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DOING COLLEGE DIFFERENTLY.

WHO WE ARE

 

Atlanta Leadership College is a one-of-a-kind institution where we are doing college differently and we’re proud of it! While we are definitely a post high school college, awarding both associate and bachelor’s degrees through West Coast Bible College, we believe that true and lasting character development should precede your specific degree focus. Why? Because after working with hundreds of college students over the years, we know that who you are, both in character and in leadership, will take you much further in life than any singular vocational skill. That’s why we do things a little differently at Atlanta Leadership College (ALC). We do not obligate people to an initial four-year commitment. We encourage you to first join us for a life-shaping first year. During these pivotal nine months together, we’ll help you clearly figure out who you are, where you really what to go, and ultimately, what God would have you do with the rest of your life. Hundreds of students have already made this journey with us. Over and over again, they share with us at graduation, “This was the most life-changing, transformational year of my entire life!” 

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Atlanta Leadership College is committed to helping you create a successful future for yourself. We believe that in order to do life well, you need time for personal inventory, discovery and in-depth discipleship. We give you a strategic 9-month pathway for character building, leadership enhancement, and a focused pursuit after Jesus Christ. By achieving a better understanding of who you are and what God wants you to do, you will then move into your future not only excitedly prepared, but also internally equipped.

That is why the structure of ALC is different. During your first year, though academics are a significant focus, you do not immerse yourself in classroom instruction only. Instead, opportunities are also created for you to experience internal growth that will impact your entire life. We’ll help you fine-tune your lifetime “who” (your dreams, your character, and your giftings) before you focus totally on preparing for your lifetime vocation. Statistics tell us that the majority of college and university students do not even USE their stated “major” after graduation. Why? We think it’s because they waste valuable time and money pursuing a degree before first pursuing character and spiritual depth.

Many great individuals move on after completing this first life-changing, transformational 9 months with us. They attend colleges with other degree options that more perfectly align with their career goals. But if you elect to complete a second year with us, we immerse you in concentrated leadership development, both through classroom experience and through a heavy degree of hands-on-training. The leadership skills you learn will significantly position you for success in any vocation you choose to pursue for the rest of your life. During this second year, you will also take college courses through West Coast Bible College towards your Associate or Bachelor Degree.

If your dream is to do some form of full-time ministry, Atlanta Leadership College offers a third and deeply focused year of ministry training and internship. A student’s third year with us is tailor-made to allow each student extensive training and experience in the specific area of ministry to which they are drawn. Some of our nation’s finest Christian leaders help to coach and mentor our students at this level. Then our students scatter all over the globe to various venues of highly successful full-time ministry. A select few individuals from our student body return for a fourth year as part of our ALC Support Staff. They experience an “inside look” at one of our nation’s premiere leadership teams. Upon completion of this exclusive 4th year, our Executive Director, Jeanne Mayo, makes a promise of personal placement in the ministry career field of their choosing.

So allow us to summarize: A student’s first and second year here at ALC teach character and leadership principles that are applicable and invaluable to any career path you may choose in life. However, a third and fourth year here at ALC are most beneficial for individuals who desire to enter full-time vocational ministry.

Yes, we know our approach is different. We know that most schools want everyone to attend for 4 years at their institution and walk out with a degree with their logo on it. But here at Atlanta Leadership College, we understand that after a certain level, we may not be the best choice for everyone. We hope this level of honesty communicates something really important to you. We are in this for YOU, one individual at a time. And when we say we want to help you create your most successful, Christ-honoring future for yourself, we really mean it.

So give us a call at (678) 684-1372. We would love to discuss Atlanta Leadership College and how it could help shape a life-changing path for the rest of your life. You’ll probably look back at this decision one day and realize that it was one of the greatest moves you ever made!

WHY CHOOSE ALC?

Atlanta Leadership College is different from other colleges in one major way. We take the time to focus on who you ARE before we focus on what you can DO. Most young adults are told that entering a 4-year college equals success. However, we think differently and post-college data proves us right. Before you invest time, money and energy into a 4-year college, we want to partner with you in a far more crucial direction. We want you to invest time, money and energy into WHO YOU ARE. We believe a season at Atlanta Leadership College can give you three specific things to help you have a successful future:

Character

We help fashion our students’ character by helping them model themselves after Jesus Christ. We want your first year at ALC to be one of the most Christ-centered years of your life. At no other time in your entire lifetime will you stop and totally focus on your own highly personal pursuit of Jesus Christ and what He wants for your future. Wow! Talk about a game-changer for your entire adulthood! We believe that this focus will set your entire adult lifetime on a path of fulfillment and true success. Sure, we will offer certain academic offerings during this year as well. But we want to set you up for your LIFETIME, not just your career.

