At Highlands College, we believe a great leader is a lifelong learner, which is why we take a unique approach to higher education through a holistic training experience. Students attending Highlands College will be trained in four areas, known as the four pillars.


The goal of Academic Instruction is to develop intellect and increase the knowledge of God. We aim to strengthen students’ understanding of their Christ-centered calling and Biblical interpretation. Students become lifelong learners through academic instruction across a variety of subjects, focusing on foundational, biblical, and theological studies and learning to view and interact with the world through the lens of God’s word.

Ministry Training

For the next generation of ministry leaders to be effective, we believe classroom instructions is best paired with practical application and real-world experience while in Highlands College. Our ministry degree program consists of leadership classes focused on ministry, extensive hands-on ministry training in one of eight specific practicums, and over 400 hours of hands-on training preparing them to make an immediate impact after they graduate.

Character Formation

Intelligence and skill are meaningless without character to lead. At Highlands College, we guide our students as they develop the discipline to make tough decisions, the tenacity to overcome adversity, and the humility to build and maintain meaningful relationships.

Spiritual Development

The impact and longevity of a ministry leader is fueled by the leader’s personal, intimate relationship with God. Highlands College students strengthen their devotion to God and learn to support each other through weekly chapel services, small groups, an annual fasting retreat, and personal time in prayer and reading the Bible.


Associate of Arts in Ministry Leadership

  • Earn an Associate of Arts in Ministry Leadership
  • Complete 64 hours taught by qualified instructors
  • Gain practical skills through hands-on ministry at Church of the Highlands
  • Highlands College is currently pursuing institutional accreditation with the Association for Biblical Higher Education

Bachelor’s Completion

After receiving institutional accreditation, anticipated as early as Spring of 2023, our Strategic Plan prioritizes immediately pursuing approval to offer a bachelor’s degree. As we diligently work towards that near future, Highlands College students have the opportunity to pursue a four-year degree through a unique partnership with Southeastern University (SEU). After graduating from Highlands College, our articulation agreement with SEU allows accepted students the opportunity to transfer credit from their Highlands College degree into an online program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries.

SEU Relationship Statement

 Highlands College partners with SEU to offer traditional students the ability to earn an associate’s degree in Christian Ministry or pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Christian Ministry. Southeastern University (SEU) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. The SEU program is a unique offering for the traditional program.

SEU Articulation Agreement

Southeastern University has agreed to accept for transfer credit HC credits with a minimum 2.0 GPA to meet degree requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries.

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