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 Advanced Christian Leadership Training for International and American Students

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Customized Personal and Peer Mentoring

After discovering both the felt and underlying needs of potential mentees, we teach and demonstrate how to apply biblical and Christian thoughts to those needs so that they can effectively apply a Christian worldview to social and workplace challenges. We provide peer mentoring as well, through monthly meetings and activities with our Wilberforce Academy Fellows.

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Cutting Edge Program Events 

  We offer retreats and conferences that attempt to answer the question of how Christians can impact various social spheres by skillfully, creatively, courageously, and intelligently applying a Christian perspective to pressing needs in society and the workplace. We also provide training and support in planning a redemptive project where Fellows gain project  development and management skills. 


Who Are We Sending Back Home? The Difference Wilberforce Academy Makes

It’s time for me to tell you how Wilberforce Academy is helping prepare them as Christian nation-builders, to use a term that my friend Vishal Mangalwadi has often used. To explain how we do it, I must first highlight the 21stacademic backdrop: Our academic institutions are graduating cynical secular postmodernists, on the one hand, and, inadvertently and indirectly, fueling radical Islamism, on the other (as I suggest when I address the case of Sayd Qutb below).  At the Wilberforce Academy, by contrast, we believe God wants us to help shape men and women filled with hope, skills, and commitment for redemptive change because they follow Jesus Christ.

Citizens of Zimbabwe (southern Africa) and Venezuela (northern South America), once known as successful, thriving countries, are starving. And now, in early 2019, the populations of both have reached the boiling point, frustrated by authoritarian dictatorships that recklessly assault those protesting incompetent corrupt, and brutal leadership. In the past several weeks, as dozens have died at the hands of the militaries in both countries, Venezuela’s crisis has reached a tipping point that may have great significance for the future of Zimbabwe as well.


  • Surviving the State, Remaking the Church book discussion

    • Co-sponsored with Anselm House

    • 4 pm, Feb, 7 and 21, March 7, April 4 and 18

    • Station 19 in Stadium Village

    • For more information: Kyle Hamilton: kh@anselmhouse.org

  • Faith and International Development Conference

    • Calvin College, February 7-9, 2019

    • Look for Wilberforce Academy display

    • Contact Dr. Bob Osburn 651-402-2600

  • Rochester L’Abri Conference

    • February 8-9, 2019 at Mayo Auditorium (Rochester)

    • Look for Academy display manned by Dr. Steve Keillor

  • Disciple Nations Alliance Global Forum

    • Panama City, Panama, March 11-15, 2029

    • Dr. Bob Osburn will be representing the Academy

  • Global Summit

    • October 17-19, 2019, Minneapolis

    • By invitation only