Identify and Break Your Next Growth Barrier in The Art of Leadership Academy

On-demand courses, live coaching, and growth-minded peers for you to lead a healthy growing church.

Take the Frustration Out of Leading Your Church.

Get the coaching, content and community that you need to get your church growing and healthy.

7 On-Demand Church Leadership Courses

Your private course library walks you through the important and foundational lessons, strategies, and mindsets you need to lead and grow a church.

Live Monthly Coaching

There’s power in putting great people in a room together.  Live coaching calls with Carey Nieuwhof give you the chance to talk about what we’re learning and work through it together.

A Community of Peers Who
Get It

A community of 1500+ church leaders who break the isolation of leadership, share their tips, encourage you, and fuel your leadership.

There’s Far Too Much At Stake

Without the practical skills to lead your church into an uncertain future…

Your church won’t grow.

You’ll be left to figure it out alone and you’ll keep
feeling overwhelmed.

Your people won’t flourish.

Your church will struggle with mediocre engagement.

You’ll keep leading by trial and error and never really achieve the results you want.

Your best leaders will leave.

Escape the struggle today and become the leader you’re meant to be. 

Join The Art of Leadership Academy and get everything you need to run, lead and grow your church and yourself.

Join Before December 15th To Participate In…

The Highly Productive Leader: A 30-Day Challenge to Start 2023 With Far More Time and Energy

At the end of 2023, what would it feel like to look back and have accomplished exactly what you set out to? 

If you are a pastor or church leader with ambitious goals for 2023, Carey Nieuwhof will coach you through a proven, easy-to-follow strategy to achieve exactly what you set out to do next year.



Your Questions
Answered Directly

Week 1: Analyzing Your Current Patterns (60-90 minutes)

  • Time, Energy & Commitment Audit 
  • How to Set Ambitious and Meaningful Goals 
  • Creating Your Goals for 2023

Week 2: Building a System for 2023 (60-90 minutes)

  • Build a Daily and Weekly Routine
  • Scale Your Time & Leveraging Your Energy
  • The Art of Saying No 
  • Bonus: The Save 100 Hours This Year Cheat Sheet
  • Bonus: Calendar templates (Google, iCal, Outlook & more)

Week 3: Becoming A Highly Productive and Effective Leader (60 minutes)

  • Master Your Productivity & Priorities
  • Schedule Your Growth in 2023
  • Schedule Meaningful Time for Rest, Family, Friends, and Vacation
  • Bonus: Behind-the-Scenes Insights Into the Exact Systems that Carey Uses

Week 4: Healthy Hustle & Staying on Track (60-90 minutes)

  • How to Adjust Your New System for Continual Improvements and Results
  • Tips For When You Start to Go Off Track 
  • Bonus: Live Strategy Session with Carey Nieuwhof and Q&A

How To Join The Challenge

Join The Art of Leadership Academy

Complete the 30-Day Challenge

Access the Other Courses and Resources in the Academy

What Leaders Are Saying About The Art of Leadership Academy

“Absolutely life-giving, encouraging, and honestly kept me from quitting on my hardest days”

Archie Jackson, Pastor/ Entrepreneur/ Artist

“I have received so much wisdom, encouragement, and thought-provoking input from an amazing network of people I otherwise would never have met. The Academy has truly been a gift.”

Sarah Starrenburg, Executive Director of Global Collaboration, United Bible Societies

“What I didn’t expect was the genuine friendships I’d make with like-minded leaders. I am feeling more energized and relationally connected than I ever have before.”

Kenny Hackbarth, Campus Pastor, The Chapel McHenry

“Practical and helpful! A transformational resource that gives great insights on so many leadership areas. I have been impressed by the caliber of thought leaders, the peer community and information shared by Carey and others!”

John Brimm, Entrepreneur/Strategist

No-Questions-Asked 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

It matters to me that this makes an actual difference for you and your team…which is why I’m offering this guarantee.

If you’re not satisfied with the quality of the content, or for any other reason whatsoever, you will get a full, immediate refund. Just shoot us an email at

Choose Your Plan

Individual Plan

$447 / year

Access to all on-demand courses

Monthly live coaching calls

A community of peers and mentors

Monthly team training

Or, monthly payments of $54 (USD)

Team Plan

$347 / year per team member

Access to everything included in the Individual Plan for every member of your team

Access to all on-demand courses

Monthly live coaching calls

A community of peers and mentors

Monthly team training

Busy Pastors Are Growing Their Church Through
The Art of Leadership Academy. You Can Too.

