The MISSION has a new name… LEAD INstituteLEAD INstitute exists to develop and deploy young adults as qualified Christian leaders.

Lead INstitute is a movement of Christian young adults between the ages of 18-25 dedicated to serving Jesus with their lives in their local communities and throughout the world. Students with LEAD INstitute devote a year or more of their lives to the simple purpose to “know Jesus and to make Him known.”

With over 14 years of successful discipleship and ministry training of young adults, Lead INstitute has set its goal on becoming the premier Leadership, Discipleship, and Ministry internship program for young adults the Church of God.  Under the direction of the International Division of Youth & Discipleship, Lead INstitute programs are now striving to intentionally partner with other Church of God divisions and institutions (such as Ministerial Development; Lee University and the Division of Education; World Missions, USA Mission, Men and Women of Action, and the Division of World Evangelization) in order to more effectively enlist, equip, and empower emerging leaders and entrust them with the Gospel and opportunities lead within the Church and local communities.

LEAD INstitute will disciple and train young adults who are fully devoted to Christ and passionately committed to His cause of reconciling people to God and restoring local communities to reflect the Kingdom of God through

  • accredited academic studies.
  • practical ministry training and hands-on experience.
  • participation in a transformational Christian community.
  • mentoring relationships and
  • supervised leadership opportunities.

LEAD INstitute will deploy them to serve as church, business and community leaders into all areas of cultural engagement based on their unique callings, competencies, and gifts.

Leadership Development Coordinator
Mark Swank
Email: mswank@churchofgod.org
Assistant: Gracie Waldrop
Email: gwaldrop@churchofgod.org
Phone: (423)-478-7024