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 you’re 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 2017-2018
Young Leaders Evening
7-9pm on Tuesday 6th February 2018
£5 per person
Holy Trinity, South Shore, Blackpool, FY4 1BP
This evening is aimed at young leaders aged 14-19 years old, and will seek to give young people the opportunity to:
- build relationships with others attending
- delve into what living out Jesus’ ‘Great Commission’ looks like
- and take time out to ponder how you step into this today.
Refreshments will be provided during the event.
If you wish to attend the ‘Young Leaders Evening’ please fill out the application form and return it to us at the address at the top of the form, or by emailing it to us at email@example.com
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.
There are only a limited number of places on the weekend, so we will be operating a first come, first served system. To sign up for a place on the ‘Young Leaders Weekend’ we will need to complete the application form and return it to us by post or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Leaders Evening
7-9pm on Thursday 28th June 2018
£5 per person
St James’ Church, Clitheroe, BB7 1HH
Our final event for this academic year is for young leaders aged 14-21 years. The aim of this evening to be an encouragement to as we look at how to make a positive impact in our local church community as young leaders now.
Refreshments will be provided during the evening.
To book on to the ‘Young Leader Evening’ please fill out the application form and return it to us at the address at the top of the form, or by emailing email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
Explore God’s Calling on your life. Click here to find out more about how you can do that.