This year we're bringing Leadership Institute to YOU for an all-new ONLINE experience. So whether you're in your home office, on your couch or gathered with a group from your church, we invite you to:

Invest in your growth. Invest in the growth of your team.

Whether you are clergy, church staff, or a lay leader in your church, join us ONLINE for 2 days of inspiration, practical ministry tools and proven strategies to strengthen your church and your own leadership.

Leadership principles for today's unique challenges presented in plenary sessions led by nationally-known keynote speakers.
Carefully curated Breakout Sessions with Live Q & A with the presenters, addressing essential subjects facing churches and leaders.
Bonus material: A library of 20+ on-demand, ministry workshops available for 1 year after the conference.
Connection through chat rooms for ministry specific discussion groups and "meet-ups" with leaders from a variety of church sizes and contexts.

Keynote Speakers

Our Leadership Institute General Session speakers are uniquely positioned to address the extraordinary issues church leaders face in 2020 and beyond.
Adam Hamilton

Adam Hamilton

Senior Pastor
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church
Ronald Heifetz

Ronald Heifetz

Lecturer at Harvard Kennedy School and Founder of the Center for Public Leadership
More About Keynote Speakers

Breakout Speakers

Conference Schedule

* All times are Central Daylight Time.

Wednesday, September 23

7:00 pm
Optional Worship Experience and Welcome
Day 1

Thursday, September 24

9:00 am
Coffee Talk: Engagement and Networking with Sponsors and Other Attendees
10:00 am
Opening & General Session 1: Rev. Adam Hamilton
11:00 am
11:15 am
General Session 2: Ronald Heifetz
12:15 pm
Lunch Break
12:45 pm
General Session 3: Presiding Bishop Michael Curry
2:00 pm
2:15 pm
General Session 4: Rev. Adam Hamilton
3:15 pm
Fellowship Hour: Engagement and Networking with Sponsors and Other Attendees
Day 2

Friday, September 25

9:00 am
Morning Devotion (15 minutes)
9:00 am
Coffee Talk: Engagement and Networking with Sponsors and Other Attendees
10:00 am
Breakout Session 1 followed by Live Q&A
11:15 am
11:30 am
Breakout Session 2 followed by Live Q&A
12:45 pm
Fellowship Hour: Engagement and Networking with Sponsors and Other Attendees
1:45 pm
Conference Ends
PLUS on-demand access to a library of 20+ ministry workshops, available for 1 year!

About Church of the Resurrection

Church of the Resurrection began in 1990 as a church for thoughtful people who were not actively involved in church. It was a place where they could become followers of Jesus Christ, grow in their faith, find meaningful relationships, and be sent out each week, inspired to serve God by serving others.
The church began with four people, and today more than 11,000 people attend Resurrection each week. The church has five locations in the Kansas City area, each one sharing the same unified vision and heartbeat, but offering unique ministries in its own neighborhood.

Our Purpose is...

To build a Christian community where non- and nominally religious people are becoming deeply committed Christians.

Our Vision is...

To be used by God to change lives, strengthen churches and transform the world.

Our Journey is...

To know, love and serve God.

Optional Add-On


September 23, 2020
The Pre-Institute features 2 sessions (2.5 hours each) presented by speakers from across the United States on topics such as:

Reaching Millenials

with Matt Rawle

Small Churches, Big Impact

with Blake Bradford

The Five Essential Practices of the Christian Life

with Chris Folmsbee

Pre-Institute Speakers many more!
More Pre-Institute Details

Registration and Pricing

Your online ticket gives you access to the live-streamed General Sessions and special Breakout Sessions with Live Q&A. You also receive one full year of access to replay the recordings of those General Sessions and Breakouts, plus a library of 20+ additional ministry workshops.

Early Bird

through September 1


after September 1
Register Now

The purpose of Leadership Institute is to...


Equip yourself and your ministry team with practical ideas at every session that you can use in your own community.


Strengthen your local church by investing in leadership development for your entire ministry team and learning today's strongest leadership growth strategies.


Renew, recommit and regain your passion as a leader to cast a hope-filled vision for the future of your church and community.

Thank you to our Leadership Institute 2020 sponsors: