The church needs young leaders. This is nothing new! The early church needed young leaders and we haven’t grown out of this need – locally, regionally and nationally, young people can make fantastic leaders.

Since we haven’t found a way to clone the perfect leader, and they don’t seem to grow on the local allotment, we need YOU! If you’re between 14-21 years and interested in opportunities to lead and to gain leadership knowledge and skills please get in touch. You don’t have to stand at the front and talk, there are loads of ways to lead, so whether you’re creative, caring, musical, prayerful, reflective, sporty, or something else, join us as we explore how we can serve God.

If you aren’t in that age bracket we would love it if you could encourage a young leader, recognise their gifts, give them opportunities, pray for them and/or just point them in our direction.


Young Leaders’ Events for 2018

Young Leaders’ Weekend

7pm on Friday 27th to 3pm on Sunday 29th April 2018

£35 per person

At the Bishop of Burnley’s Residence


The weekend is open to young leaders aged between 14 and 21 years old. Throughout the weekend we will be:

  • exploring what calling and vocation means
  • hearing from others about how God called them into what they are doing now
  • and seeking God as to what He might be calling us to do.

All meals from Friday’s evening meal to Sunday lunch will be provided.

Fully booked! To be added to the waiting list, please complete the application form


How to book!

To sign up for a place on either or both of these events, please complete the online application form     or download an application form and return it to us at the address at the top of the form or by emailing


Ministry Training and Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in exploring your calling further? There are various training and internship opportunities across the country, especially in our region. Scripture Union and Christian Aid offer internships in the region, but they aren’t linked to specific churches, below is a list of training and internship opportunities with specific links:

North West Partnership Ministry Trainee

If you are interested in exploring full-time gospel ministry then this is a great scheme to take a look at. For more information click here.

The specific Parish in our region is St Andrew’s Parish Church, Leyland. 

New Wine Discipleship Year

A chance to receive inspiring teaching, discover God’s call on your life and engage in the mission of a local church. For more information click here.

The specific Parish in our region is St Thomas’ Lancaster.

Pais Project Apprenticeship

Free apprenticeships that include accommodation and meals, plus a recognised certificate. Apprentices are trained in three areas – Mission, Discipleship and Study. For more information click here.

Young Vocations

Explore God’s Calling on your life. Click here to find out more about how you can do that.