School of Leadership

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.

What else?

Students can earn an online associate or bachelor’s degree.

There are 15 different online degree options available.

The annual cost for 24-30 credit hours is $10,000.

The courses are 5-8 weeks long and go year-round, with some breaks between courses and over holidays.

We are looking to create our own classes in theology, leadership, and discipleship for the students.

The one thing we really want to do is build community with these students (do life together). A missing element of online education is the lack of community, especially at the undergraduate level.

Students will then receive real-life work experience through The Valley. The first year they will spend 6-8 weeks in different ministry tracks (worship, children, youth, etc). Then, the second year they will pick 1-2 areas of focus. Then, years 3 & 4, students will lead others and use their experiences to design an original new work.

Your Tuition Includes

24-30 credit hours of online college classes

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

Ministry rotations


Student-life adventures

Student housing in a host home


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

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