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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 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. 




Note the new article by Dr. Osburn Good News for the Naked Public University posted on the First Things website on October 21, 2014


Perhaps you have heard  about "trigger warnings," and wondered why college students need shielding from uncomfortable ideas and images.  Isn't college all about the courageous search for truth?


Politics After the Fall: Christianity and Public Life in the Nations (Special Summer Session)  14-lesson political theory course on a Christian vision for  public justice and political life in our nations.  6:00 to 8:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday evening beginning June 9 - July 28, 2015 (except June 23 and 25) at the MacLaurinCSF Center, 1337 N. Cleveland Ave (across from the University of Minnesota-St Paul campus).  Contact Dr. Bob Osburn for further information: bob@wilberforceacademy.orgCo-sponsored with MacLaurinCSF, the Christian study center serving the University of Minnesota.

Wilberforce Academy Fellows Global Summit October 15-16, 2015 (Venue: To be determined).  This invitation-only event is for Wilberforce Academy Fellows and other mentees who seek to bring Christ-animated redemptive change in their home societies and workplaces.

Agents for Redemptive Change: International Students Conference on Economic Development  October 16-17, 2015 (Knox International Center, one block south of Hamline University at 1536 W. Minnehaha Ave in St Paul, MN).   As future business, academic, and political leaders, up to 250 international students and others will be challenged to help foster and enact a Christian vision for economic development in their home societies.  Featuring four exciting speakers (practitioners and professors), along with 10 student lab sessions and over six networking breaks, this conference will be stimulating and memorable.