Thursday, 6 September 2018
Over the next couple of months we will be piloting some support for churches which will take the form of a four-day intensive visit, followed by up to a year of coaching support. The aim is to target key areas of potential growth unique to the relevant congregation. Places will be limited, but we are interested in engaging with more churches to resource better mission outcomes, so let us know if you might be interested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are also keen to offer a separate coaching arrangement that will help to produce and disciple new Christians. This will also be offered to a further initial group of seven churches willing to engage in a regular online environment throughout 2019. In addition, options for more traditional coaching arrangements will focus on growth, but also equip ministers to become better trained as coaches for their own congregation members. We are hoping to subsidise such arrangements, and would be keen to hear initially from senior ministers wishing to access any coaching support. This coaching will be in addition to the ministry supervision arrangements already in place.
Over this past month, I have been connecting with many ministers through regional gatherings and visits to congregations. I would love to get some dates in the diary for the summer and for 2019, so would be happy to hear from churches about ways I could best help within weekend services. As a former senior minister and denominational ministry trainer, it is important to see our churches receiving as much help as possible with the challenging, and sometimes complex, task of winning people to Christ and leading community discipleship.
Let’s be praying for our nation, too. The number of Prime Ministers that have emerged to lead us in recent years has been unsettling to many, but Colossians 1:16 reminds us that earthly powers are created through God and for him, just as 1 Timothy 2:2 asks us to be in prayer for our civic leaders. We live in exciting times where the church can rise in confidence to make a difference as we shape our future together.
Get the latest news from across the CCVT Network delivered right to your email inbox with the CCVT Monthly.
Previous posts:September 2018(3)August 2018(3)July 2018(4)June 2018(0)May 2018(9)April 2018(14)February 2018(3)January 2018(1)December 2017(5)November 2017(1)October 2017(5)September 2017(2)August 2017(5)July 2017(7)June 2017(5)May 2017(9)April 2017(10)March 2017(6)February 2017(2)January 2017(1)December 2016(2)November 2016(8)October 2016(8)September 2016(4)August 2016(13)July 2016(7)June 2016(3)May 2016(8)April 2016(13)March 2016(7)February 2016(3)November 2015(1)