Leadership

When it comes to leadership training, we have some of the best in the business. Learn leadership essentials from Jeanne Mayo, internationally known speaker, author, and president of Youth Leader’s Coach and The Cadre. Jeanne is known for her 44+ years of ministry experience and leadership development. She is flown around the nation and the world to teach leadership practices that you will experience on a first-hand basis. The team here at Atlanta Leadership College has been trained and mentored under Jeanne’s direction for over a decade. So we believe that our faculty and team at ALC is a pretty rare, rare find, especially when it comes to imparting leadership principles that will influence every aspect of your life.

Development

Don’t you want to do more with your life than just “exist” and collect a paycheck? Sure you do. That is why we want to help you figure out your strengths, aptitudes, and passions. At ALC, you will experience a whole world of possibilities. You’ll be up close to life-changing leaders, opportunities and experiences. Tapping into these resources can open up possibilities for your future that you never even thought of before. Every aspect of your life will be touched — from how you interact with people of different cultures, how you spend your time on the weekends, how you battle personal weaknesses and shortcomings, and to what drives your internal dreams and passions. You will be challenged, stretched, and motivated by peers, leaders, and instructors. Lastly, you will walk away with a few Christian friends who will actually be close to you for the rest of your life.

 

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will OUTLAST it.”

William James

 

THE GAP YEAR

If you follow British culture or the adventures of Prince William and Prince Harry, it’s a term you’ve heard often. A “Gap Year” is a season after high school when you take time to figure some things out about yourself. Discovering what motivates you, what empowers you, what you’re passionate about, and what gets you fired up will impact your whole life. You meet new people, try new things, go new places, and have new experiences. And because our epicenter at ALC is Jesus Christ, you experience 9 months of once-in-a-lifetime Biblical and spiritual formation. All of this comes together to put you on the best possible trajectory for the rest of your life.

Investing in the life-changing gap year might not be a concept you’re familiar with but this popular British tradition has been proven successful in studies by renown universities like Harvard, Princeton, and Yale as well as Time magazine and Education.com. All report that students who spend their first year post high school experiencing some aspect of real life eventually are more productive in their adult career and family endeavors.

Now we know what you may be thinking. “Why am I reading about a ‘gap year’ on a college website?” Here’s our great answer: Atlanta Leadership College is built for you to experience the best of BOTH worlds. With ALC, you have the unique opportunity to experiencing the life-altering gap year or pursue an associate or bachelor’s ministerial degree. Regardless of which you choose, you are guaranteed to walk the pathway for maximum development in all areas of life.

 

 

 

YOUR LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE

 

Below are some statistics and facts to help show you the benefits and comparison of a gap year and typical college.

This blue graph illustrates what would be considered “your lifespan.” The white represents your time at Atlanta Leadership College. Such a small percentage in comparison to preparing for your future!

 

TYPICAL COLLEGE FACTS

 

The Truth About Student Loan Forgiveness:

Many people are excited about the new ‘Student Loan Forgiveness’ plan because they believe it forgives college debt after 20 years and allows payment adjustment. However, the reality is that these benefits are only awarded after an individual case review to those that are really below the poverty line. (Source: New York Times)

 

20134

Annual Cost for Public Colleges & Universities 

44550

Annual Cost for Private Colleges & Universities 

129368

Average Total Cost for 4 Years 

 

 

75%

Around 75% (2.1 Million) of typical college students change their majors between the first and third year. (Source: New York Times) That is a lot of time and a lot of money that goes down the drain! So even if you only join us for the first transformational year, it could be one of the wisest decisions of your entire lifetime.

53.6%

About 53.6% (1.5 Million) of college students with a degree are either jobless or underemployed. (Source: ABC Action News)

Intrigued? Take a look at these articles from some highly reputable publications about the benefits of a “gap year.” We think it’s a long-term investment into experiencing the most prepared, Christ-honoring future possible.

USA Today

 

 

