Frequently asked questions
This website is growing on a daily basis so please do let us know if you have any questions about it, our vision or any of the resources that we review. Many of our frequently asked questions are shown below but please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any other questions.
- The aim of this site is not to sell you a resource, but to resource you. Christians are people on a journey that is both towards God and with God. The best resource for you is not the one that has the highest scores in DiscipleKit, but the one that fits best the phase of the journey you are on. So step one is to pause and reflect on where you, or your group are on the journey. What are the features of that journey that you are looking to understand better that will help you move towards maturity? Ask God to help you find just the right thing.
- Try not to approach the task in a rush. The reason we have spent 3 hours on each resource is in order to carefully define each one's distinguishing features and qualities. If you are choosing an 8 week resource say for 10 people to use, assuming a 2 hour session that is 160 hours of people's time. Don't grab the first thing that appeals but find two or three possibilities that you can take back to the group to prayerfully select. It will help their anticipation of what God might do.
- Read carefully the session on ‘preparation', and try to be realistic about your group. Some resources are excellent and will work best if carefully prepared. The person leading will most likely benefit themselves through the preparation. But if you have a group that has low confidence or limited time, it may work better if you choose one that requires less preparation on the part of the leader.
- Take note of digital components. If the resource requires downloads, printing, or has audio or video files, make sure that you have the ability to make them available for the meeting; if there is any doubt you might be better with a fully printed resource.
- Finally, if you start a resource that looks good, but find it isn't working well for the group, don't make them go all the way through it – that is the joy of this website – learn from what isn't working and come back again.
- Making disciples of young people and developing leadership potential through Ventures and Falcon Camps.
- Resourcing churches in developing missional leaders.
- Developing key local church leaders for mission.
- Taking a national lead in furthering missional leadership through our patronage work.
- Viewpoint from James Lawrence, CPAS leadership principal.
- In-depth article on a key leadership topic, from a series of guest writers.
- Resource recommendations (books, websites, video, audio).
- Quote of the month.