Be a Part of a College that
is Passionate About Jesus

JRLC positions you in an environment where you can thrive spiritually, the local church. When you step on campus, whether it is into a classroom, practicum, or event, you catch a faith and passion for Jesus exampled by the people of James River Church.

Join in Life-Changing
Conferences and Events

When you experience one of our events, you cannot help but be in awe of what God is doing and the greatest joy for being a part of making it happen. Events at James River Church, like the Designed For Life Conference and Stronger Men’s Conference, enable our students to change the lives of thousands across the nation who are being inspired and transformed.

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Grow Spiritually Through the Powerful Ministry of James River Church

It is amazing to see people, no matter where they are in their walk of faith, grow closer to God every week through the Sunday and Wednesday Services at James River Church. As a student, you receive a greater understanding of the Bible through expository (verse-by-verse) teaching from the preaching team. You also take part through your involvement in the areas of ministry that are best suited for you and your future.

Experience Inspiring Chapels

As a student, you will fall in love with JRLC Chapels that are designed specifically for you. Every week we gather as a college to connect with God through powerful, student-led worship and inspiring messages from our leadership team. Our students are also privileged to be a part of staff chapels at James River Church, where they gain insights from the same messages our staff receives from the executive team.


Student Life - Ethan Leading Worship

Enter Into a Christ-Centered Community at Life Group

One of the things you can look forward to as a student is the time you get to spend with your Life Group. Life Groups are a way to make a big church feel small so you can better connect and reflect on all God is doing in your lives. It is a community that celebrates with you in victories and prays for you in moments of uncertainty. Life Groups are where students truly become family.

Make an Impact in the Lives of People at Outreaches and Missions Trips

If you want to influence the lives of people beyond the boarders of your city, you will have the opportunity to travel with our promo team. A team that goes on outreaches and promo trips across the nation. JRLC also has annual missions trips to where you can experience what it is like to minister to those in other parts of the world.

Student Weekly Schedule

Weekly Student Schedule

Life is Good in JRLC Housing

It is easy to see why our students love their housing arrangements. JRLC Housing offers spacious two bedroom and two bathroom apartments that are outfitted with a full kitchen and living room. You also have access to a pool and fitness center at the apartments, located just a few steps away from the campus.


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Enjoy Living in a College Town

Springfield, Missouri is known for being a great location for college students. There are plenty of places to eat and be entertained that work – even on a college budget. From great coffee shops to breath taking scenery, there are a lot of reasons for students to love the area.


Even More Reasons To Love Being A JRLC Student

Intimate Class Sizes

Students are not just a number to us. We intentionally have smaller class sizes so you can receive the attention you need from professors and staff.

Free Fitness Center Membership

Your health is important to us, that is why we provide all of our students with a membership to our River Fitness Center located on site at James River Church.

Meal Plan

Our meal plan provides breakfast and lunch 5 days a week so students can have a home cooked meal made from our amazing kitchen staff.

Become the Leader God
is Calling You to Be