Frequently Asked Questions
The Generation Leadership College
GLC is a 2-year program offering degree-seeking options through Southeastern University (SEU), an accredited private Christian university.
This formal educational component led by SEU comprises one side of the program.
The other side of the program is the GLC Leadership Experience led by the Generation Church staff and GLC team. This allows students to be immersed in the culture of Generation Church and gain hands-on ministry and life experience.
Nope, you don’t have to be enrolled in SEU to join GLC.
You can join the GLC Leadership Experience as a nondegree-seeking student for a discounted rate. This option is best for students who have already completed their education and earned a degree.
Regardless, we’ll consider all nondegree-seeking students for acceptance to the program.
Yes! You can enroll in another college or university of your choice. But you’ll need to manage your class schedule to fit the GLC schedule.
We believe SEU is an excellent educational choice for your leadership development. Many students who’ve transferred their classes from other institutions feel that SEU is a better option in quality of education and cost.
We’re happy to help you explore the option of transferring your classes to SEU. We can also connect you with students attending SEU through Generation Church so you can hear about their experiences.
Each student must fill out an online application. Once that is completed, the GLC team will schedule a virtual or in-person interview. Once accepted, they’ll receive another link to apply to SEU.
Day sessions are typically Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Evening sessions are Wednesdays from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Fridays and Saturdays are generally free days.
On Sundays, students will serve alongside our leadership teams at all our services.
Schedules may vary depending on the ministry track you select.
The GLC school year begins mid-August and ends at the beginning of May, with breaks for Christmas, fall, and spring
We offer a track for working adults and those outside the 18–29 age range. This track includes a more compact leadership track on Wednesday nights from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Please contact us to discuss your options.
You’ll have direct access to the leader of your track (such as the youth pastor, children’s director, etc). GLC staff and your Track Lead will work together to resource you with the right experiences and contacts that will help you grow in ministry and leadership.
You’ll also hear regularly from our Executive Team, including our Lead Pastor, in meetings, lunches, and classes.
SEU will provide online classes for the formal education component of GLC, and Generation Church staff will teach live courses in leadership and faith development. This allows students to complete their online coursework when it works best for them while also getting a college classroom experience.
Yes! The following degrees are available through SEU:
- Associate of Arts in General Education
- Associate in Ministerial Leadership
- Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership: Biblical Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership: Christian Ministry
- Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership: Pastoral Care and Counseling
- Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership: Worship Ministries
Contact us for a full list of classes and degree options.
SEU also offers other online degree options that can be added to our program.
In the early years of your degree program, however, you’ll focus on general studies that apply to any degree at SEU and most other schools. This focus allows you to go through classes with other GLC students, helping you develop community and get involved in your cohort. We encourage you to start with one of these degree programs, which will set you up for many more options than you see listed.
Contact us and we’d be happy to talk through your options or connect you with a guidance counselor at SEU.
SEU is an accredited university at the same level as Arizona State University, University of Arizona, and Grand Canyon University. Each school varies when it comes to accepting external credits, but most general and some faith-based classes will transfer between schools.
Our partnership with SEU offers you a deep discount for an outstanding education from a private, Christian university—while costing the same as or less than what you’d pay at a community college.
Even if you don’t intend to work in ministry, GLC is an excellent 2-year option for completing your general education core while growing your faith and leadership skills.
If you already know you want to transfer to a specific school after two years, SEU can help you choose the right classes that will transfer.
Still apply! Even if you’re not sure whether you can attend SEU, there’s no application fee and you’ve got nothing to lose by applying.
You’ll be able to apply for financial aid, which may greatly reduce the cost to you. You may also qualify for subsidized and/or unsubsidized loans. You can set up any additional costs on a payment plan through SEU.
Many students who attend SEU through GLC graduate with little to no student loan debt. It’s one of the reasons we believe GLC and SEU make such a great team! Our educational plan is ideal for today’s debt-conscious students.
GLC students are responsible for their own housing. If you’re moving from out of town, we can suggest apartment options and may be able to connect you with potential roommates from GLC.
Since some ministry opportunities require reliable transportation during the week and on the weekends, we advise that you will need a car.