Frequently Asked Questions

The first day of school is October 6, 2020 and the last day of school will be April 1, 2021. School will run weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 11am (PDT), with an additional hour of live Practicum Time. Students may select from different options we will provide for Practicum Time according to what best suits their schedule.
For the 2020-2021 school year, JCSL will be taking place online.
We would love to invest in people who are taking personal responsibility to engage the call of God on their lives to lead, and who are hungry to grow.
Tuition is $2700 if paid by September 15 and $3000 if you elect to be on the payment plan.
There is a $45 application fee that goes toward covering our admissions operating costs.
A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required 30 days after your acceptance, or by August 1st (whichever comes first) to secure your spot in the school.
You can pay online through the JCSL student portal which you will have access to upon acceptance.
We offer a $200 discount for Jesus Culture Sacramento local church attendees. If two or more individuals from your organization want to attend, or if you are a pastor, you may qualify for a discounted rate or scholarship. Contact [email protected] for questions and more information.
Absolutely! Our preference is for all of our students to have jobs as they attend JCSL. We see your work as part of your leadership training ground, even if it is not a job you plan to be in long-term. We want to walk with you in learning to influence and advance the Kingdom in the midst of your normal life and work.
Part of your application process is submitting references. Once we receive your references’ responses, you will be able to schedule an interview. After your interview, we hope to have the application decision within two to four weeks.
Yes. You will need to do the references and interview portions of the process again.
You can find a calendar for this school year on the Admissions page.
Applicants for JCSL must at least be out of high school.
We do not require a high school diploma or GED, however we do want to make sure our students will be set up well to fully engage and receive from the school experience as it is designed.
School will run weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am – 11am (PST) from October 6, 2020 – April 1, 2021. JCSL will have two Main Sessions each Tuesday and Thursday with staff and guest instructors where we will teach through the components we feel make spiritually mature, relationally healthy, effective leaders. Banning Liebscher and Danny Silk will regularly speak in those sessions. There will be additional content on a weekly basis which students can engage with when it works in their schedule.

School will also involve an hour of live Practicum Time where we will model and apply the concepts we are learning in school. Students may select from different options we will provide for Practicum Time according to what best suits their schedule.

We will integrate times of worship and prayer, Biblical instruction, and discussion into the school experience, because we believe leaders must be rooted in the presence of God, the Word of God and the community of God.

The overall weekly time commitment for our online JCSL program is 5 hours of live class time (Main Sessions and Practicum Time), and 5 hours of additional content and homework engagement.
To make our JCSL online program as accessible as possible, we will make available some of the core teaching content for school in a pre-recorded format so students can engage with it when their schedule best allows. Students will receive links to videos, audios, or podcasts, and discuss their learnings with fellow classmates via an online forum.
Homework will involve instructional book reading and reports, as well as assignments that will activate your learning and development. You can expect homework on a weekly basis.
Yes, but from this paradigm: we want to walk with you in learning to influence and advance the Kingdom in the midst of your normal life and work. We see day to day work as part of your leadership training ground, even if it is not a job you plan to be in long-term. With that in mind, we don’t have separate, designated times for “outreach” because we want to create a culture that doesn’t just make moments, but cultivates lifestyles.
The first year of JCSL can be attended “stand alone.” But we have also designed a second year experience with a coaching focus that students who complete first year have the option of applying for.
Our JCSL online program enables internationals to attend this year. As you consider, please note that instruction will be in English with no translation services available. Also review the timing of live school sessions in Pacific Daylight Time.
JCSL is not an accredited, degree-granting educational institution with the State of California, so students are not eligible for financial aid, student loans, grants or tax benefits. However, a Certificate of Completion is issued to those that meet graduation requirements.
To be eligible for a Certificate of Completion, you must have completed all assignments satisfactorily, paid your tuition in full, been absent from less than 5 live class days and 2 live Practicum Times, and demonstrated character in accordance with our Leadership Lifestyle guidelines.