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LEAD is for YOU.

Vocational Leadership

    • Pastoral Ministry
    • Children’s Ministry
    • Youth Ministry
    • Church Planting
    • International Work


Volunteer Leadership

    • Elder / Deacon

    • Children’s Ministry

    • Men’s and Women’s Ministry

    • Short Term International Work

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Why LEAD Works


The LEAD Program is 5 semesters broken down over two and a half years. A semester is made up of 6 months, with students having new assignments and meetings every month. Every semester ends with a one month break before the next semester begins.


Students work through the LEAD Program in small groups called cohorts. Cohorts are made up of 5-8 people who meet once a month for Cohort Gatherings. Students may be able to meet locally, or join digitally because of distance. Every cohort is led by a trained Cohort Director.

Leadership Coaching

During the semester, a student will meet one hour monthly with their Cohort Director for individual, ongoing development, and practical implementation.


The goal of the LEAD program is to move you towards immediate engagement with what you are learning rather than delayed practice. (Trial + error + evaluation = transformational learning)

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What’s After LEAD?

100% Licensing Rate

Pass rate of license seeking graduates with the Christian & Missionary Alliance

Confident Leadership

Theologically, Doctrinally, Practically & Experientially.

Open Doors 

Local Church, Overseas, Higher Ed.

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“As a husband, father of four, and working a full-time job, traditional seminary was not an option for me.”

Rev. Julio Rivas, Class of 2018

“This program is truly passionate and dedicated to raising up new leaders for the Kingdom.”

Christi Freimark, Class of 2021

“ The LEAD team has crafted a deeply strategic educational process that uses solid content.”

Dr. Dan Scarrow, Superintendent of the North Central District of the C&MA

“My walk with Christ was challenged, and I was accountable to not only God, but to the team.”

Pamela Rohr, Class of 2019