The first Venture of the peak summer season begins this Saturday! Over the next seven weeks, 91 Ventures and Falcon Camps are taking place, blessing 4000+ young people with a transformational Christian holiday.
Keep updated with the world of Ventures and Falcon Camps throughout the summer by following @CPASVentures on Twitter and liking CPAS Ventures on Facebook.
Our growing network of CPAS training centres is gathering momentum, with events happening in churches across the country which are partnering with us to deliver mission-enabling leadership development training.
In a previous e-bulletin we reported back from an event in Ireland, last month we had our first event at Christ Church Ware, and we’re now looking forward to a Leading Well Across the Generations event in Sale this autumn.
Ahead of the main summer season, three shorter holidays have taken place in the last couple of months, giving children their first taste of Ventures.
K'Wray and Smallwood Manor 1 were both three night Ventures for 8-11s, giving nearly 80 children the chance to experience a fun, safe and life-changing holiday with Ventures.
We also piloted a new partnership with a school in the North-west of England as part of our plans to expand the variety of holidays we offer, particularly in wanting to do more with Anglican secondary schools.
‘What would make the biggest difference in growing your church?’ That’s the question we’ll be asking delegates at New Wine in Newark, Nottinghamshire next month.
Proclaiming the gospel? Developing leaders? Discipling young people? Discovering God’s call? Last summer we asked the same question at Shepton Mallet, with the most popular response being to model Christ-likeness.
Our ‘build your church’ stand in the Marketplace will feature a giant Jenga game. If you’re attending, please do come and have a go – we always enjoy the chance to meet our supporters when we’re out and about.
New leadership specialist
We're pleased to announce that the Rev Pam Macnaughton has been appointed to the role of CPAS leadership specialist, following her role as a pioneer minister in Bishopthorpe and diocesan adviser for pioneer ministry in York diocese.
Pam will be taking the lead on a new project to resource mission in multi-parish benefices, as well as developing lay and ordained leaders in a wide variety of other settings through training and resources.
Pam said: ‘As someone who longs to see churches reaching out and growing, rather than just surviving, I’m really excited to be heading up the multi-parish benefice project, as well as contributing to CPAS’ wider ministry of leadership development.’ Read more ...
Meet the trustees
As a charity, CPAS is governed by a body of 11 trustees who are responsible for policy and oversight of our work and ministry.
Please remember them in your prayers as they seek God’s will for the direction and nature of CPAS’ work, to fulfil our vision of enabling churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus.