Equipped to Make a Difference

We believe that ministry isn’t just for pastors. That’s why Calvary Church has partnered with Southeastern University for an affordable, accredited, Christ-centered program aimed at preparing students to make a difference in any workplace.

This program offers more than an accredited degree; it provides real-world experiences. Students will work alongside ministry leaders at Calvary Church as they learn the tools of the trade in one of Calvary’s many dynamic ministries. At the end of the program, students will have acquired a skill set and knowledge base that will allow them to hit the ground running when entering into the workforce.

SEU at Calvary is launching January of 2024. Discover and develop God’s divine design for your life!

Accredited Degree

We believe your story is part of a bigger purpose. SEU classes are intentionally designed to prepare you for your career while offering insight through biblically-based perspectives.

Hands-on Practicums

Sometimes the greatest learning environments are found outside the classroom. We equip you to succeed in your chosen field through on-site practicum opportunities at Calvary Church.

Community of Peers

Our culture is all about people, and during your time as a student, we create experiences that allow you to interact with people from all walks of life.

About SEU

Southeastern University is a Christ-centered institution based in Lakeland, Florida.

Southeastern University is committed to providing a Christian college education designed to equip the next generation to go into the world as influential servant leaders in their careers and their communities. They extend this mission by partnering with churches and organizations to reach students where they live and work.

Practicum = Professional Paths

Get hands-on learning of what you’re studying WHILE you’re studying.
We are all called to ministry no matter what path our profession takes us. Whether behind the scenes, on the stage, or in an office working face-to-face with people,  you can get hands on experience with our professional paths.
Here are some of the paths you can take:
•  Business
•  Education
•  Pastoral Ministry
•  Mental Health and Wellness
•  Communications/Media
•  Worship Ministry


Tuition: $8,136

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: $5,780

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

The technology fee covers the cost of facilitating online classes. This is a flat rate per year.

Annual Total: $14,266

Community & Amenities

When you attend SEU at Calvary, you get a campus in the heart of Chicagoland—not to mention a campus with a coffee shop, bistro, weight room and a gym equipped for everything from basketball to pickle ball. Spend your days off visiting the countless restaurants, theaters and attractions of Chicago, Naperville’s Riverwalk, Downtown Aurora, Six Flags Great America or the many beaches of Lake Michigan.

Get started with SEU at Calvary and discover your divine design.

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