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25+ internship tracks Comprehensive coursework with hands-on training 5-year accelerated LEAD+MOL option
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Program Overview

  • Learn life-long leadership skills by DOING leadership
  • Network with like-minded future leaders through established internship programs and a variety of churches.
  • Specialize in your chosen area of ministry.
  • Receive necessary training for ministry credentials.
  • Qualify for entry into a competitive Protégé Program, potentially allowing you to receive scholarships and compensation while you’re a college student.
  • Learn life-long leadership skills by DOING leadership Complete both a Bachelor of Arts in Church Leadership and a Masters in Organizational Leadership in 5 years.
  • Save up to $10,000 by completing an accelerated master’s degree and receiving scholarships.


Build a foundation for future leadership while receiving college credit. Learn on campus at SAGU, participate in the LEAD Seminar Series in the fall and spring semesters of your first year. For elective credit, participate in reoccurring LEAD Seminar Series throughout your LEAD program.


Learn to COLLABORATE with other leaders, co-workers and volunteers and to EQUIP volunteers with the proper resources for effective ministry through SAGU’s exclusive partnership with the Oaks School of Leadership (OSL).


Learn how to LEAD others. Students receive maximum opportunity to lead varying kinds of ministries through the Protégé Program. Apply to be selected for the Protégé Program, which may also include scholarship through the partnering organization. A student can complete the Protégé Program in Phase 3 (year 4 and 5). Current partners include but are not limited to: • The Oaks Fellowship (Primary) – Red Oak, Texas. • North Texas District Council. • **Inquire for more opportunities.

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Earn a Bachelor's Degree in Church Leadership
Receive necessary training for ministry credentials
Access to the LEAD Seminar Series
Access to the Young Pastors Conference
Access to Leadership Chapel  
College credit for Leadership Chapel Attendance  
College credit for hands-on leadership experience  
Internship opportunities at the Oaks Fellowship  
Internship opportunities at partnering churches  
Staff opportunities at partnership church and the Oaks Fellowship  
Access to high-caliber pastors and church leaders via the LEAD Program  
Access to the Protégé Program for additional scholarship opportunities  
Access to graduate level courses beginning with the course code LDR    
*BA/MOL in 5 Years    
Saving $10,000 off of BA and MOL degrees by “fasttracking” to a BA/MOL    
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* The LEAD/MOL track requires formal admittance to the Harrison Graduate School in a timely manner. Students who successfully complete this track will graduate from SAGU with a bachelor’s degree in Church Leadership and a 36 credit hour Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership (MOL).This accelerated Master’s degree consists of 12 hours of graduate level “shared credit” and an additional 24 hours of graduate course work identified in the graduate catalog. All graduation requirements in the graduate school must be met to receive the MOL. Please see the Harrison Graduate School Catalog.