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Leadership Academy

Save the date Leadership Academy 2019Mark your calendars! Leadership Academy (LA) is returning to Indianapolis, IN from October 7 to 11, 2019. LA is an interactive learning experience that brings together Disciples from across North America to share leadership experience, wisdom, and trainings. The leadership event has been hosted by Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) since 2001. Make sure to visit this page for links to registration, schedules, speakers, and more.

This five day intensive is filled with group time where tracks process their own ministry contexts together. These track sessions are divided into three thematic cohort groups:


Start track 2018

Henzy Green leads participants in the 2018 Start track

The Start (Pre-launch) Track is designed to empower leaders whose church/projects have yet to be launched. With this cohort, participants will discern their missional purpose, develop their future stories, and prepare for launch.

– Discern and name the “why” of your project

– Engage in self-assessment of your leadership style

– Learn to lead from your strengths and much more!


Sustain Track 2018

Eric H.F. Law and Terrell L. McTyer facilitate the 2018 Sustain track

The Sustain (Post-launch) Track is designed to empower leaders whose projects have recently launched. With this cohort, participants will develop strengthening practices to grow and maintain a sustainable ministry. This track is also perfect for core teams, congregation/lay leaders, and newly-affiliated churches.

– Look at the passion behind your goals and the bones of your big vision

– Pour the perspective you need into impactful programs and projects


Soar Track 2018

The 2018 Soar cohort, led by Rick Morse, watches a video

The Soar (Transformation) Track is designed for pastors and lay leaders of established congregations to become inspirational leaders that move their churches into new ways of being. Bring a team, or come by yourself! Past participants have helped their congregations relocate or develop new exciting ministries.

– Explore different leadership styles

– Examine congregational transformation

– Learn the art of moving groups of people through change


Denominational Representatives – Regional/Area Ministers, Staff, and Committee Members and Judicatory Executives are encouraged to attend any one of the tracks and/or accompany sponsored attendees.

To get a better look, check out our video of Leadership Academy 2018:

For questions and more information, contact:

800.274.1883 or leadershipacademy@hopepmt.org