Connect Programme

The Navigators Internship Year

Connect is a one or two year programme which trains people to be workers in the harvest. Our heart is that they would learn intimacy with Jesus and pick up ministry skills for a lifetime of working in the harvest. Does that resonate with your heart?

Connectors are apprenticed to a Navigators Rep and receive on the job training in both ministry and life skills within the context of one of the local Navigators ministries. They are given a wide range of opportunities and experiences in areas such as Evangelism and Disciplemaking including personal ministry into the lives of others, quality discipling by a mature supervisor and extended personal study through Bible studies and reading. The programme contains both local and national Navigator ministry elements and also an overseas summer programme. Connect has run for over twenty years and year after year has proven itself to be highly significant.

2016 Connect Team

Comrie, Scotland

There is no other job that I’ve done, or am ever likely to do that will be as enjoyable, varied and valuable as that year in Leicester. If you are looking to learn life long skills in an unusual and challenging job there are few better.

Tim, Leicester

The Programme Includes:

– Development in Vision, Character and Skill

– Apprenticeship Training in a Navigator Ministry

– Quality Discipling by a Mature Supervisor

– Personal Ministry into the Lives of Others

– Extended Bible Study and Reading Projects

– National Networking and Training Conferences

– International Summer Programme

When Jesus looked out over the crowds, his heart broke. So confused and aimless they were, like sheep with no shepherd. “What a huge harvest!” he said to his disciples. “How few workers! On your knees and pray for harvest hands!” (Matthew 9 v36-38)

These verses are deeply inspiring for the Connect team. They describe Jesus’ loving heart for the lost and His solution to a world that is separate from Him. His prayer is for “workers”: surrendered and skilled people who can rescue the lost, help them grow in their faith, and then teach them to pass the Good News on. One at a time the crowds are won.

The Connect Leadership Team

Anou is on the leadership teams overseeing the Connect and C2 programmes. In her spare time she seeks to build community amongst her neighbours and the church plant she and her husband, Michael, are involved in.

Anou Lyden

Cammy is married to Fiona and leads the student ministry in Stirling. He joined Anou and Jonny last year in the Connect team and he enjoys gardening in his spare time.

Cammy Sim

Jonny is married to Ruth and when he’s not playing cricket for the unbeatable Wigston Town, he leads the Leicester student ministry.

Jonny Lawrance-Owen

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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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