Arrow Leadership Programme

JMcKee_0.pngWelcome to the Arrow programme. Arrow is for leaders aged 25–40 who are committed to Christian discipleship and have a deep desire for greater Christ-like leadership. The aim of the programme is to equip emerging leaders to be led more by Jesus, lead more like Jesus and lead more to Jesus. 


Who is it for?

The programme is designed for those who are:

  • Aged 25-40.
  • Already in leadership positions in their church or organisation (either ordained or lay) at the level of overall leader (vicar, minister, CEO) or leader of an area with responsibility for other leaders (director of youth etc.).
  • Desiring to be more Christ-like in their leadership. 
  • Want to increase their effectiveness. 
  • Seeking to clarify their calling and vision. 
  • Willing to be challenged, developed and changed!




'The carefully blended triple focus on leadership, evangelism and character is unique and catalysing.' 

Rich Johnson, vicar in Worcester, and New Wine National Leader


What does it involve?

Arrow creates transformative experiences that engage, stretch and release leaders for present and future resilience in Christian ministry. Over 18 months, we focus on areas such as character, self-care practices, the challenges of Leadership, spiritual disciplines, personal management, managing conflict, vision and mission, communication and much more!

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How to apply

Click here if you would like to receive details on how to apply for the next programme, with applications opening in July 2025. We ask all successful applicants to attend all four residentials. We also ask them to attend the Preparation, Take Two and Moving On days with their supporter.

  • Arrow Intro Zoom Session: Tuesday 1 July 2025 (2-3pm).
  • Applications Open:  1 July 2025.
  • Arrow Intro Zoom Session: Wednesday 17 September 2025 (9-10pm).
  • Application Close: Friday 7 November 2025.
  • Preparation Day:  Saturday 7 March 2026.
  • Residential 1: Sunday 10 – Friday 15 May 2026.
  • Residential 2: Sunday 11 – Friday 16 October 2026
  • Take Two: Saturday 9 January 2027. 
  • Residential 3: Sunday 7 – Friday 12 March 2027
  • Residential 4: Sunday 13 – Friday 18 June 2027
  • Moving On: Saturday 9 October 2027



Each participant is currently asked to pay the subsidised cost of £3,960. The fee covers:

  • The four residentials (full board).
  • Extensive programme materials.
  • Professional assessment inventories.
  • The mentor scheme.
  • A preparatory day, Take Two (a day mid-way through the programme) and a Moving On day (a spouse or friend of the participant is invited to each of these days).

Each participant is responsible for their transport costs and purchase of books for study/integration tasks.

We strongly encourage you to seek the endorsement of your church, diocese or organisation and to seek a contribution from them towards your costs.

Upon acceptance of the offer of a place, a non-refundable deposit of £200 is payable by each participant to secure their place. For details of the fees policy that will apply should a participant withdraw from the programme, please download the Arrow Withdrawal Policy.

Please do not allow cost to be the governing factor when deciding to make an application to the programme. We have established a bursary fund, and limited grants are available for those who need them.



If you would like any further information about any aspects of the programme, including the bursary fund, please contact Matt Hustwayte, Arrow's Programme Manager. 

The Rev Jo McKee, Director of the Arrow Leadership Programme (