Leadership Advance

Created and Called

January 13-15, 2017

Leadership Advance is a weekend experience to help you better understand how you were created by God for a specific calling.

Whatever your season of life - age or career, Leadership Advance has something for you.

We’re excited about how God wants to use this time to reveal how He has uniquely shaped you.

Leadership Advance is a time to connect with God in worship and His Word, and embark on this journey of discovery with others.

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What can I expect from the time?

Your LA experience take-away(s) may be different from the next person, but we trust God has something unique in store for each willing participant. If you come with an open, honest heart, and you are ready to learn, grown and hear from God, we trust your time will be fruitful.. 

You can expect to:

  • Have your own, unique LA experience. 
  • Learn more about yourself, others, God, and the world.
  • Discover more about God's vision for His Kingdom and for your place in it.
  • Be challenged.
  • Meet people who are different from you and learn how to work with them.
  • Be prayed for, even before you arrive.
  • Think, dream, reflect, and explore.
  • Interact with coaches, people who care for you, pray for you, and invest in your experience.
  • Hear challenging keynote speakers.
  • See God show up and move throughout the event.

Why and who should attend Leadership Advance?

You should attend LA if any of the following apply:

    • You have a strong sense of your gifts, you’re pretty sure about your calling but you want to continue to grow, develop, be challenged and encouraged. 
    • You know a few things about your gifts and your possible call, but you have no idea where or how to begin living these out.
    • You are totally unsure about your gifts and purpose, but you sure hope God has these for you, and you’re willing to risk to find out.
    • You desire to make time for God. No matter what category you fall into, we believe that whenever we carve out time for God we’re never disappointed.
    • You want to be living out your giftedness to the fullest.
    • You find yourself in a new season of life and are wondering what God's purpose is for you now.
    • You want to be fully alive. 

The better question: Why shouldn't I attend?

What do you have to lose? What’s stopping you?
(fear) (time) ($) (competing good things) (competing lame things) 
*Fear is the number one heart-stopper. Don’t let your fear of an unknown experience stop you. Ask more questions. Pray. But don’t let fear keep you away.
*Time. The reality is: we spend more time watching TV than we do praying. We encourage you to “get up off the couch” and awaken to the LA experience. 
*Cost. We never want to cost to keep someone from LA. We have scholarships available to those in need. Please let us know if this is you.
*I have so much going on! Whether it’s a competing good thing or a competing lame things, we encourage to you consider making the time for LA. Many participants have made the sacrifice of time and resources to invest in an experience that has changed the trajectory of their season of life…and for some, their lives.    

What if I am not a Christian believer?

On one level, there’s excellent material from a professional leadership development standpoint; however, we ask leadership questions and look at leadership development from a Christian perspective. Our perspective is that the God of the Bible is the one who reveals gifts, talents, and purpose. We welcome you if you are comfortable.    

How do I register?

Click 'Register here' link on the Leadership Advance homepage. Participant cost is pro-rated according to the date you submit your application. Save by applying early! You can pay online by credit card (option available after completing application) or by check on the day-of LA.
Note: Once you apply you are responsible for covering the cost of the assessments ($40). If you decide not to attend LA on or before Jan. 6, 2017 you can be reimbursed everything except for the assessment cost. After Jan. 6, your registration cost is non-refundable as we are then committed to cover all other costs associated with your registration. Calvary does not make a profit from Leadership Advance. We are committed to keeping the costs as low as possible without compromising quality.

How much does it cost?

If you register prior to the first registration deadline, 12/12/16, the cost is $99. Following that deadline, the rate is $135. The absolute final registration deadline is January 1, 2017. The cost goes to cover assessments, food, book, t-shirts, and more. Please do not let cost keep you from coming. If you have would like to discuss scholarship opportunities, contact Kim at  

How do I get a scholarship?

Due to limited scholarship funds, we would like for participants to contribute to the cost of their registration. Please email  requesting a scholarship and stating what you are able to contribute. We’ll be back with you ASAP. We work hard to keep the cost low for Leadership Advance and do not want money to be an obstacle to your participation!.

Can I come late or leave early?

