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GREAT BRITISH CHURCHES We all have a narrative. A story of our lives transformed by a love that’s never relinquished in its desire to save a wretch like us. We all have stories – daily stories – of lives changed, new buildings inhabited, ministries launched and new leaders spotted. We all have a dream – to put the ‘Great’ back into ‘Britain’ through the fulfilling of the prophetic call, ‘thy kingdom come, thy will be done’. We all are one. One heart, one mind and one soul beating with the punctuations of heaven, harmonizing with the penetrating chords of His Kingdom. THIS is the stuff of round tables. THIS is the stuff of shared learning - shared impartation. THIS is you - championed, expanded, shared out. THIS is great - this is British. This is Church!

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To passionately mark an event or breakthrough with praise and laughter and a heart-swelling recalling of the details.


A narrative derived from a journey taken that contained enough twists and turns to create both a sense of orginality and adventure.



To place value on someone (or some place) in recognition of either who they are or what they’ve done (as well as what they’re becoming and what they’re doing).

People who dared to step out, reach out and move at a time when most others retreated. People who create a sense of triumph and new possibilities to those around them.


Forget stuffy unproven theories and boring unattainable formulas, The Leadership Academy is all A vision that has not been application. limited by human about converting revelation into practical human resources or human limitations. From day one ourability, students find themselves going from A place where ‘it can’t done’ isand done. the classroom to getting active both in theirbechurch their community. The aim of The Leadership Academy is to raise up emerging and aspiring leaders and to equip them to build champion churches all over the world. During your time at The Leadership Academy you will have incredible opportunities to grow personally through lectures and specialised training, as well as through practical experience.


To so promote a cause as to lift it out of obscurity and into the lime light it deserves. To bring something into a new of acceleration and mobilization.

partner churches


This year we’re partnering twith churches across the UK who will be running The Leadership Academy in conjunction with Hope City Church. Students will be billeted over one or two nights while attending the three days of lectures and practical work in Sheffield, then return to their home church to undertake their electives and recieve local training.

To establish something in stages. The coming together of different fields of endeavour to create a place of design and strength. It is my hope that throughout the year students develop in all areas of ministry and leadership – from growing personally to building great teams, from stirring creativity to building strong Biblical foundations that will help build God’s House wherever they are planted.


This is not for the lazy or the faint-hearted. Do you want to impact your world for Christ? Do you want to be part of building an exciting and relevant 21st Century Everything yet to be experienced, explored church where you live? If the answer is yes, then what are you waiting for? This is your moment of opportunity! and broken open.

chris denham

Director- The Leadership Academy

From the outset, Great British Churches is not about what you can do for it, but what it can do for you. Sure - it’s an uniting together of like minded and like hearted people to be a part of a 21st century movement, but its entire focus is to celebrate, strengthen and honour both the leadership and the churches of the Great British Isles and beyond.

This is beyond a network and different from

a denomination. It’s a celebration of leaders, ideas, operations, people and spirit. Our end game is to see churches strengthened, churches multiplied and church leaders arise for the greatest church era our Nation has ever seen.

I’m not itching to create another denomina-

tional constitution and I’m not scratching to fill in some unused blocks of time. I’m earnest in finding a route that can both use the many network resources already allocated across this Nation AND provide a place of real championing, real celebration and real honour of all the heroes of the faith who are currently forging a pathway of salvation in their assigned neck of the proverbial woods.

n i p l i G e v a D

Dave Gilpin President




believe that this is our time. We are positioned for a purpose and great opportunity lies ahead of us. Just like you I am passionate about the church of Jesus Christ in this country and this continent rising up and being all that it can be. My heart is stirred to see churches and leaders breakthrough in faith and release the incredible potential that is found in people all across this great land. That’s why I am so excited to be a part of something that I believe will grow and develop to help serve our generation and build friendships and partnerships across the UK and beyond. My life has been enriched by the friends in ministry that I have made over the last few years. You and I need friends in ministry and leadership. Friends with the same heart, the same passion and the same cause. GREAT BRITISH CHURCHES is the outworking of our heart to see the power of friendship and partnership come together to see more of the church become more of what it is destined to be. We may be different in our styles and the outworking of our own local vision, but when we come together and stand shoulder to shoulder in building the church of Jesus Christ. We are stronger together. There is a synergy. A celebration. An honouring, that is both powerful and inspiring and really encouraging! We would be honoured if you would join us on this interesting and exciting journey.

