The Purpose of ICL
Four Core Values define John Witherspoon College—Bible-anchored, Christ-centered, People-focused, Kingdom-driven. These values also define the John Witherspoon Institute for Christian Leadership. ICL exists for the glory of God—to serve the church of Jesus Christ in her God-given mission, by developing men and women for effective Kingdom service both in the church and in the world.
ICL is deeply committed to affordable, accessible excellence. This is evidenced by an outstanding faculty of scholars, teachers, and mentors, user-friendly programs designed to meet the leadership needs of real Christians in the real world, all in the context of a Christ-centered, people-focused community.
The Institute for Christian Leadership is designed to serve the needs of laypersons, vocational ministers, and degree-seeking as well as special-interest students. ICL seeks to offer a range of study programs at an affordable cost, utilizing the strong John Witherspoon faculty and outstanding adjunct professors, and offering a variety of class schedules and formats.
ICL courses are typically offered in the evening or in other special formats, and may be offered in various locations. Institute courses are offered at the JWC reduced tuition rate, but not all ICL courses can be applied to a diploma or degree program at JWC, and students who wish to take ICL courses for credit towards a diploma or degree must meet regular John Witherspoon College admission requirements and pay regular college tuition.
ICL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
The Institute for Christian Leadership (ICL) offers courses in biblical studies, theology, and ministry, as well as four programs of study: (1) A One-year Diploma in Christian Ministry; (2) A Two-year Associate of Divinity Degree; (3) A Two-year Associate of Christian Leadership Degree; and (4) A Four-year Bachelor of Organizational Leadership Degree. All ICL programs are designed for non-traditional, adult-learner students.
Admission to ICL
ICL courses are open to laypersons as well as vocational ministers. Applicants for ICL Diploma or degree programs must be 25 years of age or older. All applicants must submit an Application Form for admission. The Application should be accompanied by a $50 non-refundable Application Fee.
Applicants to must also submit the following:
• Two (2) references from individuals other than members of the applicant’s family, preferably a pastor and a former teacher or employer, and
• A Church Endorsement Form
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