Central to our teaching, mentoring, and impartation is the idea of the “kitchen table.” We believe that truths are learned more easily and more communally around living and working together. You will work and clean alongside your leaders. You will eat dinner with your teachers. You will learn, not just by listening behind a desk, but by watching the teachers live their lives.
Yes, principles of leadership and spirituality will be learned. But we hope that there is also a Spirit to be “caught.” Ask questions, join the discussion, and see how these men and women of God really work and live and how their relationship with God is reflected in their actions.
We are proud to offer a new, focused structure for our course at the G42 Leadership Academy that allows interns to hone-in on their giftings and callings, but allows for freedom and flexibility without missing any of our important teachings.
During orientation we will introduce our four tracks – Business/Social Entrepreneurship, Non-Profit/NGO, Missional/Church Planting, and Media and Creative Arts. Each intern will have the choice to apply for a track or remain undecided. If you’re accepted into the track program you will begin a relationship with your track mentor. If your track mentor is not scheduled to teach during your first three months, we will set up a Skype time which will allow you to get to know your mentor and begin building a personal relationship with them. When the track mentors are in town teaching, those signed up for their track will get to spend extra time with visiting teachers to ask questions, to bounce ideas off of them, etc. Track mentors may give extra projects and assignments to work on throughout your semester.
For those that begin undecided, you are allowed to sit in on the extra track meetings. If you find one that fits with your passions and giftings, you will have the opportunity to enter a track at the beginning of your second semester.
All interns, no matter their track, will attend all of the courses that G42 provides. These courses will offer different perspectives from other teachers and staff with experience in each of the tracks that will supplement the mentors.
The goal of tracks is to give each intern further opportunities to expand their giftings and learn from someone who has years of experience and expertise. That being said, the success of the tracks is largely based on the self-initiative of the interns themselves. You have the choice to dive in head first and take advantage of each opportunity that is given to you, but it will not be forced upon you.
Business/Social Entrepreneurship Track
This track provides business-minded interns with a chance to be mentored by, Steve Holmes, an entrepreneur and business leader in the United Kingdom. During Steve’s teaching, you will have the chance to work on real-life projects, most of which will be “business with a purpose”–for-profit businesses with Kingdom goals. Outside of the classroom you will be able to discuss your business ideas and dreams with Steve and brainstorm the steps needed to make your business a reality.
This track will be spearheaded by Dave Hearn. As a former military officer, he has ten years experience in commanding troops, running large scale projects, coordinating events, analyzing trends, and creating and leading teams. Following his military career, he has worked in the charity sector, and has built successful international non-profits in the United States, Europe, and Africa. With a focus on leadership, Dave will help you develop not only the vision of your non-profit, but he will also help you set realistic goals and steps to help you achieve those visions.
Media and Creative Arts Track
Herman Haan, Dutch pastor, author, musician, and documentary film director, will lead you through a track designed to take your creative talents and show you how to use them to further the Kingdom. The growing use of music, video, and social media today requires ministries, churches, and businesses alike to be able to connect with their audiences. Sean Smith, 2009 graduate of the Leadership Academy and current documentary videographer, will help you hone and perfect your gifts and get experience producing your own media for release.
Missional/Church Planting Track
Planting and pioneering is at the heart of the 42nd Generation. Ted Hanson, founder of House of Bread Ministry and Abundant Life Fellowship, and David Fredriksz, Dutch church planter and G42 Leader, will lead this track. If you have a heart for missions, pastoring, and church planting, this track will allow you to receive the confidence and tools you need. Ted and David will share from their experiences planting churches and working on a global stage to offer perspective and wisdom to people hoping to plant churches or be sent out as missionaries at home or abroad.
“KITCHEN TABLE” TOPICS
The following classes will be taught and demonstrated through community meals, activities around the academy, corporate worship and prayer times, and one-on-one meetings with Academy staff.
- Character & Discipline
- Intimacy in Worship, Prayer, and Meditation
- Prophetic Activation
Each topic below is generally covered over a span of a week. Courses will be taught seminar style, including discussion, reading, study, and assignments.
- Discerning Life’s Calling
- New Covenant Realities
- Kingdom Eschatology
- Covenant & Community
- Tabernacle of David
- MIL-SPEC Leadership
- Oral & Written Communication
- Making Dreams Reality
- Pastoral Care & Equipping
- Release & Relationship
OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM
Community practicums- These activities will accompany the on-going weekly practical application of what has been taught and caught. We will seek to plant churches, help ministries, and serve the local community. Be prepared to spend evenings, weekends, and some weeks “practicing what you preach.”
THE LUKE 10 EXPERIENCE
Adventure practicums- During your mid-term break, you may opt to go on a faith adventure somewhere in Europe. If you’re up for the adventure, we will facilitate a time of listening to the Holy Spirit and following your heart… get ready for some fun!
(Will incur an additional cost)
AFTER SIX MONTHS
After successful completion of all course requirements, you will be encouraged to “Say Amen and Make a Plan”—establish a church where God has called you, or build a business, or lead a ministry. Or all three! The leadership of G42 will continue to provide oversight, help, mentoring, and direction as desired, as well provide access to our network of partner ministries around the globe.
During month four, interns may submit their ministries and projects for consideration for G42 ministry grants. You will also be offered the opportunity to form into teams to be sent into growing ministries around the world.