What do we do?
Emerging Leader Network is a network of church-based discipleship programs within The Foursquare Church. We believe that equipping and sending young leaders is one of the best things we can do as The Church for the next generation. We also know that is no easy task; and that's why we exist!
We exist to equip the church to train and send young leaders. The model that we have used for years and continue to use to train leaders and churches to start their own program is called full immersion discipleship. This means that students are being discipled 24/7. Our model for discipleship is set up quite simply and is that we train the next generation through head, heart, and hands.
Engaging in an intentional and well developed curriculum is an important part of every ELN program. Students grow in deep ways as they are equipped to understand God’s Word and who they are in Christ.
Walking with Jesus and doing His ministry is so much more than what we do; it's about who we are. We all in some areas struggle to find our identity solely in whose we are. Whether past hurts, current circumstances, or fear of what the future will bring, we all need transformation to start at the heart. Students are mentored by trusted leaders and pastors through out the year. We encourage that the key to growth is vulnerability.
The best way to learn how to do and be in ministry is by doing and being in ministry. You can't grow as a leader just by talking about it. You have to get down in the trenches. A large portion of this is learning how to live a life of servanthood. Even the Son of Man came not be served but to serve, and so should we.