LEAD IN ALABAMA

VISION

The vision of LEAD In Alabama is to train and educate the next generation of church ministry leaders.

ACADEMICS

PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

We believe that successful ministry leaders need experiential training alongside opportunities to grow spiritually, socially, and intellectually. At LEAD Alabama, we offer exceptional training and instruction from our pastors and staff to equip LEAD students with the knowledge needed to enter into ministry. There are three program tracks: Certificate of Ministry, Degree, or Internship. Whatever your interests, we have an option for you!

1. CERTIFICATE OF MINISTRY

LEAD Alabama offers the Certificate of Ministry to provide students with practical leadership training that will prepare them for a successful future in a ministry or a marketplace position.  Students will be trained by the pastors at The Healing Place Church and top-level instructors. Each student has the opportunity to receive hands-on training in a specific area of ministry while also developing as a leader.  The certificate is a two-year program.

THE LEAD ALABAMA CERTIFICATE OF MINISTRY WILL INCLUDE:

• Academic Core:
- 48 hours via Lee University Online
- 12 credit hours via School of Ministry
- Eligible to apply for Pell Grants and Stafford Loans (if full-time student)
- Allows students an opportunity to complete online degree
• Practical Ministry Core:
- Weekly Intern Prayer Meeting
- Ministry Department Internship
- Outreach Component
- Personal Component
- Local Church Component
- Leadership Component
• Ministry Licensure Core:
- Calling and Ministry Studies Course
- Ministerial Internship Program
- Exhorter's License
- Ordained Minister's License

2. BACHELOR OF ARTS / BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE

LEAD Alabama offers the Degree plan option, which includes extensive, practical ministry leadership training and the opportunity to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Lee University.  Students choosing this track will be taught by the pastors at The Healing Place Church and top-level instructors. Each student has the opportunity to receive hands-on training in a specific area of ministry while also developing as a leader.

THE LEAD ALABAMA DEGREE OPTION WILL INCLUDE:

• Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree from Lee University:
- Online classes via Lee University Online and Church of God School of Ministry.
- Program options: Ministry Leadership with an emphasis in Business, Church Administration, Children’s Ministry, Counseling, Discipleship, Worship, Pastoral Ministry, or Youth Ministry
• Practical Ministry Core:
- Weekly Intern Prayer Meeting
- Ministry Department Internship
- Outreach Component
- Personal Component
- Local Church Component
- Leadership Component
• Ministry Licensure Core:
- Calling and Ministry Studies Course
- Ministerial Internship Program
- Exhorter's License
- Ordained Minister's License

3. CERTIFICATE OF INTERNSHIP

The Certificate of Internship offers practical leadership training, ministry experience, and the opportunity to pursue ministerial credentials. This program is available for students who are not able to commit to a full-time schedule at LEAD Alabama and are at least twenty years of age. Students will be trained by the pastors at The Healing Place Church and top-level instructors. Each student has the opportunity to receive hands-on training in a specific area of ministry while also developing as a leader.  This option is available on a yearly basis and does not include the Academic Core. Students pursuing this track attend on Tuesdays and Thursdays alongside fellow LEAD Alabama interns.

THE LEAD ALABAMA CERTIFICATE OF INTERNSHIP WILL INCLUDE:

• Practical Ministry Core:
- Weekly Intern Prayer Meeting
- Ministry Department Internship
- Outreach Component
- Personal Component
- Local Church Component
- Leadership Component
• Ministry Licensure Core:
 - Calling and Ministry Studies Course
- Ministerial Internship Program
- Exhorter's License
- Ordained Minister's License

Students will be required to provide their own laptop with the appropriate programs required to utilize Lee University Online.

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CORE VALUES

PERSONAL GROWTH

We don’t know everything, but we strive to learn as much as possible. Our desire is to be teachable to those above and around us, and to grow daily in discipline. We never “arrive”, but choose to continue growing until the day Jesus returns.

