become the leader
god designed you to be

The ITOWN Leadership Academy (ITLA) offers you a unique leadership and ministry training experience. ITLA is a program designed for anyone who wants to pursue full-time ministry or leadership within the local church.

With a mix of classroom learning, hands-on ministry experience and a vibrant community of believers, you really will be set up for a life of leadership and purpose wherever God sends you.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 22, 2021

we believe in your god-given potential

We believe that God has a unique purpose and calling on your life.  He has given you gifts, passions, and leadership abilities, and ITLA is designed to help you reach your greatest potential in these areas. We invite you to prayerfully consider how investing just one or two years in the ITOWN Leadership Academy can prepare you for your God-given purpose.

We passionately believe in the potential of all people, so we invite you to come and embark upon a life changing time of preparation.  ITOWN Church and ITLA exist to help you move from where you are to where God wants you to be. We look forward to embarking on that journey together.

Sincerely,
Dave & Kate
Senior Pastors, ITOWN Church

is itla right for me?

ITLA is designed for anyone who wants to pursue full-time ministry, or discover how to apply ministry and leadership principles to their life. This program will help the adult learner identify who they are in Christ and equip them to become the leader God has designed them to be.

programming

1. Classroom Structure: During ITLA, you will be trained in leadership and ministry through the following experiences:

  • Chapel: A unique experience to hear from our staff and pastors where we will be encouraged to grow in our faith and encounter the presence of God.
  • Circles: Curriculum designed to help you go deeper in your understanding of spiritual principles and character development.
  • Ministry Lab: Are designed for you to receive the hands-on training needed for full-time ministry. These labs are lead by our pastors and staff and cover different areas of the local church to prepare and accelerate your leadership development.
  • Leadership Lab: Are designed for you to receive unique leadership training needed for personal development. These labs are lead by our pastors to help you understand ITOWN Church's culture, how to lead at a higher capacity, how to serve those you lead with honor, and what drives us as a church to passionately accelerate God's Kingdom.
  • Bible Teaching: Bible teaching is designed to help you gain an in-depth knowledge of the Word of God. You will read the entire Bible over the course of the year, while also using a Bible Handbook to study the meaning, history, and proper context of each book of the Bible.
2. Academics: We believe every leader should be a lifelong learner. The ITLA curriculum consists of reading an assigned leadership development book once a month to develop their leadership potential. Students should also expect to have regular assignments and/or quizzes regarding any reading material to test their comprehension.

3. Weekend Requirements: Each weekend, ITLA will gain hands-on ministry experience by attending one service, and serving the remaining blocks of service times at any one of our campuses. Individuals enrolled in ITLA will also be strongly encouraged to participate and attend Friday Prayer at Noon.

4. Additional Requirements:
  • Students are required to work out at least 5 days each week.
  • Students are required to participate in 21 Days of Prayer and Fasting in January and 21 Days of Prayer in August.
  • Students are required to serve at First Wednesday services every month.
  • Students are required to serve during Christmas and Easter services.
  • Students are required to serve at our other conferences and events throughout the year.

frequently
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Still have questions?
WHAT IS THE ITOWN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY?
ITLA is a leadership program designed for anyone who feels a calling on their life to pursue full-time ministry. It is also for anyone who is seeking to increase their faith and grow as a leader in any sphere of influence in their life. We will help you take necessary steps to help you move from where you are to where God wants you to be.

HOW LONG IS ITLA?
ITLA’s academic year is 8 months long.

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM START?
Open enrollment for the year ends in August with the semester beginning in September.

WHAT DOES THE SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?
Class meets from 7:00PM to 9:00PM every Tuesday and Thursday night. Participants will attend one service and serve the remaining weekend services. Participants will also be required to serve First Wednesday services, ITOWN conferences, church-wide events, Easter at ITOWN and An ITOWN Christmas.

WHAT WILL WE DO DURING THE DAY?
Participants will engage in curriculum that is specifically designed to teach on topics such as the Bible, Jesus, prayer, fasting, financial management, health and wellness, training designed to help you lead during our weekend services, and ministry/leadership labs led by our pastoral staff. In addition,  the program features a variety of Circles created to support your growth in leadership.

WHAT DOES THE COST OF ITLA TUITION COVER?
All books/reading materials, Circles curriculum, exclusive ITLA merch, and ITOWN conferences (Chosen, Men's Night, United).

CAN I BE PUT ON A PAYMENT PLAN?
Payment plan options are available, however, complete tuition payment is required in order to graduate and receive certificate of completion from the program. Please contact the ITLA director, at [email protected], for more information regarding payment plan options.