Leading for Life, Dublin

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Leading for Life is a day of practical training, for all those involved in leading and serving others, that will inspire and equip you. Throughout the day there will be time to apply what you are hearing and discussing to your situation, connect with others and learn through case studies and stories.
Whether you are on the leadership team of a community project, ministry or leading a church or organisation, Leading for Life is designed to help you impact those you serve more effectively.



Imagine an organisation full of thriving teams people love being part of, where they play to their strengths, grow themselves and others in ways that see a significant impact among the people they serve. Imagine an organisation so dedicated to seeing long term transformation in the people and places where it works, that it realises its own limitations and engages in long term partnerships with others.
This is or should be our churches.
The practice is much more difficult than the theory.
This year at Leading for Life in Dublin we will explore practically what it means to take what we believe about the church as a body seriously:
  • How can we bring the best of ourselves to the teams, ministries and committees we are part of and bring out the best in others?
  • How can we work together with other churches, parishes and organisations to more effectively serve our communities in mission?
  • How you can connect with people from different places who are interested in and passionate about the same issues as you
  • How we can better partner together through the year and pray for Dublin

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, a church children’s worker, 2016 participant

‘‘The most important thing, from Leading for Life, for me was having quality, affordable Christian focused leadership training.” –Ronan, prayer group leader, 2016 participant


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

10.00-11.15 Session 1 – Rediscovering the body

11.15-11.45 Break

11.45-13.00 Session 2 – What does it mean to be part of a team?

This session will help you  identify how you can bring the best of yourself to teams you serve on and how to bring out the best in others

13.00-14.00 Lunch (provided)

14.00- 15.15 Session 3 – Working together – collaboration

This session will explore why collaboration is vital if we are to see long term change in the people and places we serve, and what practical steps we can take to begin meaningful collaboration

15.15-15.40 Break

15.40-16.30 Session 4 – Where Do We Go From Here?
This will be a time to network and pray with and for one another.

16.30 End


Ticket Prices

Individual Ticket: €35

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

Early bird (Before 6 August): €25

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, The National Museum of Ireland (Collins Barracks), and Smithfield Village. While Collins Barracks and Smithfield 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 30 days before the event
– 60% of the ticket price if you cancel more than 2 days before the event