Alive Academy is an exciting, creative and innovative year out opportunity for anyone wanting to further discover their God given purpose and get ready for a life of leadership.
Your year will include classroom based training, creative teaching and plenty of opportunities to role up your sleeves and put your faith and gifts into action across all the Alive locations.
Foundations for long term personal and spiritual growth.
With an emphasis on building character, growing spiritually and serving Alive in a significant way.
The year will be fun and engaging with memories being made and life-long relationships being formed.
Equipping to pioneer and lead well
(Students are required to do Stream 1)
Through engaging lectures in theology, leadership and church planting, aswell as your leadership skills and gifting
You'll be on a trajectory to pioneer new locations or fill leadership roles within Alive Church locations
We see a church that leads the way in training leaders who carry the DNA and culture of the house both within the church and into society, equipping all people to serve God in every area of their lives.
The Alive academy is a volunteer arrangement with Alive Church and we recommend that you have a part- time job throughout the course to support yourself financially. Part of the application process will require you to say how you plan to fund your time on the course.
Before filling out the application we recommend that the payment terms policy and the expectations policy are read and that you agree to these policies.
To apply for the Alive Academy we expect that you meet the following basic entry requirements:
EACH CANDIDATE MUST BE:
Each person who will be joining the academy is required to go through the application process. The closing date for applications is the 31st August, however we suggest applying as early as possible. Once you have applied online through the application form on the Alive Academy website, we will then contact you to discuss your application.
Successful applicants will then be invited to an interview with the Alive Academy team at Alive Church Lincoln. The Alive Academy team will contact the applicants Pastor for a reference before any interviews have taken place. Alive Church reserves the right to refuse any entry to the Alive Academy.
Alive Academy can provide accommodation if required. This would be for 1 night only (Tuesday) during the monthly Lincoln based lecture sessions.
Alive Academy would cover the petrol costs for each student who attends the once a month Lincoln based lectures. This expense would have to be authorised and processed by the Academy team.
Lincoln based Lectures
During the once a month lectures at Alive Church Lincoln, Alive Academy will provide lunch for both days.
FOR LONG-TERM PERSONAL AND SPIRITUAL GROWTH
ALIVE CHURCH VISION, VALUES AND CULTURE
TO PIONEER AND LEAD WELL
Becoming a Level 3 Leader - Coaching:
Develop your general leadership gift and receive specific area training to enable you to lead those who lead others. Specific teaching for and identification of pioneers and builders.
Clear understanding of your gift mix and calling.
Healthy habits for leaders.
ALIVE CHURCH VISION, VALUES AND CULTURE
Clear understanding of and commitment to the Alive vision, values and culture and how to pass this it on to others.
Level 2: following on from Stream 1, in depth biblical teaching on leadership. Leading the way Jesus did and what we can learn from His life.
Teaching outworked within the location, accountable to the leadership forum
Serving on Sundays (min 40 Sundays) and involvement in at least one mid-week activity
Involvement in Alive Church Scunthorpe rota for ministry support
STREAM 2 COURSEWORK
Each Stream 2 student is to meet with their location forum and be presented with ideas for a new ministry or an existing ministry that needs refreshing. Each Academy student will take on a lead role in this new or existing ministry.
What date does the Alive Academy start and finish?
The Alive Academy starts on the Tuesday 11th September 9.00am and finishes on Tuesday 25th June 2019 for Stream 1 students and 26th June 2019 for Stream 2.
What is the cost of the course and when do I need to pay the full amount?
The course cost is £1500. Payment terms are either 50% when your application has been confirmed and 50% by the 31st December. Alternatively full payment can be made once your application has been confirmed. (See our payment policy in the General Information).
Am I guaranteed to lead an Alive Church location after I have completed the Alive Academy?
Short answer is no, we cannot guarantee any Alive Church pastoral roles after completing the Alive Academy course. However, during the Alive Academy we will be working with our students to see what would be the best option for them after they have completed the Alive Academy.
What is Alive Church?
Alive Church is a multi site Church based in locations across the UK. Currently Alive Church is based in Lincoln, Grantham, Scunthorpe, Hykeham, Norwich, Newark and Wymondham. See the Alive Church website link on this page for more information.
Can I do the course from home?
The course can be done from home, the set times will be 9am - 5pm on each of the two days, please see the course outline on this website.
What costs are included in my Academy course fee?
Alive Academy will provide lunch on the two days that the course is based at Alive Church Lincoln each month. Petrol expenses for those two days may also be covered. Please see general information on this website.
Alive Academy Expectations
As part of a mutual commitment, we have expectations of the Alive Academy students who are on the course.
We expect all students:
Alive Academy will expect all students to pay the full cost of the course. Failure to complete full payment of the course will result in students no longer being able to participate on the Alive Academy.
Total Course amount £1500.00
Full payment upon application acceptance or 50% upon application acceptance and 50% before the 31st December 2018.