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We believe that each person is designed to fulfill the simplicity of the Gospel. It does not matter if you are called to be a dentist, to be a coach, or to be a pastor of 5,000 people, we are all called to love and to lead. Desperation College provides three programs that enable students to learn more about ministry in and through the local church as we strive to be the hands and feet of Christ.

SEU Partnership

Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Desperation Church to host an instructional site on the Desperation College campus, and offer students affordable degree programs.

Desperation College is a ministry of Desperation Church that exists to see students grow in wisdom, leadership and love. Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Desperation College is not accredited by SACS Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Southeastern University does not extend to or include Desperation College or its students. Students must be admitted by Southeastern University and enrolled in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation.

Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Southeastern University.

To learn more about degree options with SEU, visit our partner page by clicking here.

After completing the following application for Desperation College, you will also need to apply to Southeastern University in order to enroll in the degree programs offered. Apply here.

Traditional Certificate Program

The Traditional Certificate Program at Desperation College is a part-time, two year program that is for students ages eighteen and up. Students will have the opportunity to grow in leadership principles in the context of a Christian community through the local church. This program offers leadership and ministry courses. Students in this program will have the opportunity to get hands-on training and experience in a specific area of ministry. The goal of this program is to encourage and empower leaders to walk in their God-given callings whether in the workplace, at home, or in pursuing a career in the ministry field. The Traditional Program also provides the option to apply for a third-year internship. Students will ultimately graduate with an Advanced Certificate of Ministry from Desperation College.

Evening Certificate Program

The Evening Certificate Program at Desperation College is a part-time, two year program that is for students ages eighteen and up. Students will have the opportunity to grow in leadership principles in the context of a Christian community through the local church. This program offers leadership and ministry courses. Students in this program will have the opportunity to get hands-on training and experience in a specific area of ministry. The goal of this program is to encourage and empower leaders to walk in their God-given callings whether in the workplace, at home, or in pursuing a career in the ministry field. The Evening Program also provides the option to apply for a third-year internship. Students will ultimately graduate with a Certificate of Ministry from Desperation College.

Ministry Practicum Tracks

Students in all of our programs will choose a specific area of ministry they would like to study while at Desperation College. Below are the Ministry Tracks offered at Desperation College:

  • Pastoral Leadership
  • Kids Ministry
  • Student Ministry
  • Community Groups
  • Connect Team
  • Church Administration
  • Worship
  • Creative/Production
  • Events