Welcome to ReSource!
Dear ReSource friend and supporter,
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.
Rowan Williams helpfully reminds us in his delightful little book 'Being Disciples' that while discerning the mind and will of God requires something of the 'poised attentiveness of a birdwatcher', it is also something into which we can relax, knowing that God wants to draw us into His plans and purposes. Discernment happens, he says, "not by effort and struggle, with furrowed brows and tensed muscles, but by allowing something to rise up, something irresistible within your awareness, that is God's purpose coming through to make the difference that only God can make". Our main task this year is to be still enough and attentive enough, and even relaxed enough, to "perceive" the new thing that God is doing.
I am delighted that I shall be sharing the leadership of the ReSource Future process with a small discernment group and with a new half time staff member, the Revd Dr Christopher Landau, all of whom introduce themselves on the News and Events page. Please keep us in your prayers.
With love in Christ,
The Venerable Kevin Roberts
Director of ReSource
A WORD FROM OUR PATRON
I am glad that ReSource is taking some time to think through how it can best serve the church for a deeper renewal and a wider mission.
If the church is to thrive and grow we need to welcome the Holy Spirit's work drawing us deeper into God and also propelling us out to make a difference in God's world. ReSource has always reminded the church that renewal and mission go together and it has offered its staff and associates to help 'little, local and ordinary' churches across our different church traditions to engage more deeply with the Spirit's work.
I sincerely hope that ReSource's valuable ministry will continue into the future, expanding in ways that make a wider impact. The ReSource Future process will be in my prayers and I look forward to hearing what emerges as the Director and Trustees take counsel, talking with denominational leaders, partner organisations and supporters across the country, discerning fresh vision for a new day.
ReSource works for the renewal of people and churches for
mission in the power of the Holy Spirit - across all traditions,
Churches and denominations, but with an Anglican distinctive. We
understand renewal as the ongoing process by which God brings spiritual
refreshment and practical challenges to individuals, churches and
communities. We work primarily through a scattered and travelling team
of people with complementary giftings and experience.
Our vision is to help build a church which is diverse, local, renewed in the Spirit and effective in mission.
Our aim is to serve, to resource
and encourage the church for growth
What do we offer?
Always open to new directions the Spirit may lead us in, ReSource currently fulfils its mission by:
ReSource staff and associates are available to help with any aspect of spiritual renewal, discipleship and mission. We accept invitations to speak at:
We are also able to provide one-off speakers for any of the following:
For more information please click on the tabs in the margin, or contact the office.