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Applied Leadership Track

July 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - January 1, 2030 @ 5:00 pm

Applied Leadership Track

Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership abilities in a live/learn environment?

ALT (Applied Leadership Track) is a 3-month program which provides an opportunity for you to intentionally invest in your leadership ability by engaging in weekly leadership lessons, reading assignments, mentoring, and practical experience as you serve with Marine Reach. It’s a unique program that enables you to learn God’s principles of leadership AND live them through the week! At Marine Reach, we love to see young people being transformed and growing into confident, Christlike leaders through teaching, mentoring, and lots of hands-on experience. We see leadership as more than just a set of skills because leadership in the kingdom of God doesn’t work the same as it does in the world’s system. In fact, Jesus’ type of leadership operates out of a completely different paradigm and mindset than many of us are used to:

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” – Matthew 20:25-28


Instead of leading by position, power, and control over others, Jesus led by building trust, connecting with people, and empowering them. His leadership – which started the most impacting movement in history – was built on INFLUENCE, which was the direct result of his great love for people and his commitment to truth. This type of leadership is about the heart as much as it is about the head, and it’s the type of leadership that work to impart during both the teaching and experiential portions of the Applied Leadership Track.


Habitudes is an image-based curriculum developed by Dr. Tim Elmore and his organization, Growing Leaders. What makes Habitudes so effective isn’t just the content (although it’s amazing); it’s how the content is communicated. Rather than present a lot of bullet points on PowerPoint slides, every leadership concept is encapsulated within A SINGLE IMAGE. Our brains remember images much better than text or ideas, so that after learning the concept merely seeing (or recalling) the image reminds you of the entire set of ideas that it represents!

Along with the images, Habitudes also uses videos, stories, and small group interaction to present the concepts and help each person apply them to him- or herself. It’s not your normal lecture style of teaching.

During your ALT program, you will participate in Habitudes lessons from one of the following modules:

Moving through a module, you will complete 13 Habitudes lessons and your own personal Habitudes workbook, which includes reading, application questions, self-assessments, and goal setting activities.

“Tim Elmore is a great communicator. I enjoyed these images so much, I asked him to teach them to our entire staff.”

– Andy Stanley, Founder and Senior Pastor, North Point Community Church

“These images will transform any young leader who is hungry to grow. I highly recommend them.”

– Josh McDowell, author

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TBC 2023
TBC 2024


Course                      $99 NZD
Boarding Costs     $150/week


Habitudes: Access to the Growing Leaders’ curriculum, a copy of the workbook, and all relevant supplies needed for the course.

Please check with us before booking air tickets, as dates are subject to change


Applicants must have completed a Discipleship Training School (DTS) that Marine Reach will recognize as legitimate. Applicants must also complete a Volunteer Staff Application and be accepted to join Marine Reach’s volunteer staff team, as serving alongside this team comprises the hands-on part of the program.


July 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am
January 1, 2030 @ 5:00 pm
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