Equipping Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Church
‘Multiply’ is a training course for emerging church leaders which aims to help equip the next generation of leaders for dynamic leadership within the local church. It was developed from a need for leadership preparation in African churches but has quickly extended to meet other contexts. It began with 13 students in Leeds and new courses are planned in Birmingham, Ilford, Cardiff and, possibly, Norway.
The course is being offered at a variety of local centres based on a minimum class size of 10 students meeting monthly. The five modules will be offered over ten months; each topic taking up two Saturdays. The classes meet from 9.30am – 4.00pm with coffee and lunch breaks and are taught by a mixture of national and local teachers.
Each centre is responsible for administering its own course although each delivers basically the same materials as interpreted by the individual presenters. This means individual centres recruit their own teachers although these will be vetted, approved and inducted, centrally.