AWAKEN YOUR LEADERSHIP

Who we are

We are so excited that you are considering Calvary Leadership College as you pursue the next steps God has for you in your leadership journey.  We believe that you can change the world! Calvary Leadership College exists to help equip you to fulfill the calling God has placed on your life.  When we all join together in unity and obedience to what God is calling us to individually and collectively, He blesses us and supernaturally multiplies our efforts so that we can fulfill Calvary’s mission to declare and demonstrate the gospel, to everyone, everyday, everywhere.

Calvary Leadership College is our answer to building up and entrusting leaders who will be ready and equipped for all that God has planned for His Kingdom. As a church and throughout our communities, we are building strong and spiritually mature leaders who are poised and ready for any opportunity to help transform our region with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How we are different

Calvary Leadership College is different from other college experiences in one major way. We take the time to focus on who you ARE before we focus on what you can DO. We want you to invest time, money and energy into WHO YOU ARE as well.

We believe at Calvary Leadership College can give you specific things that will assist you in having a successful future:

Calvary Leadership College exists to train next generation leaders within the church, but we won’t stop there. The potential for spiritual transformation and leadership development within our region is going to primarily come from gospel-centered Christians who have been awakened to the good news of Christ and who are using Biblical leadership principles in their everyday life and work environments.

Internship Tracks

The Internship track is for those not yet interested in pursuing a degree, but still want to take a period of time to focus on their own personal growth and development. This track is for those whose only focus, currently, is that of a “gap year” or “intense discipleship and character development” experience.

SOUTHEASTERN TRACK

In addition to the Internship track, choosing this track is a great-accredited option for those who want to pursue a ministerial or vocational degree or may decide to continue their education at another college.

FULL-TIME

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we will gather together for student life, as well as, academic classes. Your practicum will be completed throughout the week by way of directed studies in departments, small groups, and weekly services.

All classes are offered online through Southeastern University and are taught by SEU Professors.  

PART-TIME

Perhaps you find yourself in a place of life where the full-time program is simply not an option. If you have a family or a full-time job, we believe that the part-time program is an excellent fit. Students will pursue the same degree as the full-time students, but in a more flexible format.

PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS

Accumulate a minimum of eight practicum hours each week.

Complete 140 practicum hours per semester. 

Complete track packet.

ACADEMIC OVERVIEW |DEGREE

Calvary Leadership College is an extension site of Southeastern University. Our educational programs are designed to foster successful academic achievements that equip students to reach their God-given potential, whether it’s in ministry or in the marketplace. Calvary Leadership College offers programs designed to provide solid education, opportunities to train and equip, and ultimately empower students to leverage their faith and gifts to leave a lasting impact on the world. While enrolled at Calvary Leadership College students may choose to obtain a two-year Associate of Arts degree that is a springboard into any four-year Bachelor program. In addition, we offer focused Associates and Bachelors programs in Ministerial Leadership.

SOUTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY

SEU is “a Christ-centered institution of higher learning” based in Lakeland, Florida. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate, Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctorate degrees, accredited. This is the same accreditation agency that gives accreditation to all state and private schools in the southern US. Enrolling in SEU allows students to begin completing general education courses, which is beneficial to any degree plan they pursue in the future. Transferable college credit can be earned, allowing students to work toward their academic goals while doing college differently at CLC. Also, students become eligible for financial aid and scholarships. This creates opportunity for the student to receive federal grants and government student loans. These financial assistance possibilities offer the chance of funds, in some cases, to cover not only SEU tuition, but also a portion of CLC tuition costs. Students who choose to enroll in SEU take 12 credit hours per semester.

  • Associate of Arts, General Education
  • Associate of Arts of Ministerial Leadership
  • Bachelor of Science of Ministerial Leadership

Practicums are provided to students who want practical leadership training that will prepare them to launch into a successful future in vocational ministry or any marketplace position. Students will be equipped and trained in a specific ministry area through direct interaction with Calvary Leadership College track coaches currently working in that area. Each student will have the opportunity to get in-the-field training and experience to gain expertise in a specific area of ministry while also being developed as a leader. Practicums provide hands-on environments for a student to learn practical skills and tools for their desired field of study.

PRACTICUM REQUIREMENTS

Accumulate a minimum of eight practicum hours each week.

Complete 140 practicum hours per semester.

Complete track packet.

  • Provide a student with a living laboratory that is a safe place to grow.
  • Expose a student to all aspects of their chosen area of ministry.
  • Students who participate in this program receive 24 free credit hours from Southeastern University.

Teach students the “Why” behind “What” they are developing.

CALVARY WORSHIP & CREATIVE MINISTRIES

The Worship & Creative track is perfect for those who are into creative arts. In this track students will learn design principles and technology, video production and editing, print shop management, social media engagement, and even producing a worship album. If you love technology, music and creativity this track is perfect for you.

Communications & Design, Multimedia, Leading Worship, Song Writing, Audio/Video/Lighting, Event Management, and more.

NEXT GEN. MINISTRIES

The Next Gen. Ministries track provides all aspects of Student ministries and Kids ministries. In this track students will learn how to lead kids and students, plan services, communicate God’s word, plan events, and lead teams. Each week students will have the opportunity to impact kids and students in a Church environment. This track is perfect for students looking to pursue a career in kids or student ministry, teaching, or counseling.

