Great Linford welcomes new minister Chuks

The Licensing Service for Chuk Iwuagwu as Associate Minister for St Andrew’s Church, Great Linford, took place on Monday February 27 at 7.30pm.

The Bishop of Buckingham, the Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson presided at the licensing, and the Revd Geoff Colmer, Regional Minister of the Central Baptist Association, preached.

Afterwards Bishop Alan said he was impressed with the warmth of welcome given to the guests.

Rev David Lewis, minister at Christ Church, Stantonbury, who has been looking after St Andrew’s during the interregnum said: “I am delighted that the service recognised my continuing role as Associate Minister alongside Chuks. We look forward to all that God has in store for us in the days to come.”

He moves from a post as Associate Priest (House for Duty) in the Parish of Haslemere, Guildford Diocese.

In return for occupying the Rectory at Great Linford, Chuks will take Sunday services and be available for the equivalent of two days per week. He earns his living as an IT Consultant.

New MK course for lay leadership

A new course to develop lay leadership called Leading For A Change is to begin in Milton Keynes in January.

The object of the programme is to equip and empower people as Christians to bring about positive change including new missional projects within the church.

The course adopts a community organising model developed by Citizens:MK within a Christian framework by which Christian beliefs, values and purposes are expressed and become drivers for change.

The course has two distinct phases: a teaching phase which takes place at the beginning of the course and an action phase which follows during which participants will take on a Change Project. This latter phase will be supported by regular action learning sets.

The Teaching Course beginning with an all day session on Saturday January 14 will be led by John Robertson and Tim Norwood with Action Learning Sets in the charge of Tom Bulman, Katharine Crowsley and Phil Wason

The cost is £80 and there are 15 places available for the programme. Venues for the course have yet to be decided. For more details download the leaflet here.