ReSource is a course that i am on the planning group for and have helped run for three years now. the strapline is creating church in the emerging culture. if you are involved in a new mission project, church, or are dreaming of starting one then do have a look at it. or you might think of a couple of people in your community to encourage to go on it. here's a few reasons why:
the team doing it is brilliant
the teaching and discussion/reflection balance is good
we visit communities in different locations who are doing it to hear their stories
doing the course with a bunch of other people in mission is almost the most valuable part
the edge of this course over others is that it is more geared towards emerging culture and has a younger age profile (mostly under 40) - msm (which is also good) is more didactic, an older crowd, and denominational.
there are some changes this year -
we are doing three elongated weekends instead of 5 shorter ones. some people have said they were finding it difficult to make 5.
you can opt into a single weekend if you would like to.
the dates, themes and locations are:
mission and culture, birmingham, oct 31- nov 2
emerging church, reading, feb 20-22
transforming communities, leeds apr 17-19
i have chatted to a few people doing pioneer ministry training with the c of e - have a word with your diocese and ask them to let you do this as part of your training.