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The Institute helps Christian leaders in their 20s or 30s to deepen their spiritual life, clarify their vision, sharpen their leadership and broaden their network.
It’s for leaders who want to start up or scale up missional projects – for business founders, church planters, social entrepreneurs, charity starters…
Over one year those who sign up receive Content, Coaching and Community to develop their spiritual leadership, and help them fulfil God’s vision for their lives.
60 hours of workshop content over the course of the year take people through the One Rock curriculum in Spiritual Formation, Discerning Vision and Leadership Skills. Members also receive biographies from the Remarkable Lives series, on John Wesley, Hudson Taylor, Amy Carmichael and William Wilberforce. Each shares lessons on how the subject lived out their spiritual leadership.
Ten coaching conversations over the course of the year help people apply the content personally to their lives. Each person who signs up to the Academy is paired with an older leader who supports them through monthly coaching conversations, taking place either in person or via SKYPE. All our coaches are trained are properly resourced to maximize the support they can offer.
Ten evening meetings over the course of the year provide encouragement and growth, enabling Academy members to form a supportive community. Two types of meetings take place; Quads are opportunities to pray with three or four other members of the Academy cohort, while Gatherings are for the whole group to come together to share their experiences and advise each other.
Royden Greaves, Financial Partner at The Penny Group
This has literally changed my life.
Laura Hassan, PhD student and lecturer at SOAS
I had a fantastic time and was re-equipped, inspired and resourced. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Letitia Alexandre, School Teacher
It is the beginning of a new chapter in my life. When I arrived I felt filled with the Holy Spirit in a special way and it didn’t stop.