Develop Church Leaders
All churches need strong leaders who both know about God’s Word and can effectively communicate it to people. There’s a lot that goes into leading each church, so we support and facilitate programs that help people learn how to be great church leaders! Over the past 20 years, Calvary has not only equipped each of us as we give of our time and abilities, but we have also worked alongside of others to develop the next level of church leaders. Through this, we have trained workers in India who have started hundreds of new churches, identified new church leaders in Romania and have raised up over 100 church workers through our internship and residency program locally.
the calvary leadership institute
We are doubling down on our commitment to developing church leaders.
In 2016, we established the “Calvary Leadership Insititute” (CLI.) Through this, we designed a pipeline that would attract and develop some of the best future church leaders. This wasn’t for Calvary’s benefit, but so that churches everywhere would have great staff leadership for years to come.
One of the leading and growing concerns for the local church in America is the lack of well-trained church leaders and pastors. Of those churches that close their doors, the majority do so because they couldn’t find a pastor to lead, teach and shepherd. CLI exists not just to train those who are willing but also to help identify and “call” those who could serve the church through a lifetime in ministry. Through these efforts, we are making a dent in the need for church leaders across the country.
Our long-term plan is to have close to 20 interns and residents in our program annually. Under the leadership of Tim Snyder, we will be expanding our capacity for these young Kingdom workers in 2022! This includes funding for 6 Summer Interns and 9 FT, 2-year Residents. We are also piloting a new program through Hope International University which will allow anyone interested in gaining knowledge in Biblical Studies and Leadership to gain access to accredited coursework.