Robert F. Boyd Institute

2020 Robert F. Boyd Institute - CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

To our pastors and laypeople interested in the 2020 Robert F. Boyd Institute: Thank you for being agents of hope during a time when so many people face unprecedented uncertainties in their lives.

Through the Boyd Institute at Virginia Wesleyan University, we consistently strive to equip pastors to grow as leaders. In March 2020, we had been looking forward to hosting Rev. Olu Brown of Impact Church in Atlanta, GA. The event was rescheduled to November 2020 and now we need to postpone the event again. It is our hope to host Rev. Olu Brown for the Robert F. Boyd Institute at a later date.  We will keep you informed as those plans are confirmed. Thank you for your patience and understanding during these uncertain times. 

Registration fees for the Institute are being refunded. 


About Rev. Olu Brown
Rev. Brown is the lead pastor of Impact Church near Atlanta, GA. In 2016, Impact Church was listed as one of the top 100 fastest growing churches in America. Rev. Brown, a graduate of Jarvis Christian College and the Interdenominational Theological Seminary, says he is “truly a church planter at heart.” He is the author of Zero to 80: Innovative Ideas for Planting and Accelerating Church Growth, and Leadership Directions from Moses. His latest book, 4D Impact: Smash Barriers Like a Smart Church, was released on April 16, 2019. 

About the Robert F. Boyd Institute
The Robert F. Boyd Institute offers continuing education for clergy, aspiring clergy, and laity through seminars with renowned guest speakers. These seminars are eligible for Continuing Education Units for clergy members in the Virginia Annual Conference. The Institute also hosts conference and district events which have included Awakening, the annual Virginia Conference youth gathering; the Tri-District Leadership Workshop which brings local church leaders to campus for an all-day training session; and the annual pastor’s licensing school.

For more information, please contact
Kelly T. Jackson
Center for the Study of Religious Freedom
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23455
Direct Line: 757-455-3129

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