Faith | Wisdom | Service
January 23, 2018
For immediate release:
HLA 2018 Registration Opens
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College has opened registration for the 2018 Huntingdon Leadership Academy. Established in 2015, HLA assists current high school sophomores and juniors (rising juniors and seniors) in discerning God’s call for Christian leadership and ministerial vocation. The six-day/five night Academy will run from Sunday, June 24, to Friday, June 29, on the Huntingdon campus. HLA is a residential experience including overnight stay in Huntingdon residence halls. United Methodist clergy and church officials in the Alabama-West Florida and North Alabama Conferences of The United Methodist Church are invited to sponsor high school youth to participate in the program. The cost for participation is $100 per student, with $50 paid by the student’s sponsoring church and $50 paid by the student and her/his family. The remaining cost is covered entirely through a grant from the Lilly Endowment, Inc. Those who register by March 1 may pay a reduced participation fee of $80 ($40 church; $40 student).
With calling as its primary theme, the Huntingdon Leadership Academy (HLA) provides mentoring, discussion of current topics in the life of the church, cultural and mission-related events, and time for fun, praise, and worship. 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.
HLA is directed by The Rev. Macon Armistead, Huntingdon Class of 2014. Faculty and students in the Huntingdon Department of Religion, local United Methodist clergy, a visiting faculty-member-in-residence from Duke Divinity School, and the Huntingdon Chaplain collaborate to provide a comprehensive experience for participants. “The leadership skills necessary for ministry are transferable to leadership in any area,” says Armistead. “Every participant benefits from what he or she learns during the academy and the Church and students’ communities benefit from the leadership these students are encouraged to give.”
- Students may register online.
- Church officials may nominate a student online.
- To learn more, visit www.huntingdon.edu/leadership-academy. For questions or more information, email HLA@hawks.huntingdon.edu or speak with Armistead at 334-833-4455 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon College is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service.
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