Equipping young people to make a difference in the world for Christ!

“Are you ready to make an impact?”

be equipped to make a difference in the world for Christ!


Leadership Academy is a transformational experience for Christian young people (ages 15-25+) who want to make a difference in the world for Christ. We offer three sessions a year where students come to our ministry’s campus in Oklahoma City to grow in their relationship with God and be equipped to minister in the public schools of Oklahoma City and wherever God leads them in the future.

As a Leadership Academy student you will be discipled in a Christ-centered community of passionate Christian young people. You will also receive training in how to communicate Truth in an engaging way, how to share the Gospel, and how to lead with excellence. Then you will get to put all that you learn into practice by teaching character education classes in local public elementary schools and share the Gospel with kids at after-school Bible Clubs.

Session Components
Spiritual Growth
Leadership Academy - Spiritual Growth
If you want to focus on growing closer to God in a community of passionate Christian young people, Leadership Academy is for you! We set aside the first week of each Leadership Academy session to draw near to God and to prepare our hearts for the upcoming weeks of training and ministry. Throughout the session you will be personally challenged to grow in your relationship with God in one-on-one and small group settings.
Leadership Training
Leadership Academy - Leadership Training
Leadership Academy’s multi-level training program is anything but boring lectures. The training is designed to equip you to become an effective communicator of Truth so that you can make a difference in the world for Christ as you serve with us in Oklahoma City and wherever God leads you in the future.
Community Outreach
Leadership Academy - Community Outreach
At Leadership Academy, you will have the opportunity to work with hundreds of children each week teaching character classes in public elementary schools as well as after-school Bible clubs. The kids you will get to teach are hungry for love and acceptance and desperately need Christ. You will have the amazing privilege of showing them the Love of Christ and sharing the life-changing message of the Gospel with them!

A Season of Sowing

God has been leading us to step out in faith and take a year to strengthen the foundation of In The Gap. In the past, our sole method of raising up Godly leaders was through In The Gap’s Leadership Academy. While this is a powerful tool, we feel that God is leading us to create online courses, curriculum, videos, and more, to expand our ministry outreach. We believe these tools will increase the effectiveness of the Leadership Academy, and build into Godly leaders around the world. We look forward to relaunching a more powerful Leadership Academy in Fall of 2021. Email us at [email protected] to receive updates on our new resources, and the Leadership Academy.


Fall 2021 Dates

Session: August 22nd-November 13th

Early Bird Sign-up: $2200
February 15th-July 3rd

Regular Sign-up: $2600
July 4th-August 6th

Registration Ends: August 6th

Winter 2022 Dates

Session: January 9th-March 12th

Early Bird Sign-up: $2200
July 3rd-October 29th

Regular Sign-up: $2600
October 30th-December 3rd

Registration Ends: December 3rd, 2021

Spring 2022 Dates

Session: March 27th-May 21st

Early Bird Sign-up: $2200
September 4th-January 22nd

Regular Sign-up: $2600
January 23rd-March 4th

Registration ends: March 4th

Leadership Academy - Teaching

“I don’t think I’ve made a better, more life-changing choice than the decision to go to In The Gap, other than my salvation prayer.

Looking back, God has taught me so much through this program.

Not just practical skills such as public speaking, planning effectively for classes, and tutoring children, but also in skills that I can use to further the kingdom of God such as presenting the Wordless Book, being a leader, and having the awareness that God is always there for us.

I have never relied on God SO MUCH in my whole life.”

~ Jeriah (California)

“How exciting to be part of a program God is using to turn America back to Him!

It was such a joy to encourage hundreds of children at school to base life’s decisions on what is right as well as explain Biblical concepts and lead children to Christ at Bible Club.

There were situations where I didn’t know what to do, but I saw God’s faithfulness first-hand as He taught me to rely on Him.

I wouldn’t trade the training and experience I received there for anything.”

~ Esther (West Virginia)

“The Lord has used my time here to completely change my life. My view of the world was small, so naturally, my view of God was also small.

While serving in Oklahoma, I saw kids who were broken and needy. I saw God working in real and measurable ways, and I met people who knew God for themselves.

I gained a hunger for a vibrant relationship with God and a desire to see Him work in my life.”

~ Katherine (North Carolina)