Letter from the Senior Pastors

David and Sumer Norris

We invite you to consider the Southeastern University online Christian college program. This program is designed to provide hands-on experience in all areas of ministry at City Church. By the end of your time at SEU, you will have the tools to become a servant leader in a local church or operate as a leader in other sectors of the economy.

City Church is different from the typical American church in important ways. First, we are diverse! Our church body and leadership team are one of the most diverse in the region. We boast a congregation that includes over 40 nations and the major racial/ethnic groups in the U.S. Second, we offer several leadership classes and training opportunities designed to equip you with marketable job skills! Here, you can go from being an student to being a leader.

SEU at City Church For All NationsCity Church is in partnership with Southeastern University (SEU) in Lakeland, Florida (a fully-accredited, Christian college). We host an instructional site on our campus at 1200 N. Russell Road where students can earn an on-line Associate of Arts in General Education, Associate of Ministerial Leadership, and a Bachelor of Science in Ministerial Leadership.

Our geographical proximity to Indiana University, Catalent (formerly, Cook Pharmica) and NSA Crane is ideal for facilitating close association with notable professionals in these organizations. We offer spiritual guidance every step of the way as you become a part of our church family and community. We look forward to meeting you.

Pastors David and Sumer Norris
City Church For All Nations

Experiential Learning

During your time with SEU you will complete an internship at City Church for all Nations. This internship allows you the opportunity to learn outside of the online classroom in a specific area of interest.

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The SEU program is focused on developing adults for a life of Christian leadership. An applicant must demonstrate the responsibility, excellence, and ownership that ministry training demands. To be accepted, an applicant must:

  • Be a committed Christian (for at least 6 months).
  • Have a strong sense of the call of God on their life and a proven Christian lifestyle consistent with scripture.
  • Be (or have been) a regular and active member of a local church (for at least 6 months).
  • Have access to sufficient financial resources to cover their fees, accommodation, and living expenses.
  • Have the physical, emotional, and spiritual health required to successfully undertake ministry training.
  • Graduated from high school (or equivalent).

Step 1: Review the Entry Requirements.

Step 2: Apply – You can find the application on our Apply Page. Be aware of deadlines.

Step 3: Interview – Once the application has been processed, you will be contacted to set up an interview. After the interview is complete, we will communicate the next steps.


The costs of the SEU program through City Church depends upon the length of your program and the type of program. A discussion of actual fees occurs during the interview process.


How do I apply?
You can apply by clicking the green ‘Apply’ button on the website page.

What can I study?
Click here to view the list of online program options.

What do I get out of this program?
The program is designed to equip each student with a key set of marketable skills. Some are soft skills, such as communication, organization, strategic thinking, and creativity. Students also learn hard skills, such as media production, computer competency, and budgeting.

Do I have to be a member of City Church to be accepted into the program?
You do not have to be a member of City Church to apply. However, the program is built around the life of the church and you will be required to attend and assist in services scheduled throughout a given week.

Does the program offer financial aid?
You may qualify for a scholarship to cover your tuition and fees. Check with your academic advisor about this possibility.

When does the program start?
It depends. Details regarding the type and days of training will be shared with those accepted into the program. One-year programs might start in May (summer) or August (fall).

Does the SEU program have on-site housing/dorms?
No. We do assist those who have been accepted into the program in securing adequate housing in the form of apartments or townhomes within a close proximity to our campus. We do connect those accepted into the program when there is a request to share an apartment with another SEU student.

Do you have a daycare for my children?
The program does not provide day care services for children.

Does City Church guarantee me a job at City Church after the completion of my program?
No. The staff at City Church is built by relationships (as well as skill, character, integrity, and anointing) rather than a secular ‘job hunting’ model. We do not offer a job placement as such. The weight is on you to build relationships and sow yourself into the life of the church. With that said, we are committed to assisting every intern, post-graduation. Your Director will help you create a resume that highlights the marketable skills that you have acquired in your Concentrations. S/he will also identify potential job openings through the social networks of the City Church team.

Is there a limit to the number of students accepted into the program?

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