The projects (20s to 30s)

All participants of the scheme can apply for a grant of up to £2000 to run a Leadership Project at their church. The idea of the Projects is to assist church growth, as well as encouraging leadership development in individuals. Here are some of the Leadership Projects that have been run by members of the scheme:

• Two leaders converted their garage into a youth space (above), enabling them to run groups for children and teenagers in their community.

• One leader took a group of young people on a mission trip to Bosnia, which had a significant impact upon herself and the young people who went on the trip.

• Two leaders, seeing a need to serve their local community, started a Foodbank at their church.

• Another leader took her church youth group on a residential weekend, during which they did a mixture of outdoor adventure activities and sessions about Christianity.

• The scheme also enabled another leader to set up a community garden in the grounds of their church. There is now a weekly community gardening group who maintain the garden and the fresh produce is given to the Foodbank.

• The scheme has also funded and supported one leader in running an Alpha course in his home.