About us

At the New Ground Academy, we believe that Jesus wasn’t joking when he told his followers to: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). We believe he was being serious when he promised: “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses… to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8).

We believe that God has not reneged on his promise that, through Jesus, “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9). That’s why we set up the New Ground Academy: to train the church leaders and church shapers God will use to fulfil these promises.

Allow us to develop you into the church leader or church shaper God has called you to be.

Fully Equipped Leader

We aim to get the balance right to train you to become a fully equipped leader within the church. We devote roughly half of our training course to helping students to know, handle, apply and experience the Bible as the Word of God. Around a quarter of the course is given to helping students partner with the Holy Spirit on mission, both inside and outside the church. And the remaining quarter of the course is devoted to helping students to grow in the general leadership skills that they need to lead, shape and grow churches.

We have worked very hard to produce a training package that produces leaders who are equipped to lead well in every aspect of church life. We believe that we have developed a great combination of practical theology, on-the-job coaching, peer interaction and personal mentoring. We also believe that we have struck a good balance between classroom teaching and interactive discussion.

Academy Bases

The New Ground Academy is based in London, UK, but there are also satellite training bases in Scotland (Edinburgh), in France (Paris), in the Netherlands (The Hague), in Guernsey and in Romania (Brasov). We are also working towards launching other satellite training bases in several other European cities.

We believe that God uses ordinary men and women to do extraordinary things for him by the power of His Word and His Spirit. We encourage you to enrol in the New Ground Academy and to allow us to develop you into the church leader or church shaper God has called you to be.