Vineyard Leadership Training Hub: London
If you are a follower of Jesus, God is calling you to leadership - to influence and impact whatever environment you find yourself in for Christ. Whether it's your workplace or where you live, as a student or as a church planter you are called to lead, to influence and to impact people for Jesus.
In April 2012 we launched the Vineyard Leadership Training Hub: London - a two-year rolling programme looking at all aspects of leadership development and church planting. After 3 wonderful taster sessions in April, May and June, we began our full programme, including theological study, in September.
How Does Hub Work?
The London Hub consists of 4 key components:
1. Hub Training Events
Through 2 monthly evening meetings and 1 half day per term, a wide range of subjects will be covered which will help equip students both to develop their leadership potential in the local church and to be equipped for church planting. Each term will have an overall theme with specific topics addressed by experienced key leaders from within the Vineyard Movement. There will be additional recommended reading resources and other materials for those students wishing to explore topics in more depth.
2. Practical service in local churches
A key aspect of the London Hub is the requirement for students to find relevant ways to develop their leadership potential through practical service through the local church. Each term we will be encouraging students, in association with their Senior Leaders and Leadership Staff Teams, to work on relevant elements of the London Hub Ministry Goals.
3. Theological study
Hub students will be given the opportunity to take part in the Vineyard 2-4 year theological foundation programme using content from VLI and VBI. This content, provided by VCUKI, will include lectures, seminars and termly assessments and will provide a strong theological foundation for ministry equipping students to handle and teach Scripture biblically and responsibly.
4. Church Planting Preparation
Preparation for church planting is a key aspect of the London Hub and students who feel called to plant will work closely with the London church planting co-ordinator as well as receiving ongoing personal mentoring and coaching as they prepare to plant.
Levels of Commitment
In recognition of the fact that we all have different amounts of time to give to the London Hub we have developed 3 options of commitment:
Level 1: Called to lead in the local church
This is for those who, at this stage, feel called to develop their leadership giftings in the local church and are looking for a structured approach to training that will help them grow as leaders.
Level 2: Called to further theological study
This is for those who, in addition to the above, feel that now is the time to further develop their theological training to equip them to lead others more effectively.
Level 3: Called to church planting
This is for those who, in addition to the above, feel that they may be called to church planting at some point over the next 2-4 years. This may be as lead pastors or as part of a church planting team.
Recordings of the 2012 Hub Events
TASTER SESSION: Monday 23rd April, Jay Pathak, Vision & Calling
TASTER SESSION: Saturday 26th May, John & Eleanor Mumford, Vineyard History & Values - coming soon
TASTER SESSION: Monday 18th June, Neil Woodward, The Hub 2 Year Programme - coming soon
Monday 10th September, Neil Woodward, Calling - coming soon
Saturday 13th October, Jason Clark, Why Theology is Important - coming soon
Monday 26th November, Rick Williams, What Should We Do With Spiritual Disciplines - coming soon
Saturday 26th January, National Hub Day with Rich Nathan, Riverside Vineyard
Monday 28th to Thursday 31st January, National Leaders Conference, Trent Vineyard, http://2013.vineyardnlc.org/
Saturday 9th March, Day Conference with Dave Workman, Riverside Vineyard
Saturday 16th March, London Hub, 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Battersea Arts Centre
Monday 22nd April, London Hub, 7.30pm to 10pm, Battersea Arts Centre
Saturday 11th May, London Hub, 2.30pm to 6.30pm, Battersea Arts Centre
Monday 24th June, London Hub, 7.30pm to 10pm, Battersea Arts Centre
Battersea Arts Centre is 5 minutes’ walk from Clapham Junction Station.
For More Information or to Apply...
We are currently taking applications for January 2013 and all application forms need to be submitted by 15th December 2012. If you are interested in applying, please discuss your plans with your Senior Leader(s) and then email us on the address below so that we can send you some more information.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Neil & Kate Woodward