Germinate Leadership is for lay and ordained leaders in rural churches who have already displayed some creative and entrepreneurial flair in ministry and are keen to develop themselves and their skills.
In order to get the greatest possible benefit from your participation in Germinate Leadership you will need to ensure that you are available for all the programme elements listed above, as far as is reasonably possible. If you think this may be an issue please contact the Germinate Leadership team for an informal chat.
Germinate Leadership is for lay and ordained leaders in rural churches who have already displayed some creative and entrepreneurial flair in ministry and are keen to develop themselves and their skills. Every part of the Germinate Leadership programme is rooted in the opportunities and challenges of ministry in rural contexts and fosters a collaborative, ecumenical approach and a culture of continuing personal and professional development. It is expected that all participants, both lay and ordained, will leave as creative, entrepreneurial and strategic leaders, better equipped to engage effectively with local communities and encourage churches to be an effective Christian presence.
Fosse Foodbank, part of the Trussell Trust’s UK-wide network, is administered by St Peter’s Church in Kineton, a village in south-east Warwickshire. The headquarters of the local foodbank is based here, along with the warehouse and a distribution centre. It works with a network of rural churches to provide support for people in need from Wellesbourne in the west to Bishops Itchington and Southam in the north. Most, but not all, of our volunteers are from local churches and we work ecumenically with the Anglican, Methodist, Congregational, Community and Roman Catholic churches in our area.
Having read Ephesians 3: 16-19 I asked the question, ‘So what links are there between these words and the tree we have just created?’ We were standing in a traditional barn, having just brought from the woodland on the farm some branches, twigs, leaves and heather to produce our own collage of a tree.
A family service for Lammas
A traditional harvest service with communion
A Harvest service of thanksgiving that involves the presentation of gifts
A simple plough Sunday service
A traditional plough Sunday service.