The Leadership Academy
We believe that we are called to be a positive influence in this world, to make a difference, not to hide away but to shine. (Matthew 5:14-16)
The Leadership Academy is an intense, tailor made year of personal development and growth, learning, stepping out, taking risks and sowing your life into advancing the Kingdom of God through His local Church. You’ll discover more of who you are and what God has for you.
The focus of the Leadership Academy will be one day a week, excluding Sundays. This can be split into half a day serving at a specific campus and half a day of home study.
What to expect
To help you reach your own goals throughout the year and to grow into all God has for you, you will receive personal mentoring from one of the Influence Church team, meeting once every half-term.
As part of the Leadership Academy you will be involved in a variety of events and programmes throughout the year but we would ask you to choose one area that you would like to focus on each week. Ideally having some experience in this chosen area would be helpful or a willingness to develop any skills needed. The areas to choose, include most areas of Church life and are listed in the application form.
We will provide you with sound biblical teaching that will help in achieving the plans that God has for you. We will do this through regular online seminars, assignments, required reading and extra conference opportunities.
One Day Intensives
Three times a year we will gather all academy students for an intensive day of worship, prayer and training. These days will be held at our Richmond Campus and are essential for all academy students.
The Leadership Academy is at least a one day a week commitment over the academic year, starting in September 2019 and finishing in July 2020.
The Leadership Academy gives you the opportunity to work across all areas of Influence Church but will be based at one of our campus locations.
The cost of the Leadership Academy is completely free. However there may be some costs incurred with travel and optional conferences.
Anyone aged 18 plus can apply for the Leadership Academy.