Equipping change makers to make change.

The existing paradigm for responding to material poverty isn't working. The Lupton Center's Leaders Lab is a unique training experience built for innovative leaders who are willing to disrupt old patterns and create new possibilities.

The Lupton Center is searching for a unique set of innovative leaders who are willing to disrupt old patterns and create new possibilities.

The Leaders Lab is an in-depth, 3-month online training followed by 9 months of continued, personalized coaching. It has been uniquely designed for leaders who are working to change the way charity is practiced in their church or organization. Participants bring one project with them to the Lab where they will diagnose its health, cast vision for a more effective approach, and create a roadmap for leading the change process. 

The Lab is a community of 10 peers who will lead, learn, & innovate together. They will receive personalized support from The Lupton Center and get access to the training and the tools needed to equip them to effectively lead change.

The Application Deadline is August 27th. The Lab launches with our first half-day session on Monday, September 10th from 12p-4p EDT.

Download the Leaders Lab PDF for an overview of the structure of the course.

Apply before July 31st : $1,800 per leader. After July 31st, $2000 per leader.




What is the Time Commitment?

Leaders need to be prepared to spend 3-5 hours a week doing a variety of learning exercises and leadership experiments in their ministry context. The Lab is based on an action-reflection model of learning. The work that you do drives what you learn. 

What Are the Requirements to Apply?

  1. Leaders must come prepared to do the work required in the Lab - watch videos, read articles, engage online discussion boards, participate in conference calls, design and lead experiments, etc.
  2. Leaders must come to the Lab with one - and only one - specific project, program, or ministry in mind that they want to change. The Lab is not theoretical or conceptual learning. The Leaders Lab is focused on doing real work on a real project.
  3. Participants should be fluent in the frameworks and principles found in The Lupton Center's curriculum Seeking Shalom. If you are not familiar with the content (or would like a refresher), it is built into the "Pre-Course" section of the Lab (no additional cost). If you have not done Seeking Shalom yet, the first four session must be completed before the Lab begins on April 16th.

What Happens During the Leaders Lab?

There are three modules that last four weeks each. The first module is called NOW, where we will focus on diagnosing the current health and effectiveness of the project the leader brings to the Lab. The second is called VISION, where we will work on casting a vision for a new approach. The final module is called CHANGE, where we will develop the strategies for leading change - getting from the NOW to the VISION - in each leaders church or organization.

Each week will offer a specific set of learning exercises and leadership experiments. Some will be done online, some via conference call, and others on your own in your context.

You can see the course outline HERE.

Can More Than One Person from the Same Org Join a Lab?

Yes, but no more than 3 will be able to join. If you would like to explore setting up a Lab only for members from your church or organization, contact us.

Are There Payment Plans Available?

Yes. You can pay half up front and half at the end or one-third at the beginning of each month. If you would like to set that up, just contact us. 


Download the Leaders Lab PDF for an overview of the structure of the course.