More than Just the Classroom

This is about hands-on experience. We don’t want your college experience to just be about learning theory. Our practicums are designed to give you a clear experience in the ministry with experienced mentors. We want you to receive real training that can be used for your future ministry.

The Opportunities

River City Leadership College students are given the opportunity to serve various ministries of River City Church and sit under great teaching from the staff and team members overseeing them. These practicums represent overall departments of River City, but Leadership College students will be involved in so much more than just these ministries. Students also receive elective course credit for being enrolled in internship courses throughout their degree. Their practicum hours fulfill those internship course requirements–up to 3 credit hours per semester.

Business Administration

Did you know that behind the scenes of a large church hides a multi-million dollar budget administered by a business office team? River City Leadership College Business Administration Practicum explores the world of church administration as well as accounting and business management principles. This practicum will span two not-for-profit companies representing 5 unique ministry organizations. This practical experience will help you prepare for real-world business roles even beyond the church.

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What is a service without communications? River City Leadership College Communications Practicum represents technology, media and service production. Here, leadership college students will learn how to run sound, lights, camera, social media, graphics, video and more. Dive into an integral part of the local church.

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Community Outreach

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Kids Ministry

River City Kids is the Children’s Ministry of River City. Leadership College students will learn how to minister to children effectively, safely, and in a relevant, age-appropriate, fun, and exciting way. From infants to 5th graders, the children’s ministry of River City Church is alive and moving forward and reaches hundreds of children each week.

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Student Ministry

River City Students is the student ministry of River City, featuring students from 6th to 12th grade. River City Leadership College students who participate in the student ministry practicum will be given the opportunity to serve in a vibrant, growing youth ministry and learn what it means to form the next generation of the church.

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Do you live to make the name of Jesus famous through music? River City worship is alive and relevant for the church of today with upbeat, exciting music. The worship practicum gives students exposure to worship leading in the local church and provides an excellent foundation in the technical elements necessary in the contemporary worship experience.

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