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What is the Admissions Procedure?
Prospective students must fill out and return a Student Application to the WLI UK Office with a £50 Application Fee. A link to download the Student Application is found along with the Student Prospectus below.

In more detail: The Application process is as follows:
1. Print off an application form (available to download here) and set aside an evening to complete it. List all previous Christian and secular education, training conferences and positions you have served in – this will help us award you ‘Advanced Standing’ TUs proportionate to your prior training.

2. Submit your Application Form along with your Application Fee and two completed Recommendation Forms – one from your pastor (Pastors should obtain a recommendation from your apostolic or denominational covering).

3. Include a non-refundable application/assessment fee of £50 with your application (cheques payable to ‘Commonwealth Church’). Your application will be evaluated and your Advanced Standing and Diploma Level will be advised to you. You can enroll in classes, conference, read approved books and begin home-based study to begin earning your TUs.

WLI UK students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, educational levels, experience and nationalities. WLI encourages all who desire to be trained for ministry to apply. Students must be a minimum of 18 years of age.

What are the different available Diploma Levels and their requirements?
WLI UK offers three diploma tracks: Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Practical Ministry.

In more detail:
WLI UK desires to remain unhindered from traditional higher-level educational format requirements and is not an accredited institution. Diplomas do not certify levels of attainment, but rather accumulation of training units. Each diploma track requires completion of 120 Training Units (TUs), of which a minimum of 60 TUs must be earned whilst a WLI UK Student. A maximum of 50% of the required TUs can be earned through home study, with the remainder earned in a ‘live’ classroom/conference setting.

The educational paradigm of Wagner Leadership Institute differs considerably from traditional academic models of ministerial or ordination-track education. The new methodology of training, following patterns of contemporary adult education, is not based exclusively or even primarily on a classroom format, programmed to meet predetermined academic standards. Rather, it incorporates a variety of learning events and experiences which are offered to you as a basis for earning Training Units (TU) which you accumulate as you move toward a ministry diploma on various levels.

The focus on training in WLI is more on impartation than on information. This is not to deny the importance of information, but rather it is to affirm that relevant information will be provided in a context of imparting skills and anointing for practical ministry. Furthermore, ministry in the Spirit receives equal emphasis to ministry in the Word and truth.

There are many benefits to the educational paradigm described above. The design of WLI seeks to free the institution from some of the more burdensome characteristics of traditional academia such as: required courses, theological party lines, denominational control, bureaucratic entanglements, faculty tenure, costly library facilities, residential requirement, competition with other institutions, accreditation straight-jackets and geographical limitations.

 

What are Training Units and how do you do Grading?
Our tuition is based upon Training Units (TU). One TU is assigned for each four hours in class, or normal-sized book. No grades are given and there are no exams. Instead, students complete Self Evaluation Papers in order to relate their learning to their own ministry.

In more detail:
Training units are earned once either a course is taken or Home Study is undertaken and a Self-Evaluation Paper is submitted to WLI UK. Self-Evaluation Papers are due no later than 90 days after completion of the course. Self-Evaluation Papers should focus on how students were transformed by the course rather than restating course content. Students are expected to take their courses seriously and not to procrastinate in their studies as consistency and continuity is vital in receiving what the Holy Spirit wants to impart.

Additional training units may be received for courses by reading on the same subject from pre-approved authors. Submit the Reading Report Form, a one page Self-Evaluation Paper and tuition fees to WLI to earn extra reading training units.

WLI tuition fees for TU’s are included in each course cost. One TU is assigned for each four hours in class. For Home Study or other conferences/learning attended not hosted by WLI UK, the TU Fee is £10 per TU. The WLI UK Administrator will determine the number of training units earned for outside courses and conferences.

Since academic attainment is not a component of WLI training units, no grades are given for courses, events, or training experiences. There are no exams. Field research, apprenticeship, mentoring, and ministry experience are deemed to be as valuable as library research or classroom attendance. Self evaluation papers designed to discipline the student in relating what has been learned to the student’s own ministry are required throughout the various programs. These papers become a part of the student’s permanent file.

How can you bring WLI to me?
We realise that students cannot always come to us. If you have a church, business, or organisation, we can come to your location to teach, train, activate and impart in a classroom or conference setting. Training can vary from a one/two day course, conference, or a full week of activation and impartation. Courses may be audited or taken for WLI UK training unit credit. Contact us for more information.
What about Ordination or Licensing for ministry?
WLI does not ordain or license students for ministry.

In more detail:

The educational paradigm of Wagner Leadership Institute differs considerably from traditional academic models of ministerial or ordination-track education. The new methodology of training, following patterns of contemporary adult education, is not based exclusively or even primarily on a classroom format, programmed to meet predetermined academic standards. Rather, it incorporates a variety of learning events and experiences which are offered to you as a basis for earning Training Units (TU) which you accumulate as you move toward a ministry diploma on various levels.

The focus on training in WLI is more on impartation than on information. This is not to deny the importance of information, but rather it is to affirm that relevant information will be provided in a context of imparting skills and anointing for practical ministry. Furthermore, ministry in the Spirit receives equal emphasis to ministry in the Word and truth

What is the WLI Statement of Faith?
Wagner Leadership Institute positions itself in the evangelical theological stream of Protestant Christianity. We adhere to the Apostles’ Creed and to the core doctrines of the Protestant Reformation, namely the ultimate and essential authority of the Scriptures for Christian faith and practice, justification by faith, and the priesthood of all believers. We believe thatGod is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; that Jesus was born of a virgin; that He was physically raised from the dead; and that an individual’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour determines that individual’s eternal destiny in heaven or in hell. The fulfillment of Jesus’ Great Commission to make disciples of all nations is central to the focus of Wagner Leadership Institute.
What is the WLI Story?
C. Peter Wagner’s Story
Wagner Leadership Institute (WLI) was birthed from a prophecy given by Cindy Jacobs at Chuck Pierce’s birthday party in the home of Dr. C. Peter and Doris Wagner on June 6, 1998. The educational paradigm suggested in the prophecy has now been implemented. The prophecy also stated that there would be a physical campus attached to WLI.

