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Greenhouse: growing fruitful leaders


Here at Wellspring Church we are aware of the need to invest time, energy and resources to raise up leaders who will be and bring good news to communities, businesses, and society as a whole. We are determined to raise up leaders who have a clear sense of vision and calling, know what it means to follow Christ through every challenge and live according to Jesus' teaching and example. 

To this end our vision is to train hundreds of leaders over the coming years through our 'Greenhouse' programme of courses and initiatives.

There is a Greenhouse Internship and a Transformational Leadership Course starting September 2017  - click on the options below for more information.

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    What is this course?

    The Transformational Leadership Course (TLC) is for all those who want to explore their calling and gifts as a leader, whether within the local church or in the workplace/wider community.

    Jeremiah’s prophecy about those who bear fruit and have ‘green leaves’ even in a place of drought tells us they are fruitful because those who trust in the Lord have ‘roots that reach deep into the water’ (Jeremiah 17:7-8).

    This course is about helping leaders go deeper and establish patterns of loving, living and leading that bears fruit in all conditions and all seasons.

    The TLC includes a series of 9 inspiring, engaging classroom sessions which include a mixture of taught elements and group learning, together with home assignments and required reading. The course is facilitated by Tim Roberts and is based at The Wellspring Church Centre.


    There is a fee of £60 to cover the cost of course resources.  


    MODULE 1 (Autumn 2017)

    In the Footsteps of Jesus

    •    Monday 11th September, 7:45pm

    •    Monday 9th October 7:45pm

    •    Monday 13th November, 7:45pm

    We'll be looking at the life of Jesus our leader in terms of self-leadership and leading a team, including:

    •   Essential characteristics of a leader and different leadership styles

    •   Calling and how to identify your part in God's plan

    •   Vision and Strategy - confidently facing changes and challenges as a leader and how to help others do the same

    MODULE 2 (Spring 2018)

    The Leader's Life

    •    Monday 8th January , 7:45pm

    •    Monday 12th February, 7:45pm

    •    Monday 12th March, 7:45pm

    We'll be looking at growing and leading in spiritual disciplines, the foundation of a life spent serving God.

    •   A life of Prayer -  the dynamics of praise and devotion, how to grow a healthy prayer life as a leader close to God’s heart

    •   A life of Learning - the leader as a follower committed to grow ing in wisdom to serve others well

    •   A Life of Giving - what does it mean to be a leader who is wholehearted in worship, service and lives a generous life?

    MODULE 3 (Summer 2018)

    Leading in the Moral Maze

    •   Monday 14th May, 7:45pm

    •   Monday 4th June,  7:45pm

    •   Monday 9th July, 7:45pm

    We'll be looking at three of the biggest moral/ethical challenges we face today and how to use biblical principles of leadership to  respond to these challenges.

    •   Sexuality - leading in an age of confusion about gender and marriage; how to identify principles and lead others in making godly choices

    •   Technology - leading in an age of digital media, rapid change and life-changing technological developments; how to lead with clarity and simplicity

    •   Leading and Suffering:  - leading in the light of prevalent evil, suffering and chaos; how to approach the problem of pain and lead others to God's perspective

    All evenings start with registration at 7:45pm for a prompt 8:00pm start in The Wellspring Church Centre, WD17 2AH

    Students are expected to attend all sessions (notifying of unavoidable absence in advance) and fulfil course assignments in good faith.  

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    what isWhat is the Greenhouse Internship?

    quoteThe Greenhouse Internship is part of our broader commitment in Wellspring Church to grow leaders who love God, love learning and love others. This is a key part of bringing transformation to communities near and far. The internship is a season of intensive, dedicated, service-based character and skill development to grow you in 5 areas:
    • Character - enjoying life to the full, following Jesus with love and integrity
    • Competency - using your talents well, developing skills for God's glory
    • Chemistry - learning people-skills and working well as part of a team
    • Clarity - discovering and walking forward with confidence in God's unique calling for your life
    • Commitment - giving your all for God, serving wholeheartedly in love and humility
    is thisIs this for you?
    The Internship is for adults (no upper age limitations) who are committed to Wellspring’s Vision and Values and want to grow in their personal walk with God and in their ability to serve others. The interns will be:
    • Hungry to learn
    • Willing to serve
    • Available 3-4 days a week (including Sundays)
    • Willing to trust God for provision (for an overseas mission trip - see below)

    This could be your year for some life-changing teaching and the opportunity to serve at the heart of an inspiring ministry team. God has not overlooked you and he has not finished with you yet! Wellspring interns can expect a year of purpose and discovery...

    what do1What will interns do?

    There will be six main strands to the Internship programme, combining in such a way that each intern maximises the opportunity to grow personally and make a difference in the lives of others, as part of the Wellspring Vision:
    • Weekly training with Bible-based small-group teaching sessions in foundational theology and disciplship with the chance to learn with senior Wellspring leaders and staff (this will be held on Wednesdays). Books and study materials will be provided.
    • Midweek work placements alongside staff members, tailored to availability (which days of the week) and area of interest (e.g. Kids, Youth, Worship, Media, Administration, Hospitality)
    • Practical service around The Wellspring including cleaning, room set-up duties and supporting special events as needed 
    • Monthly mentoring with dedicated, mature Wellspringers to help interns reflect and grow
    • Transformational Leadership Course - an inclusive place on this monthly evening class
    • Overseas 'Go' Team mission - a 50% subsidy is offered for interns to join a team visiting one of our mission partners overseas during the year. It will be up to interns to raise the other half of the costs (max £450).

    what costWhat will it cost ?
    There is a registration fee of £150 to cover basic admin costs and study materials, payable once a place is offered. As mentioned above, 50% of the overseas mission trip costs will be needed, capped at £450.

    whenrunWhen does it run?

    The internship will run from 18th September 2017 until 15th July 2018
    applyHow do I apply? 
    Deadline is 31st July 2017

    Click hereto fill in the online application form. 

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    Just as plants experience intentional growth when in a greenhouse environment, this course intends to encourage growth in all Community Group leaders in such a way that all attendees are equipped to help Community Group members grow further too.  Fitting into the monthly Community Group cycle on the 4th or 5th weeks these evenings will be providing excellent teaching with a Cluster Group discussion response. 

    There is no subscription charge for these evenings.

    MODULE 1 (Autumn 2015)

    • Wednesday 30th September, 7.45pm
    • Wednesday 25th November, 7.45pm

    Topics in this module include;
    • Growing disciples in community 
    • Listening skills
    • Growing disciples strong in the word
    • Leading sharing times

    MODULE 2 (Spring 2016)

    • Wednesday 27th January, 7.45pm
    • Wednesday 30th March, 7.45pm

    Topics in this module include;
    • Growing disciples who pray and worship as a lifestyle and in a Community Group
    • Growing disciples in the work-place/community
    • Growing disciples effective in prayer
    • Caring for those journeying bereavement

    MODULE 3 (Summer 2016)

    • Wednesday 29th June, 7.45pm

    Topics in this module include;
    • Growing disciples strong in spiritual gifts
    • Mentoring
    • Growing disciples in relationships
    • Growing inclusively
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    Here at Wellspring Church we are wholeheartedly committed to identifying embryonic leadership gifts amongst our teens and young adults and inviting them into a context of intenseive growth and development.

    The Greenhouse 'MFL' programme is an invitational training stream led by Tim and Helen Roberts. It will roll out in 2016 and consist of small-group character-building mentoring sessions, residential retreats and ministry opportunities in line with trainee's gifts and abilities.

    More information will be available soon!