Kids Ministry, Student Ministry, Event Management, Campus Ministry, and more.

CHURCH LIFE MINISTRIES

The Church Life track allows students to learn about everything that goes into creating a welcoming environment and an incredible weekend in an organizational setting. In this track students will learn about event management, hospitality, outreach, pastoral care and other areas within the Church Life ministry. These tracks is perfect for students who love creating wow experiences and are interested in pursuing a career in hospitality, customer service or business.

First Impressions, Missions, Outreach, Pastoral Care, Counseling, and more.

MULTI-SITE MINISTRIES

The Multi-Site Ministries Track gives students a behind the scene, hands on look at what it takes to effectively launch and grow a Church. This track will teach students about how a campus operates, and even how to develop and launch new campuses. It’s a perfect track for those students looking to go into business or become a church planter.

Multi-Site Management, Operations, Campus Development, Worship, Creative, Outreach, and more.

How long is this program?

Calvary Leadership College offers rolling admission. Students may begin Calvary Leadership College in either the fall or spring semester. The full duration of the program is 2 years.

How long do I have to wait to get a response once I have submitted my application?

Upon receiving your completed application, included the required documents—Calvary Leadership College staff will review your application. You can expect a response within 7-10 business days.

What do I receive from this program?

After successfully completing your two years of study you are eligible to receive an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Ministerial Leadership (AML). Students who complete one year of Calvary Leadership College will also be recognized for their accomplishments.

Does the college offer financial aid or student loans?

Because Southeastern University is a regionally accredited institution, its partnership with Calvary Leadership College enables enrolled students to pay for their college experience using federal financial aid. To be eligible for such funding, the student must file an Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as a FAFSA and maintain 12 credit hours each semester. In doing so, the student may apply for federal aid in the form of a Pell Grant, Federal Stafford (student) loan or Federal Parent loan.

*SEU’s school code is available upon request

What are the hours like at college? Is there a day off?

Calvary Leadership College runs three-week days. In addition, students are also required to serve at Sunday church services as a part of their course work.

Can you come as a married couple?

Yes, we allow married students as long as their spouse is in full agreement of the decision.

Is there an age Limit?

Calvary Leadership College is currently open to students 18 years of age with high School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Do I need to be water baptized or baptized in the Holy Spirit to apply?

No, but we believe these are important steps in our faith and we hope that this will be a part of your college experience.

Will I need a car?

Having a car will be up to you personal preference. You will not be required to own one for college. Students without a car can arrange rides to school with another CLC student that lives nearby them. We do ask that a student asking for ride help pitch in for gas.

Should I bring a laptop or desktop computer?

Yes, a laptop or desktop computer will be important to your experience as a student

What is the Tuition Cost and breakdown?

  • Full-time tuition is $10,800.00 (On-campus)
  • Tuition $6,600.00
  • Technology Fee  $200.00
  • Site Fee $4,000.00
  • Part-time tuition is $10,800.00 (Off-campus)*
  • Tuition $6,600.00
  • Technology Fee  $200.00
  • Site Fee $4,000.00

*Part-time students will receive a partial site-fee scholarship that will be applied to their SEU tuition account each semester.

FINANCIAL AID

Because Southeastern University is a regionally accredited institution, its partnership with Calvary Leadership College enables enrolled students to pay for their college experience using federal financial aid. To be eligible for such funding, the student must file an Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as a FAFSA and maintain 12 credit hours each semester. In doing so, the student may apply for federal aid in the form of a Pell Grant, Federal Stafford (student) loan or Federal Parent loan. *SEU’s school code is available upon being accepted to our program.

When can students leave for and return from breaks?

We do not allow students to leave earlier or arrive later than the times specified in our handbook and calendar. Any violations will be addressed at the time of occurrence. We do not allow students to leave late in the day, as we are concerned about them getting tired while driving home late or through the night.

Are you an accredited college?

Calvary Leadership College provides college courses taken through our partner Southeastern University. Southeastern is nationally accredited and their credits are transferrable to a majority of colleges.

Once I graduate from CLC, can credits be transferred to another intuition?

Yes, most colleges and universities have their own approval process in transferring credits. We suggest looking through the requirements they have for accepting credits from other institutions.

Can I transfer college credits?

The receiving institution always determines transfer credits. As the Higher Learning Commission regionally accredits Southeastern University, SEU credits earned at Calvary Leadership College would most likely transfer to regionally accredited institutions.

How many hours of ministry will I receive each week?

Students can expect between 10 and 15 hours of leadership involvement (in addition to class time) per week.

Is participation required for services and major events at Calvary Church?

Yes, the heart of CLC is to build the local church. Students are expected to attend all Calvary Church services (except during Holiday Breaks) during their enrollment in CLC. Calvary Church events are also required for CLC students.

Can I have a job while attending Calvary Leadership College?

Yes, however, students must prepare their schedules in advance knowing their attendance in church-related activities will take priority over employment.

Is there a no dating policy?

There is not a dating policy for students but we do encourage students to become familiar with the new environment before pursuing a relationship.

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