Vision & Mission

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The Academy helps lay persons proclaim the love and hope of Jesus Christ in their communities.

Vision

Empowering Rural Churches to be the Body of Christ - proclaiming recovery and liberty of Christ to their community and world

Mission

The Academy mission is to strengthen rural churches in their quest to be the Body of Christ through quality education courses, training events and presentations for lay and pastoral leadership.

Goals and objectives

The Academy does not produce ministers that fit into a singular mold. Each minister has a different set of gifts, and each church has a different set of needs. With that in mind, the Academy’s goals are:

  • Help lay persons and churches focus on God’s call in their situation. By the end of the programs lay persons are able to articulate their call and gifts, and churches are able to claim their God given mission.
  • Help lay persons proclaim the love and hope of Jesus Christ in their communities. Lay persons and churches are able to share with their communities in ways they can hear God’s redeeming love and grace.
  • Develop the foundation for future learning and growth. Lay persons and churches develop a love to grow in Christ.