G42 Leadership Academy is a 9 month training program designed to mobilize leaders to plant missional communities that establish the Kingdom of God around the world. Our graduates, and their communities, pioneer and serve at ministries and businesses that reverse oppression, and reveal God's love wherever they go.
“Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life.”
– Matthew 28:19
First Three Months
In the classroom in Mijas, Spain. Teachings in the first three months are focused on the core teachings of Christ, developing a "well worn path to the tree of life", and becoming men and women who cannot be stopped in our pursuit of Christ and His Kingdom.
Middle Three Months
On the field, practicing and applying the concepts taught in the first three months, and actively becoming "God with Skin On". Interns will practice living above the fog, not circumstantially or emotionally, as they release the Kingdom of God.
Last Three Months
Back in the classroom solidifying revelations learned, sharing practicum lessons, and celebrating together. Teaching will focus on practical application, and preparing interns to launch into a new way of life after G42.
The G42 Leadership Academy is located in Mijas, a mountain village tucked away on the Costa del Sol of Spain.
“Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”1 Corinthians 11:1
Andrew Shearman is the founder of the G42 Leadership Academy. His focus is on “impartation, not information,” and his vision, passion and drive set the tone for the entire nine-months course at G42. Andrew has nearly fifty years of prophetic teaching and ministry experience in dozens of nations around the world.
Courses Include: What's God's Point, Covenant, Grace, Equipping, 42nd Generation
Gary Black is an entrepreneur and speaker who is passionate about setting the next generation free. Gary and his wife Lisa spend the majority of their time mentoring and discipling young people through the World Race, an 11-month mission trip to 11 different countries and G42 Leadership Academy, a leadership school in the Spanish village they call home. Together, they have given their lives to building up a generation of leaders committed to relieving oppression and revealing the Kingdom of God.
Lisa Black is a writer, speaker and an advocate for the vulnerable. Lisa, and her husband Gary, spend the majority of their time mentoring and discipling young people through the World Race, an 11-month mission trip to 11 different countries and G42 Leadership Academy, a leadership school in the Spanish village they call home. Together, they have given their lives to building up a generation of leaders committed to relieving oppression and revealing the Kingdom of God.
Ethan WendleEthan is an entrepreneur, and a passionate ambassador of the Kingdom of God. He has led in a traditional church setting, and in business, and longs to see business and missions combined. In college he founded DiamondBack Truck Covers which today employs over 65 people in Philipsburg, PA. Ethan now lives in Mijas, Spain with his wife and three daughters and serves as the director of the Leadership Academy.Courses Include: What's God's Plan, Advancing the Kingdom, Missional Business Development, Living on Mission
Ashley is the head of operations in Mijas, Spain, overseeing everything from financials to legal forms and keeps the G42 ship running. When she's not balancing bank statements, however, Ashley is usually discovering deep theological truths that change both her life and those around her. Ashley is passionate about cultivating a deeper relationship with God and becoming self sufficient in Christ.
In addition to her office work, Ashley teaches on spiritual disciplines and works with interns to translate teaching weeks into practical tools they can use for a way of life in the Kingdom.
Dave Hearn brings his experience from ten years as a military officer to instill leadership and character into the interns. Dave has twice been deployed to Iraq, earning two Bronze Stars as part of a Special Ops Task Force. Dave lives in England and is the founder of Global Adventure, an NGO whose mission is to provide adventurous opportunities to teach, serve and train the next generation.
Courses Include: MIL-SPEC Leadership, Servanthood, Team Building
Bec is a mom to three beautiful children and provides a no-nonsense outlook to Christian ministry and living. Though she claims a fear of public speaking, she is an brilliant and fiery speaker and never fails to leave a positive mark on those she teaches and counsels. She and her husband Dave live in England where they help lead G42 and she works in various ways connecting with the community.
Courses Include: Supernatural Ways of Royalty, Shout of a King
Ted is the founder of Abundant Life Church in Bellingham, Washington, as well as the founder of House of Bread Ministry, an apostolic missions ministry serving churches at an international level. Ted has a father’s heart to see men and women released into their full inheritance. He ministers in many places as an apostolic builder and a prophetic speaker.
Courses Include: New Covenant Realities, Prophetic Activation
Herman Haan is a true renaissance man: an accomplished pastor, author, musician, trained chef, sommelier, business man and documentary film director. But at his heart he just wants to bring God to cultures where “many Christians normally would not go.” He brings a zeal for life wherever he goes, and that is true for his time teaching in Mijas.
