As the summer weeks pass by we have been reflecting on Cor Deo in 2011 and looking forward to 2012. Here is a testimony from Chris, who was a blessing to us all during the first Cor Deo:
Delight & Devotion, Rather than Duty
These past 6 months have been a time of fellowship, growth, and delight in God. From the outset, I knew that I was with Cor Deo by God’s providence and provision, but I could not have known just how transformative Cor Deo would be. To serve and study with 9 men as we sought hard after God together was an experience that will not only be remembered, but one that has definitively shaped the course of my life. The training and study techniques learned have further equipped me for ministry, but more than that the relationships shared within the team are invaluable, some of which will last a lifetime.
The most amazing gift, however, given by the Holy Spirit through Cor Deo is an invitation to a relationship with the Father, through the Son, by the Spirit that is more personal, more intimate, and more exhilarating than any I had known before. This invitation is found in the Bible, where the heart of God is revealed to us. Through extensive time in the Word, Cor Deo has helped to define a theology in which devotion, rather than duty, is at the heart of the Christian life. Sarah and I are incredibly thankful for Cor Deo, and could think of no better preparation for marriage. Our deepest thanks and gratitude to Peter, Ron, and the rest of the team, and most of all to our gracious Saviour.
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Discover Cor Deo – For 2012
As well as the Cor Deo Intensive (26-30th of September – limited spaces still available, click here for info), we are also holding a Discover Cor Deo gathering in Chippenham on Saturday the 1st of October. If you would like to find out more, get a taste of the ethos and content of Cor Deo, and get your questions answered, please join us from 10:30am on Saturday the 1st of October. Please pre-register if you plan to join us – firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for praying with us and for us as we seek to multiply biblical ministry that shares God’s heart.
Praise and Prayer Points
Thank you for your prayers!
- Please continue to pray for the 2011 team as they transition to the next phase of life and ministry – several of the men are prayerfully pursuing what God has for them now . . . paid employment, ministry roles, missionary work, etc.
- Please pray for Ron as he is back in the US for a few weeks to catch up on things there, and for his ministry at Good Shepherd Community Church.
- Please pray for the forthcoming Cor Deo Intensive and Discover Cor Deo day to be a blessing to all involved.
- Please pray for God to bring together the team for 2012. We still have some places left and now is the time that potential participants are making plans for the next year.
“Cor Deo really is sharing God’s heart, not just individually but as a group of men. It is a joy to learn, it is such a great environment to grow in and a great foundation for future ministries.” (Jon, team 2011)
Peter for the team