Join an Encouraging College Community Where Lives Are Changed

JRLC is strategically connected to the heart of James River Church. Here you will be equipped and developed as a leader while you are immersed in an uplifting community of world-changing Christ followers. Our students have access to tools that position them to lead and impact in every area of their lives.

Gain Hands-On Experience Through Our Leadership Development Program

We take education further by creating bonds between what you learn in the classroom and what you experience within our leadership development program. Practicums are where you get to select the areas you want to gain hands-on leadership opportunities as part of your academic curriculum.


Earn a Two-Year Associates Degree in Leadership

JRLC is an approved location of Evangel University. At JRLC, students earn an Associates of Arts Degree in Leadership from Evangel University, a comprehensive Christian university that is nationally known for its excellence in education. Evangel is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. We offer intimate class sizes, hand-picked professors and focused curriculum to support students in a high quality, academic environment on-site at James River Church.

Champion the Cause of the Local Church at James River Church

Our passion is Jesus and His Church. By being strategically placed in James River Church, our students are included in the amazing work God is doing through this powerful local church. It is here that our students are surrounded by leadership experts that are impacting the lives of thousands of people year-round.

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Grow as a Leader and in Your Walk with God

From great leadership opportunities to heart-felt praise and worship, as a student you experience the work of God in ways that leave you in awe of what He is doing. Our amazing chapels, weekly services, conferences, and events will take you on a journey that will build in you a spiritual foundation that is centered on the purposes of God for your life.

JRLC is the Perfect Environment for You to Thrive.

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All new scholarship opportunities to help you pay for school.


Spacious living arrangements just a few steps away the campus.


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