Life Pacific College partners with several academic organizations to provide scholarship opportunities and course credit to students who have fulfilled specific requirements through an approved program. Our partnerships include the Emerging Leader Network, Foursquare Institutes, and the Ignite Academy. Students who have fulfilled the requirements of a partnership are encouraged to apply for the relative course credit and scholarship programs.
Emerging Leader Network
Life Pacific College (LPC) acknowledges the value of an experience in a School of Ministry that is part of Foursquare’s Emerging Leader Network. Students who have an ELN experience prior to attending college are keenly aware of the rewards and demands of ministry. To encourage ELN students in their pursuit of learning and potentially a college degree, Life Pacific College offers two avenues through which ELNs certified with the Foursquare Institute Office can partner with LPC.
The LPC/ELN cohort consists of students from a number of qualified ELNs across the country taking courses together. Students will be able to dialogue with one another concerning their learning, life, and ministry application. Courses will be 12 weeks long, beginning in mid September and mid January. Students should anticipate investing 8-10 hours per week into each course. LPC is providing a tuition grant of over 60% in order to keep the cost as low as possible. The Foursquare Foundation is providing a significant scholarship covering approximately 30% of the tuition. Thus ELN student cost for 2015/16 will be $200 per course plus textbooks.
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- Online Cohort Fact Sheet
- Online Cohort Handbook
- Application (Includes College Readiness Self Assessment, and Enrollment Form)
- FERPA Release Form
|Online Course Curriculum|
|Semester 1||Faith for Life||Intro to Biblical Literature|
|Semester 2||Multi-cultural Evangelism||Pentateuch|
|Semester 3||Spiritual Gifts & Evangelism||Cultures of Ancient Civilizations|
|Semester 4||Synoptic Gospels||Marriage & Family|
|Important Dates To Remember||Fall||Spring|
|Last Day to Submit Application||August 31||January 11|
|Enrollment Forms & Tuition Due||September 8||January 19|
|New Student Online Orientation||September 8-13||January 19-24|
|Classes Begin||September 14||January 25|
|Last Day to Drop Classes with a WP||October 23||March 4|
|Last Day of Classes||December 6||April 17|
Life Pacific College views Church-based institutes as partners in the education and training of ministers. The College is committed to supporting institutes by providing numerous services including consultation on academic and instructional matters, curriculum, and potential granting of credit for institute work toward LPC degree programs. LPC has set up these services in conjunction with the Foursquare Institute Office and we encourage Foursquare churches considering establishing an institute to refer to the Ministry Institutes’ portion of the Foursquare Church website at foursquare.org/institutes for additional information.
Click here for a list of course listings that are available to Institutes.
What type of curriculum support does LPC offer?
Institutes can use LPC’s course material in a group setting in either an Independent Study (for-credit) or Institute Manual (non-credit) format.
What is the difference between the Independent Study (for credit) and Institute Manual (noncredit) curriculum?
Independent Study courses offer college-credit from LPC to their students. Award winning courses developed by LPC faculty (LPC courses have been awarded seven ACCESS Course of the Year awards sponsored by Christianity Today) Students pay tuition ($150/unit) and receive college-credit from Life Pacific College. LPC handles grading and student records.
Institute Study Manuals are modified versions of the independent study course materials. The College makes the manuals available for institutes and students who would like access to the same curriculum without paying the tuition or earning college credit.
Institutes can use Independent Study Courses and Institute Study Manuals side-by-side in the same classroom.
How do I get started?
For-credit Independent Study
Choose the course/s your institute is going to order. Determine which students will be taking the course for credit, and have them fill out a non-degree seeking application. Send in the applications along with your course order. Please include a check or credit card information for your entire order.
Please place your order at least four weeks before you intend to begin your course. Students who are ordering for credit materials can order books through MBS Direct or alternate online book sellers.
Non-credit Institute Manuals
Institutes may download the curriculum from a password protected site, reproduce as many copies as needed for their students, and use the material in their institutes however they see fit for the following per course annual fee: 1–20 courses $100; 21–50=$200; 51–100=$300; 101+=$500. Institutes will self-report the number of courses they expect to produce.
Institutes can order books through MBS Direct or alternate online book sellers.
Supplemental Course Materials
Besides textbooks, many of our courses include supplemental materials for which we have obtained copyright permissions. The permissions granted to us to use published material within our courses only applies to students who are enrolled in courses for which they are paying tuition to LPC. Therefore, due to copyright laws, we are not able to provide appendix items that are not owned by LPC. We will provide you with the text and page number of articles we use to supplement our course materials. Your institute will be responsible to provide your students access to the material and ensure compliance with copyright laws.
Will institute credits transfer towards a B.A. degree?
Institute graduates who want to transfer to Life Pacific College’s on campus or online degree completion program may receive credit for institute courses that meet specific standards regarding faculty qualifications and coursework. Formal institutes that have demonstrated the potential to send a significant number of students to LPC can pursue articulation agreements with the College. The agreement allows institutes to inform their students on what courses will transfer to LPC.
To learn more about these resources, or to discuss other ways your institute can partner with Life Pacific College, contact the Independent Study Program Coordinator at (909) 706-3059 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ignite Academy, an extension campus of Life Pacific College, concurrently enrolls students in accredited college classes through Life Pacific College. Students have the potential of earning an AA degree or units toward furthering their degree in General Studies. (64 units equals an AA degree).
Extension Site Director
Mike Larkin, Ph.D.
Please visit Ignite Academy’s website for more information on the program and how to apply: getignited.org
Degree Completion at the Ignite Academy
This program is designed to assist in service leaders who desire a flexible college program that fits around the demands of work, family and ministry. The ideal students are those who are full-time pastors, part-time youth leaders, and anywhere in between, and who are highly motivated. Ignite graduates that are continuing for a 3rd and 4th year at the Ignite Campus are ideal candidates and can work together in a Cohort Style.
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