Leading for Life, Dublin

leading for life, dublin
Date: 8 September 2018
Location: Saint Catherine’s Church, Dublin 8


Whether it’s organising a BBQ with neighbours, a birthday party, a church ministry or an outreach project, working with others is an essential part of life.

It can be an exhilarating experience and it can also be a minefield of frustration.

As part of the body that is the church, we are called to work together. More than that, in John 17, Jesus calls us to unity.

Working with others isn’t always easy. And yet we know that the impact when we work together well can be transformational – for ourselves and for those we serve.

Leading for Life is a day of practical training, to inspire and equip all those involved in leading and serving others. Whether you are currently working by yourself, part of a team or leading a team, Leading for Life will provide an opportunity to take some time out and invest in how you can work with others more effectively. There will be time to reflect, discuss, hear stories and connect with others. We will learn with and from people involved in ministry and mission teams. And we will explore how that applies to the teams we serve with regularly, and how we can work with other groups and ministries for the sake of those we serve in our communities.

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What past participants have said about Leading for Life.

“One of the most important things for me, from Leading for Life, was to have time and space to think about leadership and practical advice to take back into the work place.” –Kate, church children’s worker

Leading for Life is an enormously practical training day. The follow up communication and coaching meant I really did put my learning into practice” -Emma, chaplain and youth worker

‘‘The most important thing, from Leading for Life, for me was having quality, affordable Christian focused leadership training.” –Ronan, prayer group leader,


9.30-10.00 Arrival and Registration at Saint Catherine’s Church, Dublin 8

10.00-11 Session 1 – Working together: Foundations (Ana Mullan)
This session, rooted in 1 Corinthians 12, takes the form of a guided meditation that gives space and time to reflect and discuss how our theology of the body of the Church shapes how we work together.

11-11.30 Break

11.30-12.45 Session 2 – Working together: Teams (Marilyn Nyquist)
What does it mean to be part of a team? How can we bring our best to the teams, ministries and committees we are part of, and how can we bring out the best in others?

12.45-1.45 Lunch (provided)

1.45- 3.10 Session 3 – Working Together: Collaboration (Sam Moore)
Collaboration is vital if we are to see long term change in the people and places we serve. What practical steps can we take to work together with other churches, parishes and organisations to more effectively serve our communities in mission?

3.10-3.40 Break

3.40-4.30 Session 4 – Where Do We Go From Here?
This will be a time to network and pray with and for one another.

4.30 End


Ticket Prices

Individual Ticket: €35

Team Tickets: Buy 3 or more tickets and pay just €30 each

Early bird (Before 6 August): €25

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Contact Karen at leadingforlife@innovista.org for more information or with any questions.


How do I get there? Click here to find a map of the location (Saint Catherine’s Church, Thomas Street, Dublin 8).

From the city-centre, walk up Dame Street onto High Street, passing Christchurch Cathedral on your right. This leads directly onto Thomas Street and Saint Catherine’s is located 500 meters up the road, on the left-hand side.

Public Transport

As Saint Catherine’s is located on the cross-city bus route, it’s adequately served by public transport from both the north and south sides of the city. Buses 123 (Marino – Drimnagh), 13 (City Centre – Grange Castle), and the 40 (Aston Quay – Liffey Valley Shopping Centre) all serve Thomas Street, stopping directly outside the church. Further information is available at the Dublin Bus website.

The Luas Red Line (Tallaght – Connolly Station) passes within a 10 -15- minute walk of Saint Catherine’s. The nearest stops are at St. James’ Hospital [James’s], The National Museum of Ireland [Museum], and Smithfield Village [Smithfield]. While the Museum and Smithfield stops are on the north side of the river, they are still within walking distance of the church.

What’s the refund policy?

If you are no longer able to attend, we will refund:
– 100% of the ticket price if you cancel more than 21 days before the event
– 60% of the ticket price if you cancel more than 2 days before the event