Annual Mentoring Programme
Helping Christian leaders in Europe develop their leadership around a core of godly character and joy in the Lord Jesus through structured group mentoring over the course of a year.
Who is the Programme for?
The Programme is open to Christian leaders based in Europe serving in churches and Christian organisations who are seeking personal development and/or skills development in their leadership roles.
By 'Christian leader' we mean anyone, in a role in a church or Christian organisation that involves spiritual leadership of others (as opposed to leadership roles that are purely administrative or managerial). That includes men and women, single or married, of different ethnicities and cultures, across denominations, traditions and networks, whether they are paid to lead or leading alongside work in another job. It also includes people in various roles, both those with overall leadership responsibility for the church or organisation and those who lead specific ministry areas (e.g., childrens, youth ministry, women's ministry in a church).
Depending on numbers and the needs of those in each cohort, participants will be separated into distinct streams based on the type of ministry or specific needs.
If the number of participants is small, the programme will operate with a minimum of two streams:
Junior leaders – people in their first three years in a leadership position, including people moving into a ministry role after leaving Bible colleges or completing Living Leadership’s Formation Residentials programme.
Senior leaders – people with three or more years of experience in a leadership role.
If the number of participants is larger, streams will be created based on length of experience/stage of ministry, type of role, or ministry focus.
What time commitment is entailed?
The Progamme lasts for one year, with the possibility of a second year of either one to one mentoring or continuation of a group by special arrangement.
Participants are expected to join a 90 minute meeting online once per month from October to June and a three-day residential (normally in Scotland in March). Around these meetings, participants will be offered additional one-to-one mentoring sessions with Living Leadership ministry staff and Associates.
What is covered?
The Programme is focused on participants and their needs. Content is, therefore, flexible rather than pre-set. Content and meetings are shaped around three key values:
open, trusting relationships between participants and with mentors;
content shaped by the needs of participants; and
prayerful dependence on the Lord.
How much does it cost?
The standard charge for one year's participation is £250.
This includes the costs of the residential (though you will be responsible for covering your own travel costs).
If this is prohibitive for you, please get in touch and we will see if we can provide a bursary to reduce costs.
In order to keep costs as low as possible, this price does not aim to cover Living Leadership's core costs (staff time and operational costs). You will have an option to make an additional donation to cover full costs at the time of booking.