Applications for 2019/20 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!"
What is LEAD?
LEAD is Relational Mission’s leadership training programme. Over two years students will receive solid Biblical and theological teaching, delve into the nature of kingdom leadership, develop in a chosen area of leadership, and be mentored along the way.
We want as many people as possible to be taught, trained and equipped to lead in God’s kingdom. If you are old or young, a man or a woman, and you are called to leadership in the church, business world or community, then 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."
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 made up of the following components:
Big Landmarks: Three-day weekends take place 2-3 times each academic year. All 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.
The Mighty Flow: One-day training sessions (on Saturdays) occur 4-5 times each academic year and cover the overarching story of the Bible, following God’s plan and outworking of salvation throughout history. In 2019-20 we will cover the whole Old Testament over 4 Saturdays.
Remote Streams: Students get to choose up to 2 streams of online teaching on topics such as doctrine, leading in the workplace, core leadership skills and living a naturally supernatural life. 3 times each year, students will have access to new material in their chosen streams.
Huddles: Each student chooses an area of leadership – such as the workplace, evangelism, prophecy, kids work, preaching or church-planting – and will be part of an online live-learning huddle steered by someone a few spiritual kilometres ahead.
Mentoring: And if that wasn’t enough, students also have a mentor for the duration of the course.
Check out the 19-20 syllabus (please note that a number of the topics for sessions are to be confirmed). To see what was covered in 2018-19 click here.
When is the training?
Big Landmarks (3-day training weekends): August and February (no May weekend in 2020 because of RM Leadership conference)
The Mighty Flow (1 day training on a Saturday): October, November, January, March
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) and Cambridge. The altogether 3-day weekends are currently held in Norwich (August & May). The February location for 2020 is still TBC.
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.