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About The Leadership Institute

The Leadership Institute is a virtual "School of Disciple Building" patterned after Christ's ministry with the Twelve and implemented in small cohorts of leaders in the local church. The Leadership Institute focuses on a transformational discipleship process supported by strong relationships with mentors and other students as well as an approach driven by rapid application of concepts. Gather your own cohort and begin a one-year journey of growth to begin discipling others using the methods of Jesus.

The WDA Leadership Institute combines modern technology and decades of discipleship and ministry training experience with Jesus' approach to building leaders to produce healthy, motivated disciple builders who will serve the communities they are already in. 

Who Should Enroll?

The Leadership institute is designed for progressive leadership growth. It is an ideal leadership development platform for pastors, elders, missionaries, lay leaders, and believers interested in ministering to others. You can enroll as a "student" taking a course, a "cohort leader" leading others through a course, or a "course mentor" responsible for personally mentoring a student during a course.

What Makes the WDA Leadership Institute Different?

Every lesson is built around the 5 disciple building initiatives of Jesus. WDA refers to this as the R-CAPS architecture.

R- Jesus built relationships with his disciples.
C- Jesus gave the disciples progressive content appropriate to their maturity.
A- Jesus held the disciples accountable to do truth, not just to learn truth.
P- Jesus prayed for his disciples.
S- Jesus put the disciple in situations that stretched them and facilitated growth.

How Does it Work?

Certificate Courses are about 50 weeks long and are built around relationships. Students interact deeply with each other in cohorts, with cohort leaders, and with individual mentors throughout the course.  All content is arranged progressively based on the flow of content Jesus used. Each lesson is created with application in mind, and accountability is part of the group experience. Students will develop a personal disciple-building ministry during the course, catalyzing growth and preparing them for higher levels of ministry.

Accelerator Courses are primarily for high-level leaders who wish to develop their leadership teams by first attending an accelerated version of the course themselves. Interactive live training ensures leaders will have the confidence to replicate the WDA Leadership Institute process with their own teams. Video and audio resources provided in the event that live sessions are unavailable.
Learn more about RCAPS by reading: Disciple Building: A Biblical Framework.

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About WDA

WDA’s mission is to serve the church worldwide by developing Christlike character in people and equipping them to disciple others according to the pattern Jesus used to train His disciples. ​ We envision a worldwide network of interconnected ministries committed to the ongoing process of Christlike sanctification and renewal, and staffed by teams of leaders who are trained using a biblical pattern of discipleship.


Train up mature local leaders in your church or ministry who are able to train others.


Equip your ministry leaders with simple, progressive tools which promote growth and maturity.


Consult with WDA to design and build a culture of discipleship in your church or ministry.