LUKE 2:52

"I would be honored to have you join our staff and key leaders for a leadership development and experience. You won't regret making this investment!"

-Pastor Wade

Launch Date:
Sunday, September 16
4:30-6:30pm, 11 Weeks
Bel Air Campus
$79 per person, $149 per couple
Register below by Sep 6

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Please click this link and select Freedom 252 as your designation.


Q: What is it? 

A: Freedom 252 is an in-depth leadership development experience that we’ve designed to be biblical, practical and transformational. 

Q: Why are we doing this?  

A: We believe ministry is done best when it involves “all of us” not just “some of 
Our church is growing rapidly. In order to keep moving forward, at the pace God’s favor is blessing us, we need to train more leaders. Our Dream Team is full of leaders ready to be developed and empowered to serve at new levels of influence in our church family. We want to intentionally make Jesus’ last command (developing disciples) our first priority!    

Q: Why the name 252? 

A:  Our foundational verse is Luke 2:52 “And Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and man.” If even Jesus had to continually grow in these four areas (mentally, physically, relationally and spiritually) we figure this is a great growth plan for us to build upon! 

Q: Who’s coming?  

A: Our staff and team leads have hand-picked and personally invited a select group of leaders and potential leaders from our Dream Team ranging in age from sixteen to well into their sixties. 

Q:  What will our time together look like? 

A:  We’ll have a time of: worship, teaching, small group discussion, prayer-partner encouragement, as well as snack & connection time. 

Q:  What topics will I learn? 

  •     How to delegate effectively.
  •     How to develop a "leader of 10". 
  •     How to grow in spiritual leadership. 
  •     How to bring your prayer life to the next level as a leader. 
  •     How to create and carry sustained enthusiam in your team's culture.   
  •     How to cast vision and make it stick.
  •     How to not lead "on empty". 
  •     How to create honoring hospitality on your team. 
  •    Other topics include: Emotionally healthy spirituality, Christian counseling principles every leader should know, and more!

***We are having some incredible guest speakers this semester. We can't wait to introduce you to them!***

Q:  Where & when will we meet? *NEW TIME*

A:  Bel Air Campus, 4:30-6:30pm. (In an attempt to honor your time we have trimmed our experience time and bumped it up half an hour to get everyone home a little earlier on Sunday nights.) 

Q:  Is this open to each of our campuses? 

A:  Yes! We’ve invited leaders and will have a representation from each of our campuses. Our group discussions and connection times will be so much richer as we are able to connect with friends we don’t regularly see on the weekends. 

Q:  How many weeks is this experience?

A: 11-weeks, September16-Dec 2. (252 will not meet on Sunday, Nov. 25) 

Q: Is childcare available? 

A: We will be offering programming for children 0-12 years old from 4:30-6:30pm. (a pizza dinner will be provided for your children each week.) 

Q:  Can I still lead a community group this semester?

A:  We hope that you will! We recognize that some of our small group leaders will have to choose between leading a group and attending Freedom252. That is an investment we are willing to make. With the small group component of 252 we know each of our leaders will be in a group setting just by attending. We also want to make sure that we have enough open community groups for people who have not received an invitation to 252 to be able to attend this Spring Semester. For those who are able and willing to be a part of both a community group and 252 for this special semester we would really love that. It’s a big commitment but we believe the personal and corporate payoff will be worth it!

What will I do with this training & development?  

A:  Our hope and desire is to see you serve and lead at new levels of influence and effectiveness in your home, job and spiritual family. The material we will cover will be applicable is so many areas of your life!  

Q:  Can I invite someone to join me? 

A:  We have limited space but would still like to make this a possibility. Please connect with the table host who invited you to make sure there still is room for your friend or family member to register with you. We plan to open up spaces at some of our tables for new 252 registrants. The conent we cover this semester will be completely new and independent from last semester so it's not a problem for some new leaders to jump in. 

How do I register? 

1.   You can use the form above to sign up and let us know if you have any childcare needs, and use this simple and secure payment link choosing the Freedom252 options: https://give.church/xu0f52o/give. (click on the arrow next to "undesignated" gift and you will find Freedom252 as you scroll down.)

2. You can text the amount and Freedom252 to (410) 777-5716.  

3. If you’d rather not sign up online, simply put a check for your registration amount in one of our giving boxes on a Sunday with “252 registration” in the memo.

4. Or you could mail your registration payment to: Freedom Church, P.O. Box 160, Bel Air, MD 21014. 

Q:  When is the registration deadline?

A:  With our kick-off being Sunday, September 16, we’ll need to hear from you by Thursday, September 6 so that we can order all of the supplies needed to serve you best.