STAFF & FACULTY

Directors

Jeanne Mayo
Jeanne Mayo

Jeanne Mayo

Jeanne Mayo


Executive Director

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Jordan Marcon
Jordan Marcon

Jordan Marcon

Jordan Marcon


Director

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Adam Hulme
Adam Hulme

Adam Hulme

Adam Hulme


Assistant Director
First Year Men's Discipleship Director

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Jeanne Mayo

Jeanne Mayo

Jeanne Mayo


Executive Director

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Jordan Marcon

Jordan Marcon

Jordan Marcon


Director

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Adam Hulme

Adam Hulme

Adam Hulme


Assistant Director
First Year Men's Discipleship Director

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Executive Staff

Lucy Hulme
Lucy Hulme

Lucy Hulme

Lucy Hulme


Tuition Director
First Year Women's Discipleship Director

lucy@alconline.org

Kelly Scott
Kelly Scott

Kelly Scott

Kelly Scott


Admissions Director
Second Year Women's Discipleship Director

admissions@alconline.org

Jonathan Kendall
Jonathan Kendall

Jonathan Kendall

Jonathan Kendall


Digitalization Director
Second Year Men's Discipleship Director

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jonathan@alconline.org

Amy Sliwinski
Amy Sliwinski

Amy Sliwinski

Amy Sliwinski


Academic Director
Third Year Women's Discipleship Director

amy@alconline.org

Kayanne Young
Kayanne Young

Kayanne Young

Kayanne Young


Office Manager

kayanne@alconline.org

Josh Mayo
Josh Mayo

Josh Mayo

Josh Mayo


Third Year Ministry Development

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Monica Mayo
Monica Mayo

Monica Mayo

Monica Mayo


Third Year Ministry Development
Jordan Nicol
Jordan Nicol

Jordan Nicol

Jordan Nicol


Third Year Men's Discipleship Director
Tabreeca Woodside
Tabreeca Woodside

Tabreeca Woodside

Tabreeca Woodside


Worship & Arts Director

tabreeca@alconline.org

Lucy Hulme

Lucy Hulme

Lucy Hulme


Tuition Director
First Year Women's Discipleship Director

lucy@alconline.org

Kelly Scott

Kelly Scott

Kelly Scott


Admissions Director
Second Year Women's Discipleship Director

admissions@alconline.org

Jonathan Kendall

Jonathan Kendall

Jonathan Kendall


Digitalization Director
Second Year Men's Discipleship Director

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jonathan@alconline.org

Amy Sliwinski

Amy Sliwinski

Amy Sliwinski


Academic Director
Third Year Women's Discipleship Director

amy@alconline.org

Kayanne Young

Kayanne Young

Kayanne Young


Office Manager

kayanne@alconline.org

Josh Mayo

Josh Mayo

Josh Mayo


Third Year Ministry Development

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Monica Mayo

Monica Mayo

Monica Mayo


Third Year Ministry Development
Jordan Nicol

Jordan Nicol

Jordan Nicol


Third Year Men's Discipleship Director
Tabreeca Woodside

Tabreeca Woodside

Tabreeca Woodside


Worship & Arts Director

tabreeca@alconline.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACADEMICS

Academics are a top priority at Atlanta Leadership College. Our diverse study units give you knowledge not only for your future but also for your NOW. “Life Lessons,” the first-year character development classes, involve intense study of everything from personal character formation to Biblical patterns in long-term relationships and love. Life Lessons are paired with weekly in-depth Scripture studies and strategic life-on-life mentoring by our staff and upper level student body. First year students are also enrolled in English 101 and Bible 101 through West Coast Bible College.

During the second year at ALC, students are immersed in one of the most challenging leadership programs available in the contemporary Christian community today. Once again, classroom teaching is coupled with hands-on-experience on almost a daily basis. Seasoned Christian leaders help to coach students personally as they are defining their own relational and leadership style.

At the second and third year level, students will be enrolled in West Coast Bible College. At this point, a student will choose to pursue either an associate’s degree in general ministries or a bachelor’s degree in one of 7 different ministerial focuses. Students who desire to enter full-time vocational ministry may also obtain their ministerial credentialing and licensing. We encourage you to download of copy of our Academic Guide to learn more specifically about our degree options and accreditations.

 

First Year Overview

Life Lessons Courses (Three Times A Week)

Weekly Class with Jeanne Mayo

Trimester Development Labs (twice a week)

Bible 101 West Coast Course

English 101 West Coast Course

Weekly Scripture Study

Weekly Scripture Study Test

Three Trimester Exams

Two In-Depth Book Reports

Second Year Overview

Weekly Leadership Course

Weekly Class with Jeanne Mayo

Trimester Development Labs (twice a week)

West Coast Courses (twice a week)

Weekly Scripture Study

Weekly Scripture Study Test

Three Trimester Exams

Two In-Depth Book Reports

Third Year Overview

Weekly General Ministry course with Jeanne Mayo

Bi-Monthly Verbal Communication Practicum Class

Weekly Ministry Enrichment Course

Weekly Class with Jeanne Mayo

Trimester Development Labs (twice a week)

West Coast Courses (twice a week)

Weekly Scripture Study

Weekly Scripture Study Test

Three Trimester Exams

Two In-Depth Book Reports

Click Here To View Our Academic Graduation Requirements

Each student is required to uphold the ALC Academic Honor Code throughout the course of the year.

Each student is required to maintain an 80% grade average in their Scripture Studies.

Each student is required to maintain a 70% grade average in all West Coast courses.

Each student is required to attend all classes.

All course work must be completed by required due date.

