INSTITUTE FOR MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

WORK | LIVE | LEARN

The Institute for Ministry Leadership is a nine-month living and learning community designed to welcome recent graduates to a church community to braoden their understanding of and deepen their connection to God’s redemptive work. An IML program applies theological education, leadership development, and spiritual formation to the context of work and relationships.

PRIMARILY FOCUSING ON THE TRANSITION YEAR FROM COLLEGE TO POST-GRADUATE PROFESSIONAL LIFE, IML OFFERS A CONGREGATIONALLY-BASED 9-MONTH LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE WITH THREE SPECIFIC EMPHASES:

WORK

Bridging the divde between the so-called “sacred” and “secular” work, we build an integrated community of those in vocational ministry and other professional fields. You will choose one of two tracks of employment and receive mentorship and professional development within that track.

 

LIVE

Experience life together through adventures, community service, and weekly fellowship. You will live alongside other associates and members of our church community as you are hosted in their homes of local congregants.

 

LEARN

Attend weekly class session taught by a range of speakers – from seminary professors to local community members. Our curriculum includes theological foundations, spiritual practices, and leadership principles.

 

INSTITUTE FOR MINISTRY LEADERSHIP

FAQ’s

HOW MUCH DOES THE PROGRAM COST

Each host church provides housing, leadership, a ministry role, and program for 4-8 associates yearly for the 9-month Institute. IML provides training for all aspects of the program, and offers a host church, mentoring, support, and materials throughout the program. 

IS THERE A MODEL?

The Leadership Institute is modeled after the highly successful St. Andrew’s Leadership Institute (SALI) at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, CA. All local Leadership Institues will have the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from each other with such experiences as joint trainings, annual retreats, and zoom best practices summits.

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT FOR A HOST CONGREGATION?

As the SALI program has demonstrated, by welcoming recent graduates into the life of the church to live, work and serve alongside the congregation, the energy and passion of dedicated disciples cannot but help to revitalize any fiath community. Not only does the host church receive the gift of perspectives and investment from the associates, they enable and empower future generations of kingdom leaders.

FIND OUT MORE?

For more information and to find out how you can create your own Leadership Instittue contact Dr. Chap Clark

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