First Assembly Community Ministries, soon to be known as River City Church, in Lafayette, Indiana offers River City Leadership College in the fall of 2017 for its third academic year!
The college is a ministry school partner of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas (about an hour south of Dallas by car) and will deliver online content for fully accredited Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees on the campus of First Assembly Community Ministries.
Beyond the online content, the degrees feature a practicum-heavy emphasis, with internships in various areas of ministry within the church, including worship arts, children’s ministry, youth ministry, communications, missions and others.
Two degrees will ultimately be offered in Lafayette with an AA in Bible and a BA in Church Leadership. The prices for this degree will be less than half of what a full-time, resident student at Southwestern would pay!
Estimated Tuition and Fees for the 2017-2018 academic year:
- Tuition – $3,975 (15 credit hours)… $265 per credit hour
- Technology Fee – $390
- Practicum Fee – $700
- Housing – $1,200
- Total Cost per Semester – $6,265*. Total Yearly Cost – $12,530*
*Does not include meals or books
Financial aid is available for this program through grants and loans that would be extended to students attending any accredited college or university.
Transfer credits, foreign college credits, as well as other kinds of credit from ministry-related studies are possible to earn advanced standing in the degree programs.
Southwestern is a skilled provider of distance educations, offering its programs at a distance since 1983. First Assembly/River City Church is happy to have created a space once again for people to prepare for life and ministry, as it did for a number of years through another program called “Master’s Commission”.
Lead Pastor Robby Bradford has this to say about this new program, “I’m so excited that we’re going to have a role in extending the excellent academic resources of Southwestern Assemblies of God University and to give students immersion in our ministry and church culture here in Lafayette, Indiana! If you are considering any kind of future in the ministry, whether as a minister, missionary or active layperson, this is an exceptional value right here in Indiana that you should consider.”
Value is the right word. The total cost of attending Southwestern for four years is more than $100,000, while taking in Southwestern’s degrees at River City Leadership College will cost less than half that amount.
So, if you are interested in learning more about this possibility to pursue a degree from Southwestern Assemblies of God University right here in Indiana, at a fraction of the cost of attending a university, please contact us through email by clicking here or call during business hours at First Assembly Community Ministries and ask for Pastor Adam Howard or Pastor Terry Gilbert at (765) 474-1432.
You can learn more about River City Leadership College through their website by clicking here.
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