Initiative

Cambridge Leaders Network

 

What is the Cambridge Leaders Network?

The Cambridge Leaders Network (CLN) is a week-long, invitation-only seminar for key emerging leaders. It occurs each July near Cambridge, England, and is intended to mentor emerging, influential leaders, helping them face challenges such as:

  • How to maintain an intimate relationship with the Lord when responsibilities are growing
  • How to love biblically and lead others to spiritual maturity
  • How to develop leadership skills i.e. plan strategically, communicate a vision, manage time, determine objectives, recruit and develop staff, and manage finances and resources
  • How to critically evaluate popular leadership thinking from a biblical worldview

The CLN programme consists of:

  1. Text-Based Discussions
  2. Targeted Lectures and Discussions
  3. Case Studies
  4. Personal Mentoring by Senior Leaders
  5. Strategy or Project Assessment

Why is the CLN important? 

One of the most significant needs of the worldwide evangelical church is the development of its next generation of leaders.  And yet, across much of the world, there is a glaring scarcity of resources and information for gifted leaders.  As a result, they struggle to develop their capabilities and serve God's people effectively.  If emerging leaders are to grow to spiritual maturity in Christ and fully use their gifts, they must have access to the mentoring and leadership development resources that will help them completely realise their potential.  The Cambridge Leaders Network attempts just this.

Who is speaking at the 2018 CLN?

John Lenton will lead the 2018 Cambridge Leaders Network.

John Lenton is currently in his third career as the Minister of a country parish in Hampshire, England. John was instrumental in helping to launch, in 1998, the Griffiths School of Management at Emanuel University of Oradea, Romania, an evangelical Christian university accredited by the Romanian Ministry of Education. Until 2010, he was for a number of years the coordinator of the Leaders of Christian Organisations Network at the European Leadership Forum. Prior to moving to Romania in 1998, John was a Senior Vice president at American Express Europe, where he occupied a number of senior positions over a period of 15 years with the company, taking early retirement at the end of 1996 in order to devote himself full-time to Christian service. John holds an MA from Oxford and an MBA from Harvard, and is an ordained minister in the Church of England, having studied full time at Oak Hill Theological College shortly before moving to Romania.

 

Andrew Fellows was appointed pastor of a church in Bradford, West Yorkshire in 1988 and served there for seven years.  In 1995 his family moved to the English branch of L’Abri Fellowship, where they lived and worked for 21 years.  From 2011 to 2016 Andrew was the Chairman of L’Abri international.  He has recently relocated to Cambridge to take up the role of Director of Christian Heritage.  He has a special interest in encouraging followers of Christ to develop the life of the mind so it includes the whole gospel to the whole world with all of its implications. Andrew is married to Helen.  They have four children.

 

Glynn Harrison was formerly Professor and Head of Department of Psychiatry, University of Bristol, where he was also a practicing Consultant Psychiatrist. He now speaks widely on issues at the interface between Christian faith and psychology, pastoral ministry and psychiatry. His new book, A Better Story: God, Sex and Human Flourishing, is published by IVP.

 

 

David Jones is a coach, mentor, and advisor in leadership, strategy, and organisational development, based in London, UK, and working with groups and individuals globally. He works, relates, and connects at the intersection of the worlds of charity, business, philanthropy, international development, and social justice.  Increasingly David is investing in a younger generation of strategic and visionary leaders and social change agents. David earned his law degree from University College London and he spent his early career as a lawyer in general practice. In 1991 he joined the UK charity Stewardship and served as CEO from 2000 to 2010, helping steer it through organic growth and mergers to a £50m income charity and trusted brand for charitable resourcing from a Christian faith basis. David is married to Julia and has three adult children.

 

Ann Lenton trained as a Biblical Counsellor some 25 years ago under Selwyn Hughes, founder of CWR, one of the foremost proponents of Christian counselling in the UK. In 1998, she accompanied her husband, John, to Romania, where they lived almost full-time for seven years, working in various capacities (including student counselling) at Emanuel University in the city of Oradea. They returned to the UK in 2005, and in 2010 moved to the village of Bramley in Hampshire, where Ann has the responsibilities and joys of being a full-time pastor’s wife. Ann and John have two children and nine grandchildren.
 