Cindy Jacobs also prophesied to Dr. Wagner in September of 1992: “The ministry of Global Harvest will widen far beyond what you and Doris have planned or anticipated. It will not end when the AD2000 United Prayer Track is terminated, but it will continue into the future. It will grow to such proportions that you will have a building of your own.” Global Harvest is the parent organization of WLI.

WLI began holding classes in November 1999, in the classroom facilities of the World Prayer Center at New Life Church. WLI then experienced amazing growth. In 1999, WLI scheduled nine courses. The enrollment in the first Fast Track was 50 students, and the enrollment in the second Track was 70 students, an increase of 40 percent. WLI ended 1999 with 150 students enrolled in the school.

It should go without saying that Peter and Doris’ attention was soon focused back on Cindy Jacobs’ original prophecy regarding WLI, which included a physical campus.

Believe in the Lord your God and you shall be established; believe His prophets and you shall prosper (2 Chron. 20:20)

More Prophetic Words about WLI
Cindy Jacobs delivered the following prophetic word in Colorado Springs on June 6, 1998:

Lord would say, “I am going to build a school here in Colorado Springs, and I am going to gather leaders from around the world. I am going to physically build a campus, and people are going to come here to study. . . Don’t be concerned about this or how you will work it out, because I am going to do it. I am going to bring people who will bring money to you. I am going to bring people who will come and put millions of dollars into this. . . It’s going to happen quickly. There is going to be someone come to you and they are going to say, ‘I want to build this. It is in my heart and I want to do it.’” God also says, “The Wagner Leadership Institute is so big that you cannot imagine how big it really is. It is greater than anything you could ever dream of. It is a new thing. You don’t know how to do it yet, but I am going to bring people to you and they know how to do it. It will be like putting a puzzle together. I am going to call from the four corners of the earth everything that will be necessary.”

David Cartledge from Sydney, Australia gave this prophesy on February 18, 2000:

God is going to give you the hearts of significant men in the business world; men of influence around the world in a number of countries and in particular your own country. He is going to cause this to happen because He is determined that you are never going to be without resources to carry out the work that He has called you to do. God is literally going to give you favor with significant people who rule in their empires. Powerful people! Not only that, but He will open the doors for you to speak to world leaders, and you will never have to seek the opportunity. You will never have to try to make it happen. God Himself will open the door in its time. It will just happen; it will take you by surprise. Resources will flow to you from a variety of places. You are never to look to them because God will use one source to bring much finance to you for the work of God, and it will never happen again. Then He will open another door. God will give you one significant person who will stand with you forever. You will be able to depend and rely on him, but others will come and go. They will be touched by God to bless you on one occasion, and then they will be drawn in another way at another time. You are never to look to people, not even to the one who will stand with you. God is your source! As you trust Him, God is going to lift you to another level of finance. The reason He is doing this is because He intends that you will teach people around the world another way of accessing the finance of this world for the kingdom of God.

Further Expansion
In February 2006, Cindy Jacobs once again prophesied to the Wagners at Springs Harvest Fellowship in Colorado Springs, Colorado:

Peter Wagner, the fresh wind of the Lord is blowing upon the Wagner Leadership Institute. The fresh wind of God is coming to blow and I am getting ready to give you a mantle and a plan that is going to touch the nations of the earth. The Lord says the plan is going to be given to you apostolically. You have always been known as one who saw trends, but the Lord says you are going to have the mantle to disciple the trends. So not only will you see trends, but as you see a trend, you will put in the discipline for it, says the Lord. And I am going to put a discipleling anointing upon you, and you are going to disciple nations. The Lord says I gave you a mandate for the Great Commission – you always had the Great Commission on your license plates and I don’t know if you do right now – but the Lord says get it again, because you are going to, from now on, disciple nations. I am going to use you to reform nations. I am going to show you how to do it. I am calling you back to the Great Commission, says the Lord. I am calling you back to the first things.

The Lord says you will have the strength too, both of you. You will have the keenness of mind you need. You will not fail and you will not falter. You will be able to finish the course. You will be able to finish the course well, says the Lord. And God says to you, this is going to be a year of doubling for WLI. It is going to double, and it is going to double again. You will see that everything is going to start doubling. You have passed and crossed over Jordan, says the Lord. The building was your Jericho. But now, with your crossing over, you will posses the land. So, Father, I thank You in the name of Jesus – the new mantle for the new day. The new mantle. You are going to have what you need Doris, you are going to do it. Thank You, Lord, for the new mantle for the new day, the discipleling mantle. The Lord says many are going to come here to Colorado Springs and the Lord says there will even be this network – I see where it will literally be like an Apostolic Network, and I know you have that one already. People will want to come under you and it will be its own entity like that, so the Lord says you think of it like that and you will have it.

Dr. Wagner sums up the process,“I sincerely believe in the depths of my being what God said, that “The Wagner Leadership Institute is so big that you cannot imagine how big it really is. It is greater than anything you could ever dream of. It is a new thing.” Receiving a prophetic word about Wagner Leadership Institute and then seeing such a radical institution come into being is awesome! God is bringing this to pass, line upon line and precept upon precept. I started WLI when I was 68 years old, having logged over 40 years of active ministry. I have done many things over those four decades by the grace and through the power of God. The past 40 years has merely been my personal training ground for this new career which began at age 68 – and He has kept the good wine until now!” John 2:10