RISE Leadership Academy

INSTRUCTOR: Rev. Dr. David Alexander

Mondays, 7:00 pm- 9:00 pm

October 14 – November 11, 2019

 Man’s mind should swing from inspiration to action, from contemplation to accomplishment; from prayer to performance . . . No greater mistake could be made than to think that we must separate life from what it does.
~Ernest Holmes, SOM, 477
SLCA is excited to announce our new Leadership Development program: RISE with Rev. Dr. David Alexander. RISE is a mulit-disciplinary and wholistic approach to developing the leader within you to rise up to this moment that has called you into being.
RISE Leadership Academy provides you with a full-immersion experience in the consciousness of leadership, and the personal practices that will transform how you approach your work in the world. This course will help you in the following area:
  1. It will help you prepare for next-level challenges and figuring out what you need to learn and experience to be ready.   Now is the perfect time to prepare for your next level of success.
  2. It will help you tackle the big changes with new thinking by learning agility and adaptability and personal responsibility.
  3. It is an investment in your future by helping you to stay engaged and to manage yourself (thoughts, emotions, attitudes, and actions) and to work better with others (interpersonal skills, the ability to build and maintain relationships, the ability to build effective work groups, and communication skills, to name a few) — all while operating within the larger system.
Module 1*
Awakening – is a 5-week series that will lay the foundation for rethinking and reordering everything you think you know about leadership.  Participants will receive ongoing support and coaching with Rev. David Alexander.
*Module 1 is part 1 of a series of leadership development courses offered at SLCA as part of RISE Leadership Development Academy.
The world has called you into existence for such a time as this. The answers to the challenges we face are already within you. It’s time to RISE!

Meet Your Instructor: Rev. Dr. David Alexander


at the age of 13 I had an awakening in which I realized that the spiritual principles I was exploring actually worked!  From that moment on I made the application of spiritual practice my life’s devotion.  The 30 year journey since then has lead me to working with at risk youth, ministry, program management and speaking and teaching around the US and Canada.”

Dr. David writes a monthly column in Science of Mind Magazine, entitled “Philosophy in Action”based on the works of Dr. Ernest Holmes. You can pick up a copy at your local Barnes and Noble or check out Science of Mind Magazine online for more info.

Dr. David currently serves as Spiritual Director of the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta.

For more information please visit www.slca.com


  • 1998 Youth Campion Award, United Church of Religious Science
  • 1999 Licensed Religious Science Practitioner
  • 2000 Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of New Mexico
  • 2004 Co-Founding minister of New Thought Center for Spiritual Living
  • 2006 Ordained Minister
  • 2009 Inducted to Martin Luther King Jr. Board of Preachers at Morehouse College
  • 2011 Appointed Chair of Strategic Alliances for Centers for Spiritual Living
  • 2011-2016 – Served on Leadership Council for Centers for Spiritual Living (Chairman from 2013-2016)
  • 2014 Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Centers for Spiritual Living
  • 2015 Appointed to Leadership Council for the Association for Global New Thought
  • 2015 inducted into the College of Affirming Bishops and Faith Leaders by the Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, under the leadership of Bishop Yvette Flunder

For a full narrative bio – please write to revdrdavidalexander@slc-atlanta.org