Adventurers Leadership Academy

CALLING ALL INNOVATIVE LEADERS WHO MAY BE CALLED BY GOD TO PIONEERING MINISTRY.

OVERALL STRUCTURE:

  • THREE ONLINE SESSIONS VIA ZOOM
  • FOUR IN-PERSON SESSIONS IN FL,GA,OH, & NC

DETAILS:


LED BY REV. DR. MICHAEL BECK, THE ALA OFFERS A DISTINCT WESLEYAN APPROACH TO FRESH EXPRESSIONS OF CHURCH.

WHAT IS THE ADVENTURERS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
While the Church of England uses the language of pioneering, we have chosen to use the language of adventurer. Adventurers are: “people called by God who are the first to see and creatively respond to the Holy Spirit’s initiatives with those outside the church; gathering others around them as they seek to establish a new contextual Christian community.” The Adventurers Leadership Academy will equip lay, licensed and ordained adventurers to cultivate Fresh Expressions of Church and other forms of innovative ministry in their unique contexts throughout the pan-Methodist connectional family. Working in collaboration with an international team of scholars, pastors, missional strategists and coaches, the academy values practice-focused learning, personal reflection, individualized coaching and mentoring and collaborative conversation.

TEACHING COHORT

  • Bishop Ken Carter (Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church & Western North Carolina Conference of the united Methodist Church)
  • Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson (North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church)
  • Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, Spiritual Director (Director of the Bishop Bruce Ough Innovation Center, United Theological Seminary)


SCHEDULE

  • July 15, 2022 – Online Orientation (6-8 PM)
  • August 5-6, 2022 – Dayton, OH @ United Theological Seminary
  • November 4-5, 2022 – Ocala, FL
  • Checkpoint Online Session – January 12, 2023 (6-8 PM)
  • Checkpoint Online Session – March 9, 2023 (6-8 PM)
  • April 28-29, 2023 – Charlotte, NC
  • August 4-5, 2023 – North GA
  • August 5, 2023 – Graduation