Discover Model ($675) If you want to gain a lot of experience, leadership teaching, and engage your passion for the special work God is doing through Generation Church, this model is for you. This is also the best model for students who work full-time and need the most efficient approach to GLC.
Engage Model ($975) Students in our experience model receive the benefits of the Discover Model as well as increased mentorship from staff, additional life-skills training, and first-hand experience in some leadership meetings and daytime office hours.
Protege Model ($975) After students have attended one year in the program, they have the option to apply to be in the protege model. This model is for students who are seeking more opportunities in full-time ministry. These students have increased time commitment and responsibilities, attend more high-level meetings, and receive more one-on-one mentoring.
Frequently Asked Questions
GLC is a 2-year program with an optional education with Southeastern University (SEU). In partnership with Generation Church, SEU offers an Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Ministerial Leadership (AML) degree. Combined with the formal education element, students will be immersed in the culture of Generation Church and gain hands-on ministry and life experience.
The formal educational component led by SEU or a college of your choice is one side of your education. The other side is the Generation Leadership College experience led by the Generation Church staff and GLC team. The specific ministry tracks listed above are in the GLC side but an SEU degree can have ministry-specific offerings to compliment your hands-on training as well, such as a worship ministry emphasis.
You do not have to be attend SEU to join Generation Leadership College. This leadership development is most beneficial when coupled with an educational component and we believe SEU is an excellent choice. You may be enrolled in another college or university but you will need to manage your class schedule to fit the GLC schedule. We would encourage you to let us help you explore the option of transferring classes to/from SEU. Many students discover that SEU is an even better option than they realized both from a quality of education and a cost standpoint. We can put you in touch with a student attending SEU through Generation Church to hear their experience directly.
You may also join as a "GLC Only" student for $975/year. We only recommend this for students who have already completed their education but we will consider all students for acceptance to the program.
Each student must fill out an online application by clicking the button below the FAQs. Once that is completed, the GLC team will schedule a video or in person interview. If a student is accepted, they will receive another link to apply to Southeastern University.
Day Session: Mondays from 9:30am - 4:00pm and Wednesdays from 10:00am - 2:30pm.
Evening Session: Wednesday nights from 6:00pm - 8:00pm.
Students will have nearly all Fridays and Saturdays off. Students will also join our leadership teams at all of our services on Sundays. Some schedules vary depending on the ministry track you select once in the program, including additional ministry evenings.
The GLC school year begins mid-August and ends at the beginning of May each year. We encourage you to stay engaged with us for the summer, but it's not required. We have fall, Christmas, and spring breaks as well.
We offer a track for working adults and those outside 18-29 years-old. This track includes a more compact leadership track that on Wednesday nights from 6pm-8pm.
This track will also have the option of attending SEU at your pace as well if you choose. It's best to reach out to our team to discuss your options.
We also offer a non-degree-seeking educational series called the SEU Biblical Studies Series. Click here to learn more and request more info.
In addition to the GLC staff, your Track Lead (Youth Pastor, Kids Director, etc.) will be able to resource you with the experience necessary to grow in your desired area of ministry or general leadership. You will also hear directly from our Executive Team (including our Lead Pastor) in meetings, lunches and classes on a regular basis. You will be given access to other leaders within Generation Church through your Track Lead.
Southeastern University will provide online classes for the formal education component for GLC and Generation Church staff will teach live courses in leadership and faith development. This will allow for students to work on class work at the times that work best for them, yet get a college classroom experience as well.
After successfully completing 2 years at GLC you will have gained valuable, hands-on ministry and leadership experience. For those who complete the SEU courses, you will receive a Associate of Arts (AA) or an Associate of Ministerial Leadership (AML). Most students will also be qualified to apply for ministry credentials.
All students will have the option to continue to work toward their 4-year bachelors degree from SEU at the discounted cost through Generation Church if you choose to. Some students will be invited back for a third or even fourth year and may be considered for joining the Generation Church staff. Our GLC staff will help those interested in pursuing full-time ministry with connections and coaching in hopes to make that dream a reality.
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 more online degree options and it is possible for us to add them to our program. However, in the early years of your degree program, you will focus on generals that apply to any degree at SEU and most other schools. It's important to have others going through the same classes as you to develop community and for your involvement in our cohorts. Beginning with one of these degree programs will set you up for many more options than you see listed and we would happy to talk with you or connect you with a guidance counselor at SEU to discuss these options in detail.
SEU is an accredited university at the highest level (the same level as Arizona State University, University of Arizona, or Grand Canyon University). Each school varies, but most general and some faith-based classes will transfer in or transfer out to other schools. Due to our deep discount with SEU, you get an outstanding education from a private, Christian university for about the same or less cost as a community college. So even if you're not sure if working in a church is your calling, it may be a great option to pursue a 2-year experience at GLC and SEU to complete your general education core and grow your faith and leadership skills. If you already know you want to transfer to a specific school after 2 years, SEU can help you choose classes that will transfer.
It's okay to apply even if you're not sure you can attend SEU. There's no application fee and applying is easy. You will be able to apply for financial aid which may greatly reduce the cost to you. You may likely qualify for subsidized and unsubsidized loans and any additional costs can also be set up on a payment plan through SEU. Many students who attend SEU through a process like this graduate with little or 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 student.
Each GLC student is responsible for their own housing. Students from the area may choose to continue their current living arrangements if they wish. If you're moving from out of town, we have apartment options we can suggest and may be able to connect you with roommates from GLC.
Yes. Some ministry opportunities will require reliable transportation during the week and on the weekends.