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A Service of Lessons and Carols

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HLA—Huntingdon Leadership Academy

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HLA 2018: June 24–29

AT HUNTINGDON COLLEGE

COST:  $100 per participant: $50 paid by the student; $50 paid by the church sponsor

photo of HLA studentsWith calling as its primary theme, the Huntingdon Leadership Academy (HLA) engages rising high school juniors and seniors through a week-long summer experience. The week’s activities focus on discernment of each student’s calling to Christian leadership for ministerial vocation. Mentoring, discussion of current topics in the life of the church, cultural and mission-related events, and time for fun, praise, and worship are included. In addition, students participate in year-round spiritual growth through online engagement that continues students’ education, builds community, and promotes reflection on the Bible, Christian tradition, and students’ spiritual experiences.

A generous grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., supports the Huntingdon Leadership Academy. We invite pastors and youth pastors at churches in the Alabama-West Florida and North Alabama Conferences of the United Methodist Church to identify and build future church leaders by nominating students for this one-week residential program at Huntingdon College.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Current high school sophomores and juniors who have the gifts and graces for ministry of any sort—whether as deacons or elders, missionaries, music ministers, children’s or youth pastors, worship leaders, or lay leaders, among the many ways to minister—should plan to attend this retreat.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the Huntingdon Leadership Academy is to  assist student leaders as they discern God’s call for who they should be and what they should do with their lives.

photo of Macon ArmisteadThis one-week residency retreat is coordinated by the Reverend Macon Armistead, director of the Huntingdon Leadership Academy. and executed in collaboration with Huntingdon Department of Religion faculty, Duke Divinity School faculty and consultants, area United Methodist clergy, Huntingdon student volunteers, and the College chaplain.

The leadership skills necessary for ministry are transferable to leadership in any area. Every participant benefits from what he or she learns during the academy and the Church benefits from the leadership these students are encouraged to give.

ACTIVITIES & SESSIONS

photo of Flowers HallFellowship, worship, prayer, discussion, cultural and missional day projects, instruction, and time to relax and have fun are built into the HLA schedule. Attendees engage in theological reflection with Huntingdon College and Duke Divinity School faculty, area ministers, and the College chaplain. Together, participants and faculty learn, worship, fellowship, and serve alongside one another.

Students participate in a week of summer residency at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, and take part in several online gatherings over the course of the year with members of their cohort and Huntingdon College faculty and staff.

HOW TO REGISTER

Church officials may nominate youth who are preparing to enter the junior or senior year of high school to participate in the HLA program. Students may also register directly, even if the church has not completed the nomination process.  Together, churches and families contribute $100 of the cost per participant ($50 from the church and $50 from the student/family). The remaining cost is covered entirely through the generosity of the Lilly Endowment.

PASTORS: Nominate a Student (please submit one form per student)

STUDENTS: REGISTER

Make Online Payment for Huntingdon Leadership Academy

OR

Send your registration fee to:

Huntingdon Leadership Academy
Huntingdon College
1500 E. Fairview Ave.
Montgomery, AL 36106

More Information: Follow HLA on Facebook and Instagram for updates and more information!

Questions? Please speak with director of the HLA, Macon Armistead, at 334-833-4455 or marmistead@hawks.huntingdon.edu.