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Arrow Leadership Advanced Standing

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Since 1992, Arrow Leadership Ministries and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary have been partners in a powerful learning opportunity that combines the proven leadership training of Arrow Leadership Ministries with the renowned theological education of Gordon-Conwell. This partnership will improve your performance and increase your skills as an effective leader in the 21st century.

Our partnership with Arrow allows for advanced standing into three of our Doctor of Ministry tracks. This enables a continued journey deeply focused on leadership (in either the Christian Leadership or the Redemptive Leadership and Organizational Development track) or a wider journey into larger pastoral issues of leadership, preaching and care giving (Pastoral Skills track).

"The theological framework and practical tools that emerged through the DMin process have been invaluable to my life, leadership and ministry." - Steve Brown, D.Min., '06

“My involvement in and completion of the Gordon-Conwell Doctor of Ministry program via Arrow focused and expanded everything I learned in Arrow. Though it was challenging, I can look back and see God maturing and refining me through the challenge. I feel spiritually wealthier now because of the experience. There is a deeper well of confidence available for me to draw from now as a pastor. I also loved my thesis-project and am working on doing more with it.” - John Torres, D.Min., '06

"I marvel at how this partnership has consistently challenged and equipped promising young leaders to navigate the turbulent waters of contemporary ministry with clarity of biblical perspectives, enhanced self-awareness and a greater dependency upon Christ’s ample grace. When it comes to forming men and women who can chart the course of their vocations by the internal compass of biblical values and commitments, the partnership of Arrow Leadership and Gordon-Conwell provides the needed education and mentoring." - Dr. Steve Klipowicz, mentor


Your intentions to apply for advanced standing must be indicated during the regular application process. A record of your graduation from Arrow, with a minimum “B” average, will be requested from the Arrow office as proof of your qualification for this partnership.

Approval to Advanced Standing, for all students with Arrow Advanced Standing, is required prior to their first residency. A project is required in order to be approved for advanced standing.

Dr. Steve Klipowicz is the Advanced Standing Coordinator for all Arrow partnership students.

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Advanced Standing in our Leadership Tracks

Advanced standing will allow for those accepted into either Christian Leadership or Redemptive Leadership and Organizational Development to skip or audit the first residency.

Advanced Standing in our Pastoral Skills Track

Pastoral Skills has three modules; one each on leadership, preaching, and care-giving. Advanced standing would enable you to

  1. Skip or audit the leadership module, if it does not fall between the required two OR
  2. Audit the leadership module, if it does fall between the required two

Please note, that auditors are full participants in the audited residency; including completing pre-residency requirements and participating in residency discussions and presentations.

There are four available entry points each year; one in Spanish (listed as Liderazgo) and three in English (listed by entry point as February (Charlotte campus), April (South Hamilton campus) and October (South Hamilton campus)). Selecting the entry point determines the campus of all the residencies, switching from one cohort to another is not allowed.


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2018 October February April/Liderazgo

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