September 29 – 30 (Pre-Institute September 28)
Church of the Resurrection, Leawood KS
Lean in to our mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world by investing in your leadership and leaders of your church. Leaders with fresh ideas, renewed focus and rekindled hope for the future are able to unleash the potential of a church and community.
Bring your ministry leaders to one of the largest mainline church training events in the country where more than 25,000 leaders over the past 18 years have come to be equipped, renewed and inspired in God’s call to ministry in their life. Year over year, church leaders return bringing a team in order to expand the impact of practical leadership principles and inspirational and visionary teaching with a spirit of renewal.
Equip yourself and your ministry team with practical ministry ideas for any context.
- Speakers and Practitioners with innovative ideas
- Nationally recognized speakers leading Pre-Institutes
- More than 80 different ministry workshops
Renew your passion and commitment to ministry leadership.
- Connect and Learn from dynamic, visionary leaders
- Experience powerful worship, prayer, keynotes, and encouragement
- Fellowship with peers from across the country
Inspire your congregation and community.
- Create plans and concrete ideas for your congregation to reach new people
- Cast vision for ideas to transform your community
- Renew the church in its mission to making disciples of Jesus Christ
Wednesday, September 28
|8:00 am||Registration and Check-In
|9:00 - 12:00 pm||Pre-Institute AM Session|
|12:00 - 1:30 pm||Lunch|
|1:30 - 4:30 pm||Pre-Institute PM Session|
|Dinner on Own|
|6:00 - 8:00 pm||Wild1's and Rezlife
|7:00 pm||Resurrection Downtown Worship w/ Glory Revival|
Leadership Institute Day 1
Thursday, September 29
|7:30 - 8:00 am||Registration and Check-In
|8:30 - 10:30 am||General Session 1 in the Sanctuary|
|10:30 - 11:00 am||Break|
|11:00 - 12:15 pm||Workshop Breakout 1|
|12:15 - 1:30 pm||Lunch (with optional Lunch Gatherings)|
|1:30 - 3:00 pm||Featured Sessions|
|3:00 - 3:30 pm||Break|
|3:30 - 4:45 pm||Workshop Breakout 2|
|4:45 - 7:30 pm||Dinner on own|
|7:30 - 9:00 pm||Evening of Praise and Worship in the Sanctuary|
Practical Ministry Workshops
Church Operations & Leadership
Communication & Outreach
Media and Tech
Stewardship & Generosity
Throughout the conference are optional events for meaningful worship, inspiring music, additional ministry specific learnings, fellowship and connection with peers. Join our nights of worship, participate in our midweek age-level ministries, learn and enjoy fellowship during our lunch gatherings, or take a tour of the campus – all for free (although some events do require registration).
You won’t want to miss this year’s Evening of Praise and Worship on Thursday evening at 7:30 where participants will have the privilege to hear Bishop Will Willimon preach and to partake in worship led by our traditional choir and orchestra. The evening is a great opportunity for church leaders who may only get to experience worship as a leader to sit back and relax as a participant in worship. Take time out to recharge and renew your spirit in the midst of conference activities.
Return to your congregation full of hope and with a renewed commitment to lead with impact, vitality, excellence, passion and boldness in the pursuit of expanding God’s Kingdom.