Buckingham Leadership Institute


The Buckingham Leadership Institute exists to inspire and equip leaders in the local church to maximize the fullest potential for themselves and the organizations they lead, all for the glory of God!


The Buckingham Leadership Institute will increase the capacity of growing leaders and ministries across North America to impact their communities for the glory of God, beginning in Atlantic Canada.

By 2020, hundreds of leaders impacted by the Buckingham Leadership Institute will report measurable positive changes in their congregations and communities.  Churches will be inspired with new vision and the insights to move forward to greater levels of effectiveness.

Buckingham Leadership Institute visionStrategy

The Buckingham Leadership Institute was cofounded by Dr. & Mrs. Laurel Buckingham and established as a ministry of Kingswood University in 2013.

Guided by the Great Commission vision and passion of Dr. Laurel D. Buckingham, the Buckingham Leadership Institute will provide equipping events, leadership coaching, organizational consultations, and academic scholarships.

Dr. Buckingham will share leadership wisdom cultivated over 50 years of effective ministry.  From 1969 to 2013, he led the Moncton Wesleyan Church in growing from an average worship attendance of less than 150 to averaging nearly 2,000. He led the congregation through relocation and the eventual construction of the largest auditorium in Atlantic Canada.  Dr. Buckingham values his interdenominational friendships that allow him to impact a wide variety of churches in diverse settings.

Initial Objectives

Sponsor two Buckingham Leadership Institute (BLI) training opportunities to resource 200 or more local church leaders this year.

Launch the first cohort for the BLI Roundtable (leadership coaching and peer networking) with a kick-off event to be followed by 10 monthly meetings.

Dr. & Mrs. Buckingham will host the BLI Roundtable leaders and their spouses for a retreat in the fall to focus on balancing healthy growing ministries with healthy family life.

Consult on strategic issues with 10 or more local church leadership teams.

Inspirational speaking events for leadership groups and churches, large and small.


The ministry of the Buckingham Leadership Institute is made possible through the generosity of organizations and individuals like you who believe in the potential of leaders and churches to change their communities for good and for God.