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An immersive training program that integrates with dynamic churches and equips leaders to become highly effective Campus Pastors.

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HOW THE TRAINING PROGRAM WORKS

Current and potential Campus Pastors will be developed in key areas vital for effective multi-site ministry. This is accomplished through a series of weekend “intensives” that leverage a unique partnership with healthy and dynamic churches. These “intensives” will be a blend of:

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Core
Leadership
Teachings

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Principle
Based
Labs

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Practical
Observation &
Analysis

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Application
Oriented
Workshops

Our training is specifically designed for prospective Campus Pastors to discover, discuss, and develop fundamental areas in order to lead and influence your church locations for growth. This will create a strength based foundation to help build a healthy campus.

HOW WILL THIS HELP ME?

UNIQUE
EXPOSURE

Leverage the experience of dynamic churches around the country by exposing your leaders to theirs.

FOCUSED
DEVELOPMENT

Your leaders will get hands-on training in fundamental areas to lead a strong campus.

EXPERT
FEEDBACK

focus412 will provide you with a real-time analysis of your leader and opportunities for further growth.

TAUGHT BY TODAY’S TOP LEADERS

PHIL KLEIN | FOUNDER, FOCUS412

Phil Klein is the founder of Klein & Associates, which has become a trusted executive leadership coaching and consulting practice. He is dedicated to equipping leaders to grow the church with an emphasis on people, culture, systems, and strategy. Phil was an executive leader at Elevation Church (one of the fastest growing churches in America), responsible for campuses, small groups, family ministry, students, volunteers, and leadership development. It was through this season that he saw the incredible opportunity to take his business and leadership insight, as well as church experience to help transform the leadership landscape in America through the local church.

PHIL KLEIN | FOUNDER & CEO, FOCUS412

Phil Klein is the founder of Klein & Associates, which has become a trusted executive leadership coaching and consulting practice. He is dedicated to equipping leaders to grow the church with an emphasis on people, culture, systems, and strategy. Phil was an executive leader at Elevation Church (one of the fastest growing churches in America), responsible for campuses, small groups, family ministry, students, volunteers, and leadership development. It was through this season that he saw the incredible opportunity to take his business and leadership insight, as well as church experience to help transform the leadership landscape in America through the local church.

PHILIP ENGLE | COACH, FOCUS412

Philip has been actively leading in the church for the last 10 years. In that time he led alongside Phil Klein at Elevation church. Establishing teams, empowering leaders, and designing effective ministries were a regular part of his experience. It was here that he found a passion to help grow and launch new locations. Most recently, Philip is taking all that he has experienced to influence the thinking and leadership within churches. Partnering with church leaders, identifying challenges, and rallying teams behind a solution are what drives Philip. He desires to see the church grow and develop healthy leaders who will leave a legacy for generations to come.

PHILIP ENGLE | COACH, FOCUS412

Philip has been actively leading in the church for the last 10 years. In that time he led alongside Phil Klein at Elevation church. Establishing teams, empowering leaders, and designing effective ministries were a regular part of his experience. It was here that he found a passion to help grow and launch new locations. Most recently, Philip is taking all that he has experienced to influence the thinking and leadership within churches. Partnering with church leaders, identifying challenges, and rallying teams behind a solution are what drives Philip. He desires to see the church grow and develop healthy leaders who will leave a legacy for generations to come.

PASTOR JEREMY FOSTER | LEAD PASTOR, HOPE CITY

Pastor Jeremy grew up in a family of preachers and cowboys. He has always had a sense of adventure, trying everything from singing in a rock ‘n’ roll band to starting his own business and breaking 3 ribs on a bull named Spitfire. But no matter where he went or what he did, God’s calling on his life became something Pastor Jeremy couldn’t ignore. After 15 years of following a passion to reach people for Jesus, God led Pastor Jeremy to Houston and gave him a vision to start Hope City. Since Hope City’s launch in 2015, Pastor Jeremy and the love of his life, Jennifer, have been loving God, loving people, and loving life together. Together, he and Jennifer have five children – Jayden, Jeselyn, Jillian, Jackson, and the newest member of the family, Josiah!

PASTOR JEREMY FOSTER | LEAD PASTOR, HOPE CITY

Pastor Jeremy grew up in a family of preachers and cowboys. He has always had a sense of adventure, trying everything from singing in a rock ‘n’ roll band to starting his own business and breaking 3 ribs on a bull named Spitfire. But no matter where he went or what he did, God’s calling on his life became something Pastor Jeremy couldn’t ignore. After 15 years of following a passion to reach people for Jesus, God led Pastor Jeremy to Houston and gave him a vision to start Hope City. Since Hope City’s launch in 2015, Pastor Jeremy and the love of his life, Jennifer, have been loving God, loving people, and loving life together. Together, he and Jennifer have five children – Jayden, Jeselyn, Jillian, Jackson, and the newest member of the family, Josiah!

