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)


The application deadline has expired.
Please check back for next year's application information.

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

Cohort 4

Cohort 3

Alumni Cohort Testimonials

"The Cohort recharged me in ministry, helped me grow in my leadership, and gave me lifelong friends."

-Lezah Maitland, Cohort 4 Member  Read More

"This program opened my eyes to so many other Baptists who are serving within their own contexts – female leaders, African American leaders, pastors, children’s ministers, those who are just starting their college journey and those working on a doctorate."

-Fernando Rojas, Cohort 4 Member  Read More

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