Making Mission Possible

CPAS enables churches to help every person hear and discover the good news of Jesus

Growing Leaders

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

GL Jigsaw

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.

CPAS has developed a range of Growing Leaders resources to help you in developing leaders in the local church:

Growing Leaders

Growing Leaders - Youth Edition

Growing Women Leaders

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.

These other pages may also be of interest, whether you're considering running a course or already leading one in your own church:


Local events equipping you to use the Growing Leaders resources and courses, as well as short online training videos.

Stories and endorsements

First-hand inspiration and encouragement from leaders and participants.

Growing Leaders churches

Already running a course? Access more resources and register your course.

Promoting Growing Leaders

Do you think other churches would benefit from Growing Leaders? Maybe you'd be able to help other churches find new ways to develop leaders of all ages.

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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