About the course

This course is intended for anyone who is interested in developing their leadership, whether you are on the corporate ladder, starting a job skills club for young offenders or becoming a national media spokesperson.

“It’s a fact that everything rises or falls on leadership. Whether in a small organisation, or an entire city, leadership sets the culture. This powerful resource is ideal in helping birth new leaders so we can make the biggest impact in our place”Ian Mayer, One Heart One Voice, Doncaster

Who is a leader?

Leaders might include a CEO overseeing 1,000 employees, but also a retired, untitled person who runs the local foodbank. Despite their differences, both individuals are respected and listened to. Their thoughts and opinions can change the way things happen. At its core, leadership is about the use of authority and influence to change something.

Of course, you can also have a fancy title and millions of followers, and yet display no leadership. It is no magic bullet; it can be used for good or ill, and it can be handled well or badly. We can all grow in better leadership and it is clear that our society needs more and better leaders.

What is ‘public’?

The ‘public square’ is everything outside the home and the Church. It’s the workplace or university, the school gates or the park, the local pub or the newsroom. There are leaders in politics, in business, in academia - all across society. If people can see what you do and hear what you say, and there is no expectation of confidentiality, then you are in the public square.

Wouldn’t it be great if the Church was known as a training place for releasing leaders into the world?

“Growing people of influence for today’s complex world is a vital responsibility of the body of Christ. These are exciting times to be wrestling with the challenge and this resource will help us all rise to it more wisely.”Tracy Cotterell, Managing Director LICC

What is this resource?

Changing the world may seem like an impossible task. While some people have high-profile leadership roles, others may feel like they do not have the influence or authority necessary to make change happen. But if we understand the individual places where we are called to lead, we can all play a role in changing that part of the world we inhabit — the particular workplace, or campaign, or social network where we spend our time and our passion.

This 4-week course will help you and your small group to understand God’s call to public leadership. You will look at the big picture of the world we’re in, and our role within it. You will think about the purpose of leadership and how the church can not only support and encourage those in public leadership, but also benefit by releasing people to these roles.

And as more and more people commit to public leadership, the change we each make ripples out to affect the world.

Order the course

If you’d be interested in developing this course for use in another language, please contact Abi Jarvis.