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 starting September 2017 and also three additional tracks - click on the options below for more information.
What will it cost ? Click hereto fill in the online application form. What is the GREENHOUSE? 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!
What is the Greenhouse Internship?
The 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:
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:
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 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:
There is a registration fee of £100 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.
When does it run?
The internship will run from 18th September 2017 until 15th July 2018
How do I apply?
Deadline is 31st July 2017
The Greenhouse is the name given to Wellspring Church’s leadership development strategy as we prepare to establish a training academy that will resource and grow leaders for service in society as a whole, including church planting and mission initiatives. It is part of being a resource church to serve the wider community.
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 £20 per module (or £50 per course) to cover the cost of course resources. Apply for a place on this course via the Wellspring Church website under ‘Grow’
To book a place on this year's TLC use our events/ticketing function - click above.
MODULE 1 (Autumn 2016)
In the Footsteps of Jesus
• Monday 12th September, 7.45pm
• Monday 03th October 7.45pm
• Monday 14th 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 2017)
The Leader's Life
• Monday 9th January , 7.45pm
• Monday 6th February, 7.45pm
• Monday 13th 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 2017)
Leading in the Moral Maze
• Monday 8th May, 7.45pm
• Monday 12th June, 7.45pm
• Monday 10th 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 7:45 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.
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)
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MODULE 2 (Spring 2016)
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MODULE 3 (Summer 2016)
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What will it cost ?
Click hereto fill in the online application form.
What is the GREENHOUSE?
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!