Each student is required to create an online Engrade account which they will access throughout the year to review grades and missing assignments.

If one of the requirements above is not met, the following procedures will take place:

Failure to complete Scripture Studies and other assignments by the due date will result in academic probation. Any book report that brings a student’s cumulative grade average below an 80% will also result in academic probation.

If a student attains the required averages but the standard of excellence is not reflected in the work and attitude of the student, staff members reserve the right to put that individual on probation. Academic Probation is held every Thursday from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Atlanta Leadership College takes academic integrity very seriously. Incidents of cheating and/or plagiarism will result in consequences and/or expulsion from the program.

 

 

First-year students will take Bible/English during their first year. Second-year students and third-year interns will be enrolled in 6-8 long distance accredited learning classes with West Coast Bible College & Seminary. Our students are taken through classes at an associate degree level pace toward the ministerial degree option of their choice. The West Coast courses are taught by credentialed West Coast instructors via online lecture and are facilitated by our ALC and Victory World Church staff personnel. These courses challenge students and prepare them intellectually in addition to the exceptional ministry preparation they’re already receiving. Students enrolled in the Associate degree program will receive their degree at the conclusion of their third year. Students who choose to pursue their Bachelor’s Degree will focus on one of the seven degree options listed below. Conscientious students may easily obtain their BA by the conclusion of a fourth year of study.

Associate of General Ministries

Bachelor of Biblical Counseling

Bachelor of Biblical Counseling

with Eating Disorder Specialization

Bachelor of Church Business Administration

Bachelor of General Ministries

Bachelor of Missions

Bachelor of Worship Arts

Bachelor of Youth Ministries

 Google & myALC Section 2

Atlanta Leadership College has partnered with Google Apps for Education to provide students with an advanced and effective suite of tools both in and out of the classroom. Every student will receive their own @alconline.org email address that comes equipped with 30gb of cloud storage and Google Docs to work on assignments. They also will have access to their own student portal on our website that is full of information and tools for them to utilize throughout the year. Did we mention each student will get their own personalized Student ID? The best part? All of this is 100% free and can sync with all of your devices. Atlanta Leadership College is ahead of the curve and welcomes you to join us in the future of education.

@alconline.org Email

30gb Cloud Storage

Docs, Calendar, & Sync

 

SCRIPTURE STUDIES

Scripture Studies are a weekly assignment for every student at Atlanta Leadership College. Each week, students pick a passage of Scripture they personally want to study and internalize. They then complete a thorough assignment on that passage, including a weekly essay explaining their findings and how they’re applying this Scripture to their own personal life. Students will also be tested on the memorization of four Scriptures each week. This aspect of our academic training helps students to not just read God’s Word but to truly study it and make it their own. In a truly unique and personal way, ALC’s Scripture Studies’ approach teaches each student to deeply delve into the Word of God for themselves and apply Biblical principles appropriately to every arena of their life.

 

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LIFE LESSONS

How many times have you heard adults laughingly say, “they didn’t teach me THAT in college!” At Atlanta Leadership College, one of your primary first-year courses is called “Life Lessons.” This is a highly practical and application-driven course that you can use NOW and for the rest of your life. During “Life Lessons,” we discuss everything from cultivating Biblical friendships to fanning your own personal self-discipline. Students also explore topics ranging from best financial practices to pragmatic and Biblical ways to determine the Lord’s guidance for your life. This life-shaping class is meant to reintroduce you to yourself in the context of what God’s Word says about how we should live our lives now and in the future. It will touch every area of your personal and social life, giving you time-honored wisdom on how to be successful, regardless of where you may go later in life.

LEADERSHIP

The core of a second-year at Atlanta Leadership College is leadership development. Students are given opportunities to lead others in their personal development as well as various project management responsibilities. One of the ways we set these students up for success is through a weekly leadership course. Lessons from leadership experts such as John Maxwell, Andy Stanley, Tim Elmore, Jim Collins and others become the weekly makeup for this class. Lesson plans are strategically structured to guide students through their current leadership responsibilities while simultaneously equipping them for their future. It’s an environment where students will be challenged in a safe atmosphere to vocalize failure and hardship.

MINISTRY HQ

Ministry HQ is a class exclusively for our third-year ministry interns. This time is focused on teaching hands-on ministry pragmatics. With incredible instructors like Jeanne Mayo, Josh Mayo, and many of our esteemed Victory World Church staff, our intern students walk away with invaluable knowledge from decades of real-life ministry experience. Topics discussed range from the effective launching of a ministry to creating a ministry budget and working effectively with church volunteers. Interns increase their regular and up-close involvement with our thriving church of over 10,000 attendees. Our third-year ministry interns also get to travel and visit a variety of ministries in the nation. You will experience both larger and smaller churches, to expand your scope of what real ministry is like. Elevation Church, New Spring, Oasis and 12Stone Church are just some of the places that you will attend and study during your time with us in Ministry HQ.

