Lytle Center

Make the Climb

The Lytle Center is committed to community building and leadership development across all ACU majors, not just on the grand scale but at the personal level. Transformation begins with you stepping forward to say yes to a new opportunity.

Through Lytle, you have a team to make the climb with. Beginning with Basecamp early in your college career until you reach the Leadership Summit toward the end, become captured by the vision God has for your life.

The Lytle Center is committed to community building and leadership development across all ACU majors, not just on the grand scale but at the personal level. Transformation begins with you stepping forward to say yes to a new opportunity.

Through Lytle, you have a team to make the climb with. Beginning with Basecamp early in your college career until you reach the Leadership Summit toward the end, become captured by the vision God has for your life.

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Save the Date for Leadership Summit 2023

January 3-7, 2022

Details forthcoming.

The Climb

Basecamp
This is where it all begins. It’s lessons on the basics that you always return to to keep moving forward. It’s where you meet the team that you’ll make the climb with, learning each other’s strengths and how to support each other with them.

Lead
Your ascent is marked by powerful mentorship, paired with our successful alumni to follow in their footsteps of bringing your faith and your vision together while learning how to practice servant leadership yourself.

Leadership Summit
You’ve made it to the top, and what a view it is to celebrate. This nearly week-long celebration is an intense mountaintop stay filled with intentional lessons from some of the nation’s leading experts to solidify your growth as a person of influence in your faith and your career.

Distinguished Speaker Series

Our Distinguished Speakers Series (DSS) hosts notable and influential Christian leaders from major companies and nonprofits across the nation, sharing their path forward, servant leadership and what integrating faith into their work has looked like for them. Past Distinguished Speakers include executives from organizations such as Boeing, Walmart, VMware, BNSF and Kellogg’s.

Our Vision

To transform the workplace by training up leaders of exemplary character.

Our Approach

We foster an environment for you to grow in faith and character, equipping you with cutting-edge leadership competencies that develop you into an ambassador of hope, peace and life in your workplace.

Our Mission

To advance the understanding, practice and development of Christian service and leadership to the glory of God and the benefit of society.

Leadership Link

Tune in to Leadership Link to join conversations highlighting Christian perspectives about business. Our current topics, guests and release dates include:

  • Christianity and Race (January 11, 2021)
  • How Much Should We Give? Pt. 2 (December 7, 2020)
  • How Much Should We Give? Pt. 1 (November 23, 2020)
  • Can a Christian Fire Someone? (November 9, 2020)
  • Are All Christians Called To Be Leaders? (October 26, 2020)
    • Guests: Dr. Kathy Crockett and Dr. Mark Phillips (YouTube)
  • What Is a Christian Perspective About Business? (October 11, 2020)
    • Guests: Dodd Roberts and Dr. Cole Bennett (YouTube)

About Us

The Lytle Center for Faith and Leadership is an academic center serving the larger ACU community in character and leadership development efforts. Focused on “transforming the workplace by training up leaders of exemplary character,” the Center offers curricular and co-curricular programming in the area of spiritual leadership development, forming leaders of unrivaled character and competency.

Founded in the rich faith heritage of ACU, the Lytle Center was started by a generous donor who gave the funds to endow the Center. It was then named after Dr. Rick Lytle, former dean of the College of Business Administration (1999-2016). Dr. Lytle now serves as the CEO and president of CEO Forum and continues as director emeritus of the Center.