The schedule is full of fresh, actionable content, designed to keep you engaged throughout the entire event. With shorter sessions and a combination of live sessions, interactive Q & A and on-demand workshops, you’ll experience a variety of presentation styles and less screen time in one sitting to help keep you focused.
All sessions are accessible from any device – so whether you’re sitting at your desk or lounging on the couch, you can fully participate from your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone.
Access for a full year: As a Leadership Institute 2020 participant, you have exclusive access to the FULL library of all the sessions from the entire conference.

This Year's Sessions include:

  • All 4 General Sessions from Thursday.

  • All 12 Breakout Sessions from the Friday line up. Watch 2 Breakout and Live Q & A Sessions during the live event, then replay them and the other 10 Breakout Sessions on-demand anytime over the next year.

  • PLUS…we’re creating a library of 20+ ADDITIONAL ministry specific workshops for you to watch on-demand anytime. We'll cover topics such as:
    • Adult Discipleship: small groups, evangelism, women’s ministry
    • Church Operations & Leadership: donor development and leading through crisis
    • Congregational Care: model for care, recovery ministries, ministry to the aging community
    • Children’s Ministry
    • Student Ministry
    • Guest Connections: volunteers, connecting with visitors/members
    • Mission: building partnerships, cultural competency
    • Communications: digital communications, online worship

More details for on-demand workshop descriptions and presenters coming soon!

Conference Schedule

* All times are Central Daylight Time.
Day 1

Thursday, September 24

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
1:45 pm
2:00 pm
General Session 4: Rev. Adam Hamilton
Day 2

Friday, September 25

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
Live Event Ends
PLUS on-demand access to a library of 20+ ministry workshops, available for 1 year!

We're working on a variety of ways to connect with each other during the conference, including chat rooms for focused discussion, ways for you to set “meet-ups” with other participants, and opportunities for engagement with our amazing sponsors.

Easy to follow instructions to access the virtual conference platform on the day of the event will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks before the event. It will be simple to access and navigate through the various sessions, workshops, and connection opportunities!

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
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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: