Classic KINDLE

In Classic KINDLE, we know that you want to be a confident leader, communicator, and equipper in your ministry role. To do that, you need an actionable path forward that builds on the foundation you’ve created. Progress comes through better habits, boundaries, and rhythms.

Over time, relationships, boundaries, and budgets all get squeezed. You may feel inadequate for the task at hand or even trapped in your current routine – unsure of how to break free. We believe ministry workers should never feel alone or isolated from the body of Christ.

The Classic KINDLE Experience


This two-year program engages second-chair ministry leaders who have five or more years of experience serving in a congregational setting. It features four in-depth learning events, interactive learning circles of 5-6 people coached by experienced ministry leaders, and powerful resources that encourage the personal growth and development of others as intentional, Christ-like servant leaders.


Classic KINDLE provides you with:

  • Resources, processes, and tools to create and establish an intentional Christ-like servant leader development process in your congregation, home, workplace, community, and the world—wherever God has planted you!
  • The opportunity to develop relationships with other like-minded professionals and receive support and encouragement for your ministry.
  • The opportunity to grow further as a productive, resourceful congregational professional who desires to be a Christ-like servant leader and who seeks to prepare others to also foster and multiply Christ-like servant leaders.

Congregations Benefit from Classic KINDLE participation

When second chair ministry leaders participate in Classic KINDLE, their congregations and communities gain a staff member who is:

  • A healthier, more intentional Christ-like servant leader.
  • Establishing an ongoing Christ-like servant leader development process within their ministry area.
  • Implementing resources for creating generations of Christ-like servant leaders, both inside and outside of the congregation.
  • Able to coach lay leaders in their pursuit of a Christ-like servant-leader growth plan.
  • Focusing their ministry area on Christ-like servant leadership in the congregation, home, workplace, and community.

Get started with Classic KINDLE

1. Apply to Classic KINDLE.

2. Engage in the two-year learning experience.

3. Thrive in your personal and professional calling, rooted in your identity as a Christ-Like Servant Leader.

“I’ve walked away from other conferences going, ‘I’m so glad I learned this, but now what?’ And I never use any of the knowledge I’ve learned. But with KINDLE, I know I will.

Erika Mitts

'21-23 Participant

“I was surprised by how much of the learnings related to ministry are so applicable to home and family. I should have recognized that, but I almost use more of what we learned at home than I do in the ministry setting.”

Chris Brown

'21-23 Participant

“My main takeaway: Christ-like servant leadership isn’t a pinnacle to be reached. It’s not about me, but the opportunity to pour into those around me.”

Amy Heuer

'21-23 Participant

Apply for Classic KINDLE

Classic KINDLE is a 2-year learning cycle designed for second-chair ministry leaders serving in congregational ministry with 5+ years of full-time ministry experience.

Four in-person learning events at University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois.

The 2024-2026 Learning Event Dates:

      • September 23-26, 2024
      • February 3-6, 2025
      • September 29-October 2, 2025
      • February 9-12, 2026

      Weekly learning circles of 4-5 people, facilitated by experienced KINDLE Christ-like Servant Leaders currently serving in

    • congregations.

    • The next cycle begins in Fall 2026 with registration opening in January 2026. 



Registration fees include program resources, and lodging and meals for events. 

Early Registration offers early bird pricing of $4800.
*Early registrations will receive a free resource! 

After March 1st, regular registration fee of $5200.

Registration closes in mid-May for the upcoming Fall cycle launch. 

*Fees do not include travel to and from events

*Payment plans and scholarships available upon request. 

Apply Now

1. Complete your application here.

2. Submit a deposit of $300 (due at time of application)

Pay online here or by check mailed to:
KINDLE Servant Leaders
8608 Poplar Bridge Curve
Bloomington, MN 55437

3. Submit a one-page statement. 

4. Submit 2 recommendations

Share this link with your pastor and with a congregation leader in your ministry area (other than a staff member)  for recommendation submissions:Recommendation Form

5. If needed, please submit your application for financial assistance no later than May 15, 2024