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Welcome ... the May edition of the CPAS e-bulletin. This month you can find out more about the CPAS Growing Leaders suite of resources, learn about the updated NIV Bible, and hear from Dave Male, tutor in Pioneer Ministry at Ridley Hall, in this month's Leadership Insights podcast.

For more stories about the work of CPAS click on the link below to read Catalyst, and you'll find daily prayer points by following the Prayer Diary link. These and all updates about our work are available free of charge, so please contact us if you would like to subscribe. Thank you for your support.


Growing Leaders for growing churches

The CPAS Growing Leaders suite of resources continues to help churches develop leadership potential within their own congregations.

One participant in Birmingham said: ‘Growing Leaders brought home the responsibility of leadership, irrespective of the size of group or the task at hand. It reminded me that God is interested in the whole Church, whether you're leading a few people or a crowd of thousands.’



Come and C(RE) us!

This month CPAS will be at the Christian Resources Exhibition at Sandown Park, Esher, in Surrey.

Visit us at stand S95A and find out how CPAS can enable you to develop the leadership potential within your own congregation, equipping them to help your church reach out to more people with the good news of Jesus.

CRE – 10-13 May 2011 – see you there!


Updated NIV helps close the gender gap

The NIV Bible has been revised this year, using more inclusive language in reference to men and women, and ensuring it continues to be a faithful rendition of God’s Word.

Rosie Ward, CPAS leadership development adviser for women in leadership, shares her thoughts on the updated translation. You can also find out about other ways in which CPAS offers support for women in church leadership roles.



Leading Edge helps make mission possible

CPAS Leading Edge forums continue to provide opportunities for church leaders to examine key issues of local church leadership.

Some of the topics covered by Making Mission Possible events are: Discerning Direction, Leadership and Mission in a Multi-Church Benefice, Self-leadership, Sustaining Leadership, Working Well With Others, and Missional Leadership.



Leadership Insights podcast: Dave Male

Dave Male, tutor in Pioneer Ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge, enthuses about vision, life-balance and how not to be boring. And he recalls a key leadership experience in a Jacuzzi.

Listen online here.


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