At Leadership Academy, New Church Ministry empowers leaders across the United States and Canada. Our team invites pastors, church planters, chaplains, and others who are interested in strengthening their leadership skills to sign up. You do not need to be a member of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) to attend.

This interactive learning experience features guest speakers, who will share their leadership experiences and wisdom with participants.

The program includes three track sessions for cohorts at different stages in the church launch process, DOCTalks 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 23 (11:00 AM EST to 6:00 PM EST). The full event agenda will become available soon.

Accommodations for Spanish-speaking participants will be available.


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.