The Lions – Releasing Possibility

The Lions - releasing possibility.
Every generation needs it’s pioneers.
The lion in you never retreats.
Proverbs 30:30
Your time is now.
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…
BIRMINGHAM
LONDON
MANCHESTER

HAVE YOU GOT WHAT IT TAKES?

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

Do you dream of starting a business, launching a charity, pioneering a church or kick starting an idea but haven’t yet found a way to make it possible? Do you want to see your ‘already-established’ vision become all it could be? The Lions Experience may be just what you need.

WHAT IS THE LIONS EXPERIENCE?

The Lions Experience is a unique, in-person programme for Christian entrepreneurs and pioneers who have a business, charity, social enterprise, or the seed of an idea and want help taking it to the next level. Through training, mentoring, seed funding, networking and/or accountability, The Lions Experience provides a place to dream, an environment to prepare and people to partner with.
A strictly limited number of kingdom-focused people will be encouraged, sharpened, challenged, equipped, inspired and released to fulfil their God-given purposes.

THE PROCESS

Over a period of 10 months, 16 dedicated delegates will join The Lions for six weekends away at The Belfry Hotel in Birmingham, UK.

The Belfry Hotel, Warwickshire

At each weekend, by means of Case Studies, Workshops, Teaching Sessions, Interviews, Discussions, Q & A, Site Visits, Management Tasks and Reading Assignments, The Lions and their special guests will create an interactive, Jesus-centred, life-giving learning environment.
The Lions Experience topics include:
  • The Anatomy of a Pioneer
  • Good Ideas vs God Ideas
  • The Art of Communication
  • Kingdom Builders vs Empire Builders
  • Creating Culture
  • How to Handle Money
  • Developing a Workable Business Model
  • People Matter
  • Dealing with Failure
  • Spiritual Leadership

On the final weekend, delegates will enter ‘The Lions Lair’ and have an opportunity to present those finely tuned ideas or projects to The Lions and be considered for up to £15,000 of seed funding and a further year of mentoring.

Throughout the six weekends, delegates will be supported in creating sustainable business plans, well-structured presentations, and a clear understanding of how their ideas and projects can positively grow God’s Kingdom.

The Lions Experience 2025

WHO ARE THE LIONS?

The Lions are Christian men and women impacting society who are ready to pass on their expertise to others.

Drawn from every sphere of influence, including church, commerce and community, The Lions are individuals at the top of their field who understand the need to share experience with people worth investing in.

Andy Edmiston

IM Group & Imagine The Day

Gary Spicer

Grace Foundation / Imagine the Day

Tim Jupp

Big Church festival
Delirious?

Chris Spicer

The Lions Coordinator

Gavin Kibble

Coventry Foodbank

Gemma Francis

the big sing

Shell Perris

the Lions & ALIVE Leader

Paul Manwaring

Bethal Church

GUEST SPEAKERS

Gemma Hunt

Actress & Presenter

Andy Hawthorne

The Message Trust

Stuart Bell

Alive Church / Groundlevel Network

Josie Gamble

Christian Creative Network

Bazil Meade

London Community Gospel Choir

Dr Lionel Wallace

Deputy Lieutenant

Jorge Herrera

DISCOVER GOD APP

Les Moir

Word & Worship Trust

Carrie Byrom

STABLE LIVES

STAFF

Shell Perris

the LIONS leader

Gemma Francis

MARKETING MANAGER

Karina Gedarevych

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Liza Kulish

ADMINISTRATION ASSISTANT

THE LIONS ALUMNI

The Lions Alumni Association (LAA) is an interactive and supportive network of former Lions delegates who have a passion to further the purposes of God in the Church, Commerce and Charitable enterprises.

It’s an extended Lions family; a place to belong; a community of entrepreneurs who want to journey ‘Beyond the Boardroom’, taking the Lions experience to the next level.

At the heart of the LAA is a members only online hub where past and present delegates can create their own profile page, connect with other LAA members, access inspiring posts that include success stories, blogs, articles and resource links and receive up-to-date news from The Lions.

The Lions also host annual LAA Regional Gatherings where past and present delegates can build connections, encourage one another and be inspired.

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