Training and Sustaining Biblical Leaders


Living Leadership

Growing leaders who are captivated by the wonder of the gospel of grace

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We believe that identifying, training, developing and sustaining leaders is a key task for the church in every generation. We long to see leaders developed who make a difference for Christ.

"A ethos of grace, a focus on character and environment that is both safe and generous: we have been delighted to encourage leaders in our church to be part of Living Leadership Conferences for years now.

John Risbridger - Team Leader & Minister, Above Bar Church, Southampton.

How do we do it?


Pastoral refreshment conference

Pastoral Refreshment conference is Living Leadership's set of annual conferences designed to refresh and invest in those in full time Christian employment. It is excellent for those feeling weary or in need of being energised, as well as those who simply need sustaining for the work, and has a strong emphasis on grace based provision for life and ministry.


Formation is Living Leadership's leader training programme for those taking their first steps in formal Christian work. It places a strong emphasis on laying grace-based foundations in the hearts of those who are learning to lead and is excellent for Church interns and apprentices, mission programme trainees, or those with newly found time to serve such as retirees or empty-nest parents.

Formation school

Based in Southampton and running across term-time Tuesday evenings and four annual Saturdays, Formation School grows character and confidence in the ways in which God gifts us and sends us. Five theme tracks unpack how the Bible equips us to live for God in today’s world, while a sixth dimension – huddles – grounds the teaching in practical ways and providing mutual support and accountability for those in Christian leadership of all varieties. 


Living Leadership functions as a hub for leading resources from leading British church and mission workers. Our archives and newly developed resources contain helpful information and work resources from leading authorities in areas ranging from growing disciples in various contexts, to apologetics and church change.



This conference is like no other I have ever been on. The main session and seminars are very much about spiritual refreshment and encouragement. The conference is designed to wash over you, allowing God’s love, grace, forgiveness and healing to permeate your soul in a very gentle way leaving you refreshed. A must for all Ministers and spouses.

Colin Bowden - Burgh baptist


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