FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What Happens after Empower?
A. After completing the first year program, students are equipped to take the next step toward their calling. Upon graduating from the second year, students receive an Associate Degree in Ministry and are eligible to apply for ministerial licensing.

Q. Is financial aid available?
A. Federal or state tuition assistance is not an option for Empower students. However, a number of partial scholarships are made available each year.

Q. What is the school calendar?
A. Empower begins at the end of August and concludes in the middle of May. The school year consists of a Fall, Winter, and Spring term of ten weeks each.

Q. Who can apply to Empower?
A. Empower is designed for those graduating from high school, currently in college but not sure why, or for the college graduate who desires to dedicate a season of their life to seeking God before beginning a career. Aspiring students should possess a strong desire to grow spiritually so that they can discover their call, own their call, and live their call for the glory of God.

Q. Is Empower still for me even if I don’t plan to become a minister?
A. Absolutely! The mission of Empower is to help equip next generation leaders in the church and in the marketplace. For some students this will involve full-time ministry, but for many it will not. Empower is for those who are hungry to develop their leadership capacity no matter their field of endeavor. Our desire is to empower the next generation with clarity, confidence, and commitment to thrive wherever their calling leads them.

Q. Is Empower an accredited program?
A. Empower partners with other accredited academic programs to offer a path toward a degree if desired. Nevertheless, we aim to be an inspiring educational environment that will challenge you to grow into greater Christlikeness and effective Christian service.

Q. What does it cost to attend Empower?
A. Empower offers quality and affordability. Annual tuition is only $3000, which is payable in full at the start of the school year, or in three $1000 payments prior to the fall, winter, and spring terms. Those participating in mission trips and/or degree programs will have additional expenses. Contact us at 724-846-8820 x 25 for additional information.