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.

Inaugural Anglican Leadership Institute
January 2016
South Carolina Statement

January 2016 Session

"We met with great joy in the Sullivan's Island, South Carolina from 3rd to 31st January 2016. We gathered each day for prayer and Bible Devotion, studied several selected reformation figures, studied the subject of preaching and leadership, studied the book of Prophet Malachi, engaged with the subject of religious freedom, shared in the insights of godly retired CEOs of government and private corporations, reflected on our ecclesiastical heritage, and examined a variety of case studies of leadership within the communion.

It was very touching that our meeting took place at the same time when the Primates of the Anglican Communion met in Canterbury, England. Our hearts were grateful for the statement they issued regarding the Episcopal Church. In meeting here we have been able to express publicly that ALI is one of the avenues of bringing the much desired leadership that transforms society. Our hope is that ALI may bring to our suffering and broken world the kind of leadership that will effect true and lasting transformation."

Read the Inaugural Session's Full Statement >>