Frequently Asked Questions
GLC is a 2-year program partnered with Southeasterrn University to offer 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.
It may help to think of it like train tracks. One rail is the formal educational component led by SEU or a college of your choice. The other rail 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 rail but an SEU degree can have ministry-specific offerings to compliment your hands-on training as well.
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 must also apply to Southeastern University and be accepted by them to be fully accepted for the full GLC program.
GLC will operate four days a week. Some days you will be immersed in the culture of Generation Church and gain hands-on experience. Other days you will focus on classes. Most days you will be done by 4:30pm. 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.
The GLC season runs mid-August through the end of May each year. We encourage you to stay engaged with us for the summer, but it's not required. We will have fall, Christmas, and spring breaks as well.
We are developing a track for working adults and those outside 18-30 years-old. This track would include a more compact leadership track that would meet on a weeknight rather than during the day. As we launch the GLC this first year, the availability of this track will depend on the number of interested adults.
This track will also have the option of attending SEU at your pace as well, though an educational element may not be a need for you. It's best to reach out to our team to discuss your options.
You will have unlimited access to your Track Lead who 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 Pastor Ryan Visconti, 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 Bible education. This will allow for students to work on class work at the times that work best for them, yet get a full college experience as well.
After successfully completing 2 years at GLC you will have gained valuable, hands-on ministry and leadership experience as well as an 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.
The degree programs SEU offers at our site are very versatile degrees that allow you to have an emphasis in a specific area within the degree. 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.
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 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.
You do not have to be a part of SEU to join Generation Leadership College. This leadership development is most beneficial when coupled with an educational component. 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. You may also want to discuss other degree programs not listed on our site. Many students discover that SEU is an even better option than they realized both from a quality of education and a cost standpoint.
You may also join as a "GLC Only" student for $1500/year. We only recommend this for students who have already completed their education but we will consider all students for acceptance to the program.
It's okay to apply even if you're not sure you can attend. 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 combination!
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.