CPLC is a 9-month leadership development program for post-high school young adults (18–30) who want to refine their leadership skills in a structured, healthy environment.
It’s also a great starting point if you sense a call to full-time ministry. Whether your passion takes you into ministry, higher education, or a marketplace career, CPLC will expose you to passionate leadership and opportunities that will refine your character and clarify God’s call on your life.
We believe young adults should be taught, mentored, and challenged for influence to a multi-generational, multi-cultural church. In focused groups, you will be taught leadership principles in the classroom, mentored by leaders in your chosen ministry area, and challenged in prayer. When you graduate from CPLC, you will leave with theology courses under your belt, the foundation of a healthy church dynamic, and the personal values and study habits necessary to succeed.
Our Mission: Build servant-leaders who are on God’s mission to see souls saved and lives changed.
We believe the most important thing you will do in CPLC is grow your character and the depth of your relationship with God. We don’t want to develop doers who are unconnected to the heart of Jesus. As you grow deeper in Christ, the strength of your leadership will follow.
During your time in CPLC, you will be stretched and challenged. It’s during these moments your character is revealed and God begins to show you who you need to become. You cannot lead someone where you are not. Your journey as a leader must begin with a strong foundation that’s rooted in Jesus.afa
My passion for leading worship
has grown like a forest fire.
In the beginning, I struggled with confidence in my ability to sing, and I was intimidated by the amazingly talented people around me. God has definitely taught me how to lean on him and, in turn, helped me to grow confident in Him and how He wants to use me.
—Carolyn Cornwell, Class of 2013
CP Worship Leader
CPLC became a safe place for me…
…a safe place to not only be myself but find whom God has called and created me to be. In just nine short months, I’ve learned how to lead, love, and live a life full of purpose.
—Marisa Hemsley, 1st Year Student
Children’s Ministry Track
You will get hands-on opportunities to use your gifts to tell the Gospel story and connect people to God through music.
You will work with members of the Creative Arts & Worship Team who are committed to facilitating an authentic worship environment for people of all ages and at all stages of their faith journey.
You will understand how to reach children with Jesus’ love through biblical, age-appropriate and interactive teaching, worship and small groups.
In this track, you will work with the Children’s leadership team, and contribute to a dynamic program that reaches and disciples children from infancy to 5th grade.
You will invest in the next generation, learning and working alongside other passionate youth leaders.
In this track you will spend time reaching and discipling middle and high school students. CP Youth Ministry hosts campus clubs on every public high school in Lincoln and you get to be part of one!
You will increase your understanding of influence through graphic arts and media.
In this track you will learn how media is used to help communicate in a modern church. You will work alongside the Media & Communications Team to experince the impact that media and storytelling have.
CPLC has helped me grow
spiritually and mature as a man.
It has helped mentally prepare me to live on my own still loving God while not getting caught up in life, but rather, teaching me how to handle challenging situations.
—Darion Montgomery, 1st Year Student
Youth Ministry Track
Being theologically grounded is a high priority for our students, which is why we offer two education options. These options are designed for different scenarios of your life.
AT A GLANCE:
Accredited Program (U.S.)
Credits May Transfer
Financial Aid Options
AT A GLANCE:
Accredited by the ASIC (S. Africa/UK)
Earn an Associates Degree in 1 year
Low Tuition Cost
Southwestern Assemblies of God
CPLC + SAGU + Housing* $9,290
Without Housing $7,090
West Coast Bible College and Seminary
CPLC + WCBCS + Housing* $6,300
Without Housing $4,300
$1,500 deposit ($1,000 which is non-refundable) due August 1st is included in above cost.
*$400 ($200 housing fee + first month’s rent) due August 1st is included in above cost.
Apply Prior to December 31 $500 OFF
Apply Prior to May 31 $300 OFF
Pay in Full Before August 16 $200 OFF
Missionary or Pastor Parents $200 OFF