Flourish

Course Information
Equipping and strengthening those engaged in ministry to women

Designed for women who are serving their local church in ministry to women, to encourage and further prepare them for spiritually effective service. 

Teaching combines in-depth theological study with practical training on how to apply it to real-life situations that women in ministry face.

The Flourish Course includes study of Old and New Testaments and Doctrine alongside practical issues such as evangelism, engaging with culture in a Biblical way, pastoral care in hurt and conflict, helping women to grow spiritually and supporting them in singleness, marriage, and parenting.  Taught sessions are directly applied to each individual’s situation through discussions with their mentor.  Our students greatly value the relationships with other women in ministry that they develop through the course, whether their tutors and mentors or fellow students.   There are no exams or essays to write, however set pre-reading helps maximise the benefit of the lectures. This course is a stand-alone course, but many women choose to add a second year to focus on additional areas of ministry in greater depth.

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For the academic year 2024/25 the programme will be delivered at two locations:

  • The Flourish Year 2 Course in London at London Seminary.
  • Flourish North (Year 1)  in TBD.

The Flourish Year 2 Course is intended for students who have completed Flourish to challenge, inform, and encourage them as we seek to train women to minter to women.

The format of Flourish Year 2 is similar to the first year, with nine days of teaching through the year accompanied by meetings with a mentor. The content picks up from Flourish and develops Biblical themes such as Worship in the Temple and in the New Testament, and how that applies in the church today (i.e. ‘How do we use Psalms in personal and corporate worship?’ or ‘How do we understand apocalyptic literature in Old and New Testaments, and what difference does our view of the New Creation make to Christian life now?’).  

In addition to these, we look at ethical issues, such as fertility treatment and care at the end of life, and we see how the Scriptures’ teaching on the body relates to contemporary issues of gender and sexuality.  We examine the relationship of the Law to the ministry of the Spirit, and how we can encourage one another to grow in faith and godliness.   How can we engage in youth ministry, or cross-cultural evangelism?  

If you are interested in applying for Year Two Flourish, please do contact us at

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Costs

Tuition fees for the course, payable by all students, are £540 plus £50 for recommended reading.

For more information or request an application please email: 

We strongly believe that you will get the greatest benefit from the Flourish courses by attending in person. However, Flourish will also be available for participants to access individually by Zoom if required. The cost for the course will remain the same however you access it.

2024 - 2025 Flourish Course Dates

London 

Flourish 2nd Year is the only course offered in London in 2024/25. This course  will be held on Wednesdays at London Seminary, London N3 3SQ on the following dates:  

2024
16 October
20 November
04 December

2025
15 January
12 February
12 March
30 April
04 June
25 June

North 

First year Flourish will only be in North location for 2024/25. This course will meet on Thursdays at TBD on the following dates:  

North Programme 2024/2025

2024 – TBD

2025 – TBD

Lecturers
Linda Allcock
Globe Church, London
Sarah Allen
Hope Church, Huddersfield
Natalie Brand
(Midlands)
Ralph Cunnington
City Church, Manchester (North)
Angela Walsh
Tring Baptist Church
Nicola Edkins
Grace Baptist Church, Southport (North)
Sally Orwin-Lee
Teaches CCEF courses in the North West (North)
David Green
London Seminary
Catherine Haddow
Therapeutic Discipleship, Trowbridge (London)
Bill James
London Seminary
Sharon James
The Christian Institute
Luke Jenner
Grace Baptist Church, Halifax (North)
Julia Jones
Grace Baptist Mission, Abingdon
Lena King
Highbury Baptist Church
Leonie Lucas
Emmanuel Church, Leamington Spa
Matthew Roberts
Trinity Church, York (North)

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