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A thank you video message

To thank you for your support, general director John Dunnett has recorded a short video message with an update about the work of CPAS.

The prayers and financial support of people like you who share our commitment to working ‘for the sake of the gospel’ (1 Corinthians 9:23) is vital to sustain and develop our ministry equipping local churches for mission.

Please take a couple of minutes to watch John’s video at www.cpas.org.uk/gospel, where you can also find out more about the impact of our work and donate online.

 
 
   

Welcome Linda!

We are delighted to have been joined by Linda MacDermott earlier this month.

Linda will help develop our extensive network of partnerships with local churches and dioceses, as well as building relationships with people who share our passion for church growth.

Linda’s role of partner manager is a newly created position at CPAS. She is working alongside Graham Archer, the director of ministry who joined us late last year.

Here’s a brief introduction to the newest member of the head office team. Read more …

 
 
   

Arrow - 12 years on

Luke Walton has been on quite a journey since finishing the second Arrow Leadership Programme in 2001 - from curacy to Hollywood!

'When I did Arrow as a curate, I was inspired to ask what God was calling me to do. I started to think more intentionally about mission, and launched a film and spirituality outreach event.

'After another parish role, I moved on to become arts development officer at the Bible Society which led to me directing "The Pitch", a short film competition for young and emerging film makers. Read more ...

 
 
   

Easter Ventures and Falcon Camps

Over the school Easter holidays, around 160 children enjoyed a week of fun, friendship and faith at the Broads Cruise, Haslemere and Ski Switzerland Ventures. One Easter Falcon Camp for 8-11s also took place at Ingestre Hall in Staffordshire.

Ventures and Falcon Camps Co-ordinator Phil Richardson visited the Easter Falcon Camp. Phil said:

'The sense of family was the thing that struck me the most during my visit. Time and time again, I saw children interacting in a way which reflected the "family on holiday" theme for the week, from volunteering with the washing up and returning lost property to including others in games and activities.'
 
You can read more of Phil's story in the next Falcon Update. Subscribe for free.

 
 
   

New Catalyst out now

The new edition of Catalyst is now available, with stories about the impact of Arrow, a review of our ministry in 2012 and an article about young people exploring the Bible on a Venture holiday.

We also highlight the leadership challenges during the period when a church is without an incumbent, ahead of this autumn’s publication of the new Growing Through a Vacancy resource.

The latest quarterly Prayer Diary features information and prayer points about some of our patronage churches, the work of CPAS in Ireland and various leadership events and conferences.

To sign up to receive future editions by post or email please visit www.cpas.org.uk/stayintouch.

 
 
   

'Change Makers' Ireland

Last month saw the first of two ‘Change Makers’ events for church leaders in Ireland. The Rev Paul Dundas, rector of Christ Church, Lisburn, reflects on the March training day:

‘The teaching and insights from John Dunnett and being given tools in a creative teaching environment was enriching, and addressing the challenge of “change” alongside others who were willing to share the positives and negatives of their personal experiences was invaluable.

'My colleagues and I are looking forward to taking and using these tools in the coming months in bringing direction to the life of our parish.' 

The second 'Change Makers' event is on 16 May at Christ Church, Lisburn. Find out more and book online.

 
 
   

Events coming up ...

Growing Leaders, Norwich 23 April 
You and Ministry, Poole 26-28 April 
Mentoring Matters, Sutton  27 April 
The Buck Stops Here, Cheltenham 7 May
  

Click on the event title or call 0300 123 0780 (option 3) for more details and booking information.

 

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