Applications for 2018/19 are NOW OPEN
"LEAD has permanently infected me with a hunger to grow into maturity in Christ. Leadership truly is for the "chosen many", and the course has inspired and encouraged me not to disqualify myself from all that God has for me!" (2nd Year LEAD Student)
What is LEAD?
LEAD is the Relational Mission leadership training programme. Over two years, students will receive solid Biblical and theological teaching, delve down into the nature of kingdom leadership and develop a chosen area of leadership, supported along the journey through one-to-one mentoring.
We want as many people as possible to be taught, trained and equipped to lead in God’s kingdom. Whether you’re old or young, a man or a woman, called to leadership in the church, business world or community, LEAD is for you. LEAD is for ‘the chosen many’.
What is covered?
"The teaching is just so great. The perfect balance of being theologically meaty and practically challenging. Also the mentoring forces you to actually move forward with those little things that God has be prodding you about changing or doing in your life." (2nd year LEAD Student)
LEAD training is set through the lens of Apostolic mission and immersed in New Testament values of passion for Christ, Kingdom advance, church planting, love for the church, world mission, biblical truth, the power of the Spirit, disciple-making and care for the afflicted.
The course is structured in 3 parts:
1. Big Landmarks
3-day weekends that take place 3 times each academic year in which all LEAD students come together to explore key themes throughout the Bible that are fundamental to Christian living, such as, evangelism, prayer, spiritual warfare and self-leadership.
2. The Mighty Flow
These are 1 day training sessions that occur 4 times throughout each academic year. They cover the over-arching story of the Bible, showing God’s plan and outworking of salvation throughout history. The first Saturday starts at “the Beginning” before moving through the months into the Conquests, the Exile, the Gospels, Apostles, Epistles, Acts and Revelation.
3. Remote Streams
During 3 months of each academic year there are remote modules where students can choose additional areas to explore further at home in their own time, with content and materials provided online. Remote streams to be explored include: Core Skills, Digging Deeper (Doctrine) and Naturally Supernatural.
Each student will also choose an area of leadership such as the workplace, evangelism, prophecy, kids work, eldership or planting churches and will be part of an online live-learning huddle which involves directed reading on the leadership area, with follow-up discussion steered by someone a few spiritual kilometres ahead.
Check out the 18-19 syllabus...
When is the training?
- Big Landmarks (3-day training weekends): August, February and May
- The Mighty Flow (1 day training on a Saturday): October, November, January, March and June
- Remote Streams (online content): December, April and July
The teaching dates do mean that students will need to take one day of annual leave in the academic year, but nothing more. The day's annual leave required takes place during the school holidays, making LEAD fully accessible to teachers.
Where does the training take place?
We have three training bases in the UK for the individual Saturdays: Norwich (Norfolk), Maidstone (Kent) now Cambridge. The altogether 3-day weekends are held in Norwich (August & May) and Maidstone (February).
Students can choose the most convenient base for the Saturday teaching when they apply
We are also pioneering LEAD training in Germany. More information regarding LEAD in Germany can be found at - rmlead.de .
What does it cost?
LEAD costs just £650 per person, per year.
The cost also includes free entrance to Relational Mission's biennial Leadership Conference.
Contact & Apply
Applications are now open! Deadline for applying is 1st July or when spaces are filled and the LEAD 2018/19 academic year starts on the August Bank Holiday weekend (25th-27th August)
Email LEAD@relationalmission.com for more info.
If you are a church leader, please cast out your net for this training programme – LEAD is applicable to the workplace just as much as it is the church and God has chosen many to step out and lead in these spheres.