According to Dr. Bobby Clinton, 70% of young leaders who start in ministry will not finish well. His research indicates the main reason for this is a lack of intimacy with God. Their “roots” are simply not strong enough to survive the storms of opposition—or the temptations—one faces occasionally in ministry. We want to address that!
The Lab is a learning community in which emerging leaders in the Church experience deep relationships, open conversations, intentional spiritual formation and hands-on ministry. They spend time working with our Directors, Alan and Barbara Amavisca, in local ministries or developing their own ministry, and engaging with a variety of facilitators over the course of two semesters.
Lab interns are encouraged to go deep with Jesus, acquire core ministry skills, and develop life-long relationships with others in The Lab in order to flourish in ministry. This is accomplished as we spend time together eating and discussing how to make disciples over God's Word and in prayer.
Since 2018, The Lab has enjoyed a partnership with Hope International University. The Lab can now be taken as an accredited class where students can receive 3 credits per semseter toward their Bachelor's or Master's degree.
Our next session begins on August 23rd, 2020; spots are still available. We meet on Sundays and Tuesdays until December 8th, 2020. The following semester begins on January 21st, 2020.
We walk through adversity and love others patiently because we are confident in God's character and calling
Since Jesus came not for results, but for relationship we pursue a growing relationship with Him and others
We dare to do great and simple things in obedience to God’s leading; We also trust those charged with leading ministry
In our community each of us seeks to serve, help, love and lift burdens off one another, following Jesus' example
We belong and experience the love of Christ together
Vulnerability, honesty, and consistency characterize our life
We are a collective conduit of God's marvelously lavished grace
A spirit of thankfulness permeates our relationships with God and one another