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.


People learn in different ways, so in Doulos we create experiences to explore our topics creatively. Whether it’s climbing a hill, eating a meal, or visiting today’s inspiring leaders at historical locations, we want to help you learn to be a leader by doing things that are exciting!

Over the year, you’ll have one 2-hour session a month, focused on different aspects of leadership and Christian growth. Each session is taught by different leaders from around the world, and you get personal interaction with each of them.


Each year in Doulos includes a weekend away with other Doulos students. You’ll meet new life-long Christian friends from around Teesside and grow together in your faith.


You’ll get hands-on experience every year through a Doulos summer mission project. This is a great way to learn how to practically serve others. Doulos partners with mission projects both locally and abroad to give everyone the chance to engage with mission.


Doulos gives you and your youth worker resources to continue growing outside of the monthly Doulos sessions. Through regular updates, devotionals and mentoring tools, you can work together to stay accountable. You’ll also begin growing your practical skills as you complete monthly service logs in your church, youth group, school or community.

“The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many”

-MATTHEW 28:20





Doulos is a 3-year programme, with a possible 4th-year gap year opportunity with Youth for Christ. Here’s what you’ll learn in each year with Doulos

Servant Leadership: Look at the servant leadership example Jesus set for us in Matthew 20:28.

Time Alone with God: Understand why it’s important and explore different ways to interact with God.

Excellence in All Things: Look at Biblical teachings and real-life examples of overcoming mediocrity.

The Power of Vision: Learn tools to develop bigger and broader dreams for  your projects or future.

Biblical Worldview: Discover the importance of knowing and applying scripture in your daily decisions.

Disciplies of a Leader: Understand the things necessary for a leader to succeed in today’s culture.

Legacy – Britain’s Heritage: Be inspired by the history of Christianity in Britain and the stories of faith.

Evangelism: Discover clear and effective ways to speak about your faith and always be prepared to share your testimony.

Time & Goal Management: Learn the value of planning ahead and setting personal and project goals.

Spiritual Warfare: Explore the power of prayer and the principles of spiritual warfare found in Scripture.

England’s Missionaries: Hear stories of individuals who sacrificed everything to share the gospel and extend God’s kingdom.

Discovering Your Temperament: Utalize the DISC Personality Profile to delve into your personality and how you are wired.

Scripture Memorisation: See the power and impact of Scripture on the life of believers.

Managing Money: Understand the concept of stewardship and what Scripture says about money.

Spiritual Gifts: Identify potential spiritual giftedness and how to operate the way God created you.

Dealing with Difficulties: Discover the challenges of dealing with difficulties and difficult people and how to be a peacemaker. 

Trust & Relationships: Hear Biblical teaching on relationships and the principle of trust.

Event Budgeting: Learn the principles of event management and the process of operating within a budget. 

Living in Community: See the value of ‘doing life together’ and having a support network around you.

My Place in God’s Plan: Consider God’s sovereignty and man’s place in God’s global plan.

Keep on Growing: Examine Scriptural principles for finishing well and spiritual growth.

Wisdom: Understand how to make wise decisions with family and friends.

Project Management: Utilize the book okf Nehemiah to consider successful project management. 

Public Speaking: Discover what it takes to create, prepare, and deliver a successful speech.


We keep the fees for Doulos as low as possible at £150 per young person (per year). This includes the weekend away and all sessions and outings. Our heart is that any young person who feels called to take part should be able to. Financial aid and scholarships are available.

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.


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


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


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