We are first and foremost a gospel partnership, committed to the prayerful proclamation of the gospel as the means by which God brings lost men, women and children to saving faith in Christ. We want to do all we can to work together, help one another and spur one another on to present the good news of Jesus Christ to people attractively, persuasively and unashamedly.

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Training Courses

For any who want to deepen their faith and be equipped to serve, the SGP provides opportunities for training in understanding and handling the word of God through Bible-centred training courses. There are two course formats. The day-time, mid-week Sussex Ministry Training Course (SMTC) is a one to two-year course run on Tuesdays in Haywards Heath. The Saturday Morning Bible Training Course (SMBTC) runs monthly over two years in various locations.

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Ministry Trainees

There is a great need for men and women equipped and eager to serve in full-time gospel ministry at home and abroad. We long to see more and more people committing their whole lives to the work of the gospel. To help make this happen the SGP encourages and helps churches in Sussex to offer Ministry Training Schemes. Such schemes provide an opportunity for individuals to learn about gospel ministry as part of a local congregation by undertaking one or two years of full-time service, discipleship and training.

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Equipping Leaders

The SGP runs regular conferences, seminars and other training and equipping events for those serving in and leading local churches. These include the

  • Leaders Training Mornings held on a Wednesday morning three times a year;
  • Equip! An intensive course over 7 full days during the year, aimed at refreshing, reinvigorating and equipping pastor teachers with at least 10 years experience for their next decade of ministry
  • Partnership Meetings primarily for ministers of SGP member churches; and
  • Annual Conference held in the Autumn;
  • other training days and half-days run for those involved in a variety of ministries such as occasional preaching, small group Bible study leading, children's and youth ministry and music ministry.
Short courses on a variety of topics are also available to Partnership churches. Details of forthcoming events are available on the Events Page.

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Sussex Youthworks

Sussex Youthworks is the youth and children's task group of the SGP, and we aim to encourage and resource biblical youth and children's ministry across Sussex. We do this in a number of ways. We run a twice yearly training programme for youth and children's volunteers. Sorted by the Sea is a termly evening for youth groups centred around teaching the Bible faithfully and engagingly in the context of a great evening together. We offer to act as consultants to Partnership churches wanting to move forward in their youth and children's ministry and we point people to good resources available elsewhere.

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Multiplying Churches

The 1.5 million people in Sussex need to encounter Christ through a loving community of his people. As a Gospel Partnership, we want to see the multiplication of local, gospel-centred, Bible-teaching congregations through which the Lord Jesus is proclaimed and men, women and children are converted and discipled.

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Partner Organisations

We work with partners to help strengthen and expand gospel ministry.