about us

our heart

When you graduate MLC, we hope that you are passionate to fulfill the Great Commission in your unique context. Our desire would be that you are...

More in love with Jesus

More in love with the local church

More confident and equipped in your calling

Site Director

Nathan Chapman

Nathan is the Discipleship Pastor at Evangel and serves as the Site Director for the Midwest Leadership College.

His hobbies include both pickleball and studying theology. He has two associate’s degrees in Business and Accounting, two bachelor’s degrees in Pastoral & Biblical Studies, and a Masters in Theological Studies from South Eastern University.

He is also a Veteran of the United States Army. He and his beautiful wife, Kylie, have been married for five years and they have a dog named Pippa.

Practicum Leaders

Pastor Kyle Jorris
Pastor Alisha Weston
Youth/Community Life
Pastor Nathan Chapman
Josh Detwiler
Stephen Weston


Is MLC’s Degree-Seeking Program accredited?

Yes, we are proud to be partnering with Southeastern University to offer various online degree options for you to pursue. These degrees are coupled with practicum credits that go toward the student's ultimate graduation requirements and allow hands-on leadership experience in the chosen track.

What does the application process look like?

Each candidate will start the process by filling out this application. Once the application process is complete, the MLC team will contact the student to set up an interview.

When can I apply?

MLC offers rolling admission for every program and is broken into typical college semesters that allow applications at any time!

Do I get to focus on a certain ministry track?

Each student should select their top two most desired ministry tracks during the application process. Through the onboarding process, the right fit for the student will be identified. That track will become the student’s focus.

Is financial aid or student loans available for MLC students?

Because Southeastern University is a regionally accredited institution, its partnership with MLC enables students who are enrolled in the degree-seeking program to apply for federal financial aid. In order to be eligible, students must apply for Federal Student Aid also known as FAFSA and maintain 12 credit hours each semester. Additionally, each student who is accepted into MLC automatically is granted the Legacy Makers Scholarship from Evangel totaling $5,000 a year.
Currently, MLC does not offer student loans or financial aid for the certified minister track.

Do credits from other institutions transfer to Southeastern University?

Yes! Southeastern, being an accredited institution, works with the student to effectively transfer any existing college credits that are applicable to the degree the student is seeking. MLC has an academic advisor assigned to the partner site that will work with the student to ensure these credits are transferred.

Is housing available?

Although dorms are not provided through MLC, many students choose to room with another MLC student while participating in the program. For affordable housing, Evangel has a contact list of attendees of the church who would love to house an MLC student as long as they have availability.

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