Developing Leaders

Leadership development plays a key role in our vision to plant churches which will transform society.

CRT’s planting-specific training programmes are designed to equip and empower leaders for the different contexts in which they serve, with a priority to support those planting into areas of social deprivation.

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The Peter stream

The Peter Stream is a year-long programme designed to identify and encourage the gifts and calling of people from underrepresented backgrounds.

Since its launch in 2018, 70 men and women have been through the programme and are either exploring ordination, with 33 having already been successfully recommended for ordination training within the Church of England.

Complementing the Church of England’s discernment process, The Peter Stream offers candidates a distinctive experience: a diverse community of peers to journey with, and theological and formational teaching within the context of a worshipping community at St Mellitus College.

The Caleb stream

The Caleb Stream is a one-year pathway for ordained ministry in the Church of England, designed specifically for mature and experienced lay leaders. The Caleb Stream overlaps the formal selection process and training, preparing candidates for ordination and local deployment after 12 months.

With often one priest assigned to serve multiple rural parishes, this stream aims to train and mobilise a generation rich in Christian leadership and life experience to serve in parishes across the UK.

Accelerator Programme

We help dioceses develop future church leaders through recruiting and training a new generation of leaders to plant thriving churches.

The Accelerator Programme is a one-year intensive planting-specific course designed to prepare planting curates for church leadership. The Accelerator Programme has a specific focus on developing leaders for City Centre and Estate based ministry and has a particular focus on personal leadership development. The course is delivered by leading practitioners in the field and is designed to provide curates with the ministry and operational tools needed for leading a church in the 21st century.

The Accelerator Programme is currently an exclusive programme for final-year curates ahead of planting a church.

Stories of Revitalisation

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