SAVE THE DATE!!  September 26 – 28, 2018

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

Bring your ministry leaders to one of the largest mainline church training events in the country where more than 27,000 leaders over the past 19 years have come to be equipped, strengthened and inspired in God’s call to ministry in their lives. Year after year, church leaders return with their teams to help them expand the impact of practical leadership principles and inspirational and visionary teaching with a spirit of renewal. Mark your calendar to attend the 20th Leadership Institute at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, KS on September 26 – 28, 2018.

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

Details for Leadership Institute 2018 will be available in early May 2018. Check back here for a detailed schedule, speaker line up, workshop information, travel information and link to register.

The Leadership Institute Experience


Equip yourself and your ministry team with practical ministry ideas translatable to any context.


Pre-Institute speakers sharing their latest, most innovative ministry ideas


Nationally recognized General Session Speakers sharing the newest leadership growth strategies and cutting-edge approaches to ministry


Useful and feasible take-aways from every session you can adapt for 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


Increase your impact as a more effective leader and a stronger leadership team


Renew the church in its mission of making disciples of Jesus Christ


Come away recommitted, passionate and hopeful 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 new ideas and a renewed commitment to lead with hope, meaning and purpose in the pursuit of expanding God’s kingdom.