst, our bi-annual supporters' magazine, which includes guest articles as well as stories about leaders and churches impacted by the work of CPAS.

Subscribe online, or simply reply to this email with your name, address and postcode.

 
 
   

Why mentoring matters

Last month saw the third of our Mentoring Matters training events, which we're running in partnership with The Mentoring Network.

More than 30 people spent a day at St Peter's Baptist Church in Worcester on 10 March, exploring the Mentoring Matters resource material and identifying practical ways of setting up a church-based mentoring network.

Read their comments about why Christian mentoring is so important, and find out how to book yourself onto one of our future events in Sheffield, Manchester and Northampton.

 
 
   

Job vacancies

We are looking to appoint experienced leaders of leaders to three key new posts at CPAS.

Application packs, including role profiles and other details about the positions of Director of Ministry, Ventures and Falcon Camps Principal and Leadership Specialist, can be found at www.cpas.org.uk/jobs.

The deadline for applications for all three posts is Thursday 12 April, with interviews scheduled during May.
 
 
   

Easter Falcon Camps

Over the next fortnight, around 36 children facing difficulties in their day-to-day lives will have an amazing week of fun, friendship and faith at the Bishton Hall and Scottish Falcon Camps.

Philip, a teenager who went on a Falcon Camp last summer, decided to follow Jesus after hearing that 'God will never let me down, he will always love me no matter what I do in life.'

Read more of Philip's story, and find out how you can help make these wonderful, life-changing holidays affordable for even more young people at www.cpas.org.uk/hope.

 
 
   

Change of address

Following our office move last week, the postal address for CPAS is now:

Unit 3
Sovereign Court 1
Sir William Lyons Road
University of Warwick Science Park
COVENTRY
CV4 7EZ

Telephone number: 0300 123 0780 (calls charged at the same rate as 01 or 02 numbers)

 
 
   

Leading a Whole-life Disciplemaking Church

'When a local church actively embraces the mission opportunities afforded by members' daily contexts, a significant shift takes place for church leaders.'

Is it possible to change the focus of a church from what happens on a Sunday, to how that equips people for living as disciples Monday to Saturday? What are the implications for leaders?

'Leading a whole-life disciplemaking church' is the latest booklet in the Grove leadership series. Tracy Cotterell and Neil Hudson explore the importance of this shift of focus, and look at how it can transform the understanding of a church's mission, and how it can be put into place.

The booklet costs £3.95 and is available from the CPAS online shop.

 

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Events

21-04-2012
Mentoring Matters training day
Sheffield

21-05-2012
The Buck Stops Here conference
Cheltenham

     
 

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