Jessup’s School of Theology & Leadership equips men and women for effective transformational leadership. With Christ at the center and the Bible as our authority, we nurture the next generation of scholars and leaders to impact culture and the Church. No matter their ministry pathway, graduates are ready to impact the world through authenticity, inspiration, empathy, and innovation.
The Kern Scholar Program
Complete your bachelor's and master's degree in as little as five years!
The Kern Scholar Program allows students to earn both a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership and a Master of Arts in Leadership degree in as little as five years. This pathway is designed specifically for students looking to answer the call to serve others through ministry. In addition to classes, the accelerated program includes practical ministry mentorships, regular meetings with a cohort of peers, intentional mentoring for each student, and retreats. Through the program, students receive the mentoring, training, and guidance necessary to become effective and skilled leaders for contemporary ministry.
Who Can Apply?
High school seniors, undergraduate transfer students, and current Jessup undergraduates are invited to apply. This program also has special focus for any students serving in Latino churches.
For more information on the program or application process, call (916) 577-8020 or email Dr. John Gallegos (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Complete your bachelor’s and master’s degree in as little as five years.
- Benefit from group and one-on-one mentoring with experienced ministry professionals.
- Be part of a cohort of peers who can provide support and encouragement for your academic and ministerial goals.
- Receive practical leadership skills and experience through mentorships.
- Get a head start on your master’s degree with the opportunity to take ten units during your undergraduate studies to apply toward the M.A. in Leadership.
- Benefit from Jessup’s partner church scholarships for your undergraduate program and full-time ministry discount for your master’s program.
Visit Financial Aid for more information.
The Kern Scholar Program has been made possible by a generous grant from the Kern Family Foundation.
The Center for Hispanic/Latino Ministry (Casa Latina) exists to support and stimulate transformational leadership in Latino churches. Our goal is to serve and resource the Hispanic church by investing in, equipping, and encouraging church leaders so they can fulfill their calling and impact their communities with the gospel
El Centro para el Ministerio Hispano / Latino (Casa Latina) existe para apoyar y estimular el liderazgo transformacional en las iglesias latinas. Nuestro objetivo es servir y proporcionar recursos a la iglesia hispana invirtiendo, equipando y alentando a los líderes de la iglesia para que puedan cumplir su llamado e impactar a sus comunidades con el evangelio.
The Center for Bible Study provides high-quality, accessible Bible education for all. Learn to read the Bible in its historical context with pastoral sensitivity to the most pressing issues of our day. Our teachers are biblical scholars who are deeply committed to the life of the local Church. All classes are available on campus and online via Zoom.
The Center for Church Health encourages and equips pastors through events, resources, and relationships. The Center is vital to the mission of Jessup University: educating transformational leaders for the glory of God, in partnership with the Church.
The School of Theology & Leadership works collaboratively with Wilson University to provide online programs for their constituency. For details, please go to http://wilsonuniversity.org/wu-wju/.
Benefits for Church Partners and Church Leaders
As we educate the next generation of church leaders, we’re excited to offer several tuition discounts to our partner churches who generously support this mission.
Church Partnership Grant (For Church Members)
- For Traditional Students: $2,000 per year (1/2 disbursed each semester).
- For Online & Graduate Students: 10% discount of tuition charged
Ministry Worker’s Grant (For Church Staff)
- For PT staff: 20% tuition discount for Graduate and Online programs
- For FT staff: 40% tuition discount for Graduate and Online programs
For more information or to apply, visit our Church Partnerships page.
Jessup University’s School of Theology & Leadership educates transformational leaders for the glory of God.
We develop transformational stewards leading in churches, businesses, and communities to produce change and build lives.