Kevin Roberts

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Kevin Roberts writes:

I am delighted to send you the autumn editions of the ReSource Newsletter and Prayer Letter, both here attached, which I hope you will enjoy reading and using. It has been a pleasure in these last few months to be involved in a variety of church weekends, renewal days and retreats, and to be working alongside leaders in a variety of denominations and we have tried to give you a partial snapshot of this in the Newsletter. If reading it prompts you to think whether ReSource staff or associates might help you in similar ways into the months ahead, please be in touch and I would love to talk it through with you.

We are also at the moment deeply engaged in praying and thinking about God’s mandate for our future, and you will see something of the scale and detail of this from the entries in the Prayer Diary, with more conversations yet to be finalised. I would covet your ongoing prayers, please, for Christopher and myself, the discernment group and the Trustees as we travel around the country and meet with a whole variety of people, that in it all we might hear clearly what God is saying to us and asking of us for the deeper engagement of the church with the life and work of the Holy Spirit.

It has been a great pleasure to meet some of you at the first five ReSource Future Evenings and I look forward to seeing others of you at the remaining three. Full details of these can be found on our website by clicking the links below:

Wednesday 18 October at Holy Trinity , Meole Brace, Shrewsbury

Thursday 19 October at Ulverston Parish Church

Friday 20 October at St Barnabas, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough

And if you use Twitter why not follow us @ReSourceARM and now on Facebook too.

This comes with deep thanks for your continued prayer and support for ReSource.

May God bless you richly.

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Kevin Roberts writes

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:

 

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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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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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