You will get the most out of the conference if you stay the entire time, therefore, we strongly encourage you to make every effort to attend the entire conference. Please attempt to reschedule prior commitments. Activities and talks at Leadership Advance build upon each other. If you absolutely cannot reschedule prior activities, please email   to see if it would be appropriate for you to attend the conference. We would love to work with you in order for you to attend and get the most out of this experience.    

 

What can I expect from the time?

Your LA experience take-away(s) may be different from the next person, but we trust God has something unique in store for each willing participant. If you come with an open, honest heart, and you are ready to learn, grown and hear from God, we trust your time will be fruitful.. 

You can expect to:

  • Have your own, unique LA experience. 
  • Learn more about yourself, others, God, and the world.
  • Discover more about God's vision for His Kingdom and for your place in it.
  • Be challenged.
  • Meet people who are different from you and learn how to work with them.
  • Be prayed for, even before you arrive.
  • Think, dream, reflect, and explore.
  • Interact with coaches, people who care for you, pray for you, and invest in your experience.
  • Hear challenging keynote speakers.
  • See God show up and move throughout the event.

Why and who should attend Leadership Advance?

You should attend LA if any of the following apply:

    • You have a strong sense of your gifts, you’re pretty sure about your calling but you want to continue to grow, develop, be challenged and encouraged. 
    • You know a few things about your gifts and your possible call, but you have no idea where or how to begin living these out.
    • You are totally unsure about your gifts and purpose, but you sure hope God has these for you, and you’re willing to risk to find out.
    • You desire to make time for God. No matter what category you fall into, we believe that whenever we carve out time for God we’re never disappointed.
    • You want to be living out your giftedness to the fullest.
    • You find yourself in a new season of life and are wondering what God's purpose is for you now.
    • You want to be fully alive. 

The better question: Why shouldn't I attend?

What do you have to lose? What’s stopping you?
(fear) (time) ($) (competing good things) (competing lame things) 
*Fear is the number one heart-stopper. Don’t let your fear of an unknown experience stop you. Ask more questions. Pray. But don’t let fear keep you away.
*Time. The reality is: we spend more time watching TV than we do praying. We encourage you to “get up off the couch” and awaken to the LA experience. 
*Cost. We never want to cost to keep someone from LA. We have scholarships available to those in need. Please let us know if this is you.
*I have so much going on! Whether it’s a competing good thing or a competing lame things, we encourage to you consider making the time for LA. Many participants have made the sacrifice of time and resources to invest in an experience that has changed the trajectory of their season of life…and for some, their lives.    

What if I am not a Christian believer?

On one level, there’s excellent material from a professional leadership development standpoint; however, we ask leadership questions and look at leadership development from a Christian perspective. Our perspective is that the God of the Bible is the one who reveals gifts, talents, and purpose. We welcome you if you are comfortable.    

How do I register?

Click 'Register here' link on the Leadership Advance homepage. Participant cost is pro-rated according to the date you submit your application. Save by applying early! You can pay online by credit card (option available after completing application) or by check on the day-of LA.
Note: Once you apply you are responsible for covering the cost of the assessments ($40). If you decide not to attend LA on or before Jan. 6, 2016 you can be reimbursed everything except for the assessment cost. After Jan. 6, your registration cost is non-refundable as we are then committed to cover all other costs associated with your registration. Calvary does not make a profit from Leadership Advance. We are committed to keeping the costs as low as possible without compromising quality.

What are Team Initiatives? 

All participants will spend an hour and a half with their team doing a variety of outdoor and indoor initiatives. You will only be doing outdoor initiatives for 45 minutes (please bring appropriate cold weather clothing and a change of clothes just in case you get wet from snow). The purpose of team initiatives is to provide an opportunity for a group of people to work together. All team members will be encouraged to participate but nobody will be forced to do anything that is intimidating. The initatives are not a physical challenge but are all tasks that require team communication.

If I have already done the assessments, do I have to do them again? Do I have to pay for them?

If you have completed the DISC and Gallup StrengthsFinder AND have the information, you do not have to re-take the assessments or pay for them. Deduct $40 from your registration fee (please note that you have completed the assessments on your registration application). Please then email your information to us ( ) as soon as possible, no later than Jan. 6th.

