CPL is involved in the annual Breakout Pioneer Gathering. Each year pioneers from around the UK and beyond gather at either The Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick or High Leigh in Hertforshire. This is a great place for inspiration, encouragement, challenge and conversation. Catch up with old friends or make new ones!
This year we are meeting at Swanwick 26 - 28 September 2018 and the programme promises to be both inspiring and challenging. We are really looking forward to Roy Searle coming to share the time with us. Booking has opened and places will fill up quickly so if you are interested in joining us, don't delay!
There are a couple of spaces that have just become free on this year's Community Retreat in May
Venue: The Stable House, North Kilworth, LE17 6JE
Cost: £300 (fully residential including all meals and refreshments)
Dates: Monday 14th May (arrive from 3pm) - Thursday 17th May (depart 2pm)
Michael Mitton will be leading us for the week, exploring faith through the elements. Michael is a deeply experienced and creative freelance writer, speaker and spiritual accompanier, who until recently worked for the Diocese of Derby, working alongside pioneers and fresh expressions of church. To find out more, check out http://www.michaelmitton.co.uk/
If you fancy grabbing one of these places or to find out more, please contact Nicky asap
This week I had a conversation with someone who asked me the question 'If you could do one small thing to move this situation forward, what would it be?' This made me realise that sometimes taking action, no matter how small the action seems, is the catalyst for change. In otherwords, sometimes you just have to start!
I have always loved sunflowers. I have a favourite mug with Van Gogh's Sunflower painting on, I have sunflower coasters and countless other sunflower 'stuff' that makes me smile.
I often wonder why I love these flower so much. The bright yellow colour is a good start and the way they seem to nod their heads in agreement with my every idea and plan. The image of fields of sunflowers brings back memories of a cherished holiday, which in turn reminds me of family and warmth and a well earned rest.