PBA Lead

Student Focused Program

The need for effective leadership in our world has, perhaps, never been greater. To meet this need and serve the next generation of emerging leaders, the Center for Global Leadership (CGL) has developed a unique program for sustained transformational leadership development: PBA Lead. This three-course academic program is designed to cultivate exceptional student leaders ready to meet the challenge of leading differently. 

Emphasizing biblical principles that help students lead with character and competence, PBA Lead offers an opportunity for students to develop a leadership strategy that follows the greatest leader, Jesus. The program is grounded in both contemporary leadership practices and biblical principles, inspiring students to first lead themselves before leading others. Building on this foundation, the program helps students identify their leadership strengths, passions, and personality and apply their learning to leadership opportunities on campus and in the community. 

Teaching PBA Lead

PBA Lead Information

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The PBA Lead program guides students through a leadership journey at PBA. Some highlights of this program include the following:

  • A three-course transformative experience with leadership opportunities on campus and within the community
  • The integration of a biblical worldview, spiritual formation, practical application, and experiential opportunities
  • An annual three-week immersive course (3 credits per course) to accelerate students’ development as a leader
  • A supportive team at the CGL that encourages students’ faith and leadership growth
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities throughout the year, such as educational events, retreats, experiences, and potential internships
Eligibility:

Eligible students must be incoming full-time freshmen. Students participating in athletics, talent (music, dance, and theatre), or honors are not eligible for this program due to conflicting co-curricular requirements.

Application: 2023-2024 Application Dates will open during Spring 2023
Deadline: TBA
Decision Notification:

Renewable:
The scholarship is renewable upon meeting co-curricular expectations as determined by the Center for Global Leadership and Student Development. Annual Scholarship Amount: $2,000.

Annual Cost:
The annual cost for the three-week August intensive is $795.00 per course. This fee includes on-campus housing during the course period, three meals per day M-F, and two meals per day on the weekend.

The commuter student fee does not include housing or meals.

Co-Curricular Expectations

For more information regarding the PBA Lead Scholarship Program, please contact the PBA Admissions Department at 877-892-3749.

To be considered for the program, first apply for and gain admission to PBA. Then, complete the application for the PBA Lead Scholarship Program. Once you are selected as a PBA Lead Scholar, accept the scholarship by making the deposit as directed in your program acceptance communication.

During the first year, students in the program are expected to complete the following:

  1. Complete the PBA Lead Foundations course (ORL 1013) on campus during the three-
    week Summer Scholars Term.
  2. Attend three Connection Week activities offered by PBA.
  3. Participate in an on-campus group/club of your choosing.
  4. During the spring semester, apply for and serve in an entry-level leadership position (e.g.,
    Fish leader, Fleet Team, Residence Assistant, Student Assistant (Student Development or
    Campus Ministry Offices), Campus Ministry, President's Ambassador, Peer Leader).

During the second year, students in the program are expected to complete the following:

  1. Complete the second PBA Lead course on campus during the three-week Summer Scholars Term or when offered during the academic year.
  2. Serve in a PBA entry-level leadership position.
  3. Participate in scheduled PBA Lead cohort gatherings or events.
  4. During the Spring semester, apply for a higher-level campus leadership opportunity for year three (e.g., Steering Committee, Student Government Association, Refresh Apprentice, ILT Interns, Workshop Coordinators Ministry/Mission Team Leaders, Campus Ambassadors, RA/RC).

During the third year, students in the program are expected to complete the following:

  1. Complete the third PBA Lead course on campus during the three-week Summer Scholars Term or when offered during the academic year.
  2. Continue serving in campus and/or community leadership positions.
  3. During the spring semester, apply for high-level campus leadership opportunities and serve as a mentor for first-year PBA Lead students.
  4. Participate in PBA Lead cohort gatherings or events.

During the fourth year, students in the program are expected to complete the following:

  1. Complete the third PBA Lead course if not already completed.
  2. Continue serving in high-level campus or community leadership positions.
  3. Mentor first-year PBA Lead students.
  4. Participate in PBA Lead cohort gatherings or events.