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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 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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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:

The Winter edition of the ReSource Newsletter will give you a small glimpse into the work we have been doing at ReSource in recent months, along with some initial feedback on the ReSource Future process from Christopher, an article about the Filling Station Trust, a book review and a Pentecost story. I hope that you enjoy reading it. The prayer diary for the next quarter can also be found above, with prayer-pointers for each day.

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