The Awakening Leadership program is designed with the mindset of developing and mentoring young people to strengthen and equip the local church. We believe the local church needs to be innovative, powerful, and relevant to its surrounding culture. The church is a very unique organization that requires talented young people in all disciplines of administration, arts, and technology. Bible and business programs do not address the very practical expertise needed in the local church. Our purpose is to inspire, mentor, and develop young Christian leaders in their specific area of talent and calling. Students will take one year of their life, give it to God, and get trained to be the leader they were called to be in our 9 month program.
Prayer, Instruction, Character Building, and Practical Equipping are the core elements of the Awakening Leadership program.
- As it is a pillar in one’s relationship with God, we will start each morning in corporate prayer and will also encourage and provide times for a personal prayer life to be developed and strengthened.
- Our students’ weekly classes will be taught by men and women, who have proven themselves as leaders in the faith and who have dedicated their lives to the building of the local church.
- Equipping is something the Awakening Leadership program strives to excel in. Each student will choose a track to work in throughout the entire year. Students will learn both the spiritual and practical sides of doing church — they will learn how serve much more effectively and also how to lead.
Main Church & School Campus – Smithfield, RI
Smithfield is home to to our main location and school facilities situated on 40 acres of pristine New England land. Students will have full use to all our campus has to offer including an advanced media & resource center, ample meeting space and classrooms designed for communication and creativity. Students will have the opportunity to lead and serve during the weekend and mid-week services at all four of our church locations: Smithfield, East Greenwich, Fall River and New Bedford.
The East Greenwich Church – RI
New Life’s East Greenwich location meets at East Greenwich High School. East Greenwich is a beautiful town, filled with artsy boutiques and coffee shops ready to be explored after the students serve during the weekend service.
The Fall River Church – MA
Our Fall River location is directly off the highway inside a refurbished mill, overlooking the river and stunning scenery. Students will have the opportunity to serve at this pristine and modern campus on Sunday mornings.
The New Bedford Church – MA
New Life’s newest and fourth location in the city of New Bedford, MA meets at Keith Middle School.