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Reignite Your Calling

Experience The Academy Leaders Track, a week of vision, training, and community that equips you to invite your youth into Christian adulthood.

When:  July 15-21, 2018
Where: Biola University, La Mirada, CA
Who:  Leaders of 15-20 year-old Christians & their youth
Cost:  $950, all-inclusive: room, board, materials, etc.

Sign up by March 31 for a $100 discount!
Get $950 in credits for you and your group when you attend The Academy with 5 students.

Registration is now closed.

Questions? Contact us.

Camp: Not just for students

Summer camp shouldn't just inspire your students, it should renew you too. We've designed the Leaders Track to make camp as relevant and inspiring to you as it is to your youth. It'll reignite your calling and renew your heart.      See the Students Track →

See Wheatstone in action

The Academy is the best place to catch Wheatstone's vision for the new youth ministry.

At The Academy 2018, see the Wheatstone team help students grapple with questions like:

  • Is it ok for me to question my faith?
  • What do I do when I don't know what to do?
  • Is faith unreasonable? 
  • ...and lots more

It's a week of big ideas, powerful experiences, and incredible community exploring uncertainty, faith, and Christian adulthood.


students Track Theme

Living Among Shadows

Theme Text

1 John

Discussion Text


Key Verse

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"This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you: that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all."


A Focus on Hope

At the Leaders Track, you can be a student again. We pour into you, and treat you with respect. You aren't just your job; you're a child of God, ready to never stop growing up.


Confirmed Speakers


John Mark

Keynote Speaker
Founder, Wheatstone Ministries
President, The Saint Constantine School



Joshua Damu

Speaker: On Holiness
Assistant Professor, Torrey Honors Institute, Biola University


Peter David

Keynote Speaker
Executive Director, Wheatstone Ministries





Speaker Access

At the Leaders Track, you won't just get to hear from The Academy's speakers, you get to dine with them too, and ask your questions directly.


Leader Cohorts


At the Leaders Track, you'll experience the week in a small cohort of youth leaders, led by two experienced Wheatstone mentors.

You'll learn and grow in a small community of up to 8 other youth leaders, all guided by two of Wheatstone's most experienced mentors. Together, you'll workshop your ministry challenges, build relationships of trust and care, and pursue personal Christian maturity through study and childlike wonder.


Revitalizing Community

At the Leaders Track, you'll build friendships that go way beyond professional camaraderie: a community that will inspire you to keep growing for years to come.


Events Include


  Christian Adulthood  
  Training Seminars  


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  Epic Monday  
  Group Building  












  Art Museum  



Comprehensive Training

At the Leaders Track, you get to experience key content from all five Wheatstone Training events, for a broad and deep introduction to Christian adulthood ministry.



"Invaluable to me"

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"The Academy was an incredible experience. Given the chance, I would do it again. The ability to meet other like-minded educators, wrestle with pedagogy, and confront our own weaknesses was invaluable to me."

2012 Leaders Track Alumnus

"More than necessary"

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"The Academy was more than necessary. I came hoping for encouragement and perspective. Wow, did I receive it."

2014 Leaders Track Alumnus

"Exactly what I needed"

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"The loving community and passion for excellent education I found at The Academy this summer were exactly what I needed to face another year teaching at a public middle school. I know I can endure with God’s grace, and with the lessons I learned."

2012 Leaders Track Alumna


What makes The Academy unique?

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