Just to say thank you for all the folk who put together the four Sanctuary days, with music, guidance and quiet. I set aside a Saturday to use them all, and weeks later I am still benefitting from them. I came away from the quiet times with an assurance of the pattern for my retired life during the pandemic. I am in touch with a lot of friends through facebook, and a number of them have found your Sanctuary Days helpful. For me, an online resource is most helpful.
What you gave us was just what we needed – enough teaching to focus our minds, and enough space to process where we are at, and all held together by the security of your prayer for us. I found it a truly renewing and refreshing experience; and I was particularly struck by your thoughts on wrestling Jacob in the last session. I am always so grateful for what you give us, and for your ongoing prayer for us all; we are blessed indeed to have your care and support.
Rt Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave Bishop of Lichfield
Everyone in our online group enjoyed doing the Sanctuary Day for our Times. People engaged with the story, identified with the meditation and wanted to share honestly. I have really benefited from using the sanctuary day materials myself, and because they are online I can access the material again and I know I will want to!
"I used the online Sanctuary Day material as the basis for a quiet day and found it accessible, relevant and well put together. The biblical passages were very appropriate and stimulating and the music varied and helpful. I think it would work equally well as four stand alone sessions and have no hesitation in recommending it to others."
I found the talk so uplifting and in tune with how I wish church would be, seeking the Holy Spirit more. I loved the way you drew us back into prayer, which for me brought a wonderful sense of calm & God's presence into my study, just by your quiet words and the action of holding out my hands.
Staveley Filling Station by Zoom
'To know that God wants me, even though I feel broken'
Elaine Farnworth, Living in the Spirit, Foxhill House Retreat participant
Almost tearful joy at hearing what I've tried to share for fifty years, put so much better and explained so well
Peter Ward at Living Word Carlisle 2019
Sanctuary Days are a wonderful opportunity for the deep spiritual refreshment that so many of us need; a chance to step into healing and wholeness and be renewed for the ongoing tasks of ministry. Every church should have one
Fi Iddon, Curate of St George’s, Shrewsbury
In addition to the excellent teaching, there were numerous opportunities for personal prayer ministry – many took advantage. The Spirit was at work not only meeting with so many seeking renewal, but also for those needing inner healing, and creating a great launchpad for our community as we prepare for the appointment of a new incumbent. Feedback suggested that Kevin and Anne’s teaching and the weekend as a whole had exceeded even the highest expectations. Thank-you Lord!
Val Lechler, St John’s, Ealing
Thank you so much for everything that ReSource put into the Frome churches day. The love, planning and prayer that went into the day was very evident – with space for worship, teaching, testimony, and time to listen to and receive from God. I found it personally hugely encouraging, and have spoken to many others who felt the same. The teaching was clear, practical, and relevant for every type and size of church. The workshops were excellent. It was really exciting to see this event happening in Frome and we will be praying that it is a significant step in releasing the work and fruit of the Holy Spirit in and through the churches in and around the town. Come again soon!
Caroline Pomeroy Lay Dean, Frome Deanery
I felt very challenged (& inspired) by being reminded again of the fact that the Holy Spirit is the gift of God – to me. I think I regained some of the wonder and awe that I had lost. I also determined to be more aware of His continued presence in my life – spurring me on to talk of my faith and the Lord Jesus Christ to others. Today made me realise that I have to put my trust wholly in the Holy Spirit’s guidance if I am going to be able to fulfil the work God has asked me to do for him
Ely & Newmarket Methodist Circuit
Working with Kevin has been a huge success in terms of my development as a leader. Our time together has helped me to take a longer-term view of my ministry and make good decisions which we are still benefitting from. I have particularly valued Kevin’s willingness to speak openly and prophetically into the situations I have been wrestling with. His insights have often helped me see further than I could do on my own, and have always been wise, kind and gracious. I cannot recommend highly enough the work that ReSource does and in particular, the new Alongside ministry
Andy Dykes, Liverpool Cathedral