Frequently Asked Questions
The first day of school is September 16, 2019 and graduation will be May 14, 2020. School will run weekly Monday – Thursday from 9:00am – 12:30pm, and also include attending and serving at Sunday church services at JC Sacramento.
Jesus Culture is based in Folsom which is about 25-30 miles east of Sacramento.
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 $4000 for the school year. (There is a 10% discount for those who pay in full up front, and a $500 discount for Jesus Culture Sacramento local church attendees)
There is a $35 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. The deposit is non-refundable because that money is spent on preparation for your arrival and participation in school (on things like school materials, books, retreat booking, etc.).
You can pay online through the JCSL student portal which you will have access to upon acceptance, or you can mail a check to 10266 Rockingham Dr., Sacramento, CA 95827 Attn: JCSL.
We offer a 10% discount for those who pay in full up front, and a $500 discount for Jesus Culture Sacramento local church attendees. Otherwise we do not have scholarships available at this point.
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.
August 15, 2019
Yes. You will need to do the references and interview portions of the process again.
September 16, 2019
May 14, 2020
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.
JCSL will have main sessions 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. We will have regular times of worship and prayer, Bible classes, and small groups because we believe leaders must be rooted in the presence of God, the Word of God and the community of God. We will also have activation times and end-of-year trips where you will have opportunities to apply what you have been learning.
We are thrilled to have Michael Brodeur as our Bible Instructor who has decades of experience in ministry and pastoring as well as study and relationship with God and His Word. Michael will teach through an overview of the Old Testament and New Testament over the course of the school year, as well as how to study the Bible and understand a Biblical worldview.
You will get to connect regularly in a gender specific small group setting with fellow students as a safe place for encouragement, personal application, growth and support.
Our JCSL retreat will be a three day, two night getaway with fellow students and school staff at the beginning of the year to accelerate connection and dive into leadership dialogue. We will worship, pursue God’s heart, and have fun together!
As a type of practicum toward the end of the school year, you will have the opportunity to activate what you have learned alongside your fellow students. You will get to build a team, cultivate meaningful connections and accomplish a vision together. We will coach you in the skill of fundraising that we see as an active part of your leadership development.
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.
You will get to connect with, contribute to, and receive from Jesus Culture Sacramento, the local church that is the thriving environment from which we export what God is doing. Attending and serving at a Jesus Culture Sacramento local church service will be part of your weekly JCSL experience and attendance. We will assign students on a rotating basis to which services they will attend. We will also have students receive from the additional training available through Sunday courses.
Homework will involve Bible and instructional book reading with related assignments, as well as multimedia content to engage with, and assignments that will activate your learning and development. Students can expect 15 – 20 hours of homework per week.
We will be developing student teams to help facilitate our worship times in school. More information on that process will be available to accepted students.
We are planning to run a second year in the 2020 – 2021 school year.
We have intentionally designed JCSL as a live school because the shared experience that environment and opportunity creates is unique and transformational. We are not offering online courses at this point.
As an international student, you must have a valid U.S. visa to cover your entire time in the country while attending school. JCSL is not currently set up to accommodate international students without a Permanent Resident Card or Green Card. In the future, JCSL would like to serve international students more broadly, and we can let you know as soon as that becomes available if you contact us with your information and that request. Although you will not be able to attend JCSL this year, we would love to serve and stay connected to you through Jesus Culture Conferences, Jesus Culture TV, Jesus Culture Music, Jesus Culture Podcast Network, Jesus Culture Store.
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 graduate and be eligible for a Certificate of Completion, you must have completed all assignments satisfactorily, paid your tuition in full, been absent less than 16 days, and demonstrated character in accordance with our Leadership Lifestyle guidelines.
We do not provide childcare as part of JCSL. You will need to arrange care for your children during the time you attend school. However we do have a wonderful children’s ministry on Sundays as well as additional childcare on site for those who are attending a service as well as serving or participating in a Sunday course on the same morning.
The Housing Help page has some online resources, a map of the area, and information about some of the surrounding cities you might look into. JCSL will provide access to a platform where, upon acceptance, students can communicate with each other and work together to arrange housing if they wish to.
It is ideal for you to have a computer, especially to complete written assignments like book reports. Though if you have a smartphone, you will still have direct access to the JCSL student portal where we will post important information, homework, finance updates and more things you will need to engage with. You may also see if you can arrange to share with other students who have computers.
It is ideal for you to have a car, but you may be able to work out carpool arrangements with fellow students. JCSL will provide access to a platform where, upon acceptance, students can communicate with each other and work together to arrange housing if they wish to, as well as communicate about and coordinate transportation to and from school. Our area is pretty bike friendly, has some public transportation, and there is a strong presence of Uber and Lyft drivers.