The mission of the AND Campaign’s Christian Civic Leadership Academy (CCLA) is to form and equip Christian leaders to effectively engage the civic arena with the compassion and conviction of Jesus Christ.
The American political system is in desperate need of leaders who are more committed to human dignity, civility and timeless moral principles than to partisan and ideological tribalism. Accordingly, the Church must begin to recruit and train leaders within its own institutions rather than having our leaders trained by partisan secular institutions. The AND Campaign and our partners have assembled an experienced team of professionals and created a practical, Gospel-centered curriculum to answer that call.
The CCLA is a non-partisan education initiative focused on developing orthodox Christians to run for elected oce, manage political campaigns, lead civic organizations and design policy. We’re seeking applications from biblical Christians, who are seriously interested in serving believers and non-believers alike in the public square from a leadership position. While we encourage all Christians to be civically engaged, the CCLA is not for people with a casual interest in politics. An ideal participant in the CCLA will have a record or demonstrated interest in public service and civic advocacy that is reected by their professional or volunteer experience. This might look like experience volunteering on a campaign, or organizing community members to take action on a discrete issue. This advanced program is for Christians who are ready to commit a signicant amount of time to participating in civic leadership and will treat it, at minimum, like a part-time job.
Though CCLA is a distinctly Christian endeavor, we passionately embrace the call to civic pluralism. Fellows will be trained to uphold biblical tenets within politics, while respecting the beliefs of others and working to improve democracy for all people. CCLA Fellows will become a part of a community of believers who support, inform and hold one another accountable even after the cohort ends. The rst two cohorts will be limited to Christians from Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL regions, as there will be in-person meetings throughout the program; however, we’re prayerfully looking to expand the program nationwide in the future.
This is a 10-week program with virtual and in-person courses. The selected applicants will be announced early March and the cohort will begin in April 2023.
Affirm the Apostle’s Creed
Located in Atlanta or Chicago region
Committed to working 10+ hours/week on civic engagement.