Nurturing fresh new voices – marked by biblical clarity, excellent insight, and personal humility – to speak into our culture.

The idea in brief

Across the evangelical church in the UK there are many gifted individuals who have deep knowledge and interest in different fields, and who work hard at cultivating that knowledge under the authority of Scripture and within an understanding of the creating and redeeming work of God in Christ.

The goal of the Cultivate programme is to identify and nurture those individuals, and provide outlets for their insight, so that their voices can be heard and shared with the wider church.

Applications for the 2025-27 Cultivate cohort will open on Friday 20th September 2024. Check back here for a link to the application form after that date. If you have any questions ahead of applications opening, please get in touch via the button below.

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Who is it for:

Mature disciples of Christ who have developed a deep understanding of a particular field, who have already demonstrated a commitment to allowing God’s word to shape their perspective, and who would like to develop their theological understanding, and extend their reach and skill in sharing their insights and equipping others. Some will have a formal theological education; others may have less formal theological training but will have shown a strong commitment to building biblical and theological understanding through other means.

The cohort will include (but is not limited to) people who might become PhD candidates in the future but the time has not been right yet, or current or completed PhDs who want to connect their academic work to faith and life in service of the church. Participation in the programme will be through a combination of invitation and application.

What’s involved:

Cultivate is a 2 year (January 2025 to February 2027) part-time programme requiring approximately 6-8 hours per week.

For more detailed information on what’s involved and the time commitment required, please download the overview of the programme here.

Fees

Fees for the two year Cultivate programme are £1700.

Programme faculty and contributors

The programme will be led by Dr Matthew Mason, working closely with Dr Dan Strange and a team of other theologians and specialist contributors, offering significant experience as published writers, speakers, communication specialists and leadership coaches.

We will also draw in interest area specific mentors to have discussions with cohort participants during their time on the programme.

Outcomes

  • Lifelong peer relationships.
  • Theological clarity and rigour added to specialist area of knowledge.
  • Raised profile and track record in content development and delivery.
  • Breadth and depth of communication styles and skills.
  • Tangible, delivered outputs including talks, articles and courses.