Welcome to Leading your Church
into Growth  

For almost 25 years we have been serving the local church across the country. Our vision is to encourage and equip you and your people to grow in numbers, in spirituality and in mission commitment to your community and the wider world. We run residential courses, provide training days, publish growth resource and support dioceses in developing growth programmes.

LyCiG started from a humble inner city church in Bradford. Today we are working in the north and the south, the east and west. We are involved with large suburban and town parishes, we are in deep rural and struggling urban contexts, we work in single churches and multi-parish benefices.


At the heart of LyCiG is an enthusiastic team who are committed to seeing churches grow. We are catholic and evangelical, charismatic and liturgical, traditional and fresh expression. Some of us teach in colleges, others work in cathedrals, or are diocesan staff, but most of us are ordinary vicars. The one thing that we all have in common we is that have all led churches to growth in our own ministry.

Our shared passions are:

·        Helping individuals to find Jesus.

·        Encouraging churches to grow.

·        Inspiring congregations to go deeper in their faith.

·        Seeing churches make a difference in their local community and further afield

May I invite you contact us and get involved with the Leading your Church into Growth movement.


Rev Robin Gamble
LyCiG Team Leader

For years LyCIG has been and remains the best single piece of training that any local church can undertake if it wants to learn more about sharing the great news of Jesus Christ.
— Rt Revd Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool
LyCiG is a terrific way of helping parishes think, pray and act in ways which really do lead to growth. It is proving highly valuable for us as a Diocese.
— Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham
In a church culture which is too easily besotted and beguiled by all that is shiny and new LyCiG concentrates on the tried and tested putting parish and people, evangelism and service front and centre. This is extraordinary help for ordinary churches.
— Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford
In the Diocese of Leicester we have been greatly blessed by first the residential and now the local versions of Leading Your Church into Growth, with groups from churches across the Diocese finding the four day residentials, ran in partnership with the national LYCIG team, to be times of great encouragement and inspiration.
— Rt Revd Tim Stevens, Bishop of Leicester