Chris Martin, vicar of four rural churches around Whimple, Devon, attended the 'Servants and Stewards' leadership course in Exeter diocese.
'We started the first session with a Bible study about Jesus the good shepherd, which set the tone for the rest of the course. Charles was exceptional, with input combining the best of leadership training with all that Scripture has to tell us about good leadership, and he also gave space for rich discussions amongst the other participants.
The combination of tracks about "outer" ministry and the "inner" spiritual life worked really well, and highlighted the importance of a good leader being a good follower.
'It's early days, but the course has already helped me view PCC meetings as kingdom-building opportunities, with each agenda item now linked to the Mission Action Plan so we know the reason we're spending time talking about things.'
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