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Growing Leaders

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Developing leaders is a priority for all churches. Research consistently demonstrates the clear link between leadership and the health and growth of a church.

And with the realities of mission and ministry in an ever changing culture, developing mission-minded leaders is a vital way of equipping the Church for the opportunities of the 21st century.

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We're committed to seeing Christians exercise leadership in a godly way in both their gathered church communities and in their Monday to Saturday lives. We believe Growing Leaders offers a great way to develop such leadership. Over 10,000 people have now been through the course, and we hope this new edition will contribute to the development of many more leaders, both emerging and existing.

Growing Leaders is run over ten months with one session a month. There are three parts to the course, each one having a particular focus:

  • Part 1: Firm foundations for Christian leadership
  • Part 2: Key skills for Christian leadership
  • Part 3: Keeping faithful in Christian leadership

Between sessions, participants meet with their mentors to help them integrate what they are learning into their life and leadership.

Download the more detailed course overview here.

Over the past few months we have revised the course content, redesigned the materials, and by making it available as a downloadable course, reduced the price to £45.

For an explanation of the changes made to the latest version of Growing Leaders, please click here.

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Please note that this is now a downloadable resource, and details on how to access the Growing Leaders materials will be detailed on the receipt once purchased.

Please contact us if you have any queries.

The new edition of the Growing Leaders book is now available.


GL Team SupplementGrowing Leaders Leadership Team Supplement

This supplement has been specifically designed for use within church leadership teams, and is intended to be used alongside the Growing Leaders course.

Church leadership teams vary in size, composition and official status. However, we would expect the following to be true of such teams:

  • They are likely to consist of paid staff and volunteers.
  • They are responsible for oversight and direction of the mission and ministry of the church.
  • They meet regularly.
  • They are recognised as the leadership team by others.
  • There is an overall leader of the team.

Please note that this material is designed specifically for recognised teams of church leaders: elders, leadership teams or other groups with an emphasis on shared leadership. It is not appropriate for committees or statutory bodies such as church councils, vestries or PCCs.

Access to the GL Leadership Team Supplement can be purchased for £5 from the bookshop.

Growing Leaders - Youth Edition

Imagine young people growing in Christ-like character as they are equipped to lead in their churches, in their schools and colleges and in their homes. Growing Leaders - Youth Edition helps imagination become reality.

The course pack includes:

Leaders' notes and resources, photocopiable handouts, Ready to Lead, CD-ROM with PowerPoint presentations plus all handouts and additional resources.

Buy this pack.

Growing Leaders subscribers (course leaders)

Online community to further equip and support you - return the postcard in your course pack to gain access.

Growing Leaders - Youth Edition subscribers (course leaders)

Online community to further equip and support you - return the postcard in your course pack to gain access.


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