Catalyst Teams are up and running across the UK and we are excited at the potential they have to change the way we 'do CMF' across the country. Six teams are currently functioning with at least four more in the pipeline.
Team roles enable members to serve in an area of interest, receive training and support and to be linked with those doing similar roles in other teams. They are also time-limited in order to keep them focussed and to help in regular review. One example of a team role is as a Prayer Catalyst.
- As part of the Catalyst Team, gathers prayer requests and supports other Catalysts in areas such as student or juniors' ministry
- Links 'out' to members leading hospital/practice prayer groups, seeking to encourage others to pray in their workplaces, and might consider a day of prayer for a region.
- Links 'in' to central CMF, both receiving and disseminating prayer resources and requests, and might link with Prayer Catalysts on other regional Catalyst Teams with optional training and resourcing webinars and face-to-face sessions.
Dr Angela Wilkinson, Catalyst Team Leader in Mersey says, 'Forming a Catalyst Team has allowed us to rethink what we are doing in the region and why. It has revitalised the region. From a tired monthly meeting, we now have a junior doctor group, a student group and are looking towards hospital multidisciplinary groups as well. We are so thankful for how God has blessed this work and what he is doing in the region.'
We see a multiplication of teams of medics and nurses in every region of the UK, passionate about seeing the kingdom of God manifested in the lives of CMF members. We see teams allowing the grace of Jesus Christ to bring transformation - first in and then through them - to the places they live and work. So how about it? Let's see the vision of CMF fulfilled through the building of transformational teams.
John Greenall is happy to discuss the potential for a team in your area. For more information including an interview with one of our team leaders see cmf.org.uk/catalyst-teams or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
'You also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ' (1 Peter 2:5)
Applications are open for Deep:ER Fellowships 2019-20. Closing date 31 May 2019. Aimed at intercalating students and gap-year medics and nurses, spend a year, part-time, applying faith to your studies. For more details and to apply, visit cmf.org.uk/deeper or email email@example.com.
Training: Global and Evangelism Tracks
CMF runs training tracks developing leaders in various areas. The second 18-month Global Track started 29-30 March 2019 with a residential at All Nations College for 25 students and junior doctors. A twelve-month Evangelism and Apologetics Track headed up by our new Evangelism Associate, Richard Scott starts with eleven participants in May. Our Thought Leaders' Track with nine participants continues. We are also developing masterclasses in leadership, writing, speaking, media and debating. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. To see how we are developing leaders across CMF visit cmf.org.uk/volunteer/training-tracks
Associates are volunteers who can commit to partnering with CMF on a project for two years. Contact us at email@example.com.