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Learning Community


To identify barriers to growth and to see the church grow significantly in depth, influence and attendance.


First session: 7 - 8 June 2017 (Date to be confirmed)


Oxford, UK


Ideally a team of 4-5 including the senior leader


£1200 per year (£2400 over 2 years) for 4-5 delegates - includes training from Lead Academy’s facilitators and faculty, services of a dedicated coach. all materials, lunches, snacks & drinks,

This learning community is designed for leadership teams from both ‘mid-sized’ churches of 150 - 250 regular attenders and larger churches of 250 plus.

You will be part of a group of up to 10 churches who are all committed to fulfilling the vision that God has given them and are already moving forward towards it. Over a 2-year period you will work through common issues with churches that are facing similar questions and will develop realistic and measurable strategies that will significantly equip your church for the next stage of its ministry. After each 2-day session you will leave with a clear action plan for what you intend to achieve over the next 6 months and an element of accountability for its implementation to the wider group is a key part of the process.

This learning journey will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on what's going on as well as imagining what could be and explore how those dreams can be turned into reality.

Some key subjects that will be explored over the 2 years:

Purpose, vision and culture:                                                                   

·      The ‘Why?’ question
·      Setting clear goals and priorities
·      Identifying growth issues
·      Analyzing the church culture


·      Leadership structures
·      Developing missional leaders
·      Empowerment and control
·      Growing teams


·      Identifying barriers to mission
·      Releasing missional imagination
·      Making the church more welcoming
·      Developing a culture of invitation


·      Identifying learning styles
·      Creating a culture of discipleship
·    Growing disciples who disciple
·    Mentoring

You will receive expert input via Lead Academy’s extensive faculty and tailored coaching. However by employing a collaborative learning approach such as this, significant input and knowledge comes from one another as we share stories, ideas and approaches.

Application: Please complete our online application form here. If you prefer to download the application form and send by post - please click here

For any questions please contact us -

Lead Academy, PO Box 952, Aylesbury HP22 9JEUK
Reg Charity No: 1136978

‘The Lead Academy programme is excellent and the time spent away with other senior leaders from our church has already proved helpful. It was particularly useful to work through the Lead Academy training as a team. It enabled us to discuss the issues we face, make plans and pray together. I'd thoroughly recommend Lead Academy!’

Matthew Porter – St Michael-le-Belfry, York

'This was a great event. This was like no other church leadership event I have attended. The mixture of input, discussion and action planning was fantastic and will be so effective.’ 

Chris Porter – Easthampstead Baptist Church, Bracknell

‘Loved it, it’s been great. The most relevant thing I’ve done with regards to church vision and strategy.’

Jon Scammon - St Tom’s, Lancaster