At its annual Leadership Academy, New Church Ministry gathers leaders all across regions in the United States and Canada. Our team invites pastors, church planters, chaplains, and others who are interested in becoming empowered to join us. You do not need to be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to attend.

Rev. Dr. Jose Martinez, interim Minister of New Church Strategies, invites you to join him at this year’s Leadership Academy. En espaƱol

This virtual event includes three separate track sessions for core teams who have yet to launch a community of faith, teams that have recently started one, and leaders of established congregations, DOCTalks facilitated by a keynote speaker who will address missional transformation inclusive of every stage of leadership and congregational vitality, and LEADLabs (Learn.Explore.Actuate.Discover.Laboratories) designed to help participants imagine, ideate, innovate, and implement missional concepts through interactive, practical workshops.

The 2022 Leadership Academy is scheduled to take place from October 18 to October 20 and will take on a different format from previous years. This year, we are reducing the length of the event because we are offering a smaller number of LEADLabs than before, which will be repeated over the course of the three days to ensure that every participant has a chance to attend the workshop of their choice. And for the first time, this year’s LEADLabs will be facilitated by various general ministries of the CC (DoC).

Accommodations for Spanish-speaking participants will be made available.

(This registration link is intended to be used by regional teams, such as regional new church ministry teams and regional leadership teams, not congregations.)