The Academy of Church Leadership

About the Academy of Church Leadership

Funded by the Lilly Endowment, The Academy of Church Leadership at North Park University is dedicated to equipping religious leaders with the skills needed for effective congregational growth. Programs focus on professional development in finance, management, and leadership for religious leaders.

Why Study Church Leadership?

Being a pastor or church leader is more demanding than ever, and includes far more than spiritual leadership. The Academy helps you develop the skills necessary to ensure the continued health and growth of your church.

Church Leadership Retreat

As church leader we often struggle to address biblical and pastoral concerns, as well as financial, logistical, and operational needs of the church. Our retreat will help you bridge that gap. We will offer a comprehensive and intensive three day retreat that will include resources and education on everything from investment management to mission administration.

Join us for the Second Annual Church Leadership Retreat, at Covenant Harbor in Lake Geneva, WI October 29th-31st, 2019.


50% Tuition Reduction

As part of a long-standing commitment to keep education affordable, North Park University offers funds to qualified pastors, church staff, and lay leaders, plus non-profit and alumni tuition discounts. Beginning in the Fall of 2018 students who enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Church Administration will receive a 50% Tuition Reduction for the courses in that program.

Explore Programs

The Academy offers academic programs, including a certificate in church administration and a joint MDiv/MBA or MNA.

Joint MDiv/MBA or MNA Program

Certificate Program

Church Leadership Workshops

Johnson Center, Room 325,
3225 W. Foster Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
North Park University

North Park University welcomes pastors, church staff, and lay leaders of all denominations to attend our workshop series, which will enable Christian leaders to ensure congregation growth.

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Conferences & Workshops

Professional development in finance, management, and leadership.

Event Calendar

Contact Us

Timothy O’Brien, Project Director

Roman Motley, Project Associate
Email or call: (773) 244-5286

About the Lilly Grant

Awarded to North Park to provide programming for church leaders.

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