About

Courage Leadership Institute is a full-time, 1-2 year program where students are immersed into three pools of learning: academics from a Christian perspective, personal discipleship, and hands-on leadership training.

Courage is seeking students (18-25 years of age) who desire to wholeheartedly follow Jesus, pursue God’s call on their life, and be equipped, empowered, and released for effective leadership in life and ministry. Courage is a ministry of Eastside Church offered in partnership with Northwest University.

Details

Courage Leadership Institute in partnership with Northwest University in Kirkland, WA offers an affordable education from a Christian perspective with the highest level of accreditation. Combined with personal discipleship and hands-on leadership training, this program will equip, empower and release you for effective leadership in life and ministry.

Academics

Through the Northwest University Partnership Program, students can earn a two-year AA degree or one of four BA degrees. A Courage Leadership Institute student can complete their AA in two years. Courses can be completed at Eastside (taking Northwest’s online classes), transferred to Northwest University’s Kirkland campus, or transferred to other public or private colleges or universities. A part-time Courage FLEX option is also available.
Degrees Offered

Personal Discipleship

Courage students grow exponentially in their understanding of God, themselves, and others. They deepen their knowledge and understanding of the Word of God, develop disciplines in both personal and public arenas of life, and gain confidence in God’s unique call on their life.

Leadership Training & Mentoring

Courage students serve at Eastside Church. Through weekly ministry opportunities, leadership development, and ongoing personal mentoring, students are equipped, empowered, and released for effective leadership in life and ministry.

Cost

Courage Leadership Institute was designed for the student who desires an affordable education based on Christian beliefs and values and is looking for a low cost option for their first two years of college. All tuition costs are eligible for federal financial aid (loans and grants). Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) - SCHOOL CODE: 00378

  • Associate of Arts (AA)

    $ 9,752 /year
    • 61 credits through Northwest University
    • Associate's Degree (2 years)
    • Personal discipleship and leadership training at Eastside Church
    • International Missions Trip (additional cost covered by student fundraising)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

    $ 9,752 /year
    • 120 credits through Northwest University
    • Bachelor's degree (4 years)
    • Personal discipleship and leadership training at Eastside Church
    • International Missions Trip (additional cost covered by student fundraising)

If you are 18-25 and ready to discover God’s call for your life, be equipped for effective leadership in life and ministry, and affordably pursue your Associate's or Bachelor's degree from a Christian university with the highest level of accreditation,

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Leadership

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Bob Horn

Director of Courage Leadership Institute

Bob is an Associate Pastor at Eastside Church and also cares for and leads our small group leaders and pastors our young adult community. He is passionate about equipping, empowering, and releasing young leaders for effective leadership and ministry. Bob is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Strategic Leadership from Life Pacific University and will complete his degree in June 2019.

Schedule

2018 - 2019
All dates subject to change.

August 24-25: Courage RetreatDecember 24: Christmas Eve Services
August 26: First Sunday at EastsideDecember 25 - January 1: Christmas Break
August 27: First day of classesJanuary 14: First day of Spring Semester
September 30: Courage Students Introduced at EastsideMarch 4-10: Mid-Semester Break
October 8-10: Northwest District Conference, Spokane, WAMarch 11: Classes resume
October 15-21: Mid-Semester BreakApril 21: Easter!
October 22: Classes resumeApril 28: Last day of Spring Semester
November 22-24: Thanksgiving BreakMay 3-15: Courage Mission Trip (tentative)
November 27: Decorating DayMay 19: Ring Ceremony
December 9: Last day of Fall SemesterMay 26: End of the Year
December 13: Eastside Young Adults Christmas Party

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