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A unique leadership experience for 18-24 year olds.

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Nxt Leadership College

Applications for 2023 are now open

Different from a traditional college experience, NXT Leadership College offers an opportunity to gain hands-on training with and serve alongside of LS Church pastors, staff, and leaders. Our approach to learning is focused around providing you with practical ministry experience, teaching you essential biblical principles, and equipping you with invaluable leadership opportunities. In both our degree and leadership tracks, we equip students to develop a foundation for their spiritual journey and become a key influencer.

“Our goal is to use this entire campus to connect people to God. We believe a relationship with Jesus is the most important thing you can pursue with your life. We have a passion to disciple and train the next generation of leadership for God. NXT Leadership is an extension of that vision.” – Pastors James & Steph Pitkin

Degree
Program

During your time at NXT Leadership College, you will not only gain practical ministry experience at LS Church, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue a degree from Southeastern University. This program allows you to earn your degree online from SEU while being a part of our weekly leadership and ministry sessions.

SEU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees. Students must be admitted by Southeastern University and enrolled in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation.

Why NXT?

Whether you are starting your educational journey, finishing it or looking to expand, NXT Leadership College has the right fit for you. Our degree program, combined with our hands-on-training, goes beyond a standard curriculum to prepare you to lead the next generation.

Student Housing

NXT Leadership College offers convenient on-campus housing to all students. Rooms have two students assigned to them, and are fully furnished with full-size beds, drawers, wardrobes, and micro-fridges. First and second year students are required to live on-campus, but third and fourth years have the option of living off-campus. Housing fees are $4,000, which can be added onto a student’s school bill.

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What To Expect @ NXT

Your weekly schedule will be centered around providing you with opportunities to gain hands-on training, classroom development, and leadership experience. Students also get daily dedicated time for spiritual growth and development. Whether through hosting assemblies for LS Christian School, going on the annual missions trip, or during summer camp leadership, we want to help everyone who attends NXT find their God-given passion and calling.

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Campus Life

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Spiritual Development

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Leadership Opportunities

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Annual Mission Trip

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Hands-On Experience

Time Requirement

Class days are Monday-Thursday from 8 AM to 4 PM. Students are also required to serve pre-service on Sundays and attend the morning service at 10:30 AM.

Tuition Requirement

Tuition for SEU classes is $250 per credit hour. Students can apply for financial aid through FAFSA.

NXT charges a $4,000 site fee that covers housing, all on-campus workshops and courses, and any other necessary resources for students.

Age Requirement

18-24 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Personal Requirement

If you feel called into ministry and are looking to grow in leadership and go deeper with Jesus.

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LS Church

“Our goal is to use this entire campus to connect people to God. We believe a relationship with Jesus is the most important thing you can pursue with your life. We have a passion to disciple and train the next generation of leadership for God. NXT Leadership is an extension of that vision.” – Pastors James & Steph Pitkin

NXT Leadership is a ministry of LS Church. Click here to learn more about it!

Frequently Asked Questions

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Is there housing available?

Yes. NXT Leadership College offers on-campus housing to students. Each dorm room has 2 students assigned to it.  Rooms come equipped with 2 full size beds, 2 clothing drawers and 2 clothing cabinets, as well as a mini fridge and microwave.

Do I have to be called into ministry to participate?

No. NXT Leadership College is designed for believers who desire to lead others spiritually, and sense a calling to grow in their spiritual impact by using biblical leadership principles within their area of influence. This is not about working in a church – it’s about serving in the Kingdom.

How often will this begin?

A new year at NXT will start each Fall. SEU classes start every 8 weeks.

What is the class size?

There will be 4-16 interns per year. *Interns are accepted into the program pending class size of a minimum of 2 students.

How much is tuition?

For 2023, tuition is $250 per credit hour. There is also a $4,000 site fee that covers housing, on-campus classes, etc.

Are there any additional expenses?

Other additional expenses may include activities you do together as interns outside of the scheduled classes, such as daily lunches or fun events.

What is the weekly time commitment?

The total weekly time commitment, will be 40 hours. Monday through Thursday from 8am-4pm and Sundays from 8:30am-12:30pm, 4:30pm-8:30pm.

Can I have a job while in the program?

Yes, many of our NXT students find employment opportunities on-campus that work with their schedules.

How do I apply?

Simply click the following link and apply: Apply Here

When will I hear from someone?

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. You will be contacted within 7 business days of your application to set up an interview. We will notify you if you have been accepted within 7-10 business days after your interview.

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