 

DEVELOPMENT LABS

We think a real education means that you need to “get your hands dirty.” Dirty with experience, that is. Atlanta Leadership College’s Development Labs are the perfect place for this aspect of your education to come into full reality. Our Development Labs are similar to collegiate elective courses. They are created to be a laboratory for you to both learn and do. Each ALC student will choose three Development Labs to participate in each year. These labs can be areas that you already have an understanding of or may be chosen to explore a possible undeveloped interest. Ranging from areas like “community outreach” to subjects like “verbal communication,” there is a Development Lab that will peak your interest and help you discover practical skills that will serve you well as you move into your future.

 

Verbal Communication

Verbal Communication sharpens a student’s verbal skills through speaker laboratories in both small group and large group settings. Far more than a mere college speech class, this Development Lab prepares participants to communicate using many different approaches and styles. Students are frequently engaged in oral presentations ranging from business talks and family interaction to preaching and leading small group discussions.

Creative Communication

Creative Communication cultivates forms of communication that are outside of the box and far beyond the mere lecture format. Participants learn how to make a message both visual and impacting through drama, mime, humor, and human video. In a society that doesn’t always listen well, this Development Lab helps participants communicate with their audience in a fresh, memorable, and interactive way with their audience.

Children's Ministry

Children’s Ministry is a transformational journey into communicating the Gospel in an unforgettable way to children between the ages of 5 – 11. Those taking this Development Lab work with seasoned children’s ministry personnel to create memorable and lively Bible lessons for impressionable young children. They serve as part of the Sunday children’s ministry team here at Victory World Church in Atlanta and have the privilege of getting to minister to some of the young children personally.

Sound & Lighting Production

It’s no secret that we live in a media-minded culture. In this Sound and Lighting Development Lab, students learn how to create environments using both audio and lighting technology. They gain hands-on experience in both the design aspects of sound and lighting as well as in its actual presentation. The value of such training is highly transferrable to both the secular and church worlds.

Administration & Church Helps

The Administration and Church Helps Development Lab is designed to help students sharpen an area that will be of paramount importance to their ongoing success in life. This group trains in scheduling, delegating, implementation, and time management. Whether one is headed for a career in the secular work force or in some area of ministry, this forum will help to equip and mature even the least organized.”

Community Outreach

Participants in this Development Lab are privileged to visit locations in and around the greater Atlanta metro area to impact others for Christ. Students give both spiritual and practical help to those in need during these weekly outreach opportunities. Strategic principles are taught to enable community ministry to be both effective and transformational.

Digital Design

Any business, school, organization, or church is always looking for ways to effectively promote itself and communicate its message. For this reason, the Digital Design Development Lab is exceptionally valuable to its participants. Students range from those at the beginner level to those who have much expertise. Classes are based on a variety of topics, some including graphic design, web development, video, marketing, and photography. It is a life skill which will prove invaluable in the secular market, church world, and even in one’s personal life.

Worship

This Development Lab will lead students with a passion for worship in exploring the heart and key components that make up a corporate worship experience. In this lab, students will receive training from many of the worship leaders at Victory World Church. Students will be taught and given the opportunity to demonstrate everything from music fundamentals to establishing the tangible presence of God through music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT

JEANNE TIME

Jeanne Mayo, heralded by Ministry Today as “America’s #1 Youth Pastor,” brings her leadership experience to the table in a weekly ALC class called “Jeanne Time.” Jeanne Time is a class for every student at ALC and focuses on different topics every week. Learn leadership, personal, and spiritual lessons from someone who has flown across the nation and around the globe to impart the same principles you will hear taught and more importantly see lived out. The principles taught in this class are not just for someone headed into ministry but for any Christian who wants to live a successful life of passion, purpose, and pursuit after Jesus Christ.

MISSIONS

Each year, ALC students get the opportunity to travel all around the world to work, serve and live the message of Jesus Christ. The locations change every year with the cost for each trip being specific to the location. Some trips cost very little while others take place on the other side of the world and require a financial investment. If you’ve never been on a missions trip before, don’t worry. We will work with you step by step throughout the entire process. From choosing the trip that best suits you to helping come up with the ideas on how to raise the funds, we’ll be there to coach you every step of the way. We believe that participating in a mission trip will change you just as much or more than you will change someone else. That’s why missions trips are another vital and life-changing part of the ALC experience.

Places impacted by our ALC missions outreaches:

 

“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world.

