The Leadership Intensive takes place annually at Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. This training event is designed for the Senior Pastor and any staff or volunteer leaders who oversee ministry within the local church.
The Intensive consists of general sessions and dozens of breakout labs that focus on specific ministry areas. The labs are designed to help provide hands-on training, as well as give attendees practical insights into how ministry happens at Church of the Highlands. Labs are designed with intentionality to allow both the training needed to understand the systems, structures, and key components that make up a ministry area, as well as ample time for question and answer. It is our goal to ensure that every attendee leaves resourced and with every question answered. To serve as many churches as possible, there is a limit of 8 attendees per church.
The Leadership Intensive will be held in two locations.
Grants Mill Campus
4700 Highlands Way
Birmingham, AL 35210
For easier online driving directions, use our construction address:
5907 Overton Road
Birmingham, AL 35210
Cahaba Grand Conference Center
3660 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243
During the registration process, you will have the opportunity to choose which campus you would like to attend. Your registration confirmation email, which you will receive upon completing your registration form, will specify the campus of your choice.
Unfortunately, we can only allow 8 team members per church to attend. This also includes any off-site campuses your church may have.
To add additional registrants, you can register them online through the registration link found on the homepage of the Leadership Intensive page. If you have already registered 8 from your team, then your registration is full and no additional attendees can be added.
The average high in July is 85 degrees with a low of 75 degrees. We recommend that you check the forecast before you leave to be prepared for rain.
The attire is casual. We do recommend bringing a light jacket for inside the auditorium.
While families are important to us, the Intensive is an adult training event. Children and infants are not permitted in any of the sessions, and childcare is not provided.
We have free Wi-Fi access available.
Transportation is not provided by Church of the Highlands, but several hotels are offering a shuttle service. Please be sure to call your hotel to ask about transportation.
Because the Leadership Intensive is best experienced live, there will not be any recordings of the main sessions or labs available post-Intensive. We appreciate your understanding.
Since we reach full capacity at every location, we limit the Wednesday night experience to only those registered for the Intensive.
Because our goal is to provide a distraction-free environment for our attendees, translation is unavailable during the Intensive.
Since we are keeping the cost at a minimum so as many pastors and leaders can attend, the cost is $125 for both members and non-members.
Since all locations will reach their capacity, we will not be able to accommodate your students who may be in town for our 2017 MOTION Student Conference. Please ensure you have adequate chaperones to be with your students off-site during the Leadership Intensive. Feel free to check out the Leaders Guide on the MOTION website for a list of attractions in Birmingham for your group!