Around all of this is our radical leadership development plan. We are growing leaders – identifying, releasing, equipping, nurturing and supporting – to work together in thriving teams to play their part in leading the change. Our capacity is very low, and many say they can’t, but God has surprised us (and many individuals!) with fresh calls and courageous faith.
We now have over 100 lay people engaged in core leadership teams and have 21 of these commissioned by the Diocese as Local Missional Leaders. We continue to develop our Reader and Clergy ministries to serve across the whole and we are now raising up ordinands for an ongoing flourishing of priestly ministry. Our 15 stipendiary clergy are focused on leading the change and raising up many more leaders to serve in the benefice. Growing more leaders to help grow more disciples is at the heart of this movement.