The Lakelands Institute

is a team of visionary worship leaders, pastors, online content creators, videographers, and community builders who come together to offer our wisdom, experience, and practical know-how to church leaders who are ready to help guide the church through the overwhelming transitions taking place.

A growing catalog of digital courses

The church is in a wilderness. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated trends that have been in motion for decades. We are committed to training church leaders for the challenges today’s ministries present, and it all begins with our suite of online trainings.

Consultants for today’s churches

Our cadre of top experts are ready to help your organization deal with its most difficult challenges and thrive. Whether it’s empty church buildings, churches and clergy locked in conflict, or struggles charting the way forward with online ministry, we are ready to help you find solutions.

Coaching and Coach Training

“Coaching is one of the most powerful tools for transformation available to the church today.”

– Rev. Rick McKinley
Director of Congregational Development
New England Conference of the United Methodist Church

Need we say more? Work with a coach, or get trained as a coach. Either way, it’s the best thing you can do to build your ministry.

Very Helpful

The Lakelands Institute was very helpful in working through what was possible and what might be most effective in light of our resources and goals as we prepare for post-COVID worship. It was great to have someone with knowledge with who to engage in this conversation!
The Reverend Debra L. Conklin
Pastor, St. Paul’sĀ and Liberty Park United Methodist Churches and The Grove Community