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SEU Lead Institute

Transform your leadership in an environment where greatness inspires greatness

Join this network of ever-growing, world-changing leaders and pastors who are driven for the future of the Church. 

We are passionate about multiplying influence through investing in our leaders. The SEU Lead Institute is about becoming a better leader — an exclusive opportunity to challenge yourself through world-class education, be challenged by others through cohorts, and to be mentored by seasoned leaders.

SEU will be launching regional cohorts at Celebration Church (Austin, Texas) and at Ohio Ministry Network (Columbus, Ohio) in the fall of 2022.

About the SEU Lead Institute

This innovative program will give students earning the MA in Ministerial Leadership the opportunity to learn from and gain access to key leaders, and to grow together in community through various in-person gatherings in different regions of the country.

Apply Your Studies to Your Ministry Experience​

Take what you are learning and apply it to the ministry you lead as you connect concepts with practice to enrich your ministry for years to come. You’ll benefit from the opportunities to connect and dialogue with other ministry leaders on the same pursuit as you. Small groups, round table discussions, and other gatherings and conferences will add to the richness of this experience.

Program Details

Elevate your ministry and leadership with other like-minded individuals on the same pursuit as you. As the Church continues to evolve to meet the needs of our modern world, SEU’s Lead Institute aims to partner with those who desire to continue growing in the areas of leadership and ministry effectiveness. 

Students in our inaugural cohorts will enroll in the SEU Lead Institute’s flagship degree, the MA in Ministerial Leadership. The delivery of all academic courses will be online for optimal flexibility with a ministry schedule. To further enhance these online studies, students can join in on regionally-based events such roundtables, think tanks, and presentations by special guest mentors — all of which will create space for creativity and innovation. 

The School of Divinity within SEU’s Barnett College of Ministry & Theology is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools — the highest mark for any graduate program in ministry, Bible, or theology.

  • The online format allows for maximum flexibility to take this journey according to your schedule alongside in-person gatherings
  • Relationship-driven network of ever-growing leaders that come from different lanes of ministry and leadership — and aim to challenge one another in the journey
  • Our expounded program delivery goes beyond the page to include special guest speakers, who invest in this group of dynamic leaders to challenge them to authentic growth
  • Roundtable and think tank experiences that aim to create space for creativity and innovation
    Accelerated degree completion saves you significant time

With online access and in-person gatherings, SEU Lead Institute bridges the best of both worlds for maximum success.

  • Accelerated Paths
  • Cost Efficiency ($560/credit hour)
  • Convenient Learning
  • Relationship Building & Connectivity
  • Practical Application
  • Diverse Learning Approaches
  • Enhanced Ability to Serve
  • Leadership & Spiritual Development

Get Started

We invite you to join this exciting program! Getting started is simple. 

Enroll in the Program

When you apply to SEU, be sure to choose the correct location and Master of Arts in Ministerial Leadership (Lead Institute) as your intended degree. Email us at for more information.

Become a Host Site

Interested in becoming a host site for the SEU Lead Institute in the future? Email us at to get more information.

Additional MA in Ministerial Leadership Program Formats