“God has used The Leadership Institute to open the souls and lives of many ministers of Christ to the fullness of what God is doing and wishes to do in our generation. I encourage those who find themselves stifled and frustrated with their work for the Lord to enter this ongoing fellowship of Christian disciples who are learning the power of the Kingdom of Heaven in contemporary reality.”
–Dallas Willard, Professor of Philosophy USC, Author of The Divine Conspiracy
“In a day when the frantic lifestyle of ministry is unfriendly to the cultivation of the spiritual life, The Leadership Institute calls persons to satisfy their longings for fulfillment and focus their effort on the one thing which is essential to survival and joy in life. I have seen pastors, seminarians, and congregational leaders find renewed purpose, experience enthusiastic recommitment and exuberant energy in their ‘mid-life spiritual crisis’ and embrace life-changing patterns that have led to dramatic conversion of person and ministry.”
–Dr. Julie Gorman, Professor of Christian Formation and Discipleship, Fuller Theological Seminary
Since 2007, the Leadership Institute’s Come Away Days and Streams of Grace with Alan & Gem Fadling have provided a sacred space to pull away and step into a facilitated solitude of “unhurried” time to listen and reflect in God’s presence with a blank agenda. I inevitably emerge with a refreshed soul, a gladness of heart, deeper love for the One who invites us to ever deeper intimacy, and often surprisingly – a clarity of vision for what I need to do next in providing leadership in my place of vocational calling.
–Carol Taylor, President, Vanguard University of Southern California
[About Paul Jensen's book, Subversive Spirituality] “Far too many Christians live in little compartments: prayer over here, mission over there, Bible study somewhere else, even Jesus himself somewhere else again, and all squashed up because of the apparent relentlessness of today’s fast-track lifestyle. What happens if we open up the little compartments to one another, and allow the bigger picture that emerges to challenges not only the way we think and live as Christians but the very framework of lifestyle which today’s culture imposes on us? This wide-ranging and groundbreaking book provides an answer which will open eyes, minds, and hearts to an integrated vision of Christian discipleship, spirituality and mission. Jensen’s work is rooted in history but open to God’s future, grounded in prayer and devotion while grappling with hard-edged practical questions. This is a book all of us in Christian leadership need to learn from if we are to be equipped for God’s mission in tomorrow’s world.”
–N. T. Wright, Bishop of Durham, Church of England
“I love this program. It integrates our spiritual journey with the greatest input available on discipleship and leadership development. This is education at its best.”
–Jim Burns, President of HomeWord
The Journey is one of the most rewarding learning experiences I have had in my 26 years of ministry. The teaching environment allowed me not only to know about God in an academic sense, but also to experience Him in a very real way, blending beautifully my cognitive and affective understanding of the Divine. It came at a most crucial moment in my life when I was going through difficult transitions, and it proved to be a timely lifeline that God provided to meet my needs. I recommend it to all honest seekers of God who desire to go deeper in Him.
–Vince Arnaldo, D.Min., Executive Pastor, Woodbridge Community Church, Irvine