The City Impact Leadership school exists to equip the next generation to learn experientially, love relentlessly, and lead humbly.
The Leadership School reflects City Impact's twofold focus to see revival in the Tenderloin as well as to equip and train believers to do ministry.
Students make an impact and discover their calling by serving and leading with humility and love, growing in intimacy with God and His Word, and fulfilling the mission of Jesus in all aspects of life:
LEARN experientially – be equipped and trained through serving in multifaceted urban ministry
LOVE relentlessly – be challenged to be filled with and share God’s unconditional love with the undervalued people of the Tenderloin
LEAD humbly – be transformed by the powerful example of leading like Jesus
In Jesus’ day there were intense procedures in place to train Jewish men to be teachers and religious leaders. Prospective leaders partook in a rigorous and competitive process that involved years of strict training beginning in childhood. The men who made it through were well respected and honored in the Jewish culture. They were called Pharisees and they were the ones who fought against Jesus and pushed for his death.
Jesus chose a very different approach in training the disciples he would entrust with establishing the church. He said, “Follow me" in the path downward. As the disciples were arguing over who would be the greatest, Jesus said, “You are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves” (Luke 22:26). “He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!” (Phil 2:7-8) and God calls us to have this same mindset!
The City Impact Leadership School is a training ground for Christian leadership. With a focus on humility before the Lord, students will be challenged to join Jesus in the process of downward mobility in life, learning what it means to humble themselves, and serving the forgotten in the inner city of San Francisco.