About Faith Family School of Leadership

Faith Family School of Leadership is a place designed for students to come and gain hands-on ministry training, develop real-life experience, and to pursue academic endeavors. As a ministry of Faith Family Church, we exist to provide individuals an alternative option to pursuing ministry and leadership all while earning a top-rated, regionally accredited degree from Southeastern University.


At Faith Family School of Leadership students will be immersed into a dynamic culture that will help them develop an intimate relationship with Christ while empowering them to represent Him in their everyday world. We strive to provide an environment where students will have fun, grow relationally, and be purposeful in cultivating an environment where all are welcomed.


Faith Family School of Leadership is devoted to providing and preparing men and women with the tools for effective and innovative leadership and ministry. That begins with a keen mind geared towards today’s culture. Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Faith Family Church to host an instructional site on the church campus, and offer students an accredited degree program. Students will be provided a rich, sound, and stable biblical based education to propel them forward not only into ministry but into a position to enable them to work in the marketplace around them as well.


The training and leadership tracks at Faith Family School of Leadership will give students practical relevant hands on training that will prepare them for a successful launch and future within ministry. Students will be trained and equipped in and through specific areas of interest by direct guidance from leaders and pastors developing them into world-class leaders.

Faith Family School of Leadership sees the weight and importance of earning a degree and understands that it is one of the most essential avenues to paving the way for a student to have a future in ministry. Not only do we want to prepare students to be world class leaders, we want to pave a way for them to get there. That’s why Faith Family Church has partnered with Southeastern University to offer our students accredited degree programs.


Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Faith Family School of Leadership is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Southeastern University does not extend to or include Faith Family School of Leadership or its students. Students must be admitted by Southeastern University and enrolled in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation.


Head over to partners.seu.edu/faithfamily to see the degree options that Southeastern University offers at Faith Family Church.

This is not just a degree, but a truly a program purposed in developing and growing students. The heartbeat of our program is the hands on real life application portion. Students will have designated weekly hours where they will work closely in various ministry tracks within the church. Learning not only the pieces to leadership, team building, and specific skill sets that will set them up for success in ministry. But also, the real life side to it all; developing in your personal life, your spiritual life, goal setting, and learning how to navigate through all aspects and challenges of life. We want students to leave our program feeling equipped and fully mentored.

Admissions into the Faith Family School of Leadership is a two-part process. To be considered for acceptance into the program, applicants will have to go through the application process for both Faith Family Church and for Southeastern University. We ask that you begin the admissions process with Faith Family Church.


The following items must be fully completed and submitted to Faith Family Church to be considered for acceptance to Faith Family School of Leadership:
• Faith Family School of Leadership Application
• Recommendation Letter from a Pastor, Mentor, or Spiritual leader
• Background Check Form
• $25 Application Fee

Background check form and application fee must be mailed together. Personal checks, money order, or cashier’s check are accepted and can be made payable to: Faith Family Church.
Items need to be mailed to the following address:
Faith Family School of Leadership
Attn: Michelle Board
8200 Freedom Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720

At Faith Family School of Leadership we are so excited to provide a degree option and hands on program at an affordable cost. Tuition is paid directly to Southeastern University. For a detailed cost breakdown, be sure to check out partners.seu.edu/faithfamily.

Students enrolled in Southeastern University’s degree programs may be eligible for federal financial aid, including grants & loans. Students must complete the FAFSA to see what they may qualify for.


Visit, partners.seu.edu/faithfamily for more information on Financial Assistance.


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Student housing will not be available for the Fall 2018-Spring 2019 school year. However, we encourage you to check back soon as we will be making host homes available on a first come first serve basis as they are available.

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Below are the deadlines for application and admissions, please be mindful to keep these dates with you as you are going through the process:
• April 1, 2018 – Early bird application deadline
• May 1, 2018 – Standard Application Deadline
• June 1, 2018 – All applications must be completed and received by Faith Family School of Leadership
• July 1, 2018 – Final decision for accepted students

The academic school year runs from: TBD


Upon acceptance, students will receive a detailed calendar from both Faith Family School of Leadership and Southeastern University.


What are the current age requirements to apply for Faith Family School of Leadership?

Students must be between the ages of 18 – 25 at the start of the program.

When does Faith Family School of Leadership begin?


Will I be able to earn an accredited degree while at Faith Family School of Leadership?

Yes. Southeastern University’s partnership with Faith Family Church enables students to earn an accredited degree while attending Faith Family School of Leadership.

Do I have to be actively serving at Faith Family Church to apply to the program?

No. We welcome all applicants who meet the age requirements.

Is Faith Family School of Leadership only for individuals who feel called to ministry?

The degree program that Faith Family School of Leadership currently offers is based heavily in ministry training. We would advise those who are applying to have a heart and calling geared towards ministry.

Is housing available?

Student housing is not available. We will have limited host homes available on a first come first serve basis. We encourage you to consider apartments in the area if housing is needed. If you are interested in host homes, please email Andrea Plummer at alplummer@seu.edu for more information.

What happens if I fail my classes through Southeastern University?

Students will be placed on academic probation. However, there is the possibility of dismissal from the program on a case by case basis.

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