CCL holds a wealth of resources available for students and the wider community, from children’s films right through to deeper theological enquiry papers. Our Penrith office holds hard copy books and course materials available for loan. Please contact us if you would like to access this collection – some titles are available to download below.
Mission Shaped IntroMission Shaped Introduction (MSI) is a workshop in six sessions to have a conversation about mission and re-imagining church.
Our world and our lives change at an ever faster pace. How does the church respond to this change? Are new ways of being church possible? What might they look like?
Messy Church is just one example of the many Fresh Expressions springing up around Cumbria. How might you reconnect with the communities you are called to serve?
MSI will be running in many Mission Communities during 2018. View More to explore how you can join in.
Knowing Jesus - Taking the Next StepsHelp participants in mission events learn more.
A first step might be Now a Christian . A FREE email every day for five weeks that will help you to make your own decisions about the difference that having a Christian faith will make to your life.
Sign up to Now a Christian in an app or emails.
You might also recommend one of the many free, daily bible study guides. We suggest Daily Lyfe from the Bible Society
Welcoming ChurchInvitation. Welcome. Hospitality. Growing friendships. What are the next steps in these vital areas?
Have a look at the leaflet produced by Reach for some ideas and the God For All website.
Another option is to run the Welcome course available from Church House Publishing. Welcome course
Regular invitation is also a high priority. Beginning as Back to Church Sunday, 'A Season of Invitation' recognises that people are more likely to come to church and keep coming if they’re invited several times. This offers five invitational events, coming one after another.
Running a Small GroupMoving Mountains emphasises offering an enquirers course as a follow up.
An enquirers’ course is just one example of a small group in the life of the church.
Why not take the opportunity to develop and extend the leadership of small groups in your Mission Community
View More for some ideas on good practices for running a small group. Let us know if you have good ideas or resources you'd like to share.
Telling Your StoryFaith Pictures is designed to help everyone be ready and able to share their faith. It’s a 6 session course. The sessions will encourage and support a group as they think through and practice how to tell their faith story using a picture / image as a starting point. To run the free course - just download videos and leaders notes here
You might also try:: ‘Stepping into Evangelism’ the Church Army booklet
The book How to Explain your Faith – by John Pritchard (SPCK) is another great resource. It will help you talk more confidently with your friends about the hope that keeps you going.
Enquirers CoursesMany churches and Mission Communities will run an enquirers course as a follow up to Moving Mountains. For many, running a course will become a regular activity.
We are recommending Start and Alpha as good options, although of course there are many more.
Have a look at the short guide which compares these two courses.