Making Mission Possible

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

Leading Edge training days

Leading Edge training events provide a unique opportunity for lay and ordained leaders to examine key issues of local church leadership.

Each event is grounded in reality and is designed to provide you with insight and skills to lead a missional church. This training style also provides the opportunity for you to discuss a key leadership issue alongside other local church leaders.

Diocesan training

We are running training events in partnership with several dioceses as part of their CME / IME programmes. Read about our some of this work, including an in-depth report on a series of training days in Gloucester Diocese, in Catalyst. Read more here, or contact CPAS leadership principal James Lawrence if you are interested in developing a similar link.

CPAS training centres

CPAS is developing a growing network of churches across the UK and Ireland where we run events to equip leaders at all levels. The exact nature of training is often shaped by the local needs and priorities in areas around these training centres.

We currently have training centres in Lisburn (Ireland), Sale, Durham, Ware, Howell Hill and Nottingham.

Event topics

Please view the leaflet below to read a summary of the leadership topics about which we currently offer training:

Dates, venues and bookings

For Leading Edge dates, venues and to make an online booking, please see the list of upcoming events below.

The fee for attending a Leading Edge day is usually £28 (including materials and refreshments), and £22* for each additional person from the same church. Evening events vary in price. The cost of running Leading Edge is subsidised by CPAS.

For further information please contact Kirstin Macdonald, leadership administrator, on

For details of our other training events, please visit the CPAS events page.

  • Event description


  • On Call - Stay or Go?

    20 May 2020

    On Call: A day on discerning whether God's call on your life and ministry involves staying where you are or considering a move. It is a day to clarify issues for those who are undecided at present.

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    £ 35
  • Moving On

    23 Jun 2020

    Led by CPAS Patronage Specialist, John Coyne, this forum-style event will offer insight into the tricky subject of moving jobs.

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    £ 28

* For a group discount to apply, you will need to make a group booking.

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