Woodside Leadership Institute

What is the Leadership Institute?

The Woodside Leadership Institute was created to help current and future leaders develop their God-given potential. It is here that leaders will grow personally and experience the deep satisfaction of knowing they are making a valuable contribution to the Kingdom of God.

Here at Woodside, it is our desire to develop and multiply leaders. We want to move into this world, following God’s lead, with a sense of urgency and intentionality in sharing the Good News that transforms and redeems people and communities.

The Core

Jesus taught his disciples, personally mentoring them and giving them access to His life. He also immersed His disciples in real-life mission. They saw that ministry was not an organized event, but it was a way of life and something that they did together.

Here is the core of what you'll experience at the Woodside Leadership Institute:


Ministry Content

We will read, process, and reflect on some of the best writings and books available related to ministry, leadership, and most importantly, the Bible. Interns will also participle in weekly Leadership Intensives taught by our Campus Pastors and other Ministry Leaders.


Ministry Coaching

Our Interns will be assigned a ministry coach and will meet with them on a weekly basis to process what they are learning and what God is doing in their hearts. Our Ministry Coaches are experienced practitioners committed to the personal and ministerial development of our Residents.


Ministry Immersion

Our Interns will be invited and challenged to see mission as a way of life. They will be provided with opportunities to serve and exercise their gifts, both inside and outside of the church.


Community and Fun!

Throughout the Scriptures we are told that fellowship is vital for our spiritual growth. During the Internship, there will be special times of fellowship and fun.

What are the Opportunities?


Those qualified for our Internship Program will get the opportunity to intern at one of our 14 campuses. Interns must be 18+ and have a minimum of a high school diploma.


Those qualified for our Residency Program will strategically be placed at one of our 14 campuses. Those applying must be 21+, have one year minimum of ministry experience, possess a minimum of an Associate’s Degree or equivalent, and have participated in a previous internship.

Ministry Tracks

NEXT GEN | Kids, Students, and College Ministries

ADULTS | Men’s, Women’s, Special Needs, Sports, and Groups Ministries

CREATIVE ARTS | Worship Arts, Service Production, and Videography

MISSIONS | Local Outreach and International Missions

OPERATIONS | Communication, Administration, Human Resources, Finance, and Hospitality

What is the length of each of the programs?

Summer Program: May 28, 2020 – August 20, 2020
Year-long Residency: May 4, 2020 – April 30, 2021

How do I apply?

Click here to fill out our online application.

leadership institute application

Application Deadlines

Summer Program: May 1, 2020
Year-long Residency: March 9, 2020

Still have questions? No problem. Contact [email protected] or call 248-879-8533 ext. 1261

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