Kairos School of Leadership

Kairos School of Leadership is a vibrant, hands-on, job-embedded, competency-based, yet practical training system to develop leaders within a local church. It is for Kingdom minded leaders embedded in ministry or the marketplace.

Registration will be open August 2022

Upcoming Course Dates:

September 29 - November 17, 2022

Our Mission

Mission Statement: to provide practical, usable training and education to produce quality leaders who will fulfill the Great Commission.

Who is it for?

Any believer who wants to be more educated, trained, and practically equipped with the tools to go do what God asks them, wherever it may be.

Why is it needed?

KSOL provides a system for any church to equip and train its leaders in a competency based education and training model. Most churches do not have a system to practically train their leaders. Foundations are missing.

What makes us different?

From a practical perspective, Kairos provides a missing link to church and marketplace leadership. However, much of what makes us different is in our delivery.

Global and Connected: At KSOL content and learning activities are blended and take place both online and in-person and often at the same time. Students in KSOL can live anywhere in the world and receive the same interactive, engaged learning as someone attending the school in-person. Much of the curriculum is online and both virtual participants and face-to-face learners reflect, discuss, collaborate, create ideas and artifacts collaboratively. KSOL students are immersed in global and connected learning environments, teaching them how to leverage technology to reach the world for Christ.

Our Coaches: Discipleship and mentoring are an important part of leadership development. At KSOL each student is assigned a personal leadership coach who helps them find their way online, encourages them to think through course concepts, offers the opportunity to pray together, and more.

Our Team

Michael Wells, Director

Mike Wells serves as Lead Pastor at New Covenant Church and the Director of the CAM Leadership Network. He is originally from Montana, but has lived in Georgia for the last 24 years.  He met and married his wife of 17 years in Georgia and they have two beautiful daughters. His passions include the mountains and being waist deep in a river fly fishing.

Mike graduated Trinity Bible College and Seminary in 1995 with a double major in Biblical Studies and Ministry.  He is currently enrolled in a Masters to Doctorate program with Antioch School of Leadership and Church Planting and is on target to complete his Doctorate of Theology by 2023.   

Mike served as an associate pastor from 1995-1997 at Family Worship Center in Greenland, Arkansas.  In March of 1998,  he began serving as youth and children’s pastor at New Covenant Church in Valdosta, GA and continued there as an associate pastor through 2009 and later became their Lead Pastor. 

In February of 2009, Mike planted NorthBridge Church in Hahira, GA  and served as Pastor there until August 2018. In 2015, he took on the role of Director of Christian Alliance of Ministries (CAM), a relational apostolic network that he still leads today.  CAM serves as a platform to resource Kingdom leaders.  

Mike also serves on the Board of Trustees for Bishop Joseph Mattera, the leader of Christ Covenant Coalition and US Coalition of Apostolic Leaders. 

Mike’s passion is to develop, train, and launch leaders into the sphere to which God has called them. He loves being part of the Kingdom of God and serving leaders in the United States, Europe and the Middle East.

Lori Barker, Administrator

Lori Barker serves as Administrator at New Covenant Church and CAM Leadership Network. Lori is also serving as Administrator for KSoL. She loves working as part of teams to equip the body of Christ and create environments that support growth in the kingdom of God! Lori is a graduate of Valdosta State University with BS in Accounting. She spent three years serving in missions with her husband, Brinson Barker in Guatemala. She has three sons. 

Cornell Jones, Coach

Cornell Jones is currently serving as an Associate Pastor at New Covenant Church, Valdosta, and has over 12 years ministerial experience. His passion is discipleship and mission work. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Valdosta State University and is an Air Force veteran. He has two years of formal Bible training from Christian Life School of Theology. Cornell has a father's heart, and is passionate about seeing the generations discipled for Jesus. Malachi 4:5-6.

Laurel Roth, Coach

Laurel Roth is the Director of Children's Ministry at New Covenant Church in Valdosta, Ga.  She has a Generational Vision with over 35 years experience in children's ministry. Laurel has a teaching gift and has taught the Word to all age levels, children to adult, including Bible classes at a Christian school.  In 2010, she began traveling to Africa and lived a year in Johannesburg, South Africa, to impart a generational vision and establish children's ministries.  She also held church conferences, leadership meetings, youth meetings, and ministered in local churches.  Laurel has also  overseen a local Bible school.  She is a graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center and has a Doctorate of Ministry from Christian Life School of Theology, where she also teaches a course called "The Armor Bearer".

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, 

Site and School Developer/Consultant

Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of  Powerful Learning Practice.  She works with schools and districts from around the world helping them to infuse technology into their curriculums and by leading other digital conversion efforts. Sheryl also consults with governments, educational organizations and non-profits in development of their various professional learning initiatives. 

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