Now Enrolling the Next Cohort of the Chapter 4 Institute

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Currently accepting applications through January 15, 2022. Click here to apply >>

Everywhere Jesus went, He offered good news to the poor, freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind, and He changed the story for all of them.

Rooted in the significance of Luke 4:16-21, the Chapter 4 Institute is an immersive, cohort-based leadership experience that creates passion for spiritual and social renewal. It challenges leaders to reimagine how the church might earn its place as an essential ally—alongside local government, community-based organizations, businesses, and others—to change the story in their communities.

Since 2019, two different cohorts populated with 60+ leaders from 40+ Church of God congregations in the US have participated in a year-long leadership development journey that has given them the tools to take a collective approach at solving the most vexing problems in their community.

The program is staffed with faculty who have spent their ministry/careers immersed in this community engagement work. Over the course of four different in-person Module gatherings, the Chapter 4 Fellows are equipped with tools and insight in the following areas:

  • Kingdom Theology
  • Theology of Place
  • Asset-Based Community Development
  • Collective Impact
  • Business Plan Development
  • Fundraising
  • Budgeting
  • Marketing/Communication/Brand Development
  • Congregational Leadership
  • Change Management

Learn more about the Chapter 4 Institute and the 4 Modules.

If your congregation is ready to ignite its leaders to change the story in their community, consider applying for the 2022-2023 Chapter 4 Cohort. Applications will be accepted through January 15, 2022, with the announcement of selected leaders by January 31, 2022.

Congregations are encouraged to send 1-3 leaders as a team with a mix of decision makers (senior pastor, board members, etc.) and action takers (staff members, lay leadership, etc.) who can take a good idea and put it into action.

Spots are limited. Click here to apply >>

For more information, please contact Natalie Royer at

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