Welcome to the February edition of the CPAS e-bulletin. Read on to find out more about new topics being covered by Leading Edge local forums, as well as other events which form part of the Making Mission Possible programme. We've also included a couple of different experiences of Venture holidays and some items of interest for those leading 'tweenagers'. Plus the latest Leadership Insights podcast.
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Leading Edge sharpens up with new topics
Three new topics are now being covered by the successful Leading Edge local forums.
New events have been added to cover Building Teams, Leadership and Mission in a Multi-Church Benefice and Missional Leadership. There are also plenty more forums on Discerning Direction and Enabling Action as well, so you won’t be short of options to choose from.
There are several significant events on the horizon as part of our Making Mission Possible programme of events to develop leaders for the task of mission.
lifecall is an informal day for young people aged 16-25 who are exploring God’s call on their life. The next event is in Bristol on 19 March at a cost of just £10, so please tell anybody you know who might be interested.
We’re also looking forward to training more leaders to join the hundreds of churches running the Growing Leaders and Growing Leaders – Youth Edition courses all over the country. Book your place to join us at events in Warwick, Winchester and Tonbridge.
In order to help develop the leaders of youth and children’s ministries, leadership development adviser Andy Castle is running an event called Growing Young People in the Church in Richmond on 26 March.
'Fun! Fun Fun!'
... is how one enthusiastic young person described their week on a Venture holiday last summer.
Victoria, who went on the Ripon 2 Venture, agrees: 'The best thing about going on a Venture is the atmosphere ... even if you arrive on your own, everyone is inclusive and welcoming'.