Our primary goal at Lake City leadership school is growth




At Lake City Leadership School students are challenged and stretched by both the practical ministry training overseen by the LCLS mentor and the fully accredited academic degrees offered by Northwest University. Our goal is that students grow in their knowledge of life, ministry, and God.


 We desire for students to grow deeper in their personal relationship with God.  We put emphasis on developing sustainable habits and lifestyles that can be used while a student and beyond.


Being a student at LCLS you will be exposed to the many different ministry environments here at Lake City Church.  Each student will also be put on a ministry track and receive hands on experience in their desired track. All of this leads to building the church leaders, pastors and lay workers of tomorrow. 



The Partnership

Northwest University

The Church Partnership program allows Lake City Leadership School students to take accredited college courses offered by Northwest University as part of the Lake City School of Leadership Students can complete an associate degree in two years through this partnership. Major colleges and universities, including Northwest’s traditional program in Kirkland, Washington, accept this degree

LCLS provides academic support including a structured weekly schedule with study time for students, and the opportunity to seek help from peers and staff members. 

Northwest University is located in Kirkland Washington and is great choice for your academic pursuits. You can check out their website and all they have to offer by clicking here.

Northwest University offers an accredited program and every student is eligible to apply for financial aid and student loans to cover the cost of this program. For more information on financial aid and to apply, please visit



Ministry Experience

Lake city church is one of a kind

We at Lake City Church don't think church is only done one way.  We do church our way in our context and we do it well.  Being apart of LCLS students will get to see what it takes to make the ministry environments of Lake City Church be successful.  We have pastors and staff with many years of experience who are willing to pour into the lives of our students.

We want to raise up future leaders for us here at Lake City Church as well as the future pastors and leaders in any church.  Our hands on practicum approach will but students in direct contact with a pastor or director to help him or her grow in their ministry experience.

Our hope and goal is for anyone who graduates from Lake City Leadership School is for them to become well equipped to be engaged in ministry in any environment, whether in a church or secular workplace. We commit to walking with students as they navigate beyond their time at LCLS and onto whatever future God has prepared for them.

This program can set you up for your future!