How much does it cost?

If you register prior to the first registration deadline, 12/14/15, the cost is $99. Following that deadline, the rate is $135. The absolute final registration deadline is January 1, 2016. The cost goes to cover assessments, food, book, t-shirts, and more. Please do not let cost keep you from coming. If you have would like to discuss scholarship opportunities, contact Kim at  

How do I get a scholarship?

Due to limited scholarship funds, we would like for participants to contribute to the cost of their registration. Please email  requesting a scholarship and stating what you are able to contribute. We’ll be back with you ASAP. We work hard to keep the cost low for Leadership Advance and do not want money to be an obstacle to your participation!.

Can I come late or leave early?

You will get the most out of the conference if you stay the entire time, therefore, we strongly encourage you to make every effort to attend the entire conference. Please attempt to reschedule prior commitments. Activities and talks at Leadership Advance build upon each other. If you absolutely cannot reschedule prior activities, please email   to see if it would be appropriate for you to attend the conference. We would love to work with you in order for you to attend and get the most out of this experience.    

Leadership Advance (LA) ties together a number of components [guest speakers, group challenge, reflection time, worship, individual coaching] making each LA experience unique.

We will focus on your strengths and the unique personality God gave you; celebrating a God who knows us intimately and desires us to know Him more.

Part of knowing ourselves and how God designed us is discovered in how we interact with others. Each LA participant is placed on a team and given a group challenge. Coaches (2-3 per team) will observe your team throughout the weekend. Inspirational and practical guest speakers delve deeper into the StrengthsFinder and DiSC assessments as they relate to Biblical truths of how God has designed you.

...it's not just another leadership development conference.

Leadership Advance is a time to:

 

  • Explore “what is leadership, really?” from a Biblical perspective.
  • Realize that everyone has an opportunity to be called into leadership (leaders are not born or made, they are called!)
  • Focus on your calling.
  • Figure out how God has uniquely wired YOU (your strengths, gifts, & talents)
  • Think about leadership, gifts, and the Kingdom of God– and how these fit together.
  • Begin/continue to think about your dreams and passions, especially those that God is depositing or wants to deposit in you.
  • Allow God to speak His hopes for you (through talks, other people, group challenge, assessments, prayer, worship, reflection, play, and teamwork).
  • Connect with others. Gifts are discovered in community with others.
  • Enter a creative, safe space that allows you to discover with others.
  • Consider our world. Your personal calling connects to the world around you.
  • Be poured into and unleashed to live out your dreams and calling for the Kingdom!
  • To become fully alive.

“…when the whole group is together, each bringing out all that is best, wisest, or funniest in all the others. Those are the golden sessions…when the whole world, and something beyond the world, opens itself to our minds as we talk; and no one has any claim on or any responsibility for another, but all are freemen and equals as if we had first met an hour ago … Life -- natural life -- has no better gift to give. Who could have deserved it?” —C.S. Lewis

 

A look at 2015's schedule. The schedule for 2016 will be published soon.

Friday, January 16
2:30pm Registration
3:00pm Welcome
3:20pm Worship
3:40pm TALK 1: What God Does (Dan Nold) 
4:40pm Break
5:00pm TALK 1: What God Does Part II (Dan Nold)
6:30pm Dinner with Team
7:30pm TALK 2: Strengths Finder
9:30pm Dismiss

 

Saturday, January 17
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Welcome and Worship
9:20am Spiritual Journeys in teams
10:00am Break
10:15am TALK 3: DISC (Melanie Harding)
12:15pm Lunch
12:45pm Team Projects Explanation
1:00pm Team Initiatives
5:30pm Dinner
6:15pm TALK 4: A Seat at the Table (Heather Holleman)
7:00pm Break (dessert)
7:30pm Team Breakout Time

 

Sunday, January 18
8:30am Breakfast
9:00am Welcome and Worship
9:20am TALK 5: A Call to Greatness (Dan Nold)
11:00am Reflection
11:30am Lunch with Team Breakout
1:30pm Team Presentations
3:00pm Speaker Breakout
3:30pm Snack/ EXIT Interviews start
6:30pm Dinner, Worship, Closing