Over the last two months it’s been brilliant to share how several people from Emmanuel Community Church are participating in different forms of training. Well, guess what? This month I have even more news about training! For those of you who were at the recent church AGM you will know that in 2024 I’m going to run a pilot training programme which I’ve inventively called GROW. I’ve now got a full herd of guinea pigs so roll on 2024!
“What’s the purpose?”, I hear some of you ask. We want to develop a simple but sustainable tool that can create a context where both men and women can grow as leaders across the church. Over the course of the year, they will be (a) spending time getting to know the elders more and grilling them on life, leadership and theology, (b) learning together through Paul Tripp’s wonderful book LEAD about how gospel-shaped character is at the heart of a healthy leadership community and (c) learning together through some basic systematic theology study.
Please do pray for this new pilot and if you would like to know more about it, then come and chat to me at some point.