• 19.1.2018 - 23.6.2018
  • 6:30 PM - 4:00 PM
  • TBC
  • Paid

Emerge is a short-term training programme offered to emerging leaders within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland.

Spread over four sessions and a residential, we want to gather together a group of emerging leaders, and invest in them through high quality training and shared experiences.

This is an opportunity for you if you are in your 20s or 30s and in a current leadership role within your congregation, for example, as a relatively new elder, member of congregational committee or a youth leader.

Participants will be part of a Learning Community in which they will join others on a journey involving:

• Practical action and reflection – including mentoring
• Focused devotional sessions on aspects of the spirituality of leadership
• Short talks and stories of congregational change leading to facilitated discussion


Session 1: Friday, 19th January 6.30pm-9.30pm
                 The Call of Leadership

Session 2: Saturday, 24th February 9.45am-1pm
                  The Culture of Leadership

Session 3: Saturday, 14th April 9.45am-1pm
                  The Context of Leadership

Session 4: Saturday, 19th May 9.45am-1pm
                  The Challenge of Change in Leadership

Residential: Friday, 22nd June at 6pm to Saturday, 23rd June at 4pm (finish)
                     The Chemistry of Leadership: developing relational awareness as a leader

Residential and Session venues to be confirmed.

The next course will commence in January 2018 and run to June 2018. The deadline for registration is Friday, 8th December 2017.


The programme is open to any emerging leader within the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Total cost is £100 or Euro equivalent including residential.

Places are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. It is hoped that your congregation will support you financially in part or full – there is a note on the registration form to request that your kirk session consider this. The registration form should be signed by your minister or clerk of session.

Click here to download a leaflet about Emerge.
Click here to download an application form for Emerge.

For more details of the course and a registration form please contact Pamela Patton. Tel: +44 (0)28 9041 7246 or email: ppatton@pcinet.org

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