PASTOR LAYNE SCHRANZ | EXECUTIVE PASTOR, CHURCH OF THE HIGHLANDS

Pastor Layne Schranz has been on staff at Church of the Highlands since the beginning of the church in 2001. Church of the Highlands, based in Birmingham, Alabama, averages over 40,000 in weekly attendance with sixteen campuses across the state. His family relocated from Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he spent several years working as the president of one of the nation’s most successful towing companies. Once at Highlands he pioneered Student Ministries as well as Highlands College which is a world class ministry training college. He also served as the first campus pastor that paved the way for the multi-site approach at Highlands. Layne currently oversees the Highlands Campuses and the Grow Network. Grow exists to train other churches how to break growth barriers. He travels to train pastors the practical steps and values that have been developed at Church of the Highlands. As a hobby, Layne is a professional race car driver competing annually in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He is a 3 time champion of the world renowned race. He and his wife, Rachel, have been married since 1996 and have two daughters, Ashlyn and Devyn.

PASTOR LAYNE SCHRANZ | EXECUTIVE PASTOR, CHURCH OF THE HIGHLANDS

Pastor Layne Schranz has been on staff at Church of the Highlands since the beginning of the church in 2001. Church of the Highlands, based in Birmingham, Alabama, averages over 40,000 in weekly attendance with sixteen campuses across the state. His family relocated from Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he spent several years working as the president of one of the nation’s most successful towing companies. Once at Highlands he pioneered Student Ministries as well as Highlands College which is a world class ministry training college. He also served as the first campus pastor that paved the way for the multi-site approach at Highlands. Layne currently oversees the Highlands Campuses and the Grow Network. Grow exists to train other churches how to break growth barriers. He travels to train pastors the practical steps and values that have been developed at Church of the Highlands. As a hobby, Layne is a professional race car driver competing annually in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. He is a 3 time champion of the world renowned race. He and his wife, Rachel, have been married since 1996 and have two daughters, Ashlyn and Devyn.

PASTOR JOSH BLACKSON | EXPANSION PASTOR, ELEVATION CHURCH

Originally from Michigan, Josh and his wife, Angie, live in Charlotte, NC. They have been married almost 17 years and have three daughters – Alyssa, Kaitlyn, and Karis. Josh has been on the leadership team at Elevation for 10 years. He oversees all campus pastors, expansion, facilities, HR, central ministries, and the campus & culture creative department. When not moving the church forward, he enjoys playing sports and all things outdoors.

PASTOR JOSH BLACKSON | EXPANSION PASTOR, ELEVATION CHURCH

Originally from Michigan, Josh and his wife, Angie, live in Charlotte, NC. They have been married almost 17 years and have three daughters – Alyssa, Kaitlyn, and Karis. Josh has been on the leadership team at Elevation for 10 years. He oversees all campus pastors, expansion, facilities, HR, central ministries, and the campus & culture creative department. When not moving the church forward, he enjoys playing sports and all things outdoors.

WEEKEND INTENSIVE CORE FOCUS
Fundamentals

Fundamentals of a
Campus Pastor

Developing staff culture

Developing Culture
and Staff

Communicating for action

Communicating for
Action

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Goal Oriented
Campus Growth

Engineering environments

Engineering
Environments

Multiplying Leaders

Multiplying
Leaders

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Campus Pastor Training Program takes place over several months. Each month consists of a multiple day training weekend. 

Complete the application for each individual candidate you want to attend and our team will contact you for a phone interview.

Registration will cover all course materials and several meals. Lodging and transportation to and from the venue will be up to the participant.

Each weekend will be hosted by a different influential church across the country.

We haven’t announced the dates for our next semester. Join the waitlist below and you’ll be the first in line.

Participants are responsible for lodging and transportation to and from the venue.

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AND BE THE FIRST TO KNOW ABOUT OUR UPCOMING SEMESTER

Immersive program taught by top leaders around America.

A series of intensive weekends focused on developing effective Campus Pastors.

Learn from different churches around the country.

Hands-on training in fundamental areas.

Real-time analysis for your Campus Pastor candidates.

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No matter where you are in your leadership journey or growth of your church, we’re here to help.

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