Leadership development is an essential aspect of our work, especially in the communities and congregations we are connected with. CTC internships are a vital part of this, by allowing people from a range of Christian and socio-economic backgrounds to explore how faith impacts public life.
The Wagstaff Course
This is a year-long course for lay Christians from churches involved in our School of Congregational Development – deepening their engagement with Scripture, prayer and theological reflection and developing their leadership through the practices of community organising.
Buxton Leadership Programme
This year-long programme is a unique opportunity to experience life in and around Westminster alongside church-based community organising. Interns will have the chance to explore the role of faith in public life both on a national level and at the grassroots. Successful applicants will work as community organisers in local churches on a range of campaigns and concerns. They will also spend part of their placement in a political organisation or Parliamentary office.
• We welcome applicants who have graduated from University from all parts of the UK and from all Christian backgrounds.
• The next programme runs from September 2019 – July 2020
• The programme includes regular seminars, training and personal development input throughout the year
• Buxton Interns are paid at the London Living Wage
More information on the programme and details of how to apply are here.
Jellicoe Enterprise Programme
This new year-long programme aims to develop a new generation of Christian leaders who can bring about economic and social change through church-based and Christian social enterprise work.
The programme combines three key elements – a project on Christian social enterprise, a church- based community organising placement and training/development sessions. Participants spend half a week in each placement and are paid at least the London Living Wage.
The next programme runs from September 2019 – July 2020. More information on the programme and details of how to apply are here.
At St George-in-the-East, a community of lay Christians – trained in community organising, rooted in a shared life of theological reflection and prayer – has been at the heart of congregational renewal. We are exploring the establishment of sister communities in other Anglican and Catholic parishes.
For more information click here.
.Seminars and Workshops
Throughout the year CTC organises day events, seminars and conferences for Christian leaders from a range of denominations to learn, reflect and share together. These may include talks by our friends and partners on relevant topics around faith and public life. We organise seminars and conduct training which equips leaders working in challenging areas such as interfaith, new denominations, or on specific policy areas.
We are occasionally visited by international guests involved in similar work abroad. Our planned visits can last up to three days explaining the purpose and work of CTC, what community organising is, and exploring possibilities for collaboration in future.