Paraclesis: Journeying Together is a fresh approach to local church pastoral care. The Paraclesis initiative has been created as a response to the felt need for more care and support in the Church today.
Scripture shows that it is God’s heart that we should love and come alongside one another just as He comes alongside us.
‘He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.’ (2 Corinthians 1:4, The Message)
Developed by Trevor J. Partridge, the Paraclesis: Journeying Together six-week series aims to place caring at the heart of the local church in order to support those in need.
CWR has developed a suite of both online and print resources to help churches access the gift of experience that is hidden within their congregations and enable people to come alongside one another. By embracing the heart of Paraclesis and benefitting from all the accompanying resources, the Church can develop a fresh culture of care.
How to start your journey
If you like the sound of Paraclesis: Journeying Together, why not introduce it to your leadership team and church? We have compiled a free Introduction Pack, which you will receive once you sign up. You can use the free Introduction Pack to let your church leadership know what Paraclesis: Journeying Together is all about and what to do next.
The Introduction Pack includes an Introductory Booklet containing an Introduction Booklet with samples of a full sermon, a sermon outline and a small group study, as well as extracts from the Daily Guide workbook and the companion book Love With Skin On. A DVD is also included with explanatory videos, perfect for introducing Paraclesis: Journeying Together to your church leadership team.
By signing up, you will have immediate access online to all of these resources and more. Currently available in the UK and Republic of Ireland, we plan to release the six-week series internationally in 2017.
Find out more at www.paraclesis.org.uk