"What changed in me during this Leadership Module is that I have a greater desire to learn and to grow every day in the skills God has gifted me with, as well as help others to develop and recognise the gifts they have.
Although it may seem daunting at times, I have learned to love reading a wide-range of texts and striving to get the most out of them. My favourite book that we’ve been reading from is ‘The ABC of XYZ’ because I find it so incredibly interesting to read about the generational change and differences. I think it has definitely helped me in understanding and in turn loving and accepting those of all generations." Dani Gibson
"This Leadership Module taught me that if I rely on my own strength I will not reach my full potential. I have realised that although I have a teachable spirit, I am not feeding myself enough by reading enough, or by putting myself around people or in situations that will allow me to grow." Nathan Marshall
The church needs leaders who are willing to do whatever is necessary to ensure that we hand it off to the next generation in better shape than we found it..
Andy Stanley, Northpoint Church
The Emerging Leaders Initiative (ELI) is a leadership farm. It exists to rigorously train a tribe of suitable leaders to effectively fulfil the mission of the A2A movement, which is to 'raise enduring leaders who build prevailing churches.'
During the 2 year program, participants will be coached in six key ares to further develop their leadership gifts, and will gain lifelong relationships, experience, exposure and understanding that will be invaluable for future ministry service.
Academic - All ELI participants will study 6 approved tertiary level theological or ministry related subjects over 2 years.
Leadership - Eight challenging leadership coaching sessions will be held and participants will be linked with personal mentoring options.
Practicums - Four practicums will be held during the 2 year program, focusing on the overall ELI pathway and A2A culture.
Roundtables - There will be 4 thought-provoking roundtables held during the 2 years. These will take the form of guided discussions led by the highest level of experienced practitioners covering a variety of topics.
Worldview - This exciting Canberra based 3-day event will provide important and relevant insights into our national heritage and conduct of government in Australia.
Character - This once in a lifetime event will promote character coaching through a fantastic team-building wilderness experience.
Leadership Module Session Dates for 2018:
Session 1: Saturday, 3rd February 2018
Session 2: Saturday, 5th May 2018
Session 3: Saturday, 4th August 2018
Canberra: Monday, 15th October to Thursday, 18 October 2018
To be a part of the A2A ELI Program, please submit your application before the upcoming deadline of 1 December 2017 for participation beginning January 2018.
Talk to your senior pastor about you interest in the program.
Get a letter of recommendation from your senior pastor.
Complete and submit the application form (link below) and email your letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Complete payment of the $500 administration fee (refundable if unsuccessful) and send confirmation or receipt to email@example.com. Payment of the fee can be made to A2A LTD, BSB 633 000, ACCT 148128077 and please reference your last name and date your application was submitted (example: LASTNAME 300817).
Applications will be reviewed by the A2A board and all applicants will be notified of the outcome. Please note: Applications will be accepted up to December 1 for mid-January start the following year.