Ignite your purpose. Lead with passion. Perform with excellence.
What is ROGO School?
ROGO School was created in 2016 with the vision of developing leaders to support the dynamic growth of Sandals Church. It is a six 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:
The course incorporates eight different components that integrate hands-on work, coaching and teaching for a fully immersive experience into the work of ministry at Sandals Church.
ROGO School Elements:
Online Course Work
Online course work covers three subjects: Leadership, Spiritual Formation, and Theology. You will complete one assignment per week on the listed topic on your own as homework in Google Classroom. Each assignment will have a video lesson or two to watch and journal reflection questions to complete. Journals will be submitted via Google Classroom and to Mentors for review and discussion.
A ministry track is a structured plan of coaching within a ministry (i.e. kids, soul care, guest experience, community groups). Ideally, whatever ministry you are currently serving in will be the ministry track that you select, but the program offers many ministry opportunities. Some tracks require hands-on project work that facilitates the work of ministry alongside the Sandals Church staff in addition to the coaching sessions.
Your current volunteer role at your local campus will be your hands-on work in ROGO School. If you want to be in a ministry track that you currently don’t serve in, you will need to begin serving in that ministry. We offer many network department opportunities that serve the entirety of our Sandals Church locations in addition to our weekend campus roles.
Mentor meetings help you digest the course content and process it in a one-on-one or small group setting. You will be paired with a same-gendered mentor who will be available to encourage you, provide accountability for you, pray with you and guide you through the more personal aspects of the ROGO School experience.
These are meetings each campus will have with the ROGO School cohort. These meetings, led by campus staff, will be an opportunity to discuss campus goals, heart for community, needs, gaps and application of courses. This is the place where you learn how to best apply what you’re learning each week.
Our evangelism training is led by our Global Engagement Team, this training will help you share your testimony and the Gospel.
ROGO School Intensive
ROGO School Intensive is a two-day conference where you begin uncovering your story and the truth about yourself. Led by the Pastor of Spiritual Formation, this is an opportunity to dive deeper into the Spiritual Formation practices in study, reflection, and retreat.
Commissioning is the final message, campus cohort celebration, and send-off for all ROGO School graduates.
ROGO School starts January 23, 2022
“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.