How to Apply:

Be sure to follow the following instructions carefully. Failure to submit accurate information will be grounds for rejection of your application.
  1. Acquire your previous Official Transcripts from all schools previously attended and have them forwarded to MCU
  2. List all books previously read. Include Title, Author, Publisher, ISBN number, Copyright Date, and Edition for each book
  3. Submit your personal/professional resume, which can be attached in .PDF format in the below application.
  4. Submit three (3) or more personal character references. Include Name, Address, Phone number, Email address, and Years Acquainted
  5. Answer each and every question pertaining to views of Biblical Doctrine and Theological studies. Please be sure to indicate via scripture your reasons for your view and provide any valid sustaining information you may have.
    NOTE: each essay question should be a minimum of 250-500 words.
  6. Indicate the Degree(s) you are applying for.
NOTE: The Board of Regents makes the final determination of the actual Degree and Discipline earned
The below application must be completed in entirety. Be sure to attach your current Resume and list of books read in a .PDF file. Upon review and acceptance, we will notify you via email of your acceptance status into the LEAD Program. If accepted, additional documentation will be emailed to you for completion.
Unless otherwise indicated, each answer to the below questions must be a minimum of 250-500 words – DO NOT SUBMIT incomplete or underdeveloped answers, as this will be grounds for denial of your application.
Be advised that there is a $250.00 Portfolio Assessment fee, which is due and payable with the submission of this application.
NOTE: Additional course work may be required
QUESTIONS 1-16 REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 250 TO 500 WORDS
PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT QUESTIONS 17-28 REQUIRE SUBMISSION OF 500+ WORD ESSAYS FOR EACH QUESTION
  1. In 500 words or less, explain what is needed for one to receive eternal life?
  2. In 500 words or less, who are the people you have personally influenced since receiving salvation?
  3. In 500 words or less, tell us about your turning points in your spiritual journey.
  4. In 500 words or less, tell us about your family.
  5. What has your Ministerial Experience included? be specific
  6. What are your indications of growth in your ministry? be specific
  7. What is your philosophy of ministry? be specific
  8. What are your future ministry plans? be specific
  9. Why are you interested in the Life Experience Acquired Degree Program?
  10. What area of theology represents your greatest interest right now?
  11. How are you pursuing it? be specific
  12. How are you integrating it into your ministry? be specific
  13. Tell us about your Christian Experience.
  14. Tell us about your calling into the ministry.
  15. What are your personal qualifications for ministry?
  16. Tell us about your Educational Background.
  17. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of God?
  18. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Christ?
  19. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of the Holy Spirit?
  20. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of the Holy Bible?
  21. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Baptism?
  22. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Holy Communion?
  23. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Salvation?
  24. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Sanctification/Holiness?
  25. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Justification?
  26. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of the Baptism in the Holy Ghost?
  27. What is your personal belief of the Doctrine of Eschatology (Last Things)?
  28. Explain to us the office and function of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors, Teachers, Elders, Deacons, and Bishops.

LEAD Program Application