We invite you to prayerfully consider how investing into yourself at 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.
We exist to help you move from where you are to where God wants you to be. We look forward to having you join us for what will be an amazing journey.
Dave & Kate Senior Pastors, ITOWN Church
ITLA is designed to help prepare you for a life of full-time ministry. This is accomplished through the following:
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.
Assigned Reading / Homework
An important aspect of full-time ministry is learning to become a “self-feeder.” Students will be assigned regular Bible reading, readings from The Bible Handbook, and other prescribed literature. Each reading assignment will be attached to some form of written homework to be submitted by each student.
On weekends, special events and conferences students will be directed to a specific area of serving alongside the Go Team and staff to learn more about each area of ministry leadership.
Students will engage in small group discussions with their classmates to break down what they are reading in The Bible Handbook and other prescribed literature.
Students will be required to host a chapel, prepare and share a ministry thought, and lead corporate prayer.
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 or simply wants to grow as a leader. 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? The first semester of ITLA is 13 weeks long, excluding a break for Thanksgiving. Details on second semester of ITLA will be coming soon.
WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM START? Fall enrollment ends in August with the semester beginning September 15th. Spring enrollment ends in January with the semester beginning in February.
WILL I GET A JOB AT ITOWN CHURCH? Participants in the Ministry Track are among the very first candidates we consider for new career openings. While placement is not guaranteed, students that excel through ITLA often go on to a career in full-time ministry.
WHAT DOES THE COST OF ITLA TUITION COVER? Tuition covers the cost of all in-person and video instruction, all books and reading materials, as well as exclusive ITLA merch. Tuition also covers registration fees for ITOWN conferences during his/her enrollment (Chosen, Men’s Night, United).
IS THERE ITLA IN BLUFFTON? Yes! We are excited to offer ITLA at our Bluffton campus. Please contact Pastor Caleb for more information.
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 coordinator, at ITLA@itownchurch.com, for more information regarding payment plan options.