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Leigh Coates




Charity No: 1148674


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Why Equip4?

Our aims and goals

The sole aim of Equip4 is to make disciples that make disciples.

This training charity was founded by Leigh Coates in 2016 after he, his wife Bec and the Hope Whitby team had started and expanded the decentrilised model of church. 

Leigh being a keen networker, pioneer and coach mingled with other leaders around the country and afar. From this he found that God had given them a unique style of church. After further development, Leigh started to put some of the ideas and experiences they used into the 'missional movement.' 

After hooking up with Kairos connexions, Fresh Stream, 5Q, Catalyse Change and other networks, Hope Whitby and Leigh found themselves being a voice to help change.

Equip4 now has the experiences and platform to help other networks, denominations, churches and leaders change a culture.





Leigh Coates


I am passionate about releasing people in their God given gifts, I also believe that the five fold ministry is an important tool that God left to equip His church. I have done a lot of research on social spaces, which I think are a great tool to release gospel communities in any circumstance. I have experience of a very centralised/traditional, hub/releasing churches to a completely decentralised model.  


My aim in this whole project is to pass on what God has given me, whether that is preaching or teaching or showing His power through praying for healing and miracles.


I do not want any personal profit from this project all I would ask is to cover my costs and all the cost for training will go back out to mission on the Yorkshire Coast and afar. Hope Whitby will also benefit from this ministry as they rel,ease me from being their senior leader to do this work. They will keep building on their amazing expansion up and down the coastline.

I have had the privilege of working with some of what i would call the top missional leaders in the world. I love to learn and pass on, i could burst with excitement! 

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