Elevate Leadership Academy is a comprehensive leadership development experience that will challenge you with the practicalities of doing ministry in a contemporary, fast-growing church context. With both a certificate program and the option to attain a fully accredited college degree through our partnership with Northwest University!

This new fully accredited program is uniquely designed with a balance of academic rigor, student support, and real-life application. With programs built for both working adults and college age students, the ministry opportunities available through the local church blend with Northwest’s academic resources. These two aspects combine sensitivity to individual callings with sound pragmatic instruction. The intense leadership training you receive prepares you to excel, both within the church and marketplace. Northwest and Elevate Life Church will coordinate their efforts as students develop personally, socially, spiritually, and professionally to fulfill their God-planned design.

It’s a calling. It’s a privilege. And above all, it’s a chance to be empowered. We want to raise up world changers and leaders. People who are awakened to the God-given potential inside of them to make an impact for the glory of God using whatever gifts God has placed inside of them. If you have any other questions, please email our ELA Coordinator, Cherelle Keen.

FAQS

WHAT DEGREES ARE AVAILABLE?

Associate in Arts
Associate in Ministry Leadership
Bachelors in Ministry Leadership
Bachelors in Business Management
Bachelors in Organizational Management
Bachelors in Psychology

ARE THESE DEGREES ACCREDITED?

Northwest University offers the highest level of accreditation possible in the United States. Through our partnership with Northwest, students earn college credits toward AA and BA degrees that can be completed at Elevate Life Church, at Northwest University, or even transferred to other public and private colleges or universities.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A CERTIFICATE AND DEGREE PROGRAM?

Both programs have the same experience, however degree seeking students will be taking full accredited courses through Northwest University.

WHAT AREAS CAN I COMPLETE MY PRACTICUM IN?

Administration, Connections, Kids, Media, Mission, Pastoral Leadership, Production, Students, and Worship.

DOES ELA HAVE ONSITE HOUSING/DORMS?

No but there are a variety of affordable apartment and town home communities within a close proximity to Elevate Life Church.

WHAT ADDITIONAL ITEMS WILL I NEED?

All students are required to have their own personal laptop and mode of transportation.

HOW DO I APPLY?
WILL FINANCIAL AID BE AVAILABLE?

All degree seeking students tuition costs are eligible for federal financial aid (loans and grants).

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

The time commitment varies by program, but you can expect to commit 25-30 hours/ week.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE DAY AND EVENING PROGRAM?

The day program is geared towards 18 to 25 year olds looking for a full college experience, while the evening program is built for working adults.

WHAT DAYS OF THE WEEK DOES THE PROGRAM MEET?

Days vary between day and evening program, however all students will attend the weekly Tuesday evening core ministry class from 6:30pm until 10:00pm and Sundays from 6:00am to 3:30pm.

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION FEE?

At this time, there is no application fee.

WHAT IS THE COST OF ELA?

The price varies between certificate, degree, evening, and day program. For more information please email ELA@elevatelife.tv.

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