Leadership U is designed to help students grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.


We would love for you to join us onsite to get a glimpse into the Desperation College experience. During your visit, you will learn more about our program, get the opportunity to observe classes, and meet our staff. We offer both a full-time day program for those wanting to pursue a degree through Southeastern University and a part-time Evening Leadership Program for those wanting to grow in leadership in the marketplace. Come see how you can discover your purpose here at Desperation College. Our SEU Degree Program Preview will be from 8am-2pm and our Evening Leadership Preview will be 6pm-8:30pm. We can’t wait to meet you!


Desperation Church strives to provide a place where all learners can discover their purpose and unlock their leadership inside.

The spring 2024 application period is now open! Please apply by the January 7th deadline to be considered for Leadership U.

Interested in learning more about Leadership U? Come join us onsite at our upcoming Preview Night held on March 12th at 6pm. During your visit, you will learn more about our program, observe classes, and meet our staff. Come hear how we can partner with you on your journey to discover your purpose! To attend preview night, register below!

Register for Preview Night Here

“Around the World" Silent and Live Auction

Choose a city or country, grab your friends, and bring decorations to dress your table according to our theme! The evening will be filled with fun, music, speakers, and an auction. Dinner will be provided. Your support of Desperation College helps us continue to reach the nations with the gospel.

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Degree Program

Desperation College offers a full-time (day) ministry program on-site to help equip students for vocational or marketplace ministry. Students get to enjoy the benefits of flexible online learning through Southeastern University blended with face-to-face high-capacity leadership training and hands-on ministry application provided by Desperation Church staff and leaders.

Each student gets to choose from one of four areas of ministry training: Family, Student, Worship, and Creative/Production. Upon program completion, full-time students receive an Advanced Certificate of Ministry Leadership awarded by Desperation College, in addition to any degrees earned through Southeastern University.

Southeastern University Partnership

Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Desperation College to host an instructional site on the church campus and offer students affordable degree programs.

Desperation College is a ministry of Desperation Church that exists to see students grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Southeastern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees.

The SACS Commission does not accredit desperation College on Colleges, and the accreditation of Southeastern University does not discriminate extend to or include Desperation College or its students. Southeastern University must admit students and enroll in university courses to receive the benefits of regional accreditation.

About Southeastern University

The mission of Southeastern University is to equip students to discover their divine design to serve Christ and the world through Spirit-empowered life, learning, and leadership.

Degree Programs

Southeastern University partners with Desperation Church to offer students affordable degree programs. See available degree programs here.

Tuition Costs

To find out more about the cost of SEU’s degree programs at Desperation College, click here.

Federal Financial Aid

Federal financial aid is available for degree-seeking students; please visit the SEU partner page for more information.

Apply to Desperation College

After completing the following application for Desperation College, you will need to apply to Southeastern University to enroll in the degree programs offered.

Students can enroll in either fall or spring semesters.

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To find out more about Desperation Church’s partnership with Southeastern University and apply to Southeastern University, click here.

Leadership U

Leadership U is designed for the adult learner who wants to increase their leadership capacity while growing personally and spiritually. The program takes place one night a week and is built for people who have other commitments throughout the week. This program allows students to discover their purpose, passions, and relationship with Christ.

Leadership U is a two-year-long commitment that meets weekly on Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Semesters occur in the fall and spring and are 12 weeks long. Upon completion of Leadership U, students will be awarded a Certificate of Ministry Leadership.

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Each Tuesday night consists of one Biblical-based course and one ministry course. Biblical-based courses are designed to increase the student’s knowledge of the Bible and of Christ, while ministry courses offer various leadership and personal development teachings that allow for real-time application personally or in the workplace, church, or home. Below you will find the current Leadership U courses.

Biblical Courses:
Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey, Doctrine, Hermeneutics

Ministry Courses:
Personal Development, Biblical Worldview, Cultivating a Supernatural Lifestyle, Ministry Leadership


Leadership U tuition is $600 per semester. Our goal is to have every student graduate debt-free. This can be accomplished by setting up a two-month payment plan for each semester. Federal financial aid is not available. Students can also apply for economic need-based scholarships awarded by Desperation Church.

All Spring 2024 scholarship applications must be submitted by the January 7th deadline.

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Want to know more?

TO GET MORE INFORMATION PLEASE EMAIL: leadership@desperationchurch.tv.