Discover the life you were created to live

Emmanuel Leadership Academy (ELA) is a place for young people to discover their purpose through accredited education, hands-on ministry training and an exuberant Student Life experience.

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ACCREDITED EDUCATION

There are multiple degree programs to choose from, all fully accredited. Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Emmanuel Christian Center to host an instructional site on the church campus, and offer students affordable degree programs.

TUITION | Annual Cost

Tuition: $6,600.00

Technology Fee: $300.00

Site Fee: $3,000.00

Total: $9,900.00

DEGREE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

Associate of Arts General Education

Associate of Ministerial Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Business & Professional Leadership

Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership

*Only standard undergraduate tuition is listed & site fee is subject to change at any time. Please contact your Site Director to confirm the site fee listed is correct or to inquire about tuition information for other programs. Students enrolled in practicum receive a scholarship that covers the cost of practicum credits. Tuition listed is based on 15 credits per semester, with practicum scholarship.
Some students may be eligible to receive federal and state financial aid.


HANDS-ON MINISTRY TRAINING

Partnering with the students Accredited Education is a practicum class that includes hands-on ministry training. During all four years of a students schooling, they will be participating in a minimum of 8 hours per week of ministry training with Emmanuel’s Pastors and staff.

Each year will hold something new for an ELA Student. This portion of ELA was designed to be progressive throughout their college experience.

YEAR ONE | Throughout the year a student will be placed in 4 different intern areas rotating every 8 weeks.

YEAR TWO | Students will pick two ministry areas to focus on throughout this year

YEAR THREE | In this year Students will focus on one area of ministry of their choice.

YEAR FOUR | Students will focus on one area of ministry of their choice. In addition, students are eligible to apply to be an apprentice in any qualifying ministry area.

MINISTRY AREAS

Discipleship Communities

Kids Ministries

Worship and Live Production

Youth Ministries

Business

Campus Life/Pastoral Care

Communications and Creative

Community Partnership


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STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Along with fostering and equipping students with education and ministry training, ELA desires to see our students grow relationally and spiritually. As a part of ELA, students will experience weekly chapel service, student activities, connect groups and leadership labs with Emmanuel Pastors. The connections and relationships made will be unbeatable!

WEEKLY STUDENT SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

9am - 12:30am | Classes

1:30pm - 9:00pm | Internship and Services

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Off

SUNDAY

7:30am - 12:30pm | Church Services

MONDAY

9:00am - 12:30pm | Classes

1:30pm - 4:30pm | Internship

TUESDAY

9:00am - 12:30 pm | Connect groups, chapel and Leadership Lab

1:30pm - 4:30pm | Internship hours

 
 Dr. Nate Ruch Lead Pastor Emmanuel Christian Center

Dr. Nate Ruch
Lead Pastor
Emmanuel Christian Center

A NOTE FROM DR. NATE

Emmanuel is committed to invest in the next generation of church leaders, just as we have for the last 55 years! Now we are taking the next step of blending the mentoring we’ve always provided with a credible academic program so that students can learn both experientially and in the classroom as they prepare for their future career. The Emmanuel Leadership Academy is a more significant step forward and our educational partner, Southeastern University will help provide a college education. Meanwhile, each student’s personal, spiritual and career formation will advance under the care of qualified spiritual leaders who see their role, as Ephesians 4:12 declares, “to equip God’s people to do his work..”. I am personally thrilled to invite you to join the journey with us here!

 
 

The Emmanuel Leadership Academy is a ministry of Emmanuel. Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Emmanuel to host an instructional site on the church campus, and offer students affordable degree programs. 

 
 

CONTACT

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Cody Baccam

Assistant to the Site Director

CodyBaccam@emmanuelcc.org

763-784-7777

Dr. Lori Dykstra

Executive Site Director

LoriDykstra@emmanuelcc.org

763-784-7777