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SEU@NLC exists to educate, equip, and empower future leaders in healthy and high impact ministry.


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Southeastern University of Lakeland, Florida partners with Next Level Church to host an instructional site on the church campus and offer students affordable degree programs.

For more information on the degrees offered, click here.



Students will be equipped in health and high impact through courses designed and taught by Next Level Church Staff, intentional 1:1 development, and involvement in Next Level Young Adults.



Each semester, students will have the opportunity to not only learn about ministry, but to be a part of ministry through a practicum.




About SEU

Southeastern University is a well-established Christ-centered institution of higher learning in Lakeland, Florida. Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Their mission is to provide a Christian college education designed to equip the next generation to go into the world as influential servant leaders in their careers and their communities.

About Next Level Church

Next Level Church was established in 2002 by Pastors Matt and Sarah Keller. We are a family on mission to lead people to become fully engaged followers of Jesus. We seek to lead the lost to become found, the found to become free, and the free to become empowered to make a Kingdom impact. We are one House with many rooms – or one church in 3 locations. Join us in making an impact in SWFL.

How you fit

If you are 18-25 years of age and sense a calling to vocational ministry, consider SEU@NLC as your next step.


Our Schedule

SEU@NLC is designed to accommodate students working 15-20 hours per week. Students should expect to spend 25-30 hours per week focused on their involvement at SEU@NLC, which includes time spent focused on their education.

Our Commitment

SEU@NLC is committed to placing students on a trajectory to live out their God-given calling. This involves a 2-year and 4-year track based upon the degree selected.

Our Cost

For information on tuition costs and financial aid opportunities, click here



After completing the application for SEU@NLC above, students will also need to apply to Southeastern University in order to enroll in the degree programs offered. Apply here.


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