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.
All interns, no matter their track, will attend all courses. However, once signed up for a track, you will get dedicated time with visiting teachers chosen for their expertise and experience in their fields. After this initial session, you will continue learning and coaching via teleconference and work on various projects with their organizations.
You may attend as “Undecided” starting on any term (January, April, July, October) but you will get the most out of the leaders and teachers by choosing a track as soon as possible!
January-June 2013 & July-December 2013: Business/Social Entrepreneurship Track
This track provides business-minded interns with one-on-one coaching and mentoring by an entrepreneur and business leader in the United Kingdom. During your 6-month term, you will be working on real-life projects, most of which will be “business with a purpose”–for-profit businesses with Kingdom goals.
After graduation, you will have the opportunity to begin your own business under the continuing guidance of G42 and your track mentor.
January-June 2013 & July-December 2013: Non-Profit/NGO Track
Spearheaded by George Ridley, Director of LightForce International (UK), this track will help you turn your ministry dreams into reality. Using his decades of experience around the world starting multiple non-profits, churches, and businesses, George will provide close mentorship and direction to get you started. Then, following your time with him, you will continue working on other projects, getting you the experience to begin on your own.
After graduation, you may continue building your ministry, work on projects in the third world for LightForce, or begin your own ministry.
April-September 2013 & October 2013-March 2014: 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.
After graduation, you will have various options to use your gifts in the field doing project for G42 or other ministry partners.
April-September 2013 & October 2013-March 2014: 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.
After graduation, you will be urged to GO where God has called you, or commissioned to start churches around the world, or your can continue your internship at the School of Eagles in Bellingham, WA.
Remember, undecided interns may apply for any 6-month term, starting January, April, July, & October.
“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.
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.