John Greenow

John Greenow National Director

Your Church It’s not just another one. She’s a voice. She’s a light. She’s a statement She’s unique, strategically place and she’s the gateway between heaven and earth.

You’re not just another

leader. You’re not a machine, or part of a machine. You’re called. You’re the right person in the right place at the… (you know the score). You’re doing a work no one else has been called to do. Did you ask for an easy existence? Do you really want to sit on a beach somewhere and live with your feet up? Do you really think you’re replaceable? You’re it. Perfectly positioned. Poised. getting prepared for the greatest season. You. Your church. Your world.

THIS NEW PROPHETIC The Church is built on the foundation of Apostles and Prophets. The Prophetic ministry has often been isolated and reduced to certain words given by certain people at certain times at certain weekly meetings.

The new Prophetic is bigger than that. It’s about culture, position, vision and a collision with the world around us. It’s about the look, the sound, the feel, the ambience, and the attitude of local churches that are serious about taking new ground. It’s about their facilities, their programmes, their social care, their community voice and their fervent prayer. It’s about the river of prophecy that flows through every meeting and flows into every conversation and every occupation.




1) FRIENDS OF GREAT BRITISH CHURCHES For the first year of your involvement, we are offering the opportunity for churches and their senior leaders to become a Friend of Great British Churches. This will allow you to make use of all of the coaching and mentoring oppertunities as well as giving each of your team a 30% reduction in cost for the following year’s ‘The Leadership Summit’ presented by Great British Churches. Cost per church: £500

2) PARTNERS OF GREAT BRITISH CHURCHES After completing one year as a friend of Great British Churches, we will look to invite your church to become a Great British Church, partnering with us in our vision of celebration, growth and facilitation. Becoming a Great British Church will allow you to make use of every pastoring and mentoring event freely including 50% reduction to The Leadership Summit for as many of your core team as you desire. It will also include: The Bi-Monthly Pastors Forums. The Annual Partners Dinner of Great British Churches. The Ordination of Ministers within Great British Churches (that fulfil a series of requirements set out on our website). The Annual ‘Big Getaway’ – a 3 night social event for pastors and spouses that is guaranteed to be fun, relaxing and very entertaining. Cost per church per year: Church Size: 30 - 100: 100 - 250: 200 - 500: 500 - 1000: 1000 - 5000:

£1,000 £2,000 £3,000 £4,000 £5,000





With Dave Gilpin and Dave Connett (Australia) For Pastors, Assistants and Youth Leaders only Thursday 22nd September 2011 At the Sheffield Megacentre 11:00am - 3:00pm

2. FAITH AND FINANCE MASTERCLASS: With John Greenow and Team For Pastors, Associates and Financial Directors Thursday 24th November 2011 At the Xcel Centre, 11:00am - 3:00pm

3. EMERGING LEADERS MASTERCLASS: With Chris Denham and Colin Blois For Leaders and Emerging Leaders Thursday 1st December 2011 At the Sheffield Megacentre, 7:00pm – 10:00pm

4. WORSHIP & CREATIVE ARTS MASTERCLASS: With Ryan Gilpin and Hope City Theatre Co. For Worship Leaders and Creative Arts Teams Thursday 19th January 2011 At the Sheffield Megacentre, 4:00pm – 9:00pm


With Dave Gilpin, Joe Dunys & Freedom Media For Design and Video media teams Thursday 15th March 2012 At the Sheffield Megacentre, 11:00am-3:00pm

6.EVENTS & PERSONAL ASSISTANT MASTERCLASS: With Emma Lillystone & Kerina Clark For Event Teams and Personal Assistants Thursday 15th March 2012 At the Sheffield Megacentre, 11:00am-3:00pm


With Louise Davies & Kerina Clark For Community Impact and Strategy Thursday 15th March 2012 At the Sheffield Megacentre, 11:00am-3:00pm

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