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Growing leaders

Effective, Christ-centred leadership at all levels is essential for healthy, growing churches. Whether you want to grow new leaders or invest in those already leading, we can help.


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Looking for ways to thrive as a multi-parish benefice? Aware of the seeds of enormous promise within MPBs, yet also facing distinctive and substantial challenges? Longing to do mission and ministry well? 

Many dioceses and other denominations are focusing on developing local leaders of churches, congregations and fresh expressions (sometimes called Focal Ministers). But how do we find such people? Especially post pandemic when so many leaders have 'stepped back'? Nicky Smith, Director of Ministry...

Lead On article by Sam Corley. At what point do you start to offer someone a leadership opportunity in their discipleship journey? Straightaway? After they reach a certain level of knowledge? Maturity? Sam suggests four things we can do to encourage people in their development as leaders. 

Lead On article by Liz Dumain. Maybe part of the reason we see fewer young people in our chuches is that we wait too long to give their gifts a chance to break out? But what if that means our churches are missing out on a richness that comes from a journey shared as we all grow together?

Lead On article by Simon Barrington and Rachel Leutchford. Based on research amongst 500 Christian millennial leaders, Simon and Rachel offer six areas to focus on when looking to encourage millennials in their leadership. 

Lead On article by Emma Sykes. Jesus encouraged the children to come to him but how often do you see children involved in the ministry of the church? Emma reflects on a recent experience, giving crucial ways of ensuring they continue to grow into mature disciples.

Lead On article by Pete Wynter and Helen Dunn. If you want to raise up leaders, then you need to make sure the environment is an effective space in order to do this. Pete and Helen consider three environmental 'must-haves'.

Lead On article by Ben Dyer. Being a young leader can be difficult. Ben draws on his own experience to provide four lessons that he has learnt along the way, as well as the things others have done that have helped or hindered.

Lead On article by Luke Smith. Simply put, young adults want to build a church community, they don’t want to attend one. They are participators and contributors not attenders wanting to be entertained. 

Lead On article by Andy Castle. Developing and nurturing young leaders is an imperative for the future of the church. Andy chats to three young people as he explores how we may best do this.