Courses Include: Storytelling, Media in Ministry
Michael Dearinger is the current pastor of the Journey Church in Fredericksburg, Texas. Michael brings a wealth of knowledge and years of in-depth study on dispensationalism and end-times beliefs. As Michael says, you have to “know where you’re going so that you know how you will live your life now!”
Courses Include: Kingdom Eschatology
Steve EspamerSteve spent many years in NJ and the Northeast as a college pastor evangelizing students and leading campus ministries.For over 20 years he led children’s ministries especially in the areas of worship and teaching kids how to pray for healing.Steve and Kathleen, for the last 12 years, have overseen Connect The World, a missions organization devoted to assisting other missions and missionaries through personal involvement, sending teams, and raising project funds.They are actively involved in mentoring, inner healing, and prayer counseling. Their life message is the Father heart of God.They are leading the Harrisburg practicum which will include daily devo times, weekly teaching times, weekly fun night and dinner, one on one personal times, and active involvement in inner city ministry with the 333 House ministry which reaches inner city neighborhoods through beautification projects, and prayer and worship with local residents. They will also assist Steve in inner city small group ministry and mentoring troubled teens.
Micah Hubbard is co-founder of Bread & Wine, a house church network in Memphis, Tennessee that he co-leads with fellow pastor and soon-to-be-wife Jenny Tokheim. Micah is passionate about re-thinking and reforming anything that gets in the way of relationship with a Jesus-looking God. His experience in both traditional church leadership and leading non-traditional Kingdom communities has given him a perspective that is both brutally honest about the realities of life and radically hopeful about the inevitable and cooperative movement of God’s Kingdom on the planet. Micah is also an avid home-brewer/aspiring brewmaster, a board-game enthusiast, and an amateur rock-climber
Interns live in traditional Spanish homes together. Living as a family is a fundamental practice of growth, stretching, and grace.
Interns who live in the same house eat dinner together on class days. Interns also host teachers for weekly dinners. The kitchen table is the place of fostering an environment of hospitality, family and celebration.
Interns have class four and a half days a week, Monday through Friday morning. Each week, there is a new leader teaching on a particular subject they seek to impart to the interns.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Program Dates?
G42 begins a 9 month term every fall and spring.
G42 Fall 2017 runs Oct 2017-June 2018.
G42 Spring 2018 runs March 2018 - Nov 2018.
How much does it cost?
Tuition is $9,800 and includes all room and board, as well as flights to and from the middle three month practicum.
Am I too Young (or too old)?
Interns must be 21 years of age but all ages above are welcome. We are a multigenerational school.
Who will I be learning from?
Our teachers are leaders from all over the world and various walks of life, as well as staff elders.
Can I bring my spouse?
We desire that married couples both participate in the program together. Separate tuition required.
What are the visa requirements?
The program is set up to allow our interns to be completely legal within Spain requirements. No paperwork is necessary.
Can I work/go to school while at G42?
We recommend interns set aside 9 months to fully immerse themselves in the program with no other obligations, however, some of the 3 month practicums encourage and allow for either local or remote work. Expenses for lodging/food are covered in tuition.
Are there different focus areas?
No. G42 training is designed to equip leaders to live and teach a way of life seeking first the Kingdom. The training supports planting community or joining or starting a ministry or missional business.
Do I need to have any pre-requisites?
G42 interns must have some form of previous leadership experience. While many of our interns have done the World Race, it is not a requirement.
A main component of G42 is practice in partnership with existing ministries and/or communities. While in the field, interns will need to balance work, ministry, and community life, while practicing what "seeking first the Kingdom" looks like every day.
Wildheart MinistriesInner City Transformation
Practicum Dates: Jan-Mar 2018, June-Aug 2018
The inner cities of America reflect the ravages of poverty and hopelessness and desperately need people who will show up and love like Christ. This practicum will see a group of interns travel to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where they will live in community with each other, work to obtain paying jobs, and participate in inner city outreach in partnership with two ministries: Love the Hill and the Center for Champions.
Love the Hill is an inner-city initiative for one of Harrisburg's most needy neighborhoods, Allison Hill. Planted in the heart of Allison Hill, they are committed to living alongside those in desperate need of real love and comfort while empowering one another to meet those needs.
The mission of Center for Champions is to share the love of Jesus through life on life mentoring relationships where youth and families find hope, values, and skills in order to discover God’s plan for their lives and be a positive influence in their communities.
