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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.

Networking with Key Allies and Resources

We also serve as a networking organization, with networking events for Wilberforce Academy Fellows, with community members, academics, professionals, and political leaders who can help them achieve their goals as redemptive change agents. 

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


In the next few weeks I will introduce professors, pastors, and other leaders in the northeast Indian state of Manipur to the story of Christianity’s contribution to the development of nations.  One topic I will address is finding the proper balance between entrepreneurship and environmentalism, a balance that, in the gloomy twilight of the early 21st century, clearly tips Green in the post-Christian West.  Finding the right balance not only concerns development, but has everything to do with what it means to be human.


Politics After the Fall: Christianity and Public Life in the Nations  Ongoing 14-week political theory course on a Christian vision for seeking public justice and shaping political life in our nations.  6:45 to 9:15 pm every Tuesday evening beginning January 27, 2014 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 14-16, 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.