[ A message from Senior Pastors Jeremy & Jen DeWeerdt ]

There is greatness in you. There is a purpose that God has designed specifically for you. And there is a calling on your life. Are you ready?

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.

We will call out the greatness inside of you, prepare you with skills and training to fulfill your God-given calling and purpose, and position you to lead in every arena of life.

We prioritize encountering God and personal devotion to Jesus, because we want to help you develop the character that will keep you where God has called you.

We will position you to have a front row seat to the move of God at City First Church. In our rapidly growing ministry, you’ll constantly have opportunities to put into action the training you’ll receive in the classroom. You’ll be involved in our weekly services, environments, conferences, ministries, and events at City First Church, and have an opportunity to learn from the incredible leaders that are leading our ministry.

We have tracks that will help develop your gifting whether in music, creative, leadership, communication, or administration.

Our goal is to train up future leaders who will build the local church and play significant roles at locations in the City First Church family.

This is your opportunity to step into what God has for you.

City First Leadership College is a ministry of City First Church. Southeastern University partners with City First Church to offer students affordable 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. Students at City First Leadership College must be admitted by Southeastern University and enrolled in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation.

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