What is ROGO School?
ROGO School is an eight-month leadership development program that draws out the leadership qualities that are already in you, sharpens your skills and develops your character so that you will be the kind of leader that people want to follow. Our ROGO School individualized tracks are designed to build on your unique experience, ignite your purpose and give you inspiration to do your life’s work.
ROGO School is focused on building three areas:
Since its launch in 2015, ROGO school has (1) equipped over 150 people to lead in the ministry they serve in and (2) adapted every year to serve the needs of the church. The 2021 year is unlike any ROGO School Cohort that has happened before.
ROGO School Components
Virtual Q & A
ROGO School Intensive Conference
ROGO School will begin Saturday, January 9th, and end Saturday, August 28th.
Whatever ministry you are currently serving in will be the “ministry track” that you are placed in. For example, if you serve in youth, you will be in the youth ministry track.
What if I serve on multiple teams?
You may do more than one track or you may choose one of the tracks to be placed in.
What if I do not want to be in the ministry track of the ministry I serve in?
What if I serve in a ministry that is not active due to COVID 19 or not a ministry track option?
You may choose another ministry or opt-out of a ministry track.
Applications are scheduled to open October 23, 2020. They will close Friday, December 11 at 11:59pm.
This application will be open Friday, October 23 to Friday, December 11.
Applications can take up to a month to process. Once a candidate applies, they will hear about next steps from their campus. If it’s been a couple weeks and the candidate hasn’t heard from their campus, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All candidates will be asked to complete the following things in order to be officially accepted into ROGO School:
- Soul Care Online training and practicum by December 31, 2020.
- Online REAL Workshops by December 31, 2020.
- Enneagram test ($10)
- Attend Onboarding Information Session (info given to those who move forward in the application process).
*Candidates will be applying to their campus, not a track!*
The ideal candidate will enter the program with a readiness to be real with self, a teachable spirit and a willingness to be deeply challenged. To be accepted in the program, a candidate must at least:
- Be a baptized believer in Jesus Christ.
- Alignment with our Sandals Church Statement of Faith.
- Complete Soul Care Online training and practicum by December 31, 2020.
- Complete Online REAL Workshops by December 31, 2020.
- Complete the Enneagram test ($10)
- A computer or device to complete online courses.
ROGO School is a free leadership program. However, part of the requirements for being accepted is to Complete the Enneagram test ($10).
**You will need your own computer and mobile phone.**
Time varies depending on your volunteer role, the week, and the month.
Below is the time commitment for each ROGO School Component:
Online Courses – 1 to 2 hours per week
Virtual Q & A’s – 2 hours per month
Ministry Track – 1 to 2 hours per month
Campus Groups – 1 hour per month.
Mentor Groups – 1 hour per month
Volunteer Role – Varies
Two ROGO School Events –
- ROGO School Intensive Conference:
- Day 1_ All-day
- Day 2_All-day
- ROGO Evangelism Training
- Day1_3 to 4 hours
- Day 2_ 3 to 4 hours
We ask that you affirm the following expectations which are derived from our seven core values:
GOD – You will be devoted to God, his word, and his mission to reach others.
AUTHENTICITY – You will pursue authenticity in all areas of your life and encourage others to do the same.
EXCELLENCE – You will give my best with the resources you have.
HONOR – You will honor God and others by promoting unity, serving faithfully and with humility.
DIVERSITY – You will strive to unify a broad range of voices, personalities, and cultures.
SIMPLICITY – You will make things simple for others.
RELATIONSHIPS – You will bring people together in intentional relationships with God and others.
We also ask that you commit to managing the totality of your life (i.e. personal and professional commitments) in a way that allows you to uphold the above values and fulfill the expectations stated below:
- Complete weekly courses and journal questions.
- Participate in Q & A’s on Tuesdays @ 5pm.
- Monthly Ministry Track meetings.
- Monthly Campus Group meetings.
- Monthly Mentor Group meetings.
- Attend ROGO School Intensive Conference.
- Attend ROGO Evangelism Training.
- Attend service on the weekends.
- Fulfill volunteer role.
Anyone ages 16 (Junior in highschool) and up can apply.
You may also email Nicole Brown at email@example.com.
“Through the ROGO School program, I became more confident in the person that God created me to be. In all areas, my giftings, my personality, my emotions; they were all intentionally created by God to reflect his personality to the world. Once I was able to recognize and work in these areas, it was so freeing and empowering.”
Megan Jones | Class of 2017
“ROGO school has changed my life in many ways! I’ve learned such valuable wisdom from my church’s leaders and my mentor. I’ve made awesome friends through ROGO school and seen them shine in the different ways they love and serve the church. Through ROGO school, I was hired on as a worship leader for our church- which is my dream job! Everything I’ve learned has helped, and continues to help me to be a better employee, leader, christian, person. I love it!”
Delon Anderson | Class of 2018
“I can honestly say that enrolling in ROGO School and being accepted last year was an experience I will never forget. The teaching was by far some of the best teachings I have ever been a part of, along with building up the relationships with everyone associated with ROGO School as well as the other students and most importantly with God.”
Ray Alva | Class of 2019
Make a Lasting Impact
A gift of any amount given to the ROGO Foundation can directly help us fund ROGO School. Each year of ROGO School costs an average of $75,000 to train and equip approximately students for real-time work in ministry.