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Local Leaders Training

Mon 4 February – Mon 4 March 2019, 7.00pm - 9.00pm

‘Local Leaders’ Training’ is a new Night School initiative.  Experienced church leaders will help us grow together in five key leadership areas:  vision, teamwork, unity, communication and Christlikeness.   We invite you to join us, either on your own or, preferably, with others who lead alongside you in your local church ministry.

Price: £20 (payable over the phone or on the night)

Programme Schedule

  • 4th February
    Discerning direction: Andy Dykes
    Clarifying the mission, the strategy and the values of a local church.
  • 11th February
    Transforming teamwork: Cristi Murgu
    Exploring healthy dynamics of team ministry.
  • 18th February
    Defusing disagreement: Rob Whittaker
    Tackling tensions within leadership teams & the wider congregation.
  • 25th February
    Communicating clearly: Derek Burnside
    Forging healthy habits with team members and congregation.
  • 4th March
    Pursuing perfection: Graham Burrows
    Prioritising the leader’s own increasing Christlikeness.


Andy Dykes

More about Andy

Andy works with the Church Planting Initiative and Partnership UK, encouraging growth and health in local churches.

Cristi Murgu

More about Cristi

Cristi is the Lead Pastor of Carnforth Free Methodist Church and a regular teacher at Capernwray Bible School. He is passionate about communication and community, longing to see the local church become a hub of radical discipleship. He loves good coffee, reading books, watching indie movies and listening to music.

Cristi's website

Derek Burnside

More about Derek

Derek Burnside is the Principal of Capernwray Bible School. He’s married to Penny, is a member of St Cuthbert’s Church in Over Kellet, and when not working enjoys cycling, swimming, squash, tennis, reading, film and theatre.

Sample talk by Derek

Graham Burrows

More about Graham

Graham is the vicar of the Cumbrian parishes of Burton and Holme.

Rob Whittaker

More about Rob

Rob has been at Capernwray for many years and previously served as our Principal. He is an internationally renowned speaker, bringing a wealth of experience to his role. Rob has some amazing teaching series, a particular highlight being Getting the King out of the Boy and The Transforming Friendship.

Sample talk by Rob

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