The 19 Project has been 25+ years of leadership in the making.
The 19 Project has come from the book '19' by Julian Clark, a leadership resource based around the idea of what someone involved in leadership for a number of years, may tell their younger selves.
The 19 Project is all about raising and resourcing young leaders. This means it is for those with a desire to grow as a leader and also for those wanting to help those leaders to grow.
For The 19 Project to work it has to be about partnership and collaboration. Leaders connecting and learning from one another. We want questions to be asked and then work together to answer them.
The 19 Project represents the heart of Julian Clark, the author of '19, who has a desire to help raise and resource the next generation of leaders.
'Someone saw something in me at the age of 19 that I did not see in myself. I stepped excited but also nervously into that leadership role. Now more than 25 years later I am still have the opportunity and privilege to be in a leadership role. My heart is to se those just starting out be able to stay on the journey for the long haul as we need them to be still leading in 25 years time'
"As a teenager I grew up under Julian's leadership within our youth ministry. Julian was always very passionate about his own leadership development while also empowering and encouraging others on their own journey too, no matter how young or old. Over the years Julian has mentored me and inspired me in my own leadership development which has given me my own passion and desire to continually better myself. Julian has always seen the potential in a person before they've seen it in themselves and would consistently help to release and empower them in their gifts. Without a doubt Julian has been key in my leadership journey."
"Having served under & alongside Julian for the past 15 years in his capacity as a Youth Leader, Exec Pastor, Learning Mentor and friend, he has demonstrated and modelled unwavering commitment, faithfulness and the importance of consistency. Julian has always made himself available for guidance and support, both professionally and personally. He is the best person to have around in a crisis as he has an innate ability to provide a strategic perspective. He has always encouraged me as a leader, husband & father to seek God's best for my life, as well as challenging me about my own development and then to look to who I am leading and investing in. Julian leads by example and has a very hands on approach. "