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This month, we've got the first ever CPAS 'twinterview' (scroll down if you don't know what that is!), news of our new football Venture, and details of CPAS' contribution to the HTB Leadership Conference 2012. There's also some information on the events we've got coming up, and how you can support our vital work through leaving a legacy.

If you'd like to hear more about our ministry, the CPAS Prayer Diary and Catalyst magazine are available free of charge, as well as regular updates from Ventures and Falcon Camps. To subscribe, or read the current edition online, please see the 'Downloads' section at the bottom of this email. Thank you for your support.


New Venture! The Ultimate Goal

Do you know a football-loving boy aged 14-18?

This Easter, we're excited to be running the first ever football Venture, in partnership with Ambassadors in Sport.

The Ultimate Goal is six days of playing football, high-quality coaching and the chance to explore the life-changing message of Jesus with engaging Bible teaching.

There are over 90 Ventures taking place this year. If you know anyone aged 8-18 who would enjoy an action-packed, fun, relevant, Christian holiday, point them towards the Ventures website.


Mentoring seminar at HTB Leadership Conference

CPAS general director John Dunnett has been invited to lead a seminar on 'Mentoring: its role in nurturing disciples and growing leaders' at the HTB Leadership Conference 2012.

'The conference will be a wonderful opportunity for leaders in all kinds of churches to receive great input and further their biblical understanding of leadership, as well as join together in worship and prayer,' said John.

The conference will be held at the Royal Albert Hall on 14-15 May and will include seminar streams on leadership in church, commerce, community and culture. To find out more and book a place, please visit the HTB website.


Social media for leaders

Facebook, Twitter and blogs can seem like an alien world to some church leaders. Others think they're an excellent tool for missional engagement with new audiences.

In the latest book in Grove's leadership series, published in partnership with CPAS, co-authors Richard Moy and Anna Drew help leaders grow in their understanding of social networking, assess its relevance to their ministry, and explore some of the opportunities and pitfalls.

Due to the subject matter of the book, we thought it would be appropriate to interview one of the authors on Twitter.

Read Anna's responses to the first CPAS 'twinterview', or buy the book online.


Be equipped in 2012

Whether you're a leader, a leader-to-be or simply someone who wants to help others grow in their gifts and abilities, our local training events can equip you and your church for mission.

Growing Leaders training: Develop leaders for mission in your church and watch it grow.

You and Ministry weekends: Is God calling you? A chance to explore ordained and authorised ministry.

Mentoring Matters training: For those interested in finding out more about mentoring in churches.

See more information on the full range of training events we offer.


Leaving a gift in your will

A legacy is an amazing way of making a significant difference to your favourite charities.

You may have seen recent publicity about the government's Legacy10 campaign, focused on changes to inheritance tax law which come into effect in April.

If you're considering making or updating your will during 2012, please consider leaving a gift to CPAS. Visit our website for more information and a link to the Law Society to help you find qualified solicitors.


For new incumbents

'Clearly biblical and one hundred per cent practical.' Participant on The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here is a conference for clergy at the start of their first incumbency.

Participants have the chance to discuss key issues and receive input and advice from experienced ministers on leadership, vision and goal setting, managing change and time, developing evangelism and teaching, vicarage life and pastoral care.

The Buck Stops Here will take place in Cheltenham in May and Sheffield in October. See more details online.



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