The aim of the hub training programme is to develop pioneering leadership. Whether that be those who God is calling to plant new churches, or those God is raising up within existing churches to be key members of pastoral staff teams or even successional senior pastors. Hub aims to create an environment for people to intentionally train and continue on their journey of pursuing and stepping into all that God is call them to.
The Hub training programme began in 2010 with the first hub centre in Leicester and quickly expanded to having hubs in Reading and Belfast. September 2012 saw the launch of four new hubs in Dartford, London, Cardiff and Tyneside.
Hub training is viewed as 2 to 4 year programme depending on your level of calling and experience. Students can engage with the hub training programme at three levels:
Those who sense a call to ministry, exploring the possibilities and training for the future
These students will be expected to commit to:
- Attending the monthly hub training session and the intensive training days held once a term.
- Work through a recommending reading list
- Intentionally develop their leadership in their local setting.
Those who feel a call to life-long ministry, a growing call to full of part-time ministry, possible call to senior leadership/church planting and are training for the future.
In addition to the expectations of a level 1, Level 2 students will be expected to:
- Enrol and engage with additional Theological Training
Those with a clear call to life-long ministry, a certain call to senior leadership / church planting
and are training for the future.
In addition to the expectations of level two students, Level 3 students will:
- Receive intentional mentoring either in the local context, by your hub leadership team, and/or from the church planting co-ordinator (CPC) connected to the hub centre.
- You will be encouraged to develop and gather a leadership development record which can be included as part of the church planting assessment process, or be added to a CV when applying/interviewing for a pastoral staff role in an established or transitioning church.