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Kevin Roberts writes:

I hope that you will enjoy reading our Winter 2018 Newsletter which you can find in the link above. You will find an article on page 2 by Bishop John Holbrook, the new Chair of the ReSource Trustees, along with testimonies and reports from recent ReSource events, and updates on our development plans. I realise that these are busy weeks for many of you as Christmas approaches, but I hope that you will be able to find a few quiet moments to catch up on ReSource news. You will also find a link above to the ReSource Prayer Diary for the next quarter, which will inform your prayers for us.

The initial response to our Funding Appeal has been encouraging. I realise that not everyone is in a position to respond financially, not least because of other giving commitments, but can I thank you for taking the time to read my Appeal Letter and for your support for ReSource in prayer and other ways. All the Appeal documents are on the website at http://www.resource-arm.net/index.php/2018-appeal.

Should you feel prompted to contribute to the Appeal please know that there is still time to do so! We still need a further £120,000 before the end of 2019 to cover the costs of the appointments and organisation we shall need to launch an expanded work, with a team of ministry Associates and local coordinators. We have made a great start, as you will read in the Newsletter, but there is still some way to go. We so long to be able to make a wider and deeper impact, to enable little, local and ordinary churches to engage with the Holy Spirit for renewal, discipleship and mission! Any financial gift that you can make will help us to make that vision a reality.

This comes with my prayers and very best wishes for these coming weeks of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, and for a blessed and Spirit-filled new year.

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Bishop of Brixworth to be Chair of Renewal charity ReSource

The Rt Revd John Holbrook, Bishop of Brixworth in the Diocese of Peterborough, is to be Chair of Trustees of the national Christian charity ReSource.

ReSource was founded in 2004 to bring together the work of Anglican Renewal Ministries and Springboard, combining their respective emphases on spiritual renewal and evangelism.

The charity’s Patron, the Archbishop of York, has warmly welcomed +John’s appointment:

“As Patron I am delighted that Bishop John Holbrook is to serve as Chair of ReSource. His ministry in the UK has spanned urban estates, inner city, market town, and ecumenical settings, and his overseas experience in Amman, Sudan, and Pakistan has given him the broader global perspective. As such he brings his extensive experience and a deep longing to see more of the Holy Spirit’s work in the life of the Church everywhere. May God bless +John in this role, and may he be a blessing to ReSource as he serves as Chair of Trustees.”

ReSource is active across the Church of England, and other UK denominations, supporting churches and church leaders through training days, retreats, renewal events, church weekends and clergy mentoring. It’s particular calling, expressed in its mission statement, is to enable little, local and ordinary churches to engage with the Holy Spirit for renewal, discipleship and mission.

“Bishop John’s appointment will further strengthen the work of the charity following a recent review and re-launch” says ReSource’s full time Director, Kevin Roberts, formerly Archdeacon of Carlisle and Residentiary Canon of Carlisle Cathedral. “Bishop John brings to the role wide experience of the church as a Parish Priest and as a bishop and he shares the charity’s longing for the renewing work of the Holy Spirit as the wellspring for the church’s mission.”

Speaking about his new appointment Bishop Holbrook says “The Holy Spirit enables ordinary people and churches to do extraordinary things. I’m thrilled to be asked to join ReSource in sharing this ministry.”

ReSource has recently moved its offices from Wells to Telford in the west midlands. Further information about the work of ReSource can be obtained from the Charity Administrator on 01952 371300 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or from the website www.resource-arm.net.

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Kevin Roberts writes:

I am very pleased to be able to send you the Summer edition of the ReSource Newsletter, which I hope that you will enjoy reading. You will see that I give an update on our development issues on page 8 (the final page) and that I give some details in my editorial letter (on the front page) of ReSource’s impending move from Wells. I am also attaching here the ReSource Prayer Diary, grateful to those of you who pray for us day by day or even from time to time.

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Kevin Roberts writes:

I am delighted to be able to share with you the Autumn edition of the ReSource Newsletter, which I hope that you will enjoy reading. You will see from this that we are now settled into our new office in Telford and that we are continuing to develop the charity’s work for the future as well as maintain a full schedule of work around the country.

We have been very conscious of God’s leading and help in recent months, and have been grateful for your prayers and the many messages of support and encouragement that we have received. You will be able to read in the Newsletter some short reports from just some of our recent work with churches and groups of churches. And I am delighted that on page 3 James Lazarus writes to introduce himself as the new ReSource Development Manager. It is so good to have him  on board, and we are sure to benefit from his wide experience and his passion for the renewing work of the Holy Spirit. You will also find a brief update from me on page 4 on other aspects of the charity’s development work, to better help us to enable little, local and ordinary churches to engage with the Holy Spirit for renewal, discipleship and mission.

Thank you so much for your ongoing interest in the work of ReSource.

 

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Kevin Roberts writes:

You will see that the Newsletter outlines in some detail the priorities that we believe we are to develop in our work, and the new structure and organisation that we believe that we shall need in order to be effective over the country in our mission to enable little, local and ordinary churches to engage with the Holy Spirit for renewal, discipleship and mission. I am grateful to Phil Stone for contributing an article about the Scargill Movement with whom we are looking to partner more closely, and to Christopher Landau for his personal reflections after nine months working as the manager of the ReSource Future process. As well as some reports on recent ReSource work you will also find an inspiring article from Alan Kerbey our new Development Consultant, and a letter to you on the final page from Philip Carver, the Acting Chair of the ReSource Trustees.

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