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Applications for the 2018 Germinate Leadership programme are now open!
Germinate Leadership helps lay and ordained leaders from all denominations to develop creative, entrepreneurial skills for rural church leadership. The 18-month part-time programme, beginning in October, combines leadership theory, theological reflection on the nature of leadership in ministry, the development of co-consultancy groups and practical leadership issues including conflict resolution, team building and group dynamics, and the importance of deepening emotional intelligence. It is expected that all participants, both lay and ordained, will leave as creative, entrepreneurial and strategic leaders, better equipped to engage effectively with local communities and encourage churches to be an effective Christian presence.

'This inspirational programme is enriching the whole church through the discernment and nurturing of the gifts of individual leaders.'
Ruth Gee, former President of the Methodist Conference and Chair of Darlington District

'I feel truly transformed by my personal experience in the programme, which will enable and empower me to continue to learn and grow as a Christian leader during the rest of my ministry.'

Further information and application details can be found here.

Please note: there are substantial bursaries available for Methodist applicants. If you would value an informal conversation about Germinate Leadership please contact Louise Davis, the programme director ( or 024 7685 3068).

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