In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

YOUTH MINISTRY

Ever wanted to be in the middle of an exciting youth revolution? This is exactly what the Lord is creating at the Youth & Young Adult Ministries of Victory World Church. Jeanne Mayo, Youth and Young Adult Ministries Director, has led youth ministries that have grown from 15 students to 1,000 who attend every week. However, the signature of Jeanne’s ministry is much deeper than just numerical growth. She has built a ministry of discipleship and spiritual growth here in Atlanta, where the faithfulness of the Lord has been amazing once again as students come to authentic faith in Christ and are changed from the inside out. Youth ministry majors from across the nation would give anything for this priceless, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live up close to the woman who Ministries Today called “America’s #1 Youth Pastor.” Whether you want to impact today’s youth culture through public education, youth ministry, or para-church organizations, ALC affords you a youth training opportunity that would be difficult to equal. In the span of only nine months, you will not only see the youth and young adult ministries grow numerically, but you will also see how ministries can deepen and grow in a passionate pursuit after Jesus Christ. Youth ministry opportunities will include small group leadership, discipleship, creative arts, worship, and much more. To learn more about the respected youth leadership coaching that Jeanne Mayo does, check out YouthLeadersCoach.com. How awesome to have the “coach” on our very own team!

WORSHIP

Amazing times of transformational worship are something that every student will experience at Atlanta Leadership College. However, if you have musical gifting, ALC is also a great platform to stretch and develop your worship leading and musical expertise. Teaming up with Montell Jordan, Tabreeca Woodside and internationally-acclaimed Victory World Music, students with a skill set for worship will find themselves both challenged and changed. Students receive classroom instruction during our Worship Development Lab and principles are transferred to reality through a multitude of worship teams that serve throughout the year, including our own ALC worship teams who lead worship every week during our unforgettable chapel times together.

Tabreeca Woodside, a New York native, obtained her degree in Jazz Performance at Five Towns College of Dix Hills, NY & pursued a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education at Berklee College of Music. She has performed over the years with artists from multiple genres. For the last 18 years, Tabreeca has continued to sow her talents into the kingdom. She has served as Worship Leader/Vocal Director for International Family Church in MA and the New England Women’s Conference as well as worship consultant for churches and leaders across the east coast.  She currently resides in GA serving in the Worship Ministry at Victory World Church and now has the honor of discipling the next generation here at ALC.

Montell was introduced to the music world with his #1 smash hit, “This Is How We Do It,” in 1995. It was the first Def Jam album to hit #1 on the Top Album Chart, holding the top spot for almost two months. In January of 2011, Montell retired as an R&B Recording artist. He has committed his life to the ministry of Jesus Christ and the spread of the Good News to all nations. He is now an integrity-filled husband, father, minister, author, servant, and friend. He also currently serves as the Worship Pastor at Victory World Church in Norcross, Georgia, where ALC resides. He is now leading the charge for a “new sound of worship” through Victory World Music’s outreach to our city and world.

INTERN FOCUS

Students that are in their third-year internship at Atlanta Leadership College have experienced immense character growth and leadership development. You will have completed academic courses that will benefit your personal and professional lives. During your third-year, you will have the invaluable opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a ministry environment of your choosing. Here are some examples of what you could be a part of:

Young Adult Ministry 

 

If you desire to enter full-time vocational ministry in any of these areas, Atlanta Leadership College has the experts and experience to give you the best training out there. Take your learning out of the classroom and get your hands dirty by practicing lessons you have learned from years of training from the ministry’s top leaders while simultaneously earning a college degree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STUDENT LIFE

APARTMENTS / Huge. Clean. Secure.

Those are three things that come to mind when we think of the student apartments at Atlanta Leadership College. The Parkway Vista and Parkside Vista Apartment Communities provide us with HUGE two and three bedroom apartments for our student housing. The apartments are a “far cry” from standard university housing. Many of them were recently built and offer a very upper class, modern feel.

You will have more than enough space to kick back and unwind or have friends over to hang out. If you want a workout, grab one in the apartment gym with its great training equipment or go for a quick swim in the apartment pool. The key-card activated gate at the entrance of the community as well as the in-unit alarm systems enhance our 24/7 sense of security.

Believe us when we say, “These are not your typical college dormitories!” We provide 1200-1500 square foot homes with 10-foot ceilings, all new appliances, crown molding, walk-in closets, and a washer and dryer in every unit! Not exactly what most of your college friends will be experiencing.

 

Parkway Vista

Parkside Vista

ATLANTA / Welcome to “New Hollywood”

Atlanta is a city of over 5 million people and there is always a great new thing, place, or person to check out or connect with. Whether relaxing at your amazing apartment, hanging out downtown with your friends, or climbing Stone Mountain, you always have something to do.

The entertainment industry is booming in Atlanta. Movies, music, and television shows are constantly being filmed and produced in our city. Some recent additions include: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 42, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, Fast 5, Footloose, The Blind Side, We Are Marshall, Drumline, and Madea’s Family Reunion. It’s also home to Lecrae, City Takers, Montell Jordan, and many other popular artists.

