Essential Christian Leadership

We believe that when leaders grow stronger, churches do too. That’s why we created Essential Christian Leadership – a free initiative for church leaders, and those who aspire to lead, to bring you regular advice, wisdom, resources and discounts to help you nurture strong and healthy churches.

Sign up to Essential Christian Leadership today and enjoy:

  • Regular live and interactive webinars with church leaders
  • Free resources and articles
  • Discounts on resources for you and your church
  • Local leaders’ networking opportunities

All you need to do to take part is sign up via the link below. We’ll send you an exclusive link to the live streaming platform where you’ll be able to watch monthly interviews with church leaders from the UK and beyond.

You can sign up here. You can also follow our Facebook page here for the very latest news and updates.

Latest news

TBN UK and Essential Christian Leadership present: Leading Edge

We are excited to announce a new series being shown on TBN UK filmed at Spring Harvest 2018. The Leading Edge series is hosted by Sim Dendy, senior leader of Freedom Church in Romsey, and a member of the Spring Harvest Planning Group. Sim speaks to 12 inspirational leaders who joined us at Spring Harvest in 2018, to hear their stories and experiences in order to share principles that have given them a leading edge.

In the first of the 12 episodes, Sim meets with Cris Rogers to discuss Discipleship. The series launches on TBN UK on Wednesday 5th September 2018 at 7pm. You don’t have to be a leader to enjoy Leading Edge! Tune in to Freeview channel 65 or Sky channel 582 each Wednesday so you don’t miss out. Find out more, including the programme schedule here.


Previous Live Webinars

You can view all previous Webinars on our YouTube channel, or select an individual video below.

Webinar 9: Kees Kraayenoord – worship and church leadership

Kees Kraayenoord is not just a worship leader and songwriter. He is the lead pastor of a fast-growing church in The Netherlands, Mozaiek0318. He is also leader of Mozaiek Worship, an initiative of Mozaiek0318 to train and equip (young) worship leaders to serve their local church within the area of music, worship and leadership. This webinar focuses on a number of topics ranging from planting a new church and transitioning from worship leader to church leader, to talking about the new Worship Academy they are launching this year and why it is so important for leaders to keep dreaming!


Webinar 8: Becca Jupp – The multi-generational church

Becca Jupp is the leader of Arun church in West Sussex, which has about 400 members and employs 60 people due to high involvement in the local community. Becca is married to Tim who was the keyboard player of the band Delirious and founder of the Big Church Day Out. She has been in church leadership for 23 years and took over the senior leadership of Arun church eight years ago.


Webinar 7: Chris Curtis – How we utilise our youth programs to develop leadership

Chris has been working with young people in the UK for more than three decades. He’s Chief Executive of Youthscape, a growing UK organisation focused on innovation in youth ministry. He writes and speaks widely on faith, young people and youth culture.


Webinar 6: Ian Coffey – Leadership and conflict

Ian is Director of Leadership Training at Moorlands College and an ordained Baptist Minister. He has led churches in suburban, city-centre and international contexts. As Director of Leadership Training, Ian teaches at undergraduate and post-graduate levels including topics such as a biblical theology of leadership, managing change, creative conflict resolution, team development and emotionally intelligent leadership


Webinar 5: Elaine Duncan – Leadership in the Bible

Krish Kandiah talks to Elaine Duncan, Chief Executive of the Scottish Bible Society about leadership in the Bible, women in leadership and leadership challenges faced in Scotland.


Webinar 4: Stuart Bell – Longevity in leadership

Filmed at the ONE Event in Lincolnshire talking to Stuart Bell who founded the event, leads the Ground Level network of churches and remains closely involved with local church leadership. Throughout his 40 years in leadership, Stuart has focused on unity by developing lasting partnerships without desiring ownership. He and his wife Irene have been influential across the world through their confident and consistent leadership – a challenge to all of us!


Webinar 3: Rev. Yemi Adedeji – Church unity

We were joined by Rev Yemi Adedeji. Amongst other things, Yemi works as the Director of the “One People Commission” at the Evangelical Alliance. We talked with to him about church unity. How do we cross cultural and denominational boundaries to further God’s Kingdom? What practical steps can we take to strengthen local church relationships?


Webinar 2: Malcolm Duncan – Transitioning leadership

We spoke with Malcolm Duncan, Lead Pastor of Gold Hill Baptist Church, about how to transition well in leadership, amongst other things.


Webinar 1: Gavin Calver – Issues facing UK Church leaders

In the first webinar in a new series of interviews with Christian leaders, Sim Dendy sat down with Gavin Calver to discuss aging church congregations, avoiding the trap of comparison and the need for optimism in the UK church. Sign up to see more live webinars at

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