Guiding future Anglican leaders toward their full potential
during a four-week retreat in Charleston, South Carolina

  • "Leadership training is a long neglected component of biblically faithful Anglicanism, so the knowledge that the Anglican Leadership Institute is now to be born is exceedingly good news. Without wise and imaginative leadership congregations cannot flourish, nor can any vision of spiritual advance be sustained. In our age of spiritual drift a potential significance of leadership training is enormous."
    — James I. Packer | Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • "A laudable and most needed project for the future of the Church. I offer myself to be part of it..."
    — The Most Rev. Benjamin Kwashi | Archbishop of Jos, Nigeria
  • "Good news for the Anglican communion. The Institute is crucial to equip new leaders who can help the church grow and the Gospel to spread."
    — The Most Rev. Dr. Mouneer Anis | Bishop of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa, and Archbishop of the Middle East
  • "Exactly in line with one of my passions...I am with you 200%...May God grant real fruitfulness and effectiveness in this wonderful initiative to encourage, equip and resource key leaders!"
    — The Rt. Rev. Kenneth Clarke | Mission Director SAMS UK and Ireland, and former Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
  • "This sounds wonderful and will help shape the next generation of Anglican Leaders from around the world...It also will encourage theological education for young clergy around the Anglican Communion."
    — The Most Rev. Foley Beach | Archbishop, Anglican Church in North America
  • "It sounds like a wonderful project...that would give us an opportunity to encourage some of the excellent leaders that are already in the ministry in many countries."
    — The Rt. Rev. Henry Scriven | Mission Director for South America, Church Missionary Society, UK


In his 2014 Convention Address, Bishop Mark Lawrence called for the creation of a leadership training initiative that would bring future leaders in the Anglican Communion to South Carolina for periods of study, teaching, reflection, and nurture.

our Commission

The Anglican Leadership Institute (ALI) is a response to Bishop Lawrence's call.  

We offer men and women with a proven track of ministry a chance to spend a month in community under the guidance of expert leaders who have exercised faithful and effective ministry in their own contexts.


Global Anglican leaders will nominate those with distinctive leadership potential for submission to the Session.

Once chosen, these candidates will receive coverage from ALI for travel, visa, training and residential expenses, as well as any other out-of-pocket costs during the retreat.

Closing Statement
-September 2017-

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Seventeen participants have come together from all corners of the Anglican Communion for three weeks on Martha's Vineyard to be refreshed, renewed, and challenged to grow into the leaders God has called us to be.

As we conclude our Institute we have covenanted together to remember each other before God in prayer.

We wish to reaffirm our commitment to the Great Commission and the Great Commandment. We reaffirm our belief in the Holy Scriptures as God’s inspired and inerrant Word. 

We also reaffirm our ordination vows to be diligent in prayer, to faithfully preach the Word of God, to administer the sacraments and to live holy lives.

We commit ourselves to stand firm on the teaching of the historic creeds, the Thirty-Nine Articles and especially on the clear teaching of Scripture on human sexuality.

We commit ourselves to stand alongside and in solidarity with all faithfully orthodox Anglicans throughout our Communion. We seek to maintain the faith once delivered and to chase away all error from our churches. 

We have been greatly blessed by God during our time in community together. Over the past three weeks we have been deeply moved and saddened by the stories of martyrdom shared by our brothers and sisters from Nigeria, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. We are alarmed that the Anglican Communion has been so silent in the face of such atrocities against our brothers and sisters in Christ. We have been made aware of the increasing Islamization of Africa and the statistical information that if birth rates continue as at present then Europe will be an Islamic continent by 2050. 

We have been deeply moved by the accounts of our brothers and sisters in India standing firm in the face of persecution. We have been moved to seek God’s face in prayer for these situations.


We commit ourselves to the work of raising up new lay and ordained leaders.


We leave the Anglican Leadership Institute with a renewed sense of our calling to servant leadership in our vocations. We also leave with a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit who enables us to do all things in Christ to the glory of God.