Leadership College

Prepared to do. Positioned to lead.


Become A Leader

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Experience City First Leadership College for FREE on November 11 & 12! You’ll get free admission to the Saturday session of the Thrive Youth + Young Adult Conference, experience a service at City First Church, and be able to meet and talk with our staff!

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Live a life of purpose and impact.

City First Leadership College offers you the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in a rapidly expanding ministry while taking courses from Southeastern University that will move you in the direction of a bachelor’s degree.

You’ll learn from the world-class leaders of City First Church, live in a community that will foster growth, character, and passion, and be developed into a leader that will live a life of purpose and impact.

[ A message from Senior Pastors Jeremy & Jen DeWeerdt ]

We've been raising up leaders for nearly 25 years!

City First Church is uniquely positioned and called to raise up the next generation of leaders to be world-changers, because our Senior Pastors, Jeremy and Jen DeWeerdt, have a passion to build the local church and see the next generation step into their God-given calling and purpose. 

City First Leadership College is an outflow of that calling and places a strong priority on life development, discipleship, and serving the local church. This has been the signature of this ministry since it was originally founded in 1993 as the Rockford Master’s Commission. We have almost 25 years of experience in running a world-changing, post-high school ministry, and thousands of leaders have been raised up and launched from this house. 

About City First Leadership College

Where education meets experience!

By combining a college education with the hands-on experience of being involved in the move of God at City First Church, you will learn to…

lead in every arena of life.

Discover your strengths!

Career Tracks are built around specialized areas of ministry and are an opportunity for you to discover your strengths and develop skills for your future career.

More About Career Tracks

Pastoral Leadership
Kids / Youth / Adults
Creative
Design / Video / Photography / Fine Arts (Writing, Dance, etc.)
Worship/Music
Worship Culture, Music Theory & Vocal/Instrument Instruction
Productions
Lighting, Sound, & Live Event Production
Administrative
Management, Events, Office Administration, & Ministry Support

Calendar


2017-18

Enrollment Deadline: September 9, 2017
Classes Begin: September 9, 2017


2018-19

Enrollment Deadline: August 18, 2018
Classes Begin: August 22, 2018