some things are BEST taught in a classroom
leadership is not one of them

That’s why we ask students to serve in the local churches every step of the way. That’s where you come in.  There are several ways to get involved in training up a generation of church leaders, so read on and then fill out the simple form to get started.  Thank you for partnering with us, we couldn't do this without you.  Throughout this process we are here to help and will be available every step of the way.

First Serve

As a freshman, we ask students to spend 5+ hours a week in a volunteer role for the entire school year.  This happens at churches in and around the Omaha area while the student lives on campus. Think of the student as a volunteer who will become part of your church community.  If you are interested in a having a freshman serve with you for the 2016 - 2017 school year, please join us for our first serve MeetUp, on August 17 from 10:00am - 12:00pm.  To sign up, click the button below and fill out the from.  Hope to see you there.

Preparing for residency

During their sophomore year we ask students to serve 7 - 10 hours a week.  One of those two semesters, students take a class called "Preparing for Residency" and they get credit for those hours, and learn about the processes and best practices for the next stage, which is a residency.  These also happen at churches in and around the Omaha area while the student lives on campus. If you are interested in having a "Preparing for Residency" student, click the button below.


Finally, we like to see each student be embedded on a church staff for a year (or two), to get a ton of experience, and really get a picture of what it’s like to work at a church full time. Residencies happen all over the United States, sometimes in Omaha, and sometimes around the world for our intercultural studies students.  Residents are usually paid, and work anywhere from 15 - 40 hours a week, while taking class online, and possibly coming back to campus for an intensive class or two. For more about information about residency and to fill out the application click the button below