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.
The Community Chaplaincy team, pioneered and funded by Melton Mowbray Baptist Church (MMBC) and supported by the other local churches, can be found in their distinctive blue hoodies around Melton each Tuesday and Wednesday where they encourage people to stop them for a chat over a cup of coffee and find out more about Christianity.
The Anglican and Baptist churches of Long Sutton in Lincolnshire, have been working together for several years and have held focused times of mission during the last 18 months to promote social cohesion.