Registrations are now open for Leadership Experience Africa 2025.


1st May 2024

Applications open for 2025 GCF Leadership Experience.

31st July 2024

Applications close.

All applicants are notified if they are successful and further information about the Leadership Experience is sent. A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due by 1st October 2024.

30th September 2024

Final decisions on applications. Applicants are informed of the outcomes.

1st October 2024

A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is paid. Mentors and supervisors are contacted and ready to begin this journey with participants.

1st November 2024

  • Mentoring begins
  • Online meetings begin
  • Community research assignments begin

15th January 2025

The balance of the full fee ($1,100) is due.

3rd – 28th February 2025

Participants come together in Uganda for a four-week intensive residential where they will learn from one another and expert facilitators. Learning will be biblically-based, interactive and experiential. The elements of the intensive are:

  • Biblical foundations: children, family and faith community in the Big Story of God
  • The context in which children live: the implications for children’s ministry of the diverse sub-cultures in which a child’s worldview is shaped
  • Transformational faith formation in children: bringing hope to children so that they bring hope to those around them
  • Godly leadership: the qualities and the skills of a Kingdom leader of children’s ministry

The GCF values of servanthood, generosity, integrity and trust will be the foundation stones of the GCF LE community that is built.

1st March – 30th October 2025

  • Regular online course teaching sessions continue
  • Regular meetings with mentor and supervisor continue
  • Regular online community groups continue with discussions and learning assignments around children’s ministry topics
  • Participants complete a Ministry Project as agreed with their supervisor and GCF Leadership Experience Facilitators. This project will intentionally relate Leadership Experience learning to the ministry in which the person is involved
  • Plans for online graduation for 15th November 2025

15th November 2025

Graduates are awarded a GCF Leadership Experience Certificate endorsed by the Evangelical Theological College, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Certificates will be awarded at an online graduation ceremony uniting participants and facilitators from across the globe.