Biblical training for disciple-making leaders

What is it?


The Hub is a weekly training opportunity based in Stirling that seeks to biblically equip the next generation to be effective disciple-makers.

The conviction behind the Training Hub is that the only way Scotland and the nations will be reached is through a significant multiplication of disciple-makers in the whole of life.

Who will deliver the training?

The training will be facilitated by Navigators staff from across Scotland and will also involve other invited experts who combine theological expertise with practical ministry and mission experience in todays culture.

Who is it for?

The Training Hub is aimed at trainees and apprentices in local churches and mission organisations, or anyone with the time and capacity to be involved in the whole programme. It is designed to work easily alongside existing roles in churches, mission organisations or other part-time work. If you are not sure whether this includes you, please email us.

When and where will it happen?

A weekly meeting on Mondays 9.00am till 12:30pm in Stirling during term time.

Starts Monday 25th September 2017.

Cost and application

The cost is £250 per person for the year.

Please send enquires to:

The Three Sections

1. Who is God?

God is the centre of all reality, the foundation of truth and the one in whose image we are made. All ultimate transformation flows from the knowledge, and experience of, our gracious God. This part of the training focuses on the reality of who God is, his person, character and revelation that has implications for all of creation.

  • The Trinity and its implications – Father, Son and Spirit.
  • The speaking God – theology of revelation and scripture.
  • The character of God.
  • The person and work of Jesus.

2. Who am I?

Humanity has been described as a “glorious ruin” – capable of a greatness that reflects God’s character but also the opposite. This part of the training will focus on the process of transformation that is Jesus’ agenda in each of our lives, helping us to flourish as God’s unique representatives in the world and learning how to help others in this journey.

  • Dynamics of growth, healing and transformation.
  • Creation foundation – the image of God.
  • Sin and salvation.
  • Calling, contribution and gifting.

3. Following the Missionary God

God is the great missionary and our job, as Jesus said, is to ‘follow him’ in his redemptive purposes in the world. This part of the training is aimed at helping people understand and live within these purposes and learning how we can become effective witnesses and disciple-makers in contemporary culture.

  • The disciple-making mandate.
  • The dynamics and importance of the Kingdom of God.
  • Engaging with contemporary culture
  • Crossing cultures.


Course Instructor

Phil and Ros Boydell lead the Navigators work in Scotland. They have been involved with the Navigators since 2001 and have also recently helped to plant a new church in Stirling – Cornerstone Community Church. Phil has theology Masters degrees from Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities and a core passion of his is to connect profound theology with the day-to-day realities of life. Phil and Ros live in Stirling with their 3 daughters – Gracie, Elsa and Anna (we named them before Frozen!) and a dog named Jojo.

Phil Boydell

Ministry Leader, Navigators Scotland

Course Instructor

Cameron has been leading Navigators ministry in Stirling since 2012… he regularly teaches and trains in disciple-making. Cameron is married to Fiona and they have one son called Murray.

Cammy Sim

Ministry Leader, Stirling Student Navigators

Course Instructor

Alastair Simison is retired. In his working days he was described, by one of his patients, as a handyman—he mended broken hands. He has been a Christian from his earliest years. He and his wife, Sue, pray with the Psalmist that “they will still bear fruit in old age, they will stay fresh and green…”. They have made several visits to a hospital in Malawi and they sometimes disappear to Australia to see their elder daughter, son-in-law, and three grand-daughters.

Alastair Simison

Course Instructor

Ros co-leads the Navigators in Scotland with her husband Phil. She has been involved in disciple-making ministry for the last 16 years and she also trained in Counselling.

Ros Boydell

Ministry Leader, Navigators Scotland

Past Attendees

What has been a highlight for you of Training Hub so far?


I really feel like my relationships with those that are also part of the Training Hub are really quite special. We all sit through the same teachings/seminars and struggle through/ work to wrap our minds and hearts around them, all together. It has been a really meaningful time for me.

Breanna Olojan

Has the Training Hub met your expectations?


I was really excited about going slowly through the Sermon on the Mount when I heard about it and that it wasn’t going to be too intellectual and very practical. This is what sold it for me.

David Gibson

Has the Training Hub met your expectations?


I came to Stirling wanting to deepen my knowledge of the Bible, expand on my understanding of living for Jesus and be able to apply this to discipling our young adults. The TH has really helped in all these ways

Jacqui Souden


The Training Hub is a Navigators Scotland Initative.


Get In Touch

Turner House, 54 The Avenue, Southampton, SO17 1XQ

023 8055 8800

Charity numbers:
England & Wales: 1099148
Scotland: SC038484


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