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