Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary (ATS) has established an articulation agreement with Liquid Church of New Jersey, a ministry with sites located in Essex, Middlesex, Morris, Somerset, and Union Counties. Through this arrangement, Liquid Church employees who complete the ministry’s three-year LEAD (Leadership, Empowering And Discipleship) program can transfer six credits to a Nyack College or ATS degree program.
Elated about the new relationship, ATS Dean Dr. Ronald Walborn commented, “We are excited to partner with one of the fastest growing churches in the United States. Liquid Church has proven to be a powerful force for the gospel of Jesus Christ particularly in northern New Jersey.”
Equally enthused Tim Lucas, the ministry’s founder and lead pastor shared, “At Liquid Church we’re committed to developing the next generation of church leaders, which makes our partnership with Nyack College and Alliance Theological Seminary so valuable. As leaders in ministry training here in the Northeast, I’m confident that Nyack and ATS will help our staff develop a new depth of leadership, knowledge and desire to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. We can’t wait to see the fruit this dynamic partnership will bear in the months and years to come.”
The vision of Liquid Church is to “saturate the state with the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The goal of its Leadership Development Training is to develop leaders to pursue this God given vision and point people to Jesus! Pastor Lucas explained further, “In an effort to implement these goals, we’ve developed this Liquid Leadership Development Training that has a discipleship emphasis during the first phase, a leadership emphasis during the second phase, and provides the empowering skills of management in the third phase. Biblical studies and counseling will also be available in the future.”
Partnerships like this are an expression of kingdom-building alliances that advance the commitment to academic excellence in undergraduate, graduate and Doctor of Ministry programs at Nyack College/ATS.
Pictured above (l-r) are Mike Leahy, pastor of campuses; Karen Shannon, discipleship pastor; Tim Lucas, founder and lead pastor; Ron Walborn, ATS dean; and Dave Brooks, executive pastor.