Mission Central Leadership Cohort


In preparation for our Fall 2022 – Spring 2023 Mission Central Leadership Cohort, we’re hosting a free, no-commitment “check it out” session this August. Come to Aurora, IL for:

  • Faith
  • Friends
  • Leadership Ideas
  • Spiritual Formation
Saturday 8/27
The Perch Place
31 W Downer Pl #30
Aurora, IL 60506

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

Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 – Full! 

2023 – Open!

Dates & Commitment 
The Mission Central Leadership Cohort will meet in Aurora, Illinois one Saturday morning per month, 9:30am-12pm. 2023 dates TBD.

$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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