Save the Date: September 25 – 27, 2019

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection, Leawood, KS

Bringing together clergy, church staff & volunteers with a passion for developing as leaders, making disciples of Jesus Christ & strengthening the local church.

Details and registration for Leadership Institute 2019 will be published here in May 2019.

Leadership Institute is one of the largest mainline church training events in the country. Over the past 20 years, 30,000 church leaders have been equipped, strengthened and inspired through this training event. Year after year, church teams return to maximize their  ministry impact through practical leadership principles and visionary teaching.

Leaders with fresh ideas, renewed focus and a rekindled hope for the future can unleash the potential of a church and community.

The Leadership Institute Experience


Equip yourself and your ministry team with practical ministry ideas translatable to your context.
Pre-Institute speakers sharing their latest, most innovative ministry ideas
General Session Speakers sharing the newest leadership growth strategies to help maximize your leadership impact
70+ ministry specific breakout workshops with useful and feasible take-aways from every session adaptable to your own ministry setting


Build up the local church by renewing leaders and reinforcing the vision of clergy and lay leaders.
Create plans and ideas for your congregation to reach new people
Maximize your impact as an effective leader and a strong leadership team
Discover God’s clear purpose for your call to ministry and leadership to fulfill the church’s mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world


Come away recommitted, passionate and confident for the future of your ministry.
Experience vibrant worship, prayer and encouragement to help you find hope, meaning and purpose as a Christ-follower and a leader
Connection and fellowship with peers from a variety of ministry contexts across the country
Cast vision for your local church to transform lives and your community

Return to your congregation with renewed confidence, rekindled faithfulness, creative ideas and a fresh assurance to thrive in your ministry.

Building on Your Leadership Institute Experience

We’re excited to announce that, beginning in September 2019, attending Leadership Institute can help you earn an advanced degree! Through our strategic collaboration with Saint Paul School of Theology, your participation in Leadership Institute can now be a stepping stone to a Doctor of Ministry degree. More information is available here.

Apply now with Saint Paul, then register for Leadership Institute in May, and take your Leadership Institute experience to a whole new level!

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