At Leadership Academy, New Church Ministry empowers leaders across the United States and Canada, regardless of their denominational affiliation.

This interactive learning experience features three track sessions.

  1. The Start Track (Pre-launch New Church) is designed for leaders of church/projects that have not yet launched. In this cohort, participants will discern their missional purpose, develop their future stories, and prepare for launch. This track is perfect for the core teams of emerging church plants.
  2. The Sustain Track (Post-launch New Church) is geared for new church planters of recently launched places of worship. During this cohort, participants will develop strengthening practices to grow and maintain sustainable ministry. This track is perfect for the core teams striving to scale and reach self-sustainability. 
  3. New this year is the Multiply Track (Established Congregations), which is for leaders of existing faith communities. During this cohort, participants will explore methodologies in ministry innovation and employ disciple-making principles to develop healthy collectives which are not only growing and giving but going. This track is also perfect for program staff, boards, congregation/lay leaders, and clergy.

Leadership Academy also features DOCTalks, joint sessions that address missional transformation inclusive of every stage of leadership and congregational vitality, and LEADLabs, interactive, practical trainings designed to help leaders imagine, ideate, innovate, and implement missional concepts.

The 2021 Leadership Academy will take place online from September 21 to September 23 (11:00 AM EST to 6:00 PM EST).

Our featured speakers currently include:

Rev. Teresa “Terri” Hord Owens, General Minister and President of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Rev. Lorenzo Lebrija, Founding Director of TryTank, an experimental laboratory for church growth and innovation.

Each registration is limited to five individuals. If your collective is only registering one individual, the cost is the same. There is a limit of one collective/church per registration. Please do not mix members from different churches in an attempt to avoid multiple registration costs per collective.

Accommodations for Spanish speakers will be available.

So mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details!