Are you a Church Leader who lacks prayerful companionship in ministry?
Have the last two years been draining, even demoralising?
Do the next few months (or years) feel daunting and uncertain?
Do you know or carry responsibility for Church leaders for whom these things are true?
ReSource’s Alongside Scheme offers prayerful companionship for Church Leaders, lay or ordained. People of prayer, good character, relevant experience and appropriately gifted will befriend, pray with and for, and journey alongside Church Leaders as a prophetic companion, or critical friend. We have a growing cohort of such companions committed to helping leaders thrive in ministry. Distinctives that we seek to offer are:
Focus upon mission & ministry – spiritual support that addresses where God is at work in their context as well as in the individual themselves
Prayerfulness – Companions undertake to listen to God and pray with and for the church leader, their ministry and context
Independence – a safe place, outside diocesan or other reporting structures, in which to be honest and explore deeply
Critical friendship - that is wise, insightful, prayerful and challenging,
Renewal - enabling church leaders to thrive through personal renewal, clarity of vocation, courage to lead well and the fostering of churches alive in the Spirit and active in mission
Alongside Scheme Online Launch Event
10am Thursday 4th November 2021
Gather with us via Zoom to hear from existing Church Leaders and their Companions, to understand the vision and to learn about practicalities. In something less than an hour we will celebrate and introduce the Scheme, hear personal stories from Church Leaders and Companions, pray and launch the Scheme.
Reflections from church leaders
‘My companion has consistently spoken into my life and ministry with both a wisdom gleaned from a great deal of experience, and a prophetic edge rooted in his own spirituality.’
‘I drove back from our time with a sense of peace and deeper faith, with hope of moving forward – which I did’
‘There is often so little affirmation in ministry, especially in the ‘little, local, ordinary’ churches, and it is great to just have someone listen to your heart and vision and respond positively.’
Interested in finding an Alongside Companion? Click here
If you’re interested in finding out more about what may be in involved in becoming an Alongside Companion yourself get in touch