Emerging Leaders Cohort

“Go and Make Disciples!” (Matthew 28:19)

“To Be Conformed to the Image of Christ” (Romans 8:29)

“Entrust to Reliable People” (2 Timothy 2:2)

The Emerging Leaders Cohort program was developed to provide HQ level education and discipleship for key emerging leaders of UBF chapters in North America and around the world. It provides a platform where key leaders meet with senior staff/leaders to build up relationships, learn and grow in God’s word, and embrace God’s vision for the future of UBF. ELC is a supportive and enhancing program for the UBF chapters’ disciple-raising ministries.


Christian leaders for the emerging generation


To equip emerging ministry leaders to be effective disciples and disciple-makers especially as campus ministers

  1. Personal spiritual growth as disciples: biblical and doctrinal foundation, personal relationship with God
  2. Christian leadership: Christlike disciple-makers through healthy Christian practices
  3. Pastoral care: fostering compassion and wisdom to shepherd those in need

Target group:

Emerging ministry key leaders who are:

  1. disciples with a solid Bible study history and have the desire to serve Christ’s mission, especially campus ministry
  2. recommended by their chapter leader


Cohort Size: 4-8 leaders per cohort

Prepared Bible study and reflection, book reading/discussion, practicum/field work, online and in-person meeting

When (2-year program)

One Saturday every 5 weeks

Requirements for Certification

Completion of all session requirements


UBF staff, lay leaders, invited guests