Leadership Texas Baptists is a nine-month experience to engage, equip, and inform emerging leaders from churches across the state. Pastors, staff, and lay leaders accepted into the program will gather once a month in a cohort experience to hear from and dialog with Texas Baptists leaders.


Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Emerging leaders ages 20s – 30s preferable 
  • Active member of a BGCT affiliated church 
  • September retreat required; Must attend 7 of 8 remaining seminars (or will be included in next cohort)

Deadline & Tuition

Applications for the 2019-2020 year (Cohort 5) will be open from May 1 – June 14.

The Application Deadline has passed.

 Tuition will be $475. 
Includes room and board at kickoff retreat, course materials, monthly training classes, lunches, and materials at each session.

The student is responsible for travel expenses.

Tentative Seminar Dates

  • September 13-14, 2019 (required retreat)
  • October 10, 2019
  • November 18, 2019 (Annual Meeting, Waco)
  • December 12, 2019
  • January 16, 2020
  • February 13, 2020
  • March 19, 2020
  • April 16, 2020
  • May 18, 2020 (Executive Board)

Curriculum Topics

  • Leadership development
  • Critical issues for Texas Baptists in the 21st century
  • Developing purpose and mission
  • Baptist collaboration
  • Ministry in a multi-cultural context
  • Effective networking
  • The changing face of Texas
  • Values & vision for the Texas Baptists family

Alumni Cohorts Testimonials

"This is an incredible experience that I have been blessed to be apart of! I would recommend it to any young leader who wants to better their leadership skills and connect to the life of Texas Baptists."

-Nathan Mahand, Cohort 2 Member

Cohort 2

Cohort 1

"[the program] broadened my view of the work we do at Texas Baptists....the more leaders I was introduced to, the more I was able to see the bigger picture and how that played a part in my church."

-Lynn Harper, Cohort 1 Member

More Testimonials


David Adams
(214) 828-5253