The world needs leaders like the men of Issachar, "who understood the times and knew what Israel should do" (1 Chronicles 12:32). The School of International Relations & Global Strategic Thinking is designed to train both emerging and established leaders to better understand global dynamics and help them to impart informed strategy into their teams, churches, or organizations they lead. The church must be led by men and women who understand how to look at changing world dynamics and create strategies to impact the world for the Kingdom of God in these times.



The IR/GST school will use the lens of international relations, the leading strategic indicator in the world, to train new missions strategists through twelve weeks of revolutionary teaching. Our goal is to develop mission leaders who will help the Church rise up and bless the nations. We want to see the Church expand into the Seven Spheres of Society and into the nations, and this school will help train leaders in a long-term movement to reach the whole world and bring it under the reign of Christ. Students will learn how to take experience and reason from the sphere of government and use this knowledge as a catalyst for the church to reintegrate with relevancy around the world.


  • Global Strategic Thinking
  • Biblical Worldview
  • Rethinking Heaven and the Mission of the Church
  • Modern International Political Thought
  • Geopolitics
  • Political Islam
  • Demographics and Missiometrics
  • Leading from the Future
  • Developing Critical Thinking Skills Through the Classic Works of History
  • Leading Amid Uncertainty, Complexity, and Rapid Change
  • Organizational Strategic Thinking and Change Management
  • International Relations Theory



"In a time of drastic change, it is the learners who survive; the ‘learned’ find themselves fully equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”  -Eric Hoffer



“In times of rapid change, experience could be your worst enemy.”  -J. Paul Getty