Leading for a Change
‘Leading for a Change’’ is our programme to equip and empower you as a Christian to bring about positive change.
The kinds of change envisaged lie within two broad categories:
- Change initiated together with community partners. This may have a focus on the 3rd, 4th and 5th Marks of Mission:
- To respond to human need by loving service
- To seek to transform unjust structures of society
- To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation
- Change which initiates new missional projects within the church
The course adopts a community organising model developed by Citizens:MK within a Christian framework by which Christian beliefs, values and purposes are expressed and become drivers for change.
The course has two distinct phases: a teaching phase which takes place at the beginning of the course and an action phase which follows during which participants will take on a Change Project. This latter phase will be supported by regular action learning sets.
We launched the pilot “Leading for a Change” programme in January 2017 and a second programme ran in 2018. We were were delighted by the feedback from the participants:
“The knowledge I have gained through this course has been invaluable and I would recommend the course to anyone who has a leadership role in church or the wider community. It has been a real joy and blessing to meet so many wonderful people on the course from different churches within MK. We have all grown in friendship and faith together.”
“I wasn’t entirely sure why God seemed to be nudging me onto the Leading for a Change Course….but I knew that it might prompt a bit of deliberate ‘God-seeking’ – which is never bad, so I signed up! I thoroughly enjoyed the teaching and meeting brothers and sisters from across MK. The action learning sets have been a positive place to bring all sorts of leadership issues for discussion. Overall I think the course would be particularly valuable for Christians who feel on the cusp of a new ministry or have recently embarked on a new mission with God. The conversations the course prompted for me have set me off in a new direction with a greater sense of God’s heart for my community!”
“Although I was unsure why we were doing it at our age I can say that we learned a great deal. I was amazed at the insights we learned and relationships formed at the small group sessions. As Christians we do need to explore more how we can engage and have input for the Lord in our society today and this course has certainly helped to challenge and equip us to do so.”
Here is our 2019 “Leading for a Change” brochure which gives more details about the course:
Is God is calling you in this direction? We look forward to hearing from you!
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