Leadership Academy features three track sessions that allow participants to learn alongside fellow leaders currently at the same stage in the church planting process, whether they’ve not yet launched their project, have recently launched it, or are leading an existing community of faith.

The Start Track at the 2018 Leadership Academy.

The Start Track (Pre-launch New Church). 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.

The Sustain Track (Post-launch New Church). 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. 

New this year is the Multiply Track (Established Congregations). 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. Now, you may wonder why New Church Ministry is providing a cohort for existing faith communities. Shouldn’t track sessions just be for church planters? Our focus is on disciple making that results in new and transformed places of worship. We do that by sharing, not withholding, the leadership expertise and resources we have developed and gathered over the years.