To develop Christian leaders for the marketplace and ministry.
Life Leadership is a 12-month immersive leadership development experience at The Life Church for young adults and working professionals committing to grow in leadership and build God’s House. Through weekly classes and practicum, you will learn Biblical leadership principles, strengthen your God-given gifts and develop skills as a Christian leader for life, ministry and the marketplace. In addition, the environment provides opportunities to establish lasting relationships within The Life Church community with other aspiring and committed leaders.
Participants receive teaching, read books and facilitate discussions to elevate and deepen their character. A strong foundation of integrity and self-leadership unlocks new iterations of calling and seasons of growth.
Participants grow deeper in their relationship with God through placement in environments to grow spiritually, physically, emotionally and relationally. Participants prioritize soul health while being challenged and stretched to allow themselves to grow.
Life Leadership is all about the local church! Participants grow in understanding and appreciation of a healthy local church environment. Those who plant themselves in a local church like The Life Church will flourish in every area of life. (Psalm 92:2-4)
Participants will lead and serve in various ministry opportunities in all different areas of the church. Participants apply leadership principles and develop their leadership skills through practical, hands-on experience in the local church, which translates to the home, the marketplace and all areas of life.
One of the core values of The Life Church is excellence. Therefore, we encourage Life Leadership participants to aspire to excellence in every area of their lives.
Life Leadership runs from August to August each year. Weekly classes are from 6:30-9:00p on Tuesday evenings. The Life Church is blessed with a diverse staff team with a wide variety of ministry backgrounds and practical skills. Pastors, staff members and a few guest speakers will teach most of the lessons.
Participants learn through a concentric curriculum that focuses on the “5 Cs” of Leadership: leading ourselves (Character) and leading others (Competency, Chemistry, Culture and Calling).
The basic requirements to qualify for Life Leadership are: currently serving, tithing and completing Leadership Foundations. As you pray through the decision to apply, examples of some questions to can ask yourself are:
Non-refundable Application Fee: $50
Tuition: $1,450 per person / $2,500 per couple
The cost includes books, class materials, a t-shirt, a retreat, special speakers and other program-related expenses. To complete enrollment, participants must pay the full tuition or commit to a payment plan by the fourth week of class. To request a tuition payment plan, please use the application to schedule an appointment to meet with a member of our team to review and agree upon a financial stewardship and tuition plan.
Mission Trip: $3,000-$4,000 (approximate, prices will vary by trip)
Participants go on a national or international short-term mission trip. Participants are responsible for raising all the funds for this trip to finalize their training in Life Leadership. Mission teams organize fundraising events. This trip will occur sometime in the second half of the spring semester or during the summer.
Jesus set the example for us as leaders by becoming a servant to all. Participating in Life Leadership at The Life Church means you feel called to follow His example and wholeheartedly support and agree with our Vision, Values, Statement of Faith and Community Standards, and commit to the following to fulfill the requirements for graduation:
We do not offer childcare nor can participants leave their children, supervised or unsupervised, on the church premises during class time.
We strongly encourage spouses to attend Life Leadership together. We want this to be a life-changing experience for you. We believe it will benefit you and your spouse to go through this experience together. With that in mind, we have a discounted tuition rate for couples.
The application deadline for the 2023-2024 year is July 31, 2023. To apply, you must meet the basic requirements, have a resume and obtain three letters of recommendation before applying. Complete the application form by clicking HERE.