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Leading Well Under Pressure: Workshop, York

March 8, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

| Free

A workshop training day for people in church leadership

The Priory Street Centre, York

Facing challenging times

We live in times which make demands on leaders in every context. The pace can result in stress that seems unrelenting. Burn-out is common; resilience is essential.

In the anxious climate of society as a whole, leaders in church contexts can feel particularly vulnerable. They know that self-sacrifice goes with the territory, but this is something more. Everything is put to the test: attitude, approach, and awareness of risks. Ministry in the church can seem like a bottomless pit of expectations.

Such pressure presents challenges, both spiritual and practical. How to take clear and considered action? How to read the context? How to know yourself and understand others, so that responsibility can be properly shared?

Want to be better equipped?

This workshop is designed for people who are part of a church’s leadership group (e.g. a staff team, ministry team, eldership, diaconate, church council), especially those with pastoral responsibility. The aim is to give you fresh confidence, and renewed hope.

Bridge Builders specialises in practically-focused training, grounded in the example and teaching of Jesus.


Running from 9.30am to 4.30pm, the programme combines worship, presentations, case-studies and skills training, to help you:

  • Review the challenges you are facing, and assess the support you need
  • Learn to make better choices about the way you face conflict
  • Resist pressure from the anxiety of others
  • Bring together insights on leadership from scripture and from contemporary research

Click on the following link to download full information about the day: leading-well-under-pressure-york-8-march-2017


Colin Patterson is Assistant Director of Bridge Builders, and an Anglican priest. He has worked as a training officer for the Diocese of Durham, is an experienced adult educator, and is author of the Grove booklet How to Learn Through Conflict and a contributor to 101 Great Ideas for Growing Healthy Churches.


The Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York. The Centre is within easy walking distance of York’s railway station. Parking is limited on site, but there is a good Park & Ride service, and an NCP car-park nearby.


The cost of the workshop is £65 per person, payable in full at the time of booking. This includes training materials, refreshments and a simple buffet lunch.


Please add your ticket to the cart below. Cancellations before  26 February 2017 will receive a 50% refund. Thereafter no refund will be provided. Please see our terms and conditions.

If no more places are available and you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact the office on 020 8883 3033 or email bb@bbministries.org.uk.

Please note: If a third party (eg. Diocese) is paying for your ticket, please book using your own name and contact details. Select direct bank transfer as the payment option and you will receive an order confirmation containing bank details. You can either pay directly, or forward the order confirmation to the third party for payment.

If you have previously attended a Bridge Builders course and experience any difficulty logging into our website, please contact the office on 020 8883 3033.


March 8, 2017
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Colin Patterson


The Priory Street Centre
15 Priory Street,
York, YO1 6ET United Kingdom
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