I’m very excited, because we just started running the “Growing Leaders” course at Church. We were going to start it at the end of last year, but the arrival of a baby in the Handley household rather put those plans on ice! As it is, I feel on the back foot a bit..

The first session (on Saturday) was great. We spent the day in Ripon, thinking about what leadership is, what Christian leadership is, and about styles of leadership.

“Leadership” is one of the those words which carries a whole lot of baggage, and one of the big tasks I faced was convincing would-be attendees that it didn’t mean a man standing up at the front! It’s a great course, and my vision is for all of us to reach a new clarity over what our calling is. Ultimately, I’m hoping we end up saying “no” a whole lot more!!