What is Form?

Form is a leadership training year for emerging leaders with a sense of God’s call on their lives. Spend a year being formed in your faith, learning new skills and experiencing life in Hackney, all at the heart of a thriving community.

  • Who is Form for?

    Form is for 18-30s with a passion for engaging in cultural renewal and spiritual formation. You might be a graduate, on your gap year, or just looking to take a year out to invest in your character and calling.
  • When does Form run?

    FORM runs from early September 2020 to the end of July 2021 and will follow a termly shape.
  • How does it all work?

    FORM is run through streams.
    Whether you want to grow as a worship leader, empower young people or happen to have a passion for social justice, there’s a stream for you!
    Find out more through the application about streams such as Worship & Creative, Community Engagement or Kids.

  • Cost and accommodation?

    In order to house you, offer you great training, send you to life shaping events and run the course the cost of the year is £1300.

  • Alex | Lighthouse

  • Jake | Creative

  • Polly | Operations

  • Beth | Prayer

  • Anna | Kids

  • Sam | Worship

  • Zoe | Community

  • Naomi Maxwell
    Pastoral Lead, Form


Applying for Form is easy. Applications open in January, get them in early as accommodation is limited. Look forward to hearing from you!


“We made a faith filled decision to pack up our family home in Australia and move to the other side of the world and be a part of FORM. It has been incredible how much we have grown faithfully and spiritually, both individually and as a family, in our time here!

Riley , Taylah & Evie

Form | Sunday Services + Hey Baby

“Throughout my time at Hackney Church I have had so many opportunities to grow in my capabilities and learn new skills to serve the people of Hackney. It’s amazing to be part of such an exciting community and I have grown in my faith while making great friends and memories.


Form | Youth