Mission Leadership Training School

Introduction

The FTLT Missional Leadership Training School (MLTS) was founded to address the need for younger leaders with a missional focus and understanding. We believe that leaders are not just born but also developed. Therefore every emerging leader requires a platform from where development can take place.

Our goal is to see that every trainee’s life will be impacted in such a way that they will become the change they want to see in the world– and that they will eventually inspire others to become part of the change as well.

The FTLT MLTS follows a high impact, high intensity, fulltime training program that runs for 11 months. Students live together in a communal setup – we believe that it is in this fulltime, communal environment where most growth and development takes place. Strong emphasis is placed on the spiritual, character, personal and leadership development of every student.

The Dream

The vision is an army of young people; thousands of soldiers in God’s army. Young men and women trained as warriors in His battle and they are wild at heart; History-makers.
The army is disciplined. This new generation is obedient. Who can stop them? Can failure succeed? Can fear scare them or Death kill them? Whatever it takes they will give: Shaking mediocrity from its cosy little hide, laying down their rights and their precious little wrongs, laughing at labels, fasting essentials. The advertisers cannot mold them. Hollywood cannot hold them. Peer pressure is powerless.
This is an army that will lay down its life for the cause. They shake foundations; they allow revolutionaries to dream again, they pray as if it all depends on God and live as if it all depends on them.
They are mobile like the wind, they belong to the nations and they need no passport, for they carry the ultimate passport in their hearts – the message of the new generation. They walk tall and trees applaud, skyscrapers bow, mountains are dwarfed by these children of another dimension.

“We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not in some of us – it’s in everyone. So why are we stuck on the thought that we are the leaders of tomorrow? Why not the leaders of today? Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate; our greatest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

The world is undoubtedly shaking like never before. Everywhere you look the evidence of shaking is near. God has given us a calling for our time and for the time to come. The great changes that the world is undergoing will require a believing, creative and professional generation who realize that their strength in Christ is real and that it is not just religious jargon.
Jesus often spoke of changing the world. Not in terms of military force or political intrigue, but by changing people. We are all called of God. Called to Christ, called to worship and serve Him, called to walk worthy of our calling in Him, called to obey the biblical creation mandate, called to share Christ with others.
The purpose of missions is not to fulfill the Great Commission. Rather, it is to increase the number of people on earth who worship the one true and living God with reverence and awe, giving Him the glory He deserves. It is to raise up a generation of fathering believers who inspire, worship and practically exercise the passion to serve Christ in a risky venture larger than this life.
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