The Wilberforce Academy is a 1-week intensive residential programme aimed at students and young professionals with a passion to serve Jesus Christ in a variety of vocations including law, politics, education, media, arts, healthcare, ministry and business.

Our aim is that delegates will be prepared for servant-hearted, Christ-centred leadership in their communities, Churches, and workplaces, having been equipped with a robust biblical framework that guides their thinking, prayers and activity in addressing the issues facing our society.

Beyond the residential programme, you will have access to Wilberforce Academy Refocus events, where you will receive more in-depth teaching, network with other Wilberforce Academy members, and continue to be equipped for Christ-centred service in public life.

The Wilberforce Academy 2022 will be held on Monday 5 – Saturday 10 September 2022.

Applications for the Wilberforce Academy 2022 are now closed.

Click here to register your interest to Wilberforce Academy 2023.


Wilberforce Academy 2021 Member

“I came to the Wilberforce Academy to find information that I could use to win arguments on hot cultural topics. Instead, I left seeing Christ exalted and distinct in word and deed, and that Jesus himself is truly the greatest ‘argument’.”

“I saw that Jesus is the greatest ‘argument'”


Wilberforce Academy 2021 Member

“An absolutely fantastic week of brilliant teaching which has made me aware of the state of the nation and the biggest threats to Christianity and the areas in which we need to take a stand for the gospel.”

“An absolutely fantastic week”