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Ministry Training

Get Inspired

Welcome to our 4-year program that focuses on developing leadership skills in emerging leaders, with the goal of positively impacting their future ministry. Traditional catering for those studying a Bachelor's or Masters, through this program, we aim to equip you to think like Jesus, live authentically as a disciple-maker, and have a Kingdom-minded approach to all aspects of your life. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to specialize your leadership development through coaching while also developing other leaders within The Emerging Leaders Program.
Our program has two core trainings: SHIFTm2M and MyFriends. These trainings will help you understand what Christ calls leaders to be and how to build a foundation as His followers. During the first year, you will study the gospels and learn Jesus’ disciple-making movement principles, which you will then apply in your ministry context. During the second year, you will be trained and coached on how to develop a lifestyle that creates opportunities for your family, friends, neighbours, and community to discover God's story. With ongoing coaching throughout the first two years, our hope is that you will develop a disciple-making lifestyle and launch movements of disciple-making through your leadership and ministry.
The final two years of the program provide opportunities for you to refine your leadership skills through specific coaching and ongoing support. During this time, you will further develop your disciple-making lifestyle and ministry leadership, learn how to develop and raise other leaders and receive support for your continued growth.
We encourage you to apply or partner with us in developing emerging leaders who lead and live like Jesus.


As with all of our programs, the up-front cost of $1500.00 is required per year.  However, for those who chose the academic study option instead of the Leadership Competencies option, the only requirement is a commitment to the 4-year program and payment of the fees associated with ACOM*.



 The Complete Ministry Training program includes the following;

  • Coaching

  • Training (SHIFTm2M & MyFriends)

  • Retreats **

  • EL Workshops

  • Study (dependent upon the study option you chose)


The Complete Ministry Training program requires the following:

  • Meeting with a Mentor (minimum once per month)

  • Ministry Placement (minimum 2 days per week recommended)

  • Participation in all elements of the program

  • Actively engage in all elements of your study requirements

  • Honesty, integrity, a teachable heart, and a willingness to apply what you learn.

*   If you withdraw during the program, a withdrawal fee will apply

** This cost MAY NOT include flights or travel incurred as a result of attendance or other requirements associated with the program.

Collaborative Learning Cohort

Throughout the trimester, we meet fortnightly (on Zoom) and explore what we are learning and wrestling with through our studies that we are partaking in. With a focus on application throughout these meetings, we look to make the connections from our head, to our heart and hands as leaders.


The training dates will be available in the welcome pack for each year, with all first year participants in any program, participating in SHIFTm2M and second year participants, in MyFriends Trianing. With various gathering places around Australia, 9 training days (SHIFTm2M) and 4 training days (MyFriends) throughout the year, and coaching to help with the application process; it is always an amazing journey.

Retreat's & workshops

With the annual retreat being held in Melbourne (February), it is a great opportunity to kick start your year with others in community. Where as, the equipping workshops (August) is be an opportunity for you and others in your networks, to be equipped and engaged, with various gathering places around Australia. 


With a focus on the head, heart and hands; you will receive at least seven coaching sessions per year. Three of these will be structured throughout the year as a more general coaching session, with others focussing specifically on the application of our core training focus for the year. 
You will also have the opportunity to raise other leaders through a coaching model as part of the final two years of the program.

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