Do you like basketball? Shopping? Art? Hiking? Parks? Museums? Food? Fun? Movies? Sporting events? Concerts? Theatre? Atlanta is the city for you. Atlanta has what you’re looking for to make memories for a lifetime. When it comes to having a good time, we DO IT BIG in Atlanta. It’s known as one of the trendiest, most progressive and multi-cultural cities in our nation. What a great place to go to school!

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Victory World Church, based in Norcross, Georgia, is one of our nation’s largest and most progressive churches. This vibrant church is the home base of Atlanta Leadership College and welcomes over 10,000 people from over 150 nations for services each weekend. Founded in 1990 by the current Senior Pastors, Dennis and Colleen Rouse, the Victory World Church family is an exciting example of New Testament health and impact.
Victory’s four pillars of purpose include Building Families, Transforming Communities, Reconciling Cultures and Impacting Nations. The church DNA is anchored in communicating the uncompromised Word of God and hinges on Mark 12:30-31, ”…and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength…and you shall love your neighbor as yourself.” ALC considers itself both enriched and blessed to be a part of such a thriving and pace-setting church family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

ACADEMIC FAQ

Is Atlanta Leadership College an accredited college?

Though we do not have national accreditation, we do maintain accreditation with the state of Georgia. West Coast Bible College, with whom we offer correspondence courses, is currently seeking accreditation.

Will my West Coast courses transfer to other universities?

Each college has different requirements so whether or not your credits transfer is dependent upon the college you pursue. West Coast courses do not transfer because they are religiously based and West Coast is still in the accreditation process.

What if I have already taken Bible 101 and/or English 101 from another college?

West Coast’s Bible 101 course is required for ALL students. If you have the transcript to prove you have already taken an English 101 course, you will have the option to take a different course offered from West Coast such as Business 101.

What if I have a learning disability?

Our academic department is very understanding and works with students on an individual basis. If memorization is a legitimate struggle for you, you may be allowed to test in a form that is determined best for you. We ask that you are upfront about your concerns with our Academic Director from the beginning so she can work with you on various study and learning methods.

What if I am sick or out of town when an assignment is due?

Verification of illness by an ALC staff member will be required. The student will be required to make up the test at the first Academic Probation following the absence.

If the student is out of town for any reason (vacation, wedding, doctor’s appointment) the student will be required to complete all necessary work at the Academic Probation preceding the absence. The Academic Director must sign the time-off request form to verify all necessary work has been completed.

TUITION FAQ

Is there financial aid available?

Because we are not a nationally accredited school, students cannot receive federal loans or grants for attending ALC. However, any private scholarships a student receives can be applied toward ALC tuition.

Is tuition tax deductible?

If someone donates to a student’s tuition, it is tax deductible and they will receive an email confirmation after making an online donation, and will also receive a record of their giving in January. However, if a student or parent makes a tuition payment, it is not deductible because they are paying for a service that is benefiting them. We are currently in the process of becoming recognized by the Department of Education as a certified post secondary religious training school so parents can claim ALC’s tuition as college tuition on their taxes.

Do you offer payment plans?

We offer eight different payment plans to make our tuition as affordable as possible. Our payment plans range from 12-month plans to once a trimester plan, to paying in full. Visit the tuition section of our website to view our current tuition rates and payment plans that are available after we have received the student’s deposit.

How do I pay tuition?

At the top of our website there is a quick link to pay/donate online. Here you will create an account and from there, you can designate which student you are making a payment for. If you want to make a payment right now, click here.

You can also send checks and money orders to:

Atlanta Leadership College
Attn: Tuition Department
5995 Financial Drive
Norcross, GA 30071

If you would like to setup re-occurring donations/payments, please email our Tuition Director, Lucy Hulme, at lucy@alconline.org and she would be happy to help you set that up.

PROGRAM FAQ

Where do students live?

Our students live in one of two gated apartment complexes that are located just a few miles from our facilities. Each apartment houses four to six students based on the number of bedrooms in the apartment.

Parkside Vista Apartments
2305 Global Forum Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30340

Parkway Vista Apartments
100 Parkway Circle S
Atlanta, GA 30340

What do students do about food?

All first and second year students are given a food stipend every two weeks. It would be beneficial for them to pool their money and buy things in bulk to share. This can be very cost effective.

What if a student doesn't have a car?

If a student does not have a car, they can ride with a roommate or other student. No one is allowed to drive without proper insurance coverage.

Can my student come home on weekends if we live locally?

To ensure each student’s development into adulthood, we advise that if they live locally they do not go home on weekends or days off. This is to ensure they receive the maximum experience that ALC has to offer. If a student does want to go home for any period of time, they will have to submit a time off request for approval.