SPIRIT LEAD

We understand that we will only be eternally successful if we submit to the power and direction of the Holy Spirit. We commit to allowing the Holy Spirit to do a complete work in our lives--Spirit, Soul, and Body.

EXCELLENCE

God gave us His best, so we ought to give our best back to Him in everything we do (Colossians 3:23). When we view all assigned tasks as reflecting our devotion to God, our very best is the expectation. We take responsibility, provide solutions, and initiate change.

PUNCTUALITY

Time is a gift from God that should be used for His glory. We understand that time is only given once and shouldn’t be wasted. Students of LEAD Alabama understand that leaders are always punctual and time-conscious.

BE PRESENT

You can’t be effective if you aren’t where you need to be. Life will happen, but you choose if you are “checked in” or “checked out”. People are depending on you to be present physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually wherever you have committed to be.

COMMUNITY

We are committed to a Christ-like community displayed by Jesus Christ and commanded by God in His Word. We will support, encourage, challenge, and celebrate with one another. We are a team and a family, rather than individuals pursuing different paths.

LOVE & SERVICE

“Love God, Love People, Serve God, Serve People.” As members of LEAD Alabama, we will be defined by our love and service to God and the people He places in our path. We understand that this concept should be reflected in our personal and public lives.

TUITION & FEES

LEE UNIVERSITY DIVISION OF ADULT LEARNING

Tuition & Fees 2020 - 2021

DAL Undergraduate Tuition
$393
Business, Criminal Justice, Liberal Studies (per credit hour)
DAL Undergraduate Tuition
$262
Ministry Leadership, Christian Studies, Bible & Theology (per credit hour)
DAL Graduate Tuition
$785
DAL Ministry Graduate Tuition
$572
Application Fee
$25
(Waived if students use discount code RSOL)
Registration Fee
$25
(per semester, non-refundable)
Registration Fee
$25
(per semester, non-refundable)
Deferred Payment Plan Fee
$100
(per semester)
Student Services Fee
$55
(per semester)
Student Activity Fee
$50
(Optional)
Health Service Fee
$75
(Optional)*
Late Registration
$50
Drop/Add Fee
$10
(per course)
Proficiency Exams
$30
(for each hour’s credit established)
Returned Check
$30
(per check)
Undergrad Graduation App Fee
$125
Late Undergrad Graduation App Fee
$155
Grad Students Graduation App Fee
$150
Late Grad Students Graduation App Fee
$180

LEAD ALABAMA

Fees 2020 - 2021

COG School of Ministry - Year One
$505
CAMS + CAMS background check + $25 registration + $360 tuition + $60 textbooks + $60 internet fee
COG School of Ministry - Year Two
$505
MIP + $25 registration + $360 tuition + $60 textbooks + $60 internet fee
LEAD Alabama Fee
$1,295
YEAR ONE & TWO: Internship-Specific Books + LEAD Polos + THP Background check + Trip Travel Assistance + Administrative Fees
LEAD Alabama
$1,800
YEAR THREE & FOUR: Ministry Specific Conference* + Internship-Specific Books + LEAD Polos + Trip Travel Assistance + Administrative Fees

You can see more information about the Lee University Online programs and the ministerial discount here.

*Up to $500 toward a ministry specific conference is covered by the LEAD Alabama fee for 3rd & 4th year students. Any remaining conference costs will be the responsibility of the student.

HAVE QUESTIONS?
WE HAVE ANSWERS.

CONTACT US

PHYSICAL ADDRESS
5709 Trussville Clay Road
Trussville, AL 35173
MAILING ADDRESS
PO Box 1130
Trussville, AL 35173
OFFICE
205-655-5000
FAX
205-655-5269
EMAIL
leadinalabama@thpchurch.com

APPLY HERE

FOLLOW THE LINK TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION PROCESS.

For students interested in a residential option with LEAD Alabama, contact our LEAD Alabama office at:
LEADInAlabama@thpchurch.com