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You were created to make a difference.

Pursue Your Calling

An Extension Campus Of Southeastern University (SEU)

AA & BA in Ministry Leadership Degree

Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Discovery College to host an instructional site on the church campus, and offer students affordable degree programs.During your time at Discovery College, you will not only gain practical ministry experience at Discovery Church, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue a degree from Southeastern University. SEU is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees. Students must be admitted by Southeastern University and enrolled in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation. Our degree course allows you to earn your degree online from SEU while being a part of our weekly leadership and ministry sessions.

Ministry Practicums
Ministry Practicums

Our ministry practicums are what set Discovery College apart from your average college experience. Here, you will receive hands on ministry training and leadership development from one of the fastest growing churches in the nation. By building a solid biblical foundation combined with exciting leadership and ministry training with lots of hands-on opportunities to put what you learn into practice, this course sets you up to make a real difference in ministry and life.

Student Life
Student Life

Traditional Program (18-30)

Tuesday through Friday, the Discovery College campus is open for all students to participate in hands-on ministry within their selected ministry practicum.

Every week, students will complete a certain amount of hours serving in their practicum. This covers areas like ministry trainings, Bible studies, and Discovery Church Chapels, among other things.

Online Program

The Discovery College Online Program offers flexible experiences for adults to learn biblically based leadership principles for either their current career or future career in ministry


We understand that pursuing higher education is a big commitment, but don’t let the cost deter you from your calling. There is financial aid available and other creative ways you can raise funds to go to Discovery College.


Here are some fees to keep in mind as you plan.

Tuition: $8,136.00
Tuition covers the cost of your classes only; books and fees are additional. Tuition is charged per credit hour. Tuition listed is based on 15 credits per semester (for 2 semesters) with the practicum scholarship applied.

Site Fee: $2,520.00
The site fee covers expenses related to student development and classroom facilities. The site fee is charged at a flat rate per semester. The annual fee (2 semesters) is listed.

Technology Fee: $350.00
The technology fee covers the cost of facilitating online classes. This is a flat rate per year.

Annual Total: $11,006.00

Seven Practicums

Find Your Passion

Ministry training isn’t one-size fits all, and part of being successful is recognizing God’s individual plan for you. As part of our ministry training program, Discovery College students choose and serve in one of seven different practicum areas where they explore their passions and hone their talents in the living laboratory of Discovery Church.

Lead by Pastors Jason and Veronica Hanash

We are honored that you would consider Discovery College as a next step in your ministry journey. It has always been our passion to invest into the next generation and to raise leaders devoted to Jesus. We are committed to providing an educational and ministry experience that is designed to equip you to reach all that is possible in your calling.

We look forward to investing into your life and leadership and playing a part in the journey that God has prepared for your future!

Jason + Veronica Hanash

Contact Us

7013 White Ln, Bakersfield, CA


Phone: (661)368-1477