Brady Boyd - Senior Pastor, New Life Church


Your college years are so critical! Right now you are trying to hear God about your future. You are trying to decide how God created you. What are your gifts? What are your skills? What does God want from you? What is God going to do through you? Desperation Leadership Academy is a place where you can come to learn from some of the best young leaders in America. You'll get to be a part of a healthy local church here at New Life Church. Experience the worship, the ministry, and the passion of the local church here while immersing yourself in a culture of prayer, discipleship and leadership training. Consider being a part of DLA and letting us help you on your journey.




Jon Egan - Desperation Band


I love DLA. These are the kinds of people God is looking for to spread salvation all over the earth. It's happening!


Mike Bickle - Author, Director of the International House of Prayer


DLA articulates God's affection for students, which empowers them to desire a lifestyle of holiness and prayer. This program helps young people realize they are able to love and serve God with fervency even from their youth.


John and Lisa Bevere - Authors, Speakers, Founders of Messenger International


We're excited about what God is doing through DLA. How awesome that these college students are laying down their lives in prayer, discipline of the Word, and intercession, when others are spending this season wastefully. Jesus said to "go and make disciples of all nations." Discipleship is not accomplished by attending church or Bible school. It is accomplished by spending time with people 24 hours a day, seven days a week. DLA is a program I highly endorse, as it will bring impartation into your life to fulfill your destiny in Christ.


Aaron Stern - Author, speaker, pastor


The Church needs leaders who serve God wholeheartedly, live sacrificially, proclaim His fame boldly, and finish well. So join the Desperation Leadership Academy and don't miss this chance to cultivate these core leadership tenets and prepare for your future!


Glenn Packiam - Author, speaker, pastor of New Life Downtown


This is the best program I know of that helps young people get filled up with the power and presence of God and take it into their spheres of influence.


Brent Parsley - One Chapel Youth Pastor


The young leaders coming out of DLA are passionate for God and focused on fulfilling the purposes of God in their generation.




Matt & Dana Candler - Authors, International House of Prayer


Amidst a generation infiltrated with every kind of entertainment and every pull toward earthly pleasure, a community of college-age men and women called the Furnace seek to live counter to their culture and to love Jesus with radical lifestyles of prayer, fasting and abandonment to God.


Fred Markert - Missiologist, Youth With A Mission


As a global Christian strategist, I genuinely believe that every Christian High School graduate should spend at least one year in an intensive Christian discipleship and internship program like DLA before going onto university or into the marketplace. I think it's the most important thing any Christian young person can do with their lives. Their persistent hours in prayer open the door for power encounters with God and ministry. These students possess an uncommon maturity and spiritual passion that makes them effective in service. If you want God to use you to make a measurable impact in reaching the planet, get started in DLA!


John Bolin - Author, Producer, ARC consultant


God has NOT called you to be average or bored or aimless. Rather, the Christian life should be a meaningful extraordinary and thrilling experience. I challenge you to consider this program and with it, the opportunity to begin the adventure of a lifetime.


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