Woodside Leadership Institute

Access. Community. Calling.

What is the Leadership Institute?

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

The Institute was designed after the One who developed leaders best – Jesus. In just three short years He developed a team of 12 who would continue His work and start the church that would someday reach the entire world with the Gospel.

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/mission, the gospel, and leadership…most importantly the Bible.

Ministry Coaching/Mentoring

Our interns and residents will be assigned a ministry coach or mentor… an experienced practitioner committed to the personal and ministerial development of our residents and interns.

Ministry Immersion

Our interns and residents will be invited in to seeing mission as a way of life. They will be provided with opportunities to serve and exercise their gifts, both within the church and outside of the church, as we seek to carry out the mission of Jesus to multiply more and more disciples of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20).

Community and Fun!

We think one of the reasons Jesus chose to do ministry and mission with people is because it’s just more fun! There will be times to laugh together and also to encourage and support each other too. We’ll have barbeques, go fowling and have lots of time to just hang out together. We hope you will develop life-long relationships that will encourage you wherever God’s calling leads you.

The Opportunities

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 out 14 campuses. Those applying for our residency 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


Kids, Students, and College Ministries.


Men’s, Women’s, Special Needs, Sports, and Groups Ministries.


Worship Arts, Service Production, and Videography.


Local Outreach and International Missions.


Communications, Administration, Human Resources, Finances, and Hospitality.

What is the length of each of the programs?

Summer Program: May 23, 2019 – August 15, 2019
School-Year Program: September 12, 2019 – April 24, 2020

Application Deadlines

Summer Program – April 15, 2019
School-Year Program – August 28, 2019

How do I apply?

Click the button below to get started.
Leadership Institute Application


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