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, Sept 8-Nov 24
4:30-6:30pm, 11 Weeks
Bel Air Campus
$89 per person, $149 per couple
Register below by Aug 26

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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 team has hand-picked and personally invited a select group of leaders and potential leaders from our Dream Team ranging in age from sixteen to well beoynd 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 this semester? 

  •  How to identify and reverse limiting self-beliefs. 
  • How to recognize and navigate the Four Pillars of Drama within your heart and team's culture. 
  • How to serve as a coaching leader that raises up disciples rather than dependents. 
  • How to cast vision and make it stick.
  • How to grow as an emotionally healthy leader. 
  • How to process and overcome discouragement in leadership. 
  • How to delegate effectively.   
  • How to not "lead on empty" but manage margins and create breathing room. 
  • How to cultivate honor among diverse generations on your team. 
  • How to partner with the Holy Spirit in your leadership decisions. 
  •  And much more!

Q:  Where & when will we meet? 

A:  Bel Air Campus, 4:30-6:30pm. 

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, Sep. 8-Nov. 24. 

Q: Is childcare available? 

A: We will be offering programming for children 0-11 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 on our Dream Team. 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. If you have someone you would like to invite into this experience with you, simply email josh@myfreedom.org and our team will help with all the details. 

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 8, we’ll need to hear from you no later than Monday August 26 so that we can order all of the supplies needed to serve you best.