Grow and Go

Could you give a year to serve God in his church?

The Leadership Development Year (LDY) is an eleven-month programme for 18-26 year olds designed to equip, encourage and empower you. You’ll grow in your faith, character, and calling ­– and help others to reach their full potential in Jesus.

How it works:

LDY is a part-time course and we encourage LDYers to get a part-time job alongside the programme. The week looks like this:

  • On Monday we meet for theological and leadership training with church leaders from across the country.
  • Wednesday morning starts with a catch-up over breakfast (it’s important to start the day well). Then we chat about our personal and spiritual development and study the Bible together.
  • During the week you’ll take part in a particular ministry in the family of churches (St Peter’s, St Matthias, St Cuthman’s, St Richard’s or St Leonard’s).
  • On Sundays, everyone serves together at church.

How much does it cost?

LDY costs £500. This includes a team ticket to the HTB Leadership Conference and Focus, alongside resources and formation breakfasts throughout the year.

Accommodation is not included but we will help you find lodgings.

“The year surpassed everything I expected. I was challenged in so many positive ways and it taught me so much about myself and God. I found a new family, discovered so much about my calling, and am so thankful for it.” – Lizzie

“Dedicating a year to learning and growing in faith is so helpful for anyone looking to figure out what’s next in their life.” – Pete

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