Our Lead Academy Programme is an 18 month journey in which we assemble a group of churches that are similar in size or context so that they can help one another and share best practice and experiences. Using four, two day learning community events spread out over the 18 months, we will look at Purpose and Vision, Culture, Discipleship and Mission. Each two day session will contain short teaching sessions from members of our team or from gifted and experienced leaders from the UK or across the world. The remainder of the time is spent either processing the input in church teams or in mixed groups. Throughout the time, teams are asked to feed back their conclusions. At the end of the two days each team presents its plans for the next six months.

Key development areas covered by Lead Academy include:

  • Clarifying purpose, vision and strategy
  • Leadership, structures and people
  • Removal of growth barriers
  • Creating a culture of welcome and invitation
  • Pursuing the growth of disciple making disciples
  • Releasing missional imagination and creativity
  • Developing structures for mission

We aim to enable you to create and develop:

  • Focused and united leadership teams
  • Clarity of vision and strategy
  • A church culture that is committed to supporting that vision
  • A mobilised congregation
  • An embedded discipleship strategy
  • Church growth and community impact


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