Raising up servant leaders

Doulos: a bondservant, devoted to another to the disregard of one’s own interests

The world says that in order to be a leader you have to set yourself above others. Doulos thinks differently. We want you to learn to lead like Jesus did – by serving other people. Everyone is capable of being a leader. God can use you and your gifts to change the world around you. Here in Doulos, we want to give you the tools and training to find your calling and not only grow more confident, but also closer to God. We want to see a generation of young people rise up who are passionate about seeking God and helping others.

Doulos begins in September for students entering school Year-10 or above.

Servant leadership

Doulos is about learning to lead like Jesus did- by serving other people. This is backwards to the world’s idea of leadership, which is about setting yourself above others. The verse we focus on is Matthew 20:28, which says ‘the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many.’


People learn differently, which is why we create experiences to explore the Doulos concepts in different ways. Whether it’s climbing a hill to look out over Teesside and talk about vision, or having a Q & A session with today’s inspiring leaders, we want to help you learn to lead by doing things that are exciting!


A huge part of being an effective leader is having a close relationship with God. We want to help you grow deeper in your faith, which is why we encourage Doulos participants to meet regularly with a mentor as part of the course. We also provide you with weekly devotionals related to each Doulos theme.


Getting involved with mission is a great way to grow as a Christian and learn how to serve others. Doulos gives young people the chance to engage with mission projects both locally and abroad.


We have tried to keep the fees for Doulos low at £150 per young person (per year). This includes the weekend away and all sessions/outings. Our heart is very much that any young person who wants to take part should be able to, and if finance is an issue then we have options available to help with this. Payment can be made in full or in installments (eg £12 per month by standing order).

Doulos is run in partnership with The Rose Education Foundation and several local churches.

Are you a youth worker ready to nominate a young person for Doulos?

Our next group will start in September; nominate your young people to be sent information about the Doulos launch BBQ in July.

Apply for 101

Joining Doulos for the first time? Welcome to Doulos! Fill out the application form here and we’ll be in touch!

Apply for 201

To continue your student’s Doulos journey for the 2nd year of Doulos (201), you can find the reapplication form here.

Apply for 301

To continue your student’s Doulos journey for the 3rd and final year (301), you can find the reapplication form here.

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