Get 150+ Easy-to-Use Video Trainings, Guides, Assessments, Cheatsheets, Meeting Agendas, and More. Learn How To…

  • Increase your productivity
  • Scale pastoral care
  • Hire/fire staff
  • Motivate staff
  • Align your team with your mission
  • Find & recruit great leaders 
  • Say ‘no’ without hurting people or losing influence
  • Have effective 1:1 and team meetings
  • Handle toxic people
  • Increase staff engagement
  • Avoid burnout
  • Build a volunteer core
  • Align your church around your mission
  • Structure your church for growth
  • And more…

Practical On-Demand Courses Used by 15,000+ Leaders.

The ever-growing library of on-demand courses—taught by Carey Nieuwhof and qualified faculty—takes the guesswork out of overcoming the challenges that you’re facing.

Customer Journey


At Your Best

Get your time, energy, and priorities working in your favor so you can be far more effective in your ministry without sacrificing quality time with your friends and family. This strategy has helped tens of thousands of leaders grow their churches while being far more present at home and taking meaningful time off.

Didn't See It Coming (Spring 2023)

Avoid and overcome the challenges that few of us expect but we all experience at some point. You don't have to suffer from life's seven hardest and most crippling challenges: cynicism, compromise, disconnectedness, irrelevance, pride, burnout, and emptiness.

The Art of Team Leadership

Don’t let your mission suffer because of unengaged and underperforming staff. The Art of Team Leadership course gives you the tools to build trust, efficiency and productivity into your team so you can lead a growing and effective mission.

The Art of Online Influence

Putting your message online can discouraging when it isn't getting the traction you hoped for. Learn the time-tested principles that help communicators, bloggers, podcasters, and authors increase their reach, amplify their impact, and build an influential presence online.

The Art of Leading Change

There are two obstacles that will kill change: opposition and implementation. Get the foundational principles and step-by-step guides to navigate change, and the opposition to it, without giving up your dream for what could and should be.

The Art of Healthy Succession (Fall 2022)

It's going to happen. How can you prepare for it? Carey Nieuwhof and Sean Morgan provide your step-by-step plan for succession: how to prepare for it, when you're ready for each step, what to do in each phase, and how to avoid burnout in the process. Plus, a real-life case study to guide you along the way.

The Art of Church Growth

Eliminate the barriers holding your church back and equip your staff, volunteers, and members to reach more people. Learn how to navigate seven critical conversations that change the potential and trajectory of your church in less than 6 months.

The Art of Preaching

A tried-and-tried method to preaching sermons that are engaging, relevant, and memorable. Carey Nieuwhof and Mark Clark share their hard-earned lessons on how to create, write and deliver better sermons that connect with your audience and grow your church.

The Art of Reaching


The lessons, principles and strategies to help you gain passion around your mission, attract and engage first-time guests, and reach more people. Stop wasting time and resources on outdated methods. It's time to build an outreach strategy that works.

Have Meaningful, Engaging Connection With Top-Tier Leaders Anytime, Anywhere

Meet pastors and faith-minded leaders for stimulating conversation in The Art of Leadership Academy App—available on mobile and desktop.

Choose Your Plan

Individual Plan

$447 / year

Access to all on-demand courses

Monthly live coaching calls

A community of peers and mentors

Monthly team training

Or, monthly payments of $54 (USD)

Team Plan

$347 / year per team member

Access to everything included in the Individual Plan for every member of your team

Access to all on-demand courses

Monthly live coaching calls

A community of peers and mentors

Monthly team training

Frequently Asked Questions

What Courses Are Included in The Art of Leadership Academy? 

The ever-growing library of courses currently includes: 

– At Your Best
– The Art of Leading Change
– The Art of Online Influence
– The Art of Reaching
– The Art of Team Leadership
– The Art of Church Growth
– The Art of Preaching
– PLUS: 25+ months of done-for-you leadership development videos

What’s The Difference Between an Individual Account and Team Account?

A team account allows you and your entire leadership team or staff to join the Academy together. You’ll have the ability to manage the membership and users from one central account, as well as see your team’s progress within courses. 

What is the Cancellation/Return Policy? 

You are free to cancel your subscription and membership at any time without any form of penalty payment. For whatever reason, if you decide that the membership is not for you within the first 30-days, you can request a complete refund.

Is There A Monthly Option? 

It is only offered through an annual membership so that you’re able to work through courses and get connected in the community throughout the year.

Can I Purchase a Course Without Joining The Art of Leadership Academy

Yes, you can purchase individual courses, however, you only get access to the course videos and materials. You do not receive any other perks of joining the membership, such as live coaching, access to the community, access to the Mobile App, or access to other courses.