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Thank you to all those who have contributed articles to the Newsletter, and our congratulations to one of our contributors, Fr Steven Benford, on his recent election to be the next Bishop of Dunedin in New Zealand. This is great news.

The ReSource Future process is taking shape for the autumn, and Christopher Landau gives more details about this in the Newsletter. Can I particularly draw your attention to:

  • The ReSource Future questionnaire, which you can find at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/resourcefuture or access via the website or on hard copy by request to the office. We would love to hear your views as we listen for God’s call on ReSource for the future. Please complete this by the deadline of 31 July 2017
  • The ReSource website, www.resource-arm.net, which has been refreshed for the ReSource Future discernment period, and which will be regularly updated
  • The PrayerLine email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to use if you feel God prompting you with scriptures, words or insights that you would like to feed into the ReSource Future Group
  • The new ReSource Twitter account @ReSourceARM. Do follow us for regular updates and information about our work and about ReSource Future
  • The ReSource Future Evenings, Holy Spirit Guide Us!, with worship, word, ministry and a chance to reflect with us on how God is guiding ReSource for its future. I’m sorry that we can’t come to a location that is easily convenient to everyone, but we would love to see you and hear from you if you are able to come. Further details on the final page of the Newsletter and full details by following the links below to the ReSource website:

Monday 18 September - St Martin’s, Basildon, Essex

Tuesday 19 September - St Giles’, Northampton

Wednesday 20 September - St Mary’s, Sprotbrough, South Yorkshire

Monday 25 September - St Mary’s, Camberley, Surrey

Tuesday 26 September - St James’, Yeovil, Somerset

Wednesday 18 October - Holy Trinity, Meole Brace, Shropshire

Thursday 19 October - St Mary’s, Ulverston, Cumbria

Friday 20 October - St Barnabas, Middlesbrough, Cleveland

We are so grateful to be in fellowship with you and to be able to share the journey of this discernment period with a company of fellow travellers who share our heart for deeper spiritual renewal, for the church’s wider mission. Please engage with us in the ReSource Future process as best you can. And please pray for those of us who through the autumn will be meeting church leaders, and partner organisations. Our longing is that through it all we will hear God, and find his clear mandate for a future in which we can serve well God’s people in the churches of the UK and beyond. Please also pray for our regular ministry which continues with a range of engagements through the autumn and into 2018.

Happy reading!

With love and prayer

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Kevin Roberts writes

With Spring in the air and with Easter in view it seems appropriate that our focus over these coming months will be on God’s plans for our future.

We are entering the ReSource Future process with an increasing confidence that God still has work for us to do, but we want to consciously seek Him for a fresh mandate and for a greater clarity about the focus of our ministry. We also want to listen carefully to our supporters, to church leaders and to partner organisations so that we can discern what seems good “to the Holy Spirit and to us”, and move together into God’s “new thing” for ReSource, whatever that might be.

As Graham Cray points out in his helpful article in this Newsletter “discernment is a fundamentally corporate or communal activity”. We shall be in contact with supporters after Easter to offer a variety of ways in which you can contribute to the ReSource Future process.

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Kevin Roberts writes:

These past few months have not been typical ones in the life of ReSource, but our work has continued none the less, some of which you can read about in this current Newsletter.

For my own part it has been a privilege to speak at a varietyof events in different parts of the country and to be in conversation with a number of local and national leaders who share our passion to see a church renewed and equipped by the Spirit for mission, all of which has been time well spent. Some of our Associates have been busy too to help keep the regular work of ReSource going, and Paula and Kinga in the Wells office have worked cheerfully and unstintingly to keep the administrative wheels turning.

We can’t pretend, though, that it has been business as usual over these last few months.

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