About

Central Academy exists to introduce people to Jesus and help them follow Him. We have classes to provide you with a biblical foundation, strong leadership skills, and hands-on experience that equips you for ministry.

Meet the Academy Team

LEAD PASTOR, CENTRAL CHURCH
SENIOR LEADER, CENTRAL CHURCH
DEAN OF CENTRAL ACADEMY & SITE DIRECTOR FOR SEU
EXECUTIVE HENDERSON LOCATION PASTOR, LEADERSHIP FACULTY
DIRECTOR – CENTRAL ACADEMY LEADERSHIP TRACK
PASTOR OF COMMUNITY, ACADEMY FACULTY
EXECUTIVE PASTOR OF GLOBAL EXPANSION, LEADERSHIP FACULTY
DIRECTOR – CENTRAL CHAMPIONS
PASTOR OF LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
FINANCIAL ADVISOR
ACADEMIC GUIDANCE COUNSELOR
ENROLLMENT ADVISOR
ACADEMIC COORDINATOR

Frequently Asked Questions

The Central Academy of Ministry is designed to help students discover their purpose, grow their leadership, and transform their future. We help students in their journey to transform their future by doing three things:
  1. Teaching strong leadership concepts in the context of ministry
  2. Providing sound biblical theology that serves as a foundation for future impact
  3. Engaging our students in a residency experience where they learn under the direction of world-class leaders here at Central.

Central Academy provides students with a biblical foundation for life, a strong leadership classroom environment, and a hands-on experience that equips students for ministry. All three of these elements are taught, shared, and modeled by world-class leaders, inside a large, dynamic, and growing church.

Central Academy offers 2 different paths in which a student can enroll. Below is the breakdown of course length between our certificate and our degree programs.

I. Central Academy Certificate Programs:

Certificate of Biblical Studies – 1 year program

Certificate of Leadership Studies – 1 year program

Advanced Certificate of Ministry – 2 year program

II. Southeastern University at Central Church Degree Programs:

Associates in Ministerial Leadership – 2 year program

Associates in General Education – 2 year program

Bachelor in Ministerial Leadership – 4 year program

Bachelor in Digital Media & Design – 4 year program

I. Central Academy of Ministry

  • offers an unaccredited certificate based program that allow students to progress through the leadership pipeline at Central Church
    • Certificate of Leadership Studies
    • Certificate of Biblical Studies
    • Advanced Certificate of Ministry
II. Southeastern University at Central Church
  • offers 4 accredited degree programs that allow students to progress through the leadership pipeline at Central Church. Students with existing college credits have the ability to transfer into the program.
    • Associate of General Education
    • Associate of Ministerial Leadership
    • Bachelor of Ministerial Leadership
    • Bachelor of Digital Media & Design

I. Growing Deeper Courses:

FREE

II. Central Academy Certificate Program:

$300 Per Class for Credit or $100 to Audit

$50 Per Elective for Credit or $25 to Audit
No Fees

III. Southeastern University at Central Church Degree Program:

$7560 Per Year (based on 15 credits)

$1500 Site Fee
$350 Technology Fee Per Year
$9410 Annual Total

Financial aid is available through Southeastern University for those that qualify

Student tuition covers all educational training, experiences, and resources for hands-on experience. Students will be responsible for books for each class as well as their living expenses.

I. Central Academy of Ministry Certificate Program

  • Financial aid not available for this program

II. Southeastern University at Central Church

  • Financial aid is available through Southeastern Univeristy for those that qualify
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