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Emerging Leader Network

Full Time Immersion Discipleship for Students

Since 2006, the Foursquare Emerging Leader Network (ELN) has provided a model for local churches to develop a new generation of young leaders. Today, in the more than 30 ELN programs around the U.S., hundreds of college-age students lead in ministry while participating in life-shaping classes. Students are mentored by proven leaders throughout the program.

This model of full-time "immersion discipleship" has proven to be transformational and an effective means of preparing students for life-long ministry, whether they go on to serve in the church or in the marketplace. Generous scholarships are offered to ELN students and graduates by Life Pacific College and New Hope Christian College, providing students with strong educational opportunities after their ELN experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there an ELN located near me?

We are adding new ELNs more quickly than ever before! Check out this handy map to see if there is an ELN in your city, or in a city where God is calling you.

Can you tell me what other students have experienced in the program?

Yes! You don’t have to take our word for it; see what other students who are in the program, or who have graduated, say about their time in a local ELN.

Read stories from former ELN students.

Read blog updates from current ELN students.

Can our church begin an ELN program?

Yes! Training and resources are offered to Foursquare pastors and leaders who would like to develop a school of ministry for college-age students.

Learn more.

Who do I contact for more information?

Send ELN a message, and they will be glad to answer your questions.

Can I just watch a video to learn more about ELN?

Yes! Watch "Emerging Leader Network: Who We Are" on Vimeo to learn more about your opportunities with ELN.

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