ABOUT THE PROGRAM

A DEGREE & SO MUCH MORE

Students will be immersed in the culture of The Valley Church while pursuing an academic degree through our partnership with Mount Vernon Nazarene University.

Through our partnership with Mount Vernon Nazarene University, School of Leadership students can choose from 15 marketplace and ministry degree programs across six disciplines, including associate and bachelor’s degrees.

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COST

The School of Leadership provides a well-rounded college experience at an incredible price. Financial aid and grants are available via FASFA.

  • Cost per year: $10,000

YOUR TUITION INCLUDES:

  • 24-30 credit hours of online college classes

  • In-person instruction from pastors with master’s and doctoral degrees

  • ministry rotations

  • mentoring

  • student-life adventures

  • student housing in a host home

who we are
why does the valley church exist?
mission
vision
values
Love • Grow • Serve • Go
Our Beliefs
Our Denomination

our team

Andy Monnin

Lead Pastor

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Mark Coulter

Campus Pastor

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Jessica Coulter

Family Pastor

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WHAT IS THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP?

The School of Leadership is a ministry of The Valley Church in Piqua and Troy, OH. Through our partnership with Mount Vernon Nazarene University’s online programs we offer various Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in addition to in-person classes, leadership experience, spiritual growth, and student life.

WHO IS THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP FOR?

The School of Leadership is for any high school graduate age 18-25 who desires to grow in their relationship with God and develop their leadership while earning a degree to make a difference in the marketplace or for vocational ministry.

WHAT DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS LOOK LIKE?

Each student must fill out an online application (CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION). Once the application is complete, the School of Leadership team will reach out to schedule a video or in-person interview.  If a student is accepted, they must also apply to Mount Vernon Nazarene University and be accepted by them in order to begin the School of Leadership program.

IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?

No....you will notice we are all about saving you money with this program!

WHAT DOES A TYPICAL SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?

The School of Leadership will operate four days a week where students will be immersed in the culture of The Valley Church, gain practical ministry and work experience, while pursuing a college degree. Students will have Friday, Saturday, Monday afternoon off. In addition to this, students will be required to serve on Sunday at The Valley Church as part of their course.

IS THIS AN ACCREDITED PROGRAM?

Yes, the School of Leadership is partnering with Mount Vernon Nazarene University, which is an accredited university and is authorized to award associate and bachelor’s degrees.

HOW LONG IS THE PROGRAM?

The length of the program is determined by the student’s goals. The School of Leadership is for high school graduates seeking an associate’s or bachelor's degree which most students will accomplish in 2 or 4 years, respectively. Students can also transfer into the program if they already have some college credits and they can transfer out of the program to finish their degree taking with them the credits they have earned.

WILL CREDITS FROM OTHER COLLEGES TRANSFER INTO THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP OR CAN I TRANSFER THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP CREDITS TO OTHER COLLEGES?

Yes. Each school varies, but most general and ministry classes will transfer into the School of Leadership and transfer out to other schools depending on what the other school or MVNU will accept.

DOES THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP OFFER FINANCIAL AID OR STUDENT LOANS?

Yes. Because Mount Vernon Nazarene University is an accredited institution, its partnership with the School of Leadership enables enrolled students to pay for their college experience using federal financial aid. To be eligible for such funding, the student must file an Application for Federal Student Aid, also known as a FAFSA each year.

WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK A JOB WHILE ATTENDING THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP?

Yes. But please keep in mind you will need to plan your work hours around your class, ministry track, and student life schedules.

IS HOUSING AVAILABLE?

Yes, housing is available for non-local students. The Valley Church provides vetted host families who provide safe, comfortable housing along with regular meals to support our students.

ARE COMPUTERS PROVIDED?

Various computers and printers are available to students as they serve in ministry tracks at The Valley Church. However, it is required for every student to bring a laptop for coursework and assignments.

WILL I NEED TRANSPORTATION?

Yes. Students will need to have reliable transportation to get to and from The Valley Church, as well as regular student-life activities.

WHAT IS THE COST OF THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP?

Tuition for the School of Leadership is $10,000 a year which includes 24-30 credit hours of online college classes, over 100 hours of in-person instruction, ministry rotations, mentoring, student life outings, student housing, and much more.

WHAT DO I RECEIVE IF I FINISH?

After successfully completing the School of Leadership program students will have earned a college degree in addition to gaining valuable work, ministry, and leadership experience.

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WHAT IS THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP?
WHO IS THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP FOR?
WHAT DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS
LOOK LIKE?
IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?
WHAT DOES A TYPICAL SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE?
IS THIS AN ACCREDITED PROGRAM?
WILL CREDITS FROM OTHER COLLEGES
TRANSFER INTO THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP
OR CAN I TRANSFER THE SCHOOL OF
LEADERSHIP CREDITS TO OTHER COLLEGES?
DOES THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP OFFER
FINANCIAL AID OR STUDENT LOANS?
WILL I BE ABLE TO WORK A JOB WHILE
ATTENDING THE SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP?
IS HOUSING AVAILABLE?
ARE COMPUTERS PROVIDED?
WILL I NEED TRANSPORTATION?
WHAT IS THE COST OF THE SCHOOL OF
LEADERSHIP?
WHAT DO I RECEIVE IF I FINISH?