FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What Happens after Empower?
A. After completing the first year program, students are equipped to focus on pursuing 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 runs four terms of ten weeks each. The two-year program meets on Sunday evenings from 6-9 PM. This unique format allows students to complete an Associate Degree in Ministry while only meeting once a week.

Q. Who can apply to Empower?
A. Empower is designed for anyone who desires to dedicate a season of their life to seeking God’s will for their life. 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 develop biblical leadership 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 in any field of endeavor. Our desire is to empower you with clarity, confidence, and commitment to thrive wherever your calling leads you.

Q. Is Empower an accredited program?
A. Empower partners with other accredited academic programs to offer transferable credit. Our goal is to offer an inspiring 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, in four $750 payments prior to each terms, or in $75 weekly payments during each term. Those participating in mission trips will have additional expenses. Fundraising assistance is available. Contact us at 724-846-8820 x 25 for additional information.

Q. Can I just take specific classes rather than the whole program?
A. Yes, you can take individual courses rather than the whole program at a cost of $250 per course. Transferable credit is available for most of the individual courses.