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leaders who last

How do you deal with conflict and stress in church life and ministry? How can you grow and flourish under pressure rather than be overwhelmed by it? How do you keep going in the face of disapproval from the wider world?

Resilience in ministry is the focus of our three-day annual Summer Intensive for pastors and teachers. We will be exploring a wide range of pressure points in ministry today, including:

Crises and emotional traumas in church life

Disagreements and clashes in leadership teams

The 'normal' pressure of providing pastoral care and biblical teaching for congregations

The inner pressure of living a life of holiness while in ministry

The danger of being overwhelmed with too many tasks

Conflict with the wider world in a culture which is becoming more hostile to the gospel

Exploring the questions and offering positive resources for the three days of the intensive are Mark Pickles, Kirsty Birkett, Richard Garnett and Lynne Wilson. Follow the links on the right to read how they see the issues relating to resilient leadership today. The programme will include a mix of teaching, workshops and Q&A sessions.

You can download the outline programme here.

Booking information

Residential bookings are £150 per person. The price includes:

• overnight accommodation on Tuesday and Wednesday nights
• breakfast on Wednesday and Thursday mornings
• lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Non-residential bookings are £100 per person. The price includes:

• lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Please note: no evening meals are provided for either option.

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. The closing date for bookings is 12 noon Monday 12 June 2017.

Please see our policy on cancellations.


If you have any enquiries about the course, please contact Clare Osborne on 020 8449 0467 (ext. 232).

For enquiries about your booking, please contact Liz Marnham on 020 8449 0467 (ext 246). Liz is administering bookings Tuesdays to Thursdays.

No academic accreditation

Please note there is no academic accreditation attached to these courses.

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Our speakers

Photo of Mark Pickles

Mark Pickles

Photo of Kirsty Birkett

Kirsty Birkett

Photo of Richard Garnett

Richard Garnett

Photo of Lynne Wilson

Lynne Wilson


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