River City Leadership
(RCLC) is a unique, university-level experience that has strong
advantages for students who are preparing for ministry.
At first glance, RCLC, a new partner of Southwestern Assemblies of God University
(SAGU), and located at First Assembly
(FACM) in Lafayette, Indiana, seems similar to other
This fully-accredited program,
offering degrees in Bible and Church Leadership for people wanting to prepare
themselves for Christian ministry, will involve study, learning, an excellent
university faculty, and much else that you might expect from a college
However, there are a number of significant factors that make
RCLC a unique college opportunity:
Christian worldview. The difference
between attending a local college or state university and RCLC is that the
faculty shares a Christian worldview that is rooted in the Bible. Professors who teach biology or psychology,
for example, will share the Christian perspective of students who are trying to
not only expand their academic awareness, but who want to learn their academic
subjects through the lens of biblical Christianity.
Ongoing Mix of Theory and Practice.
RCLC offers a great opportunity to earn up to 24 total credit hours
through ministerial internships. This
means that while you’re learning about the New Testament or studying the
principles of leadership, you will also be actively engaged in local church
ministry. This joining of theory and
practice allows students to learn at a deeper level. Theory is better remembered and understood
when it is practiced at the same time it is learned. In fact, I know this is true from my own
personal experience. I pursued my
graduate and doctoral education while serving full time as a pastor and then
missionary, and I realized right away how much more effective my daily ministry
was for enhancing my education
- A Partnership
with First Assembly Community Ministries.
While FACM is one of the oldest Assemblies of God churches in Indiana,
it is passionate about embracing new ministry methods so it can reach the most
people with God’s love. RCLC’s location
on the FACM campus means you will have access to its large pastoral staff for
mentoring and learning experiences. With
over a century of combined pastoral leadership experience in the staff, you’ll
grow just by being exposed to these people.
Our pastors use their ministry expertise in Worship Arts, Student
Ministries, Children’s Ministries, Community Outreach, Adult Ministries, Hispanic
Ministries, etc., to lead the congregation of 1100+ people. RCLC students will minister along-side these
pastors, providing invaluable experience that they can bring to their future
ministry settings. Furthermore, FACM is
an ethnically and generationally diverse church with over 40 nationalities
calling it their spiritual home. FACM
also has a strong track-record of nurturing ministers and missionaries and
launching people into life-long service.
The connection with FACM is one of the strongest distinctives of RCLC.
Tremendous Savings. Yes, this is one
of the things that sets apart the experience at RCLC from other colleges. For full-time residential students, the total
cost will be $11,000 per academic year. Because
it is directly connected to SAGU, full-time, qualified students are eligible to
apply for and receive government grants and student loans. That’s an incredible savings over any private
traditional college experience in the US.
And yet, every graduate of RCLC will complete the program with a
fully-accredited degree from SAGU.
That’s not only an amazing savings, but it’s incredible value as well.
Contact us today and let us help you make a decision that
will change your life greatly by writing an email to this address.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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