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

Depending on the path you choose, yes. CPLC by itself is non-accredited. However, two educational options are offered: SAGU and West Coast Bible College and Seminary. SAGU courses are fully accredited and transferable, though each university reserves the right to accept or decline credits from other institutions.
We are a fast-growing, multi-generational and multi-cultural Assemblies of God church. We host three services every weekend on multiple campuses across SE Nebraska. There are ample opportunities to get involved at CP including various ministry teams, community events, and Connect Groups.
You are on campus Monday—Thursday, all day, in prayer, academic study, eating lunch, in leadership class, and your track. You will be engaged in hands-on service, learning how departments run behind-the-scenes and up front. Depending on your track, you will serve one or two evenings weekly and two services every weekend.
Our leadership tracks are what set us apart. You choose from four options: Worship & Creative Arts, Media, Youth Ministry, and Children’s Ministry. You get both up-front and behind-the-scenes experience, learning what it takes to run a ministry department.
Nope! We believe that some people are called to vocational ministry and some are called to the marketplace. We believe that a person’s life and work—any work—devoted to God is sacred. We want to develop life-long leaders, regardless of their chosen field.
Yes, but we don’t recommend it. You may have a job that is willing to work with your schedule, but the more money you save ahead for living expenses and pay upfront for tuition, the less pressure you’ll have. Your schedule will be tight; we don’t want your budget to be even tighter.

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 gro

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.

Southwestern Assemblies of God University is an accredited program. You will combine general education and theology courses. Taking SAGU classes opens up opportunities for financial aid through FAFSA.
West Coast Bible College and Seminary is a non-denominational, online seminary that exists to provide high-quality ministry training at the lowest cost possible to facilitate the global training of leaders.


  • Online Courses
  • Accredited Program (U.S.)
  • Credits May Transfer
  • Financial Aid Options


  • Online Courses
  • 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


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