Can I have a full time job and still attend Leadership College?
Yes, most of the participants in Leadership College have full-time jobs. The classes are held in the evening, beginning at 6:30PM. The workshop is held on a Saturday to accommodate most work schedules. There is a one-day kickoff retreat at the beginning of the program which is held on a Friday; however, you will have these dates well in advance.
Do I have to be called into full-time ministry to participate in Leadership College?
No. Leadership College is designed for believers who are currently leading others spiritually, actively serving in the church, and sense a calling to grow in their spiritual impact by using biblical leadership principles within their sphere of influence. This is not about working in a church – it’s about serving in the Kingdom.
How often will new classes begin?
A new group of Leadership College students will start every January, with graduation, following the 10-month term.
How much is tuition for Leadership College?
There is an application fee of $25 and tuition is $2,300, with a deposit of $500 payable before classes begin. Retreat and workshop expenses will be covered.
Are there any additional expenses?
Additional expenses may include activities you do together as a cadre outside of the scheduled classes, such as meals or fun events.
What is the weekly time commitment?
The total weekly time commitment, including the evening class, will be 10-12 hours. Our LC classes are held weekly on Monday evenings, 6:30-9:30, in Palm Beach Gardens & Port St. Lucie. Additional weekly commitment includes 2-3 hours per week of homework, as well as 2-4 hours of active service within a ministry of the church. LC will also include a one-day workshop that will take place on a Saturday, a one-day kickoff retreat, and a full-day graduation celebration.
How do I know if I am eligible to apply?
The following are prerequisites to begin the admissions process for Leadership College:
What are some of the spiritual competencies and biblical literacy that you are looking for?
An example of some of the spiritual competencies include:
There are a variety of studies offered at each campus on these topics. You can search group study offerings by clicking here. We recommend you reach out to your campus’s Groups Pastor to find out which group and study is your next step.
When can I apply?
The Leadership College application is online and available starting in August. Please feel free to apply when you feel confident that you have met the eligibility requirements. The months in which applications are actively reviewed and responded to are August through October, in preparation for the following January launch. Note: Applications are online and available starting August 1; however, any application received after October 10 will be considered for the January 2024 launch.
How do I apply?
When will I hear from someone after submitting the “Application”?
During the active application review season (August through October), applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. We will do our best to keep you informed along the way.
When and where do I complete “The Interview”?
If your eligibility is confirmed after successful completion of “The Application,” you will complete a virtual interview.
Can you explain “The Cadre Draft”?
One of the definitions of the word “cadre” is “a small, unified group with a shared purpose.” Cadres are known primarily for two things: 1) their high level of skill and 2) their loyalty to one another. As a student in LC, you will be assigned to a cadre and will journey together through the 10-months as a group, being led by a Christ Fellowship Cadre Leader. Because your fit in the cadre is such an integral part of your overall LC Experience, we want to make sure you are set up for success and find the best fit and timing for you and the other members of your cadre. Typically, cadres will be formed around shared experiences or similarities of focus; however, we also strive to bring variety, diversity and balance to the cadres as well. All phases of the LC application and selection process are bathed in prayer, and “The Cadre Draft” is no exception. If we determine there is not a good fit for you in the upcoming launch, we will notify you and place you on the priority list for a future launch.