CPAS making diciples, developing leaders, growing churches
CPAS (the Church Pastoral Aid Society) was founded in 1836 by prominent Christians, including the pioneering social reformer Lord Shaftesbury. The activities may have changed with the times, but the original mission to enable churches to bring the gospel to men, women and children remains and is still the driving force behind all CPAS does.
Partnering with CPAS enables the development of leaders at all levels, so that local churches can reach more men, women and young people with the good news of Jesus:
- Developing leaders through the Growing Leaders Growing Leaders courses in 700 churches nationwide.
- Supporting the leaders of 4,000 young people on Ventures and Falcon Camps.
- Appointing clergy passionate about mission and the relevance of the gospel in 500 churches.
- Exploring God’s call to licensed Anglican ministry through vocations events.
- Transforming the leadership of men and women on the Arrow Leadership Programme.
- Equipping mentors for a new generation of leaders through Mentoring Matters.
Two key projects for 2013 include plans to equip leaders in multi-parish benefices, as well as creating a new resource to help local churches thrive throughout the time while the incumbent’s role is vacant, which will be available this Autumn.
The CPAS is also continuing other key areas of work:
- Ensuring an evangelical presence in parishes across the UK through its patronage work.
- Providing much-needed training events for Christian leaders working in a whole range of challenging situations.
- Producing resources for churches like Growing Leaders and Mentoring Matters.