School of Leadership

Training Course.

Let me invite you to join us on the ChristCentral School of Leadership. The course is based in Sheffield but will be adapted to follow UK government guidelines regarding COVID-19 as the 2020/21 year progresses. We also work with training bases in other nations. See our international page to find out where.

2020-2021 - Update

About School of Leadership

Martin Charlesworth

This is a two year course for anyone who is called to some form of leadership in the church or in the wider world. The School of Leadership gives you a solid grounding in biblical theology, a deeper understanding of church history, time to consider leadership issues and an opportunity to grow in your personal calling. We combine quality teaching, interactive forums and shared learning in a relaxed environment. To comply with social distancing guidelines, there will be a new option to access the course remotely using online facilities.

If you are interested in receiving formal recognition for your studies, we are starting a new partnership with Cliff College to receive certification via their Short Course programme, run over two years. Once completed, this qualification can contribute towards access onto Cliff College's MA: Missions Course. More details about the certificate, including costs, will be available in September.

I would be delighted to welcome you on to the School of Leadership in September 2020. Please complete the application form (link below) to register your interest. To find out more download our brochure or contact: [email protected]

Martin Charlesworth
Training Director (ChristCentral Churches)

Download the 2020 brochure Revised to follow UK guidelines for COVID-19

Application form (2020-21) Register Now!

Speakers Include

Martin Charlesworth Martin
Jeremy Simpkins Jeremy
Ginny Burgin Ginny
Alan Rose Alan
Natalie Williams Natalie
Rob Horn Rob
Roger Bye Roger
Andy McCulloch Andy
Graham Anns Graham
Chris Frost Chris
Rhys Scott Rhys
Neil Hudson Neil
Andy Johnston Andy
Angela Kemm Angela
Steve Hurd Steve

Teaching themes

The Authority of the Bible

What it is & why it matters


Learning to interpret the Bible

Church History

Getting the past into perspective

Bible Landscape

The story & theology of the Bible

The Church & The Poor

The central place of social justice

Pastoring in the Church Community

Seeing the bigger picture

Culture & Contextualisation

Being the church in different societies

Keys to Church Growth

Unlocking the potential of your church

Church Planting

The need, the call & the practicalities


Answers to tough questions about faith


Learning the art of effective preaching

21st Century Church

Key contemporary issues facing the church

The Church & The Workplace

Discipleship & mission at work


A biblical framework for navigating the moral maze

The Devotional Life of a Leader

The central place of walking with God

Evangelism in the Local Church

Keys to effective outreach

Life & Mission in the Power of the Spirit

Keys to the Spirit-filled life

Spiritual Warfare

What is it? And how do we fight effectively?

Leadership Foundations

Principles from the Pastoral letters

Leadership Principles & Practice

Leading, releasing and governing the church

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The Bible has been brought to life even more and the course has given me a passion for a life rooted deeper in scripture. I literally haven't been able to put it down since starting!

Edd, Blackpool

This is an adventure you do not want to miss. Don’t think you are too old, too young or haven’t the relevant leadership experience - if you want to get equipped, this is the course for you!

John, Derby

I wanted an opportunity to get to know the Bible a little bit better and to get to know some theological principles I could put into practice

Student, School of Leadership

For me School of Leadership is the absolute highlight of each month, and something that I really look forward to. It is such a privilege to sit and listen and learn from experienced, knowledgeable and gifted people, who have 'been there, done that' - and can explain the biblical foundations behind it!

Kim, Sheffield

It's not just about learning more and more information, its really looked to provide you with a framework, with which you can understand & apply the Bible

Student, School of Leadership

If you want your biblical thinking deepened, your vision broadened and your heart challenged then School of Leadership does all that, whether you are in a formal leadership position or not.

Sarah, Sheffield

It's challenging & demanding but hugely worthwhile

Student, School of Leadership

School of Leadership has been great to be a part of. The teaching is accessible and yet has depth. There is time consistently given to digest the information in groups and then feed back for questions and answers to hear different angles on any given topic. If you can go on the course...then go!

Ben, Kendal

I’d recommend School of Leadership to anyone looking to grow in their understanding of the Bible who is exploring their call to lead others. There was a great balance between Bible learning and practical application.

David, LeedsOw
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