About us

The New Ground Academy launched in London in 2014 and has rapidly spread to other nations. The Church learned so much through the coronavirus crisis of 2020 that we went back to the drawing-board to produce a new and exciting curriculum that will equip an army of leaders to make disciples in the post-coronavirus world. As a result, for the first time we are allowing Academy graduates to return and to grow their leadership gifting even further.

At the New Ground Academy, we believe that Jesus wasn’t joking when he told his followers to: “Go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). We believe that he really meant it when he promised that “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses… to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8). God includes every Christian in Christian leadership.

We believe that God has not reneged on his promise that, through Jesus, “the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9). That’s why we set up the New Ground Academy: to enable you to become part of the fulfilment of these promises.

We believe that leaders are not born. They are made. We believe that God takes great joy in empowering ordinary people to do extraordinary things. We believe that everything changes when we put ourselves in a place where God can grow and teach us.


Our new curriculum will take you through the Bible, from start to finish, and it will help you to apply the truths of God’s Word to the very practical, cut-and-thrust details of your daily life and ministry.


We believe that Christian leaders need more than Bible information. They also need Holy Spirit impartation. Our new curriculum will give you a thorough understanding of what it means to partner with God’s Spirit to fulfil God’s great plan for the world around you.


Christian leadership is a lot about character. It doesn’t come naturally to most people. We need people who will love us and spend time with us to apprentice us in what it means to take a lead within the Kingdom of God. Our curriculum will give you the general leadership skills that you need to shape, grow and plant churches.

We have worked very hard to produce a training package that is accessible to anyone and challenging to everyone. We believe that we have developed a great combination of practical theology, on-the-job coaching, peer interaction and personal mentoring. We also believe that we have struck a good balance between classroom teaching and interactive discussion.

Academy Bases

The New Ground Academy began in London, UK, but there are also satellite training bases in Liverpool, in Scotland (Edinburgh), in France (Paris, Valence), in the Netherlands (The Hague), in Guernsey, in Brazil (Piracicaba), and in Zimbabwe (Harare, Bulawayo).

We believe that God uses ordinary men and women to do extraordinary things for him by the power of his Word and of his Spirit. We encourage you to enrol in the New Ground Academy and to allow us to partner with your local church leaders in helping you to become the Christian leader that God has called you to be.