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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 in 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

If you are interested in applying for participation, please scroll to the bottom of this page to access the application and reference forms.

 


WHY IS THE CLN IMPORTANT?

One of the most signicant needs of the worldwide evangelical church is the development of is next generation of leaders.  And yet, across much of the world, there is a glaring scarcity of resources of 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 2015 CLN?

John Lenton will lead the 2015 Cambridge Leaders Network.

 

John Lenton is currently in his third career as the Minister of a country parish in Hampshire, England. He is a former Honorary Pro-Rector of Emanuel University of Oradea, Romania, an evangelical Christian university accredited by the Romanian Ministry of Education. He was instrumental in helping to launch, in 1998, the Griffiths School of Business at Emanuel University. Until 2010, he was for a number of years the coordinator of the Leaders of Christian Organizations Network at the European Leadership Forum. Prior to moving to Romania in 1998, he 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. He has an MA from Oxford and an MBA from Harvard, and is also an ordained minister in the Church of England, having studied full time at Oak Hill Theological College shortly before moving to Romania.

 

Glynn Harrison is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the University of Bristol. He was formerly a consultant clinical psychiatrist and Chair of the Academic Department of Psychiatry. He is a lay minister in his local church with a particular interest in men’s ministries. He lectures widely on pastoral issues, men’s ministry and the interface between faith and mental health. His recent book The Big Ego Trip is a provocative critique of the self-esteem movement and the modern quest for significance.

 

Dirk Jongkind is a Dutch biblical scholar who finished his PhD at Cambridge University. His main scholarly interest is in the Greek text of the Bible, and the Graeco-Roman backdrop of Acts and the letters. Currently, he is the Research Fellow in New Testament at Tyndale House and the John W. Laing Fellow at St Edmund's College, Cambridge. He is working on legal language in and outside the New Testament. The focus of his work includes textual criticism of the Greek Bible, with emphases on grammar and lexicography, epigraphy, papyrology, and archaeology of the Graeco-Roman world, and the relation of New Testament background and exegesis.

 

Ann Lenton trained as a Biblical Counsellor some 20 years ago under Selwyn Hughes, founder of CWR, one of the foremost porponents 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 counseling) at Emanuel University in the city of Oradea.  They returned to the UK in 2005, so as to care for Ann's mother, a dementia sufferer who now lives with them.  Ann and John have two children, both married, and six grandchildren.  They live in Muswell Hill, North London.

 

Jeremy Peckham is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and 1st class honours graduate in Applied Science. He 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 a speech recognition company in 1993 and launched a successful public offering on the London Stock exchange in 1996. He is now a technology entrepreneur and has helped establish several high tech companies over the last ten years for which he has served as interim CEO, Chairman or non-executive director. He served as an elder for many years at Eden Baptist Church, Cambridge, UK, and is currently a member of Wood Green Evangelical Church, Worcester.

 

Greg Pritchard currently serves as the President of Communication Institute and as the Director of the European Leadership Forum, an organization that serves as a bridge between local leaders' needs and God's global resources.  Greg obtained a BS from Indiana University, an MA from Trinity International University and a PhD from Northwestern University.  He has taught at the graduate level both in the United States and overseas.  Greg has served as an editor for a journal and two books, and has written one book, Willow Creek Seeker Services, which has been published in four languages.  Greg has also served as both the CLO (Chief Learning Officer) and COO (Chief Operations Officer) of a Chicago investment firm. 

 

Peter Saunders was born in New Zealand and originally trained as a general surgeon before serving with the Africa Inland Mission in Kenya and completing two years mission training at All Nations Christian College in the UK. Since 1992 he has served full-time with Christian Medical Fellowship, a UK-based organisation with 4,500 UK doctors and 1,000 medical students as members, first as Head of Student Ministries, and since 1999 as Chief Executive.  His current work involves leadership training, teaching evangelism and ethics, medical mission, writing, editing and media work. He has been a member of the ICMDA (International Christian Medical and Dental Association) Board since 2003 and is also Campaign Director of the Care Not Killing Alliance, a coalition of over 40 organisations in the UK promoting palliative care and opposing euthanasia.  His wife Kirsty is a community pediatrician and they have three sons, Christopher, Benjamin and Jonathan. They are members of Spicer Street Church, St Albans.

 

Peter (P.J.) Williams is the Warden (CEO) of Tyndale House. He received his MA, MPhil, and PhD in the study of ancient languages related to the Bible from Cambridge University. After his PhD, he was on staff in the Faculty of Divinity, Cambridge University (1997-1998), and thereafter taught Hebrew and Old Testament there 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. In July 2007 he became the youngest Warden in the history of Tyndale House. He also retains his position as an honorary Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the University of Aberdeen and is a member of the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge.


WHEN AND WHERE IS THE 2015 CLN?

The 2015 Cambridge Leaders Network is scheduled to take place from Tuesday - Monday, 7 - 13 July.  Participants are asked to arrive in Cambridge at 13.00 on Tuesday, 7 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 estate, located in Moggerhanger, Bedfordshire, England, for the first half of the programme.  On Friday, 10 July, participants will return to Cambridge and Sidney Sussex College, where they will remain until the conclusion of the CLN at 11.30 on Monday, 13 July.  Those participants who do not live in the Cambridge area will be lodging at the college while in Cambridge. All participants will have opportunities to explore Cambridge with their peers.


HOW MUCH DOES THE CLN COST?
  Deadline Non-Cambridge Residents Cambridge Residents*
Early Registration 1 March 2015 €390 €190
Regular Registration 1 May 2015 €490 €290
Late Registration 14 June 2015 €590 €390

*Residents of Cambridge are charged a lesser rate as they'll not require lodging for the portion of the programme that is hosted at Sidney Sussex.

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

Please note that if you will require a visa to attend, your application will be due no later than 15 March 2015.


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. Sign the CLN Covenant.
  3. Have two people who know you well (one of each of the following) submit a reference on your behalf.
  • A pastor or spiritual mentor who knows you well
  • A fellow leader who knows you well

Please note that the reference form is the same for both individuals.

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

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