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Growing Leaders (youth)


Growing Leaders is a course we run to enable Christian young people to grow in leadership gifting and ability. Our next course starts in September. We are now closed to applications.

This page explains more about the course, includes some video testimonies and explains how you can apply online.

GL14-15 fun photo2 webWho is it for?

The course is open to anyone who will be in year 10 and above from September, is a committed Christian and feels that leadership may be something that they want to grow in.

Do you want to understand more of what plans God has for you?

Do you want to help lead others to know Jesus?

Do you want to be more confident in your faith?

Join us for Growing Leaders!

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Growing Leaders meets monthly from September to April. The course runs for 8 sessions (Monday evenings 7-9pm), including two sessions which are overnighters (Saturday afternoon – Sunday afternoon)!

This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about leadership, identify your gifts and develop your character, helping you to grow and lead more like Jesus.

The course is designed for those who are Christian, who want to grow in Christian leadership, and want to learn how to effectively use the gifts God has given them.


Growing Leaders takes place at Quench, the youth room at St Paul’s Church, Leamington Spa (except for the two overnighters when we will go away to Barnes Close). The dates of the session are below. Each evening runs 7-9pm. The overnighters run Saturday 6pm – Sunday 5.30pm at Barnes Close, near Bromsgrove.


The cost is £110 including the two overnighters

Who runs it?

Andy Castle, director and founder of Thrive Youth Ministries and Kate Wallis, youth minister at St Paul’s Leamington. They both have lots of experience of youth work and have run the course many times.

How to apply

  1. Chat with your parents/guardians and your youth leader about whether they think this is a good time for you to do the course.
  2. Pray about it.
  3. By applying you are making a commitment to the course and will be expected to attend all the sessions.
  4. As part of the course, you will be assigned a mentor who you should meet up with monthly to see how you’re getting on, what things are challenging you and to make sure you’re growing!
  5. There are limited spaces on the course so it is of crucial importance that those chosen are able to commit 100% to this opportunity.
  6. Complete the online application form.

Course dates 2016-17

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What is Growing Leaders?

Growing leaders – youth edition is a course written by CPAS and is run in Leamington each year for young people aged 15-18

This is an exciting opportunity to learn more about leadership, identify gifts and develop in Christ-like character, helping young people grow and lead more like Jesus.

Find out what previous participants thought about the course


youtube  See all the video testimonies.