Thrive College is a ministry of Thriving Churches International. Southeastern University partners with Thriving Churches International to offer students degree programs combined with hands-on ministry experience.


Southeastern University at Thrive College

Faith based education.

During your time at Thrive College, you will not only gain ministry experience, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue your degree at Southeastern University.

After you’ve been accepted to Thrive College, you will also need to apply to Southeastern University in order to enroll in the degree programs offered. Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Thriving Churches International to host an instructional site on the church campus, and offer students affordable degree programs. Thrive College is a ministry of Thriving Churches International.

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Southeastern University is a regionally accredited institution.

Thriving Churches International partners with Southeastern University to offer students at Thrive College affordable degree programs. Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern
Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate,
baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.


Affordable education.

To find out more about the cost of SEU’s degree programs at Thriving Churches International click on the link below.

Tuition Information

Additional Funding Information

Through our partnership with Southeastern University, our students are offered an affordable tuition rate, but we understand that it's not easy for everyone. We've listed a few ideas that have worked for our students.

Additional Funding Information

Major, Degrees, and Programs

Discover your calling.

Southeastern University partners with Thriving Churches to offer students affordable degree programs. See available degree programs here:

Major, Degrees, and Programs

Practicum Experience

Here at Thrive College we call this your internship. The practicum experience is designed to help students integrate ongoing classroom learning with practicum.

Your internship will give you hands on experience in ministry and prepare you for leadership in the marketplace. Our world class staff is ready to pour into your chosen track.

These internship tracks include: Leadership, Worship, and Production.
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Leadership Track

Pastoral Leadership is learning to bring about that change by caring for people in the way Jesus modeled for us. Effecting change is never easy, but in this major, you'll learn how to lead yourself, lead others, and create systems to support change.

Worship Track

To work in a growing church, it takes a lot more than onstage skill. You have to have a solid theological foundation for worship, be a capable music director, be able to build a team, train volunteers, navigate a church staff, and so much more.

Production Track

There are intangible skills developed during late night load-ins, troubleshooting with minutes before doors open, and actually making it happen behind a console that you just can’t learn anywhere else.