Cultivate U FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions:

HOW CAN I APPLY TO CULTIVATE U?

Click the link below:

Cultivate U Application Link

DOES CULTIVATION CHURCH´╗┐ HAVE TO BE MY HOME CHURCH?

Cultivate U is not exclusive to any church. Local students who currently attend and serve in their local church prior to applying, are encouraged to continue doing so.

IS SOUTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY ´╗┐(SAGU) ACCREDITED?

Yes. Southwestern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees.

CAN I TRANSFER AND DO MY CREDITS TRANSFER?

Yes you can! Most credits will transfer with no problem. Once you have completed the application, you can request a preliminary audit degree.

HOW ARE CLASSES HANDLED?

Classes that receive academic credit through SAGU are facilitated in-person, online, and in group study sessions. Adjunct Professors, our Executive Site Director and the Cultivation Church staff will also be available for support.

Practicum sessions and serving opportunities are facilitated, hands-on and face-to-face with the pastors, staff, and guests speakers.

WHEN DO CLASSES AND PRACTICUMS OCCUR?

We have daytime and evening onsite cohorts available for students enrolled in SAGU and the internship.

WHICH PRACTICUMS ARE OFFERED?

Currently, we offer pastoral, worship, production, and digital media.

IS STUDENT HOUSING AVAILABLE?

Cultivate U has no official student housing. Upon acceptance you will be added to our private Facebook group to connect with other student looking for housing opportunities.

WHAT DEGREES ARE OFFERED?

Associate Degrees:

  • Church Ministries
  • General Studies
  • Business Administration
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Human Services

Bachelor Degrees:

  • Church Leadership
  • Business
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

Master Degrees:

  • Practical Theology
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Business Administration
CAN I WORK WHILE STUDYING?

Yes you can, and many of our students do. The full-time degree program will require approximately 20-24 hrs of your time including your practicum. We encourage students to maintain a healthy balance between working, social activities, and course work.

HOW MUCH IS TUITION?

Currently, tuition for SAGU students pursing an Associates or Bachelor’s degree is roughly $6,720 (24 hours) or $8,370 (30 hours) per year + an academic support fee of $65 per semester which is paid directly to SAGU. There is a site fee of $1,000 per semester which is also paid directly to SAGU for students enrolled there.

For students participating only in the internship through Cultivation Church, tuition is $200 per month which include the Pathways subscription, the academic support fee, and the site fee. This is to be paid directly to Cultivation Church by the 15th of every month.

WHAT IS BIBLICAL INTEGRATION / A BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW?

Biblical Integration IS NOT:

  • Including a Bible verse at the top or bottom of a worksheet.
  • Diagramming a Bible verse in grammar class.
  • Reading one or all the Bible verses on horses after a horse unit.
  • Using a science experiment as an analogy to the Christian life.
  • Praying once or several times a day in class.
  • Having class devotions.
  • Casually referring to the greatness of God during a science lesson.
  • The biblical justification for obedience and working hard.

 

The goal of Biblical integration is to help students to think biblically and critically about every subject. Further, the goal is for students to think biblically and critically about every aspect of their lives. Ideally, students should seek to see each subject the way God sees it. When students truly understand something from a biblical perspective, they should gain a greater understanding of the character or nature of God, or have a greater understanding of how God designed things to be.

Christian leaders should see how any topic reveals the character or nature of God, creation, mankind, moral order, and purpose.