Can my student leave earlier for breaks?

We do not allow students to leave earlier than the times specified in the Student Handbook. This is due to the fact that we have very important activities that are scheduled as a part of our curriculum for the day before we leave. Due to safety concerns, we also do not allow students to leave late in the day. We don’t want our students to get tired while driving home.

Who do I contact?

Tuition: lucy@alconline.org
Admissions: admissions@alconline.org
General Information: info@alconline.org

Do you have any standards or guidelines that a typical college wouldn't have?

Yes. We encourage you to view our handbook available online by clicking here.

What People Are Saying

  • “Nearly 25 years ago, God inspired us to plant and launch Victory World Church. Through that time we have been deeply impassioned with investing into the next generation. We, along with our entire team, are committed to standing with our very own Atlanta Leadership College as together we launch young people into their future. Strongly consider being a part of ALC. This dynamic experience will help identify and cultivate the unique gifting of each student and set them on the road to both success and significance.”

    Dennis & Colleen Rouse | Senior Pastors | Victory World Church
  • “With over a decade of youth and young adult ministry experience, I’ve had the privilege of traveling the nation and partnering with churches, religious organizations and various ministries like Atlanta Leadership College. However, I HAVE NEVER experienced the energy, the passion for Christ, the commitment to community, the level of spiritual maturity and the Christ-like zeal to serve others as I HAVE WITNESSED first hand with Atlanta Leadership College. The caliber of leaders that come out of ALC, year after year, are absolutely SECOND TO NONE.”

    Marty Darracott
  • “It will be everything you have ever needed but have never been able to verbalize to God that you wanted.”

    Tiffany Gregory | Alumni
  • “Atlanta Leadership College was exactly what I needed, in the most influential time in my life, to help set a solid foundation for my relationship with Jesus Christ. Without ALC I’d still be an apathetic Christian living without passion or purpose.”

    Austin Scott | Alumni
  • “I love sending students to Atlanta Leadership College. They come back more confident in their callings, direction and roles in life and the church. ALC takes students and produces healthy, vibrant leaders.”

    Mike Miller | Youth Pastor
  • “Wow! How do you put some of the most formidable years of your life into a few sentences? I can’t even imagine where I would be without my time at Atlanta Leadership College.”

    James Powell | Alumni
  • “Atlanta Leadership College not only prepares students for ministry, it prepares them for the real world. We see time and time again Oklahoma young people who enter ALC and come out focused on their calling and equipped with the work ethic they need to change their world for Jesus.”

    Doug Everaard | Oklahoma District Youth Director

 

 

TUITION BREAKDOWN

 

Program Cost $4650

Curriculum & Books $500

Housing & Utilities $2250

Food Stipend $700

Every student will receive $50 every two weeks when school is in session

 

Total: $8100

-$1000 (School-Year Fundraising Option)

New Total: $7100

Students are required to attend one mission trip each year. Tuition costs do not include costs of mission trips. Trips range from $400 to $3,000, depending on student’s selection.

 

Payment Plans

Monthly Payment Plans

OPTION A / 12 MONTH PLAN

June through May

12 monthly payments of $479.16 beginning in June

September Orientation Day payment of $750

OPTION B / 11 MONTH PLAN

July through May

11 monthly payments of $522.72 beginning in July

September Orientation Day payment of $750

OPTION C / 10 MONTH PLAN

August through May

10 monthly payments of $550 beginning in August

September Orientation Day payment of $1000

OPTION D / 8 MONTH PLAN

October through May

8 monthly payments of $625 beginning in October

September Orientation Day payment of $1500

Trimester Payment Plans

OPTION E / 3 TRIMESTER PAYMENTS, 3 PRE-PAYMENTS

June through May

3 monthly pre-payments of $500 in June, July, and August

September Orientation Day payment of $1000

3 Trimester payments of $1333.33 in October, January, and April

OPTION F / 3 TRIMESTER PAYMENTS, 2 PRE-PAYMENTS

July through May

2 monthly pre-payments of $500 in July and August

September Orientation Day payment of $1000

3 Trimester payments of $1500 in October, January, and April

OPTION G / 3 TRIMESTER PAYMENTS

October through May

September Orientation Day payment of $1500

3 Trimester payments of $1666.66 in October, January, and April

Full Payment

OPTION H / FULL PAYMENT WITH SCHOOL YEAR FUNDRAISING

September Orientation Day payment of $7100

OPTION I / FULL PAYMENT WITHOUT SCHOOL YEAR FUNDRAISING

September Orientation Day payment of $8100

Pay Tuition

When paying tuition, you will be redirected to Victory World Church’s website to login or create an account.

Have a question? Contact us!

 

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