 

Daryl McCarthy serves as Vice President of Academic Programs and Strategy with Forum of Christian Leaders (FOCL). He is also Director of the European Leadership Forum's Academic Network, which provides networking, training, and mentoring for evangelicals in higher education.  Daryl has travelled to more than 55 nations and has spoken at universities, conferences, and churches around the world. In 1988 he helped found Global Scholars (formerly International Institute for Christian Studies) and served as President until 2014.  Daryl earned a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary School of Intercultural Studies, Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary, Master of Arts in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a Bachelor of Theology from Kansas City College and Bible School. Daryl and his wife Dr. Teri McCarthy lived in Lithuania from 2010-2015, where they taught at Lithuania University of Educational Sciences in Vilnius.  They have one son and one daughter, who are both married, and they have four grandchildren.

 

Tony Myrick received his B.A. in Biblical Studies from Wheaton College and M.A. in New Testament Studies from Wheaton Graduate School. He has completed two years of doctoral studies in Paul’s Pastoral Leadership at the University of Aberdeen with Professor I.H. Marshall. He has worked for nearly 20 years in para-church and local church contexts teaching, developing, and maturing Christian leaders using a variety of principles, strategies, and tools. Tony served as the Minister of Discipleship at Traders Point Christian Church, which has 1,800 members and 160 small groups, for nearly a decade before coming to work as the Forum Vice President of Strategy and Education at the Forum of Christian Leaders, sponsor of the European Leadership Forum.

 

Jeremy Peckham began his career as a government scientist at the UK Royal Aircraft Establishment and later moved to Logica, an international software and systems integration company. He founded his own speech recognition company in 1993 and launched a successful public offering on the London Stock exchange in 1996. Jeremy is now a technology entrepreneur having helped to establish several high tech companies over the last 20 years where he has served as interim CEO, Chairman or non-executive director. He set up and is Chairman of The Fraser Peckham Trust - a grant giving foundation, Give a Kid a Life - a child sponsorship charity, and Africa Rural Trainers Trust, a Kenyan based Trust  (www.africaruraltrainers.org).  Africa Rural Trainers trains people who are already pastors in rural Kenya in Bible understanding and practical skills and hopes to expand this model of training into other African nations over the next few years.  Jeremy has served in lay leadership as a deacon and also as an elder for many years at Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge, UK. Jeremy is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and 1st class honours graduate in Applied Science.

 

Peter (P.J.) Williams is the Principal and CEO of Tyndale House, Cambridge. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he received his MA, MPhil, and PhD in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible. After his PhD, he was on staff in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University (1997–1998), and thereafter taught Hebrew and Old Testament at Cambridge University as Affiliated Lecturer in Hebrew and Aramaic and as Research Fellow in Old Testament at Tyndale House, Cambridge (1998–2003). From 2003 to 2007 he was on the faculty of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, where he became a Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Deputy Head of the School of Divinity, History, and Philosophy. Since 2007 he has been leading Tyndale House, and he is also an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Translation Oversight Committee of the English Standard Version of the Bible. Most recently he has been assisting Dr Dirk Jongkind in Tyndale House’s production of a major edition of the Greek New Testament.

When and Where is the 2018 CLN?

The 2018 Cambridge Leaders Network is scheduled to take place from Sunday - Saturday, 8 - 14 July

Participants are asked to arrive in Cambridge (England) at 13.00 on Sunday, 8 July.  Light refreshments will be provided, and guided historical tours of Cambridge will begin at 13.30. Later in the afternoon, the group will depart for Moggerhanger Park, a lovely conference centre and estate, located in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, for the programme. 

On Saturday, 14 July, participants will return to Cambridge.  Optional, additional opportunities to explore Cambridge will be provided at that time.

How much does the 2018 CLN Cost?

  Deadline    
Early Registration 1 February 2018 €390  
Regular Registration 1 May 2018 €490  
Late Registration 14 June 2018 €590  
Scholarship Rate*   €100

*A limited number of partial bursaries/scholarships are available to those who need them.

Payment is due three weeks from acceptance into the programme.

Please click here to see if you need a visa to enter the United Kingdom.

Please note that if you need a visa to attend, we need to receive your application no later than 15 March, 2018.

Commitments

The Cambridge Leaders Network seeks to provide building blocks for effective, biblical leadership. To this end, we require participants to do each of the following before arriving in Cambridge:

Read a selection of pre-assigned materials. We will provide a list of readings, along with electronic copies of all articles/chapters. Participants may also be provided with one or two books.

Submit a 300–500 word case study that describes a problem you are currently facing in your leadership role (which a mentor will discuss with you at the CLN).

Submit a 300–500 word description of a strategy or project in your organisation (which a mentor will discuss with you at the CLN).

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in participating in this year's Cambridge Leaders Network, please:
  1. Fill out the application form.
  2. Ask a pastor or spiritual mentor who knows you well to submit a reference for you.

If you have any questions, please contact us at initiatives@euroleadership.org.