SOCO College will be a premier college that provides students with education founded on biblical and leadership principles to help advance the mission of the Church.
As a college focused on excellence, we will equip the next generation of leaders and Christ-followers with biblical and leadership skill sets to live out their purpose and passions through the local church and through their world.
What does it look like?
Completing the SOCO Leadership Academy (SLA) certificate program is an ideal way to serve now, while preparing for the future. The focus of the SLA certificate program is training. Time will be invested into recognizing your purpose and calling, raising you to greater levels of effectiveness, and releasing your God-given potential.
The SLA certificate program is a year long commitment. The program will include informal, on the ground, grass-roots level ministry training, character development, and leadership studies
Gain an understanding and appreciation for how the whole church functions and your place within it
Strengthen your knowledge of the Word of God through sound biblical study
Progress in your personal walk with Jesus
Receive mentoring from your ministry department leader and assigned Mentor
Receive input from our Senior Pastor and key team
Learn to work in a team environment
Develop your ministry and leadership skills through practical experience
What you can EXPECT
WE VALUE PURPOSE OVER PREFERENCE
SLA students will learn to be Christ-like through ministry training. Students will spend the next year learning more about how to find their purpose to serve the Church and those around them. SLA will equip students with the ministry training and development and empower them to take ownership of every area of church life. Students will serve in various areas, provide ideas and feedback in that area, as well as lead in some capacity in the area that they are called to.
WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS, NOT CONSUMERS
SLA students will develop their leadership potential and increase their knowledge of God. Students will get the leadership training and opportunities to develop the skills needed to contribute within the church and in the world around them. This will be accomplished through leadership book study, live instruction, and biblical learnings.
WE CHANGE THE WORLD BY CHANGING OUR WORLD
SLA students strengthen their devotion to God through the local church, chapels, community groups, and their relationships with others. Students will be discipled by spiritually mature church and academic leaders through their community group leaders. SLA equips and challenges students to be disciples of Christ, to send out and change the world one student at a time.
WE AREN’T LIKE FAMILY, WE ARE FAMILY
SLA provides accountability for living a healthy, active lifestyle, growing spiritually and relationally. During their time at SLA, students develop Christ-like character through time spent in relationships with mentors and peers, through formal and informal instruction, while serving others and the community, and while engaging in student life activities. Character is nurtured and developed through the many relationships students will have during their training.
WE LIVE OUT GENEROSITY
SLA provides opportunities for students to live out generosity through local mission opportunities to serve the community and through serving in special SOCO Church events. Students are challenged to find ways to serve others and improve our current reach.