Next Academy for Leadership and Innovation Launches in August


The 2023-2024 session of the North Georgia Academy for Leadership & Innovation launches this month and if you're interested in learning about launching new faith communities and innovative ministries, you're encouraged to take part. Offered by the Center for Congregational Excellence, this annual training opportunity is open to pastors, ministry staff, students, and laity. 

The purpose of the Academy is to offer on-site inspiration and training to laity and pastors who are ready to start new faith communities and serve in our changing communities with innovation and creativity.

Over 9 months, the group will gain insight from practitioners in startup churches and ministries, study the changing models of church innovation in our current environment, and receive coaching on developing a startup plan, building a team, and assembling partners. The group will travel to The Leadership Institute at Church of the Resurrection UMC in Leawood, Kansas in September. (The Academy registration covers the Leadership Institute registration and housing.)

Register for the 2023-2024 North Georgia Academy for Leadership & Innovation at