With everything happening around the world right now, it’s easy to feel powerless and isolated, but this is the perfect opportunity to use your time well and make a difference.

Although we can’t meet in person – we’re still connected. The Emerging Influencers programme is designed to grow and develop leaders who are passionate about ending injustice and making a difference to those in need.

The course lasts six weeks and the applications for the current course are now closed.

How it works

  • Monday learning sessions – 2 hour webinars on each Monday evening hearing from leading voices in justice from across the world
  • Thursday track sessions – 1 hour practical workshops on each Thursday evening focusing on leadership, creativity, theology, and activism. Each emerging influencer will take on the leadership track for three weeks, as well as choosing one other track to follow in the other three weeks 
  • 1-to-1 mentoring – 30 minute weekly check ins with your mentor


  • Community – get connected with like-minded people
  • Contentwe’ll explore how we can create a more just and equal society for everyone as the world reopens after the Coronavirus pandemic. You’ll be tasked with making a piece of content that answers this question (using your medium of choice). We’ll be presenting the best content to the UK government as part of a larger campaign, which could have you name on it
  • Fundraiseas part of the course we will be fundraising for the Tearfund COVID19 appeal, learning how to influence and encourage people around you to take a fundraising challenge. We will offer the opportunity for you to find a fundraising challenge from a list of great ideas that suits you, or alternatively join the thousands of others who have taken The Climb for Tearfund
  • Join the Alumni Network – after the course you’ll join the We Are Tearfund Alumni Network with past Emerging Influencers from across the UK

Applicants are required to join all sessions and activities across six weeks. Please only apply if you’re certain you can make that commitment.


We can’t wait to explore some exciting topics with incredible people. These are subject to change, but initial topics include:

Prayer & justice
Harnessing digital influence
Theology & justice
Justice & creativity
Theory of Poverty and development
Leadership and influence
The spirituality of fundraising
The art of story-telling
Justice & creativity
Social justice and allyship
The role of the Church

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