Partnering for Purpose is a European Learning Community, hosted by KingsGate Community Church, in partnership with a number of the leading church networks. With this in mind, medium to large churches from a wide range of denominational affiliations, church networks and backgrounds will be gathering together to support and learn from each other.

This Partnering for Purpose Learning Community will be a three-year journey. As well as an annual in-person gathering, we will be offering bespoke church assessments, an online community hub, as well as virtual coaching and peer accountability. While drawing on the wisdom of leaders, speakers and mentors from around the world, the main focus will be learning from what God is doing among our own European and UK churches. Many leading networks and churches have committed to the journey; we would love you to join us as well.

The Learning Community will be based on partnership, encouragement, commitment, growth, and trust. We truly believe that we are better together, as we put into practice the exhortation of the writer of Hebrews:


“And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds,”

Hebrews 10:24 NIVUK



Year 1 

Healthy Leaders

October 2024 — September 2025

During the first year we will start with Healthy Leaders, because we know that healthy leaders produce healthy churches which can then impact our local communities and beyond. We will look at developing our personal spiritual health, how we build a healthy team and culture, and look at effective ways to raise and release leaders within our churches.

Year 2

Growing Churches

October 2025 — September 2026

During our second year, as well as continuing to develop healthy leaders, the focus will shift to Growing Churches. We will learn from best practices for growing in fruitful evangelism, developing an effective discipleship pathway, and engaging our rapidly changing culture, especially through the lens of the next generation. Undergirding everything will be an emphasis on holding firm to being thoroughly Word-based and Spirit-empowered.

​Year 3

Kingdom Expansion

October 2026 — September 2027

In the final year of our journey, we will work together to see an increase of Kingdom Expansion through mission and the multiplication of faith communities. We will explore models of multiplying disciples, leaders, missional communities, campuses/locations, church plants, as well as fresh expressions of church. We believe that together, along with a sovereign move of God, we can see significant Kingdom expansion into our nations.


First in-person gathering

Monday 14 October 2024 to Wednesday 16 October 2024

At Kingsgate Community church / Peterborough

We will gather together at KingsGate once a year, but throughout the year there will be opportunities to connect online via a community hub and virtually in smaller cohorts. While most churches will commit to the full three-year cycle, there is also the opportunity to join for a single year.


£1200 to Pay

The cost to participate in 2024 is £1,200 per church and includes meals during the gathering. In addition to this, churches need to pay for their own travel and accommodation. It is highly recommended that the senior team leader attends the gatherings, and the registration fee includes a team of three others. Additional team members can be added for £300 per person per in-person gathering. Please note that these fees represent only a percentage of the real cost of a Learning Community. The remainder of the funding has been provided by donors who believe strongly in the strategic impact of the programme.

Register now to join us on the journey

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Chevron Down Who is Partnering for Purpose for?
    Partnering for Purpose is open to churches, with regular attendance of 250 or more, from all denominations, streams and backgrounds.
  • Chevron Down Which Church Networks are participating?
    AoG: Assemblies of God
    Elim Pentecostal Church
    Ground Level Network
    New Frontiers
    New Wine
    Pioneer Network
    Redeemed Christian Church of God
    Vineyard Churches
  • Chevron Down What do I receive for the £1,200 registration fee?
    • Four delegate places at our annual gatherings which takes place over three days and includes food and refreshments.
    • Access to a community ‘hub’ where you can access additional resources and connect with participants from other churches.
    • An opportunity to meet online with your Cohort Facilitator between gatherings and in smaller cohort groups.
  • Chevron Down I’m not in a network can I attend?
    Yes, if you are a church with a regular attendance of over 250 then you are more than welcome to attend.
  • Chevron Down Am I signing up for 3 years?
    No, should you wish to opt out at any point during the three years you may do so.
  • Chevron Down Can I join in the 2nd year?
    Yes, you can join at any point during the programme. All the sessions from the previous gatherings will be recorded and will be available for you to access on the community hub.
  • Chevron Down Where and when are the gatherings?
    There will be one in-person gathering each year at KingsGate Community Church in Peterborough. The dates for these will be 14 to 16 October 2024, 20 to 22 October 2025, and 19 to 21 October 2026.
    The gatherings will begin late afternoon on day 1 and end around lunchtime on day 3.
  • Chevron Down Can I bring additional team members to the gathering?
    Yes, once you have confirmed the four delegates attending the annual gathering, you can register additional delegates at a cost of £300 per individual. There will be an opportunity prior to the gathering when you can register these additional delegates.
  • Chevron Down Can we change the team members we bring over the 3 years?
    Yes, you will have an opportunity to register different delegates for each of the gatherings.
  • Chevron Down Do I need to book my own travel and accommodation for the gathering?

    Yes, you and your delegates will need to arrange your own accommodation and travel for the gathering.

    During the gathering lunch and dinner will be provided each day.

  • Chevron Down Can I apply for a bursary?
    If the annual fee would be prohibitive and you would like to apply for a bursary to help cover some or all of the registration fee, please fill in the form here detailing your churches needs and why receiving a bursary would be a benefit to you.
  • Chevron Down What is the refund policy if we are not able to attend the gathering?
    Content to the full gathering will be made accessible to everyone registered, after the event, as well as access to all other input throughout the year. A refund would not be provided on the basis that you were not able to attend the gathering but if there were other reasons for wanting to cancel your registration then please contact