How to apply

For the past 20 years our main goal has been one thing - to create projects and programs that help to equip the next generation of Christ followers in the church.

School of leaders seeks to provide a year - long informal education for Slovak youth leaders where they focus on subjects like Character of a Youth Worker, Systematic Theology, Biblical Studies, Christ’s Strategy for Ministry, Practical Skills in Youth Ministry and Walking with God. Each student also has a mentor (member of TCK) that guides him/her throughout the whole year and encourages him/her in their local ministry. Students also have the opportunity to learn from ,,special” weekends - mission trip during the fall, and volunteering experience at Youth worker convention during the spring.


You can apply to School of leaders if:

- you work with youth,
- you are older than 18 years old,
- you want to grow in your relationship with God and in your leadership skills

How can you apply?

Please, fill out the application form. Deadline is the end of May (for the first round) and the end of July 2023. (for the second round).

General expectations of students


History of Israel Nation
Biblical Studies
Christ’s Strategy for Ministry
Character of a Youth Worker
Practical Skills in Youth Ministry
Walking with God
Systematic Theology - Bibliology, Paterology, Christology, Pneumatology, Soteriology, Ecclesiology, Eschatology

Schedule 2023/24

Dates for meetings in Žilina:
Fall semester:
1. September 8 - 10, 2023
2. October 12 - 15, 2023*
3. November 10 - 12, 2023
4. December 8 - 10, 2023

Spring semester:
5. February 9 - 10, 2024
6. March 8 - 9, 2024
7. April 18 - 21, 2024* (The Youth Leaders' Conference)
8. May 17 - 18, 2024
9. June 13 - 16, 2024

Dates for the ZOOM lessons (18:45 - 20:00):
February 19, 2024
March 18, 2024
Aprill 29, 2024
May 27, 2024
June 10, 2024

Students said about ŠPM:

„God has taught me a lot through ŠPM, but probably the biggest lesson has been that working with youth doesn’t need to be draining if we only keep our eyes on Him. When He is the one we are looking at, we find out that the ministry isn’t about us or about our abilities, but about the one who called us.“
Zuzka, ECAV Petržalka (Class 2015/2016

„ŠPM helped me to understand Christ’s strategy in the ministry and it encouraged me to start new ministry in our church. ŠPM was and still is worth investing into.“
Timotej, CB Stará Turá (Class 2015/2016)

„It has been a very precious year in many areas, but probably the biggest impact on me were the relationships I formed with both my classmates and mentors. We were an encouragement and inspiration to each other in our local ministries.“
Simona, KZ Trenčín (Class 2015/2016)


Contact us

Tréningové centrum Kompas
Vojtecha Spanyola 1736/37
010 01 Žilina

Tel.: +421 911 723 453

Banking details

Bank: Tatra banka, a.s.
IBAN: SK62 1100 0000 0026 9936 0008

Bank: Fio banka, a.s.
IBAN: SK24 8330 0000 0020 0015 0040

REG-NO: 31781268
TAX ID: 2020991170
VAT ID: SK2020991170

How to support us?

If you would like to partner with us, we would ask that you prayerfully consider giving to one of our workers or projects. Thank you.

worldwide donations:


SEPA countries donations (EURO):


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