PBA Lead offers an opportunity to develop a leadership strategy for your life that identifies your strengths, passions and personality for future leadership success. 

The need for effective leadership in our country and the world has perhaps never been greater. This leadership crisis requires you, our next generation of leaders, to meet the challenge of being and leading differently. Following the biblical example of leading with character and competence, the Center for Biblical Leadership (CBL), in partnership with Lead Like Jesus (LLJ) and PBA Student Development, have created a unique program for sustained transformational leadership development.

PBA Lead Information:

  • Three course transformative experience with leadership opportunities on-campus and within the community
  • Leadership development journey that integrates a biblical world view, your personal spiritual journey, practical application and experiential opportunities.
  • Annual three-week course (3 credits per course) to accelerate your development as a leader
  • Supportive team to encourage your faith and leadership growth
  • Coaching and mentoring opportunities with unique educational events, retreats, experiences and potential internships

Incoming full-time, freshmen students who submit a PBA Lead application and are selected for the program. Students participating in athletics, talent (music, dance, & theatre), or honors are not eligible for this program due to conflicting co-curricular requirements.

Application: Closed for 2022-2023
Deadline: March 7, 2021
Decision Notification: March 17, 2021

Yes, upon meeting co-curricular expectations determined by the Center for Biblical Leadership and Student Development. Annual Scholarship Amount: $2,000.

Annual Cost:
$795.00 per course if taken in August. This fee will include your on-campus housing during the course period, 3 meals per day M-F and 2 meals on the weekend. 
Commuter student fee does not include housing or meals.
Please note:
If course 2 and/or course 3 are taken during the fall semesters of the following academic years, there is not cost beyond your usual semester billing.


Co-Curricular Expectations:

Apply for and gain admission to PBA
Complete application for PBA Lead Scholarship Program
Be selected as a PBA Lead Scholar
Accept scholarship by making the deposit as directed on your program acceptance communication.

Complete the PBA Lead Foundations course (ORL 1013) on campus from (August 1, 2022 – August 18, 2022) Dorm move-in will be the weekend prior to class start.
Attend 3 Connection Week activities that are offered by the university
Participate in PBA Lead gatherings or events
Connect with PBA Lead mentor
Apply for and serve in an entry leadership position (at the end of Year One).  Examples of positions available:  Fish leader, Fleet Team, Residence Assistant, Student Assistant (Student Development or Campus Ministry Offices), Campus Ministry, President's Ambassadors, Peer Leaders 

Complete the PBA Lead – Course 2 in during the August summer offering or during the fall semester.
If selected, serve in a PBA entry leadership position, community or church involvement
Participate in PBA Lead cohort gatherings or events
Apply for and serve in a high-level leadership opportunity for year three: Steering Committee, Student Government Association, Refresh Apprentice, ILT Interns, Workship Coordinators Ministry/Mission Team Leaders, Campus Ambassadors, RA/RC

Complete the PBA Lead – Course 3 during the August summer offering or during the fall semester.
Continue in campus and/or community leadership involvement:
Apply for high-level leadership opportunity
Apply and serve as a mentor for first-year PBA Lead Scholars
Participate in PBA Lead cohort gatherings or events

There is not a 4th course to take for PBA Lead, but those students who still need to complete course 3, due to schedule conflicts in prior semesters, can do so in the fall.
Continue in high-level campus or community leadership involvement
Mentor first-year PBA Lead Scholars
Participate in PBA Lead cohort gatherings or events


For more information regarding the PBA Lead Program:
Contact your admissions counselor
Residence Life:
Contact reslife@pba.edu / 561-803-2555
PBA Lead Program:
Colleen Bray / Coordinator, Center for Biblical Leadership at colleen_bray@pba.edu