The challenges of this practice will be in balancing the demands of work and ministry, while maintaining the disciplines and rhythms of the community.
Outpour MovementServing in Thailand/Burma
Practicum Dates: Jan-Mar 2018, June-Aug 2018
Outpour Movement exists to transform, disciple, train, and empower the youth and young adults of oppressed people groups who transcend the Thai and Burma border.
Outpour has had wonderful opportunities to invest into the lives of many living in Burma and “No Man’s Land” on the Thai border. Each village has vastly different living situations, populations and problems. By living with, and seeking to truly love the people of this area, Outpour has been able to respond with targeted solutions that reverse oppression.
This practicum will involve integration into the way of life of a community of full time foreign missionaries that are becoming like Christ to their region. Interns will support day to day operational projects as well as participate in the way of life of the family that makes up the Outpour team. This practicum is ideal for interns looking to plant long term overseas, or lead international trips like the World Race.
South Sudan Refugee SupportPioneering a Base in Uganda
Practicum Dates: Jan-Mar 2018, June-Aug 2018
Uganda is now the center of the world's fastest growing refugee crisis. In South Sudan, political conflict, economic crisis, and drought has resulted in nearly 30% of the population being displaced. Many of these displaces have fled to Uganda.
The needs are overwhelming! The challenges range from drinking water to proper shelter; food is scare, and children need education and medicine. But those are just some of the physical concerns. Many of the refugees have deep scars and need emotional and spiritual support, as well.
G42 is partnering with Adventures in Missions to help pioneer a long term base in Uganda to support refugees located near Aura, Uganda. The goal is to provide life saving and educational services as well as spiritual and mental counseling.
G42 interns will be among the first members of this team to show up and support the newly birthed efforts of local partners and pastors. This practicum is real life training for both long term missions, as well as crisis leadership. Interns will need to balance the immense need and challenge of day to day life, while forming their own community pace of life together.
Adventures in Missions - Passport Trip Lead
Practicum Dates: June-Aug 2018
G42 was founded in partnership with Adventures in Missions which sends thousands of men and women on both short and long term mission trips every year. These men and women have life changing experiences with God on these trips, and it is our passion that this transformation continue for decades after the "mission" is over.
This practicum trains leaders to guide short term missions trips and is ideal for anyone considering squad leading on the World Race, or who is passionate about leading World Race grads to continue living missionally after the race.
In addition to learning the logistical aspect of missions team leading, interns will be focused on teaching and imparting what they've learned while at G42. The goal is to expand the call to become like Christ and cast a vision for a way of life advancing the Kingdom of God.
Bread and WineCommunity Plant in Memphis, TN
Practicum Dates: Jan-Mar 2018, June-Aug 2018
Remaining focused on Jesus and a Kingdom way of life is often easiest when overseas, or away from home. It can be difficult to figure out what it looks like to live a Kingdom life in an actual American city. It’s counter-cultural, it’s exhausting, and it’s almost impossible to do alone. Yet our friends and neighbors, our towns and cities, desperately need an encounter with the love of Christ and an empowerment into a Kingdom-bringing daily way of life.
Founded by a team of G42 grads, Bread & Wine is a community of Jesus People planted in Memphis, TN, a city full of grit and grind. They are committed to redefining the meaning of Church and infiltrating the city with the radical love and good news of the Kingdom in their everyday lives. In one of the most religious cities in America, they are passionate about bringing Christians to Christ and loving their actual neighbors.
This practicum involves joining the team in Memphis, TN, and participating in the daily mix of work, mission and community. Interns will have the opportunity to learn from years of pioneering experience and also practice maintaining a daily personal and community way of life, seeking first the Kingdom of God and figuring the details out in the midst of a committed group of Christ people.
Youth For Christ - Ukraine OutreachWay of Life Ministry in Zaporozhye, Ukraine
This practicum joins 2011 G42 Graduates Steve and Jo Harder, on mission work with youth in Zaporozhye, Ukraine. Steve and Jo have lived in Ukraine since 2012 and have helped pioneer a ministry base which aims to awaken young people to their purpose in Christ.
Work and ministry are combined in a focus on sharing the love of Christ with young people in the city through English lessons, street/bar ministry, and a summer sports camp.
Interns on the Ukraine practicum will experience a way of life lived in a foreign country using their skills and talents to support ongoing local efforts to impact a city. For anyone considering overseas missionary work, this practicum provides an opportunity to experience the impact you can have by simply being an expression of Christ to those who have never heard the good news of the Kingdom.