The Lions – potential redefined

Every Generation needs its Pioneers
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The Lions Experience
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The Next Generation
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The Lions is BACK!

And we want to help YOU bounce back after the pandemic

This year marks the 10th anniversary of The Lions Experience.
To celebrate we are offering ONE free place, onto the new January 2022 program. Applications are now open. 

The free place, worth just under £1000, will be awarded to the most inspiring application. Now there’s nothing stopping you from applying!

Bouncing Back After Covid



Proverbs 30:30

The Lion’s process for Christian pioneers and entrepreneurs, provides a place to dream and a time to prepare, connecting you to passionate Kingdom-minded people and helping you lay firm foundations for the challenges ahead.

For those who dare to apply, joining the Lions could be your opportunity to turn a good idea into a powerful reality. And change the world as we know it…


Maybe you’re someone who dreams of one day pioneering a church, starting a business or launching a new social enterprise, but have as yet not found the people or the environment in which to realise those dreams – if so, maybe The Lions is the kind of opportunity you have been looking for.

The Lions Experience brings together a number of significant people working at the top of their field, individuals who understand the need to share experience with people worth investing in.

Drawn from every sphere of influence including church, commerce and community, Lions are Christian men and women impacting society who are ready to pass on their expertise to others.

For a strictly limited number of kingdom-focused people who are committed to serving their local church, The Lions will provide:

  • A Place to Dream
  • An Environment to Prepare
  • People to Partner With


We are searching for 16 dedicated delegates to join us for six weekends away at The Belfry Hotel in Birmingham. Besides being an opportunity to connect with like-minded people over coffee and around a meal table, each delegate will experience an interactive learning environment that is more living room than classroom in style.

The Belfry Hotel, Birminghame

The Belfry Hotel in Birmingham

By means of Case Studies, Workshops; Interviews, Discussions, Q & A, Site Visits, Team Building and Reading Assignments, The Lions and their special guests will create an interactive learning environment that will become a fundamental characteristic of the whole Lions experience. 

All of which will make each weekend an invaluable part of this unique personal development programme.

Some of the weekend topics will include:

  • Anatomy of a Pioneer
  • Good Idea or God Idea
  • Faith & Works
  • Shaping & Sharing an Idea
  • Creating Culture
  • Developing a Workable Business Model


  • Spiritual Leadership
  • Building the Kingdom or an Empire
  • People Matters
  • Dealing with Failure
  • What Success Looks Like

All weekends will train and mentor you to the big finale ‘The Lions Lair’. This is your opportunity to present your finely tuned idea, project or business to The Lions in a 8 minute presentation and convince us to give you seed funding and another year of mentoring.

In order to prepare for The Lions Lair we will help you create a business plan, teach you how to structure your presentation and give you have a clear understanding of how your idea can positively grow God’s Kingdom.


Applications for 2021/22 are now open and we encourage you to complete an application form as soon as possible. No further applications will be taken once the course has been filled – so avoid disappointment and apply now.


Andy Edmiston

Andy Edmiston

IM Group & Imagine The Day

Gary Spicer

Gary Spicer

Grace Foundation / Imagine theDay / Mosaic Church


Lord Edmiston

House of Lords & Christian Vision

Lady Edmiston

Lady Edmiston

Christian Vision

Tim Jupp

Tim Jupp

Big Church Day
Out & Delirious?

Andy Hawthorne

Andy Hawthorne

The Message Trust

Stuart Bell

Stuart Bell

Alive Church / Groundlevel Network

Rachel Gardner

Rachel Gardner

Girl's Brigade &
Romance Academy

Chris Spicer

The Lions Coordinator

Gavin Kibble

Coventry Foodbank /
Mosaic Church


Lions Associates are previous Lions delegates who have excelled and achieved success with their projects nationally and internationally. Their wealth of experience of being on the Lions as delegates is a great asset to our training weekends as they bring their expert advice and direction to the team.

Gemma Francis

Gemma Francis

Big Sing / Big Sing Soul

Samuel Leeds

Samuel Leeds

Training kings

Seth Pinnock

Midnight oil

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