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What Is The Leadership Institute?

The Leadership Institute is a  "School of Disciple Building" patterned after Christ's ministry with the Twelve and implemented in small cohorts of leaders.  The Leadership Institute focuses on a transformational discipleship process supported by relationships with mentors and other students through the application of concepts.  It’s a great time to take this journey of growth to begin discipling others to think, feel and act like Jesus.


What Is "Disciple Building"?

WDA’s mission is to serve the worldwide Church by developing leaders with Christ-like character and equipping them to disciple according to Jesus' pattern. ​We envision a worldwide network of ministries committed to the ongoing process of Christlike sanctification and renewal, with leaders who are trained in the Biblical pattern of discipleship. The Leadership Institute is an online, relational, training platform that reflects this mission by helping students become mature disciple-builders.


Our Leadership Training Options

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.

Individual Training Courses are primarily for high-level leaders who wish to be cohort leaders and develop their leadership teams by completing 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.

Online Webinars, Groups and Events are focused on giving leaders and participants introductory content as well as ongoing training. These courses combine live online groups and video training. 

Certificate Courses

Training Courses

Webinars and Events

What Is The R-CAPS Method?

We seek to help leaders advance to their next stage of Christian growth using the WDA 'RCAPS' methodology. This method is based on Jesus' ministry, and combines Relationships, Content, Accountability, Prayer, and Situations. Click here to view the grid version of the RCAPS method. 

What Are Cohorts?

Cohorts are a unique relational course model with supportive peer groups that enrich learning. They typically meet during courses a few times a week on Zoom to encourage and discuss materials. WDA has found that cohort groups are catalysts for spiritual healing and growth. Cohort members often become good friends, which makes learning in this model even more enjoyable.