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Christ Empowered Living

Do you want to understand more clearly just what Christ meant when He said, ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full’ (John 10:10)?

This foundational course, based on CWR’s core teaching, presents a biblical framework for self-discovery and personal revival. During this course you will explore how God designed our personalities to function along with our three deepest needs – security, self-worth and significance.

Find out how problems arise in the human personality and discuss some of the major issues that block the flow of Christ’s power in our lives. Learn how we can deepen our dependence on God – looking to Him to fulfil our needs and give us stability in an unstable world.

Whether you are new to Christianity or have been a Christian for many years, come and be refreshed and reminded of God’s intended design for our lives.

 

If you would like Small Group Rebooted, or any other CWR course or seminar brought to your church or small group, you can email courses@cwr.org.uk or telephone 01252 784719.

 

About the course leaders

Mick Brooks is CWR’s Chief Executive and presents a range of seminars and courses. His background in both general and psychiatric nursing has given him invaluable experience in many areas of interpersonal skills and relationships. After a period of management in the NHS, Mick studied theology in the USA, from where he moved to the West Indies to serve as Dean of Students at a Bible School.

Lynette Brooks also has a background in nursing and health visiting before the couple moved to the USA and the West Indies. She is the Director of Publishing and Ministry at CWR, overseeing the organisation’s publishing and short courses, and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team. She presents some of the Ministry to Women seminars, MBTI® days.

Small Group Central at New Wine

Small Group Central are heading to New Wine’s National Gathering for the next two weeks!

We would love it if you joined us at New Wine 2016, held at Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet. If you’re coming along why not head over for a quick chat? We would love to talk with you about how small groups work at your church, what information you would like to see up on our website, and how we can help you get the best out of your small group. We’ll also have plenty of resources available and loads of special offers!

You can find us next to St Andrew’s Bookshop in the market place.

 

Paraclesis seminars at New Wine

Hear Trevor J. Partridge share on the heart behind the initiative, the theology that supports coming alongside one another and the purpose of Paraclesis in your local church.

 

Week One

Empowering your church to care
Sunday 24 July, 2.30–3.30pm

Setting the culture of a caring community
Monday 25 July, 11.15–12.15pm

 

Week Two

Empowering your church to care
Monday 1 August, 2.30–3.30pm

Setting the culture of a caring community
Tuesday 2 August, 11.15–12.15pm

Find out more about the Paraclesis initiative at www.paraclesis.org.uk.

Ten things worth knowing about the Old Testament

Ten Things worth Knowing about the Old Testament is the first of two seminars led by Philip Greenslade.

This evening explores ten key aspects of the Old Testament and serves as an accessible introduction or insightful refresher to understanding and interpreting God’s Word.

Philip helps us to consider the pivotal events, what unifies the Old Testament as a whole, how it relates to the New Testament, and how Jesus and His apostles used it themselves.

 

If you would like Small Group Rebooted, or any other CWR course or seminar brought to your church or small group, you can email courses@cwr.org.uk or telephone 01252 784719.

About Philip

Philip Greenslade Philip has worked with CWR since 1991 in the areas of biblical studies, pastoral care and leadership. With his passion for teaching God’s Word, he offers a refreshing and challenging perspective for all those who attend his courses.

 

Want to learn more?

If you want to explore the Bible further, you can pick up a range of Bible study guides from the Small Group Central Book Shop. Alternatively, if you would like to dig deeper into the Bible or study a particular theme with your whole church, take a look at our Church wide initiatives.

Ten things worth knowing about the New Testament

Ten Things worth Knowing about the New Testament is the second of two seminars led by Philip Greenslade.

This seminar explores ten key aspects of the New Testament, considering how the Gospels relate to the letters, how Jesus fulfilled both Old Testament prophecy and God’s redemptive story, and more.

Philip helps to discover what unifies the Old and New Testament as a whole and gain more understanding for applying God’s Word to your life.

 

If you would like Ten Things worth Knowing about the New Testament, or any other CWR course or seminar brought to your church or small group, you can email courses@cwr.org.uk or telephone 01252 784719.

About Philip

Philip Greenslade Philip has worked with CWR since 1991 in the areas of biblical studies, pastoral care and leadership. With his passion for teaching God’s Word, he offers a refreshing and challenging perspective for all those who attend his courses.

 

Want to learn more?

If you want to explore the Bible further, you can pick up a range of Bible study guides from the Small Group Central Book Shop. Alternatively, if you would like to dig deeper into the Bible or study a particular theme with your whole church, take a look at our Church wide initiatives.

Small groups rebooted

Are you finding that your small group ministry is not quite hitting the mark? Perhaps attendance is mixed or particular goals are not being met.

Andy Peck takes a fresh look at the role of the small group and the ways in which they can be used to serve church purposes at our Small Groups Rebooted courses

The material is designed both for those leading a small group for the first time and for more experienced leaders. The course will cover:

  • Assessing what your group can do
  • Setting goals and keeping on track
  • Understanding group dynamics
  • Stages in the life of a small group
  • The possible roles of the small group leader
  • The small group leader and the pastoral care of group members

If you would like Small Group Rebooted, or any other CWR course or seminar brought to your church or small group, you can email courses@cwr.org.uk or telephone 01252 784719.

 

About Andy
Andy Peck has been involved in various forms of Christian ministry for nearly 30 years. He serves as a full-time course leader for CWR and has an undeniable passion for small groups, championing how they aid discipleship and build strong relationships within the Church.

Small Group Leaders’ Toolbox

What makes for an effective small group?

On 9 July 2016 , we held a Small Group Leader’s Toolbox at Waverley Abbey House where Andy Peck helped unpack the question ‘What makes for an effective small group?’ This seminar included practical insights and ideas designed both for those leading a small group for the first time and for more experienced leaders.

If you would like Small Group Leader’s Toolbox, or any other CWR course or seminar brought to your church or small group, you can email courses@cwr.org.uk or telephone 01252 784719.

 

About Andy

Andy Peck has been involved in various forms of Christian ministry for nearly 30 years. He servs as a full-time course leader for CWR and has an undeniable passion for small groups, championing how they aid discipleship and build strong relationships within the Church.

The Bible in an Evening

We recently held an eye-opening overview of the Bible with Andy Peck at The Bible in an Evening seminar.

This evening provided an opportunity to learn about the major turning points, discovered how it all fits together and questioned why God acts as He does. Andy Peck’s content served as a great foundation for those who want to deepen their faith and strengthen their daily walk with God.

If you would like The Bible in an Evening, or any other CWR course or seminar brought to your church or small group, you can email hello@smallgroupcentral.org.uk or telephone 01252 784719.

 

Want to learn more?

If you want to explore the Bible further, you can pick up a range of Bible study guides from the Small Group Central Book Shop. Alternatively, if you would like to dig deeper into the Bible or study a particular theme with your whole church, take a look at our Church wide initiatives.

 

About Andy Peck
Andy is a writer and Bible teacher who has served as a tutor with CWR since 2006. He is the author of Coached by Christ, A Life to Die For and co-author of Unlocking the Bible. He worked as an editor with Christianity magazine and hosts the Leadership File on Premier Christian Radio.