...to the March edition of the CPAS e-bulletin. This month includes information about resources for Lent from Church Leadership, news from an event featuring author, pastor and international speaker, Gordon MacDonald, and a look ahead to two new events for those in youth ministry.
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A Lenten Journey with Church Leadership
Lent is traditionally a time for giving things up; making a sacrifice as we reflect on the sacrificial love of Jesus and consider how we can live as his disciples.
In issue 73 of Church Leadership, the Rev Ian Adams uses five food-related events to take us through a Lenten journey, helping us to focus on Christ and challenging us to walk more closely with him.
In 1836, our founder’s vision was to ‘take the gospel to every person’s door’. As we celebrate our 175th anniversary, all that we do is still geared up to helping churches reach out into local communities with the good news of Jesus.
Over the coming weeks we’re holding a number of events about developing leadership in local churches, enabling churches to equip men, women and young people to grow in Christ-like character and be confident about God’s call on their lives.
Full-time youth ministry can be very demanding. Lots of time and energy is spent encouraging, engaging with and discipling others in their faith while our own souls are often left malnourished.
Two new CPAS events are designed to help. Pitstop is for any in full-time youth ministry and Thrive is for those in their first year as a youth minister.
Pitstopoffers a chance to find space and like-minded people to engage with in critical thinking, have time to reflect, and to receive some input yourself. The first of these 48-hour retreats takes place on Monday 23 May – Wednesday 25 May.
Thriveprovides time towards the end of your first year to reflect on your experience as a youth minister so far, and to equip and recharge you for what lies ahead. The first of these events takes place on Monday 20 June – Wednesday 22 June.
Leadership Insights podcast: The Rev Dr Anne Tomlinson
The Rev Dr Anne Tomlinson is Ministry Development Officer for the United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway. She discusses risky leadership, changing a church culture – and the wisdom gained from nine-year-old, barefoot Eduardo.