Leadership Institute

  What is it?

It’s a 9-month program that is designed to help you develop yourself & your full leadership potential. To become a high-impact leader who can go the distance, there are two primary areas we need to develop; two tracks … character AND competence/skill.

Psalm 78:72 David shepherded them with integrity of heart (Character), & with skillful hands (Competence).

Why a leadership development program?

As you may have heard, everything rises & falls on leadership. The better the leader, the better the environment in which they lead; whether that’s at home, in school, at the office, in the church or in the community!

Why would a church offer something on leadership?

Why not?! After all, what we’re really talking about is human capital development. Why a new church? We’ve been asking the question: how do we best serve a community that is resource rich? After all, we don’t have a permanent facility to offer a school or childcare services. Any kind of a ‘give-a-way’ only adds to the collection for kids who have nearly everything material a kid could want.

When is it?

On the second Thursday of every month from September through May we will meet from 9:00 to noon. This will be followed up with a one-hour online session every month.

Where will this be held?

At the 3D Offices 16965 Pine Lane, Parker, CO 80134

Who is this for?

You! Whether you’re an existing leader or an emerging leader, this is for you!

The Facilitators

Keith Boyer

Keith’s passionate commitment to helping leaders realize their full potential has led him to develop several programs and travel to countries around the world as a speaker and coach; including serving as an Associate Trainer for EQUIP with John Maxwell. He is the founder and architect of a 9-month leadership development program that has helped hundreds of emerging, existing and executive leaders go to the next level. Keith’s career began as a business owner until he felt called by God to pursue his passion for developing people. This redirection was the catalyst for 30 years in church ministry, leadership development, and executive coaching. After a few years on staff, at the age of 26, Keith was promoted to serve as the Lead Pastor of a local church in Northern Illinois. Under his leadership, the church grew from a few hundred people attending services in one location, to several thousand-people attending at one of nine locations across four states; Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado and Washington. He currently serves as the founding and Lead Pastor of 3D Church in Aurora, CO. and as part of the Executive Team of Character Quest, a human capital development firm, where he is also the Lead Coach. Keith is married to his wife, Julie, and together they have 3 adult daughters and 5 grandchildren. They enjoy sports, the outdoors, and good food, and believe that nearly everything in life is better when they’re together with family and friends.


Dean Matthews

Dean graduated from Carthage College in 1984 with a degree in business administration and marketing. He is president of Matthews Distributing Co. of Iowa., a fourth-generation wholesale beverage distributor located in Dubuque, Iowa. He is the founder and president of the Character Quest organization, with over 20 years of leadership development and coaching experience. Dean is a certified leadership development coach from Cardinal Stritch University. He is a trustee emeritus of Carthage College, member of the Board of Directors for Midwest Community Bank and past board president for the YMCA of Northwest Illinois. Fueled by his personal passion for leadership growth, Dean began a quest to provide teamwork, leadership and character development in a “hands on” learning approach. Years later, hundreds of corporate, non-profit, and collegiate leaders have experienced Character Quest training in a multitude of settings. Dean and his wife Donna have two kids and live in Phoenix, Arizona.


Derek Matthews Ph.D.

In 2010 Derek graduated from Carthage College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Digital Media. In 2011 Derek received his Masters from Gonzaga University in Organizational Leadership. In 2014 Derek became the youngest leadership Ph.D. in the nation when he graduated from Cardinal Stritch University with a Doctorate of Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service. Derek is a member of the Forbes Coaches Council where he is published regularly on millennial leadership, leadership development, and employee engagement. He has also contributed to Business.com on intergenerational leadership development strategy. Derek is the Co-Founder of Character Quest, a human capital development firm, where he coaches and develops emerging, existing, and executive leaders.  He is also the VP of Strategy and Innovation at Matthews Distributing Co. of Iowa in Dubuque, IA. Derek is married to his wife, Michelle, and together they have one daughter with another on the way. They enjoy playing with their daughter, traveling, craft beer, playing Minecraft, and hanging out with family and friends.


Click on the link below to fill out the application.

3D Leadership Institute Application