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Do you want to develop leaders? Then our training is for you. You will be introduced to principles of leadership development as well as practicalities for running one of the Growing Leaders courses.

Training events

The information shared at these events will equip you to run one of the Growing Leaders courses in your church, helping you get the very most out of this effective material. Led by CPAS staff, these events are inspirational and informative.

If you would like more information or would like to talk to the Growing Leaders team, please contact us on 0300 123 0780 (ext. 4391).

There are currently no upcoming events. New dates and venues will appear here when confirmed.


Below are a number of short videos offering practical insights into various aspects of running a Growing Leaders course. Don't expect BBC broadcast quality, but rather quick videos to help you run great courses.

Growing Leaders - Why grow leaders

Church youth worker Andy Castle explores why developing leaders is such an important part of church life.

Growing Leaders - Overview of the suite

Course authors James Lawrence and Ruth Hassall explain the two course packs, two downloadable small group sessions and four books that make up the Growing Leaders suite.

Growing Leaders - Model for leadership development

Course author James Lawrence explains the model for leadership development at the heart of the Growing Leaders courses. Drawing on the Scriptures, he outlines five different aspects of Christian leadership.

Growing Leaders - How to invite people

Addressing who to invite on your course, how to invite them and how many you are looking for, Ruth Hassall offers tips for sensitive and appropriate invitation.

Growing Leaders - Mentoring as part of the course

Mentoring is a vital aspect of Growing Leaders; Andy Castle offers ideas about how to find mentors and outlines some of the materials available to help you with the mentors.

Growing Leaders - Thinking about being a mentor

James Lawrence offers some thoughts for those who have been invited to consider being a mentor and are unsure whether to take it up.

Growing Leaders - How to end well

Course author James Lawrence talks about how to end a course well, with practical tips on things to avoid and things to do to ensure that there is a lasting impact.


CPAS Stories

Jo Stephens, team vicar of St Peter's and St Paul's in West Hucknall, first came across Growing Leaders when taking part in the co…


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