Mission Central Leadership Cohort

Applications are open for the Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 Mission Central Leadership Cohort. Come once a month to Aurora, IL for:

  • Faith
  • Friends
  • Leadership Skills
  • Spiritual Formation
Saturdays, 9:30am-12pm
Dates: 9/18, 10/16, 11/13, 12/11, 1/15, 2/5, 3/12, 4/9
Location: The Perch Place, 31 W Downer Pl #30, Aurora, IL 

Develop Leadership that is Healthy, Sustainable, and Real.

 The Mission Central Leadership Cohort is a monthly gathering of emerging leaders to talk, pray, and learn together about leadership and spiritual life.


In a Cohort, you’ll join 8-12 other individuals who are leading and serving Jesus in both ministry and the marketplace. Our prayer is that each cohort becomes a community. Over time, participants become friends who can confide in and support one another in the trenches of leadership.

Why join a cohort?

Why do so many Christian leaders flame out, even when they’re young? The stories of moral failure or burnout that we hear with heartbreaking regularity are symptomatic of a deeper problem. If you’re stepping into leadership, it’s not uncommon to feel like you don’t know how to connect your work to your life with God in a way that’s healthy, sustainable, and real. 


  • Are you looking for a way to lead that’s fueled by faith?
  • Would you benefit from a community of peers who will have your back as you process leadership challenges?
  • Do you want to grow in practical team skills, while paying attention to heart issues and emotional health, too?

Our goal is for the cohort to help each participant integrate effective leadership and authentic spiritual formation. None of us can be failure-free leaders, but all of us can learn to be faithful leaders by God’s grace. That’s what the cohort is all about.


Discussions are facilitated by Mission Central Team Leader Chris Easley. Chris has led leadership cohorts at Church of the Resurrection and the Chicago Campus Initiative in the past, and integrates theological and educational approaches to make each session count as a catalyst for life and leadership change.

Apply for A Cohort

Upcoming Cohorts

Spring 2021 – Full! 

Fall 2021 – Accepting Applications until 9/1/2021

Dates & Commitment 
The Mission Central Leadership Cohort will meet in the Chicago area one Saturday morning per month, 9:30am-12pm. Dates: September 18, October 16, November 13, December 11, January 15, February 5, March 12, April 9.

$350 per semester or $600 paid in full.

Scholarships of up to 75% of cohort fee are available based on need. If you are accepted and cost is the factor standing between you and the cohort, please get in touch with us—we want you there!

Interest Form

Please send me an application for the Fall 2021 Leadership Cohort!

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