Ian Parkinson, Leadership Specialist in Theological Education

A bit about me


Ian Parkinson has found the church to be the cause of his greatest joys and biggest heartaches. More than thirty years at the coalface of church leadership have convinced him of the potential of the local church to be the most significant agent of Kingdom change on earth. His longing for every church to be captivated by God, empowered by his Spirit and caught up in his mission led him to write Reignite: seeing God rekindle life and purpose in your church, a handbook for those concerned, like him, to see vibrant churches at the heart of every community and people group. It’s what makes him love his work as Leadership Specialist in Theological Education at CPAS, which takes him into a number of theological institutions, where he is involved in equipping for leadership those training for ordained ministry.

Ian is married to Nadine, a Development charity worker. When not visiting grown-up children (and grandchildren!) dotted around the country, he takes enormous pleasure from playing cricket, reading, walking and painting.

 

How to get in touch with me


Email me on iparkinson@cpas.org.uk.

 

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A bit about me Ian Parkinson has found the church to be the cause of his greatest joys and biggest heartaches. More than thirty years at the coalface of church leadership have convinced him of the potential of the local church to be the most significant agent of Kingdom change on earth. His longing for […]

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A bit about me Ian Parkinson has found the church to be the cause of his greatest joys and biggest heartaches. More than thirty years at the coalface of church leadership have convinced him of the potential of the local church to be the most significant agent of Kingdom change on earth. His longing for […]

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A bit about me Ian Parkinson has found the church to be the cause of his greatest joys and biggest heartaches. More than thirty years at the coalface of church leadership have convinced him of the potential of the local church to be the most significant agent of Kingdom change on earth. His longing for […]