The CCI Academy is a training programme offering an effective pathway to personal leadership development and training for leading in the local church.

After two years, students will leave with a Diploma in Ministry and Leadership.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the important dates for the 2024-2025 year?

Deadline for Application:  Friday 30th August 2024

Orientation: Thursday 19th Sept 2024
Term Starts: Thursday 26th Sept 2024

Where is CCI Academy?

We seek to make your leadership training as convenient as possible. Because of this we currently offer all classes on Zoom.

What does this programme look like on a weekly basis?

The Academy is run for one day per week – Thursdays (10:30am-3:30pm) – over two academic years; from September to June each year. All classes are on Zoom.

What is expected of me as a student?

Being active in your local church
Local Church Service: This practical module is outworked each term as ACADEMY Students actively participate and invest into the life of their Local Church through service.  

All students will receive Mentoring each term focused on a personal & leadership growth goal for the term. These goals help students to maximise the time invested and impact of their Local Church Service.  

Attending Course Modules
Our content focuses on Christ centred leadership and teaching in biblical foundations of faith. All classes are taught by experienced local church leaders, currently engaged with changing the landscape of the Church in Ireland. There are four modules taught per term. We estimate that 1½ to 2 hours of study a week is necessary to complete each module successfully. Each module has specific learning outcomes. Modules have different methods of assessment including written assignments, book reviews, exams and/or presentations.

The academic requirements for CCI ordination are met through this course.

CCI Team Placement

All students have the opportunity to experience ministry beyond their local context in our CCI team placement. This mandatory placement allows students to contribute to CCI national conferences and key events throughout the year. Each student will function as a team player, team leader or leader of leaders, widening their experience in preparation for future ministry.


Term 2: CCI Leadership Conference ‘PLANTING HEAVEN’
Term 3: CCI National Conference ‘MVMNT’.

Financial Commitment

The fees for CCI Academy per year are as follows:

1.     One-off Payment in Full Paid Up Front before 1st day of term: €900/£800
2.     One Payment per Term: €320/£290 (x 3 terms = €960/£870)
3.     Monthly Installments of €110/£100 per month for 9 months set up by standing order (x 9 months = €990/£900)

ACADEMY Bank Details:

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD, SALT ACCOUNT, AIB WESTMORELAND ST, DUBLIN 2                                                                        BIC:  AIBKIE2D      IBAN:  IE37AIBK93338431095456

STERLING ACCOUNT: AIB Sterling Branch, St Helens, 1 Undershaft, London EC3A 8AB                                                            SORT CODE: 238590 ACCOUNT NUMBER: 18091-076                                                                                                                              BIC: AIBKGB41UND  IBAN: GB24AIBK23859018091076


CCI Academy graduates will be eligible to be accepted on the Irish Bible Institute’s BA Applied Theology or BA Applied Theology with Christian leadership, validated by York St John University. They may also be eligible for advanced standing for entry into the IBI Diploma course.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

You can contact the CCI offices by email, post, phone or by filling in the form.

CCI Office, St. Marks Church, 42a Pearse Street, Dublin 2

Call Us: +353 (0) 85 2523374 Charity No: 20068745