Transform Your Future 


Grace City Leadership Institute (GCLI) is a full-time internship program for young adults at Grace City Church, a Hillsong Family church, in Lakeland, Florida. Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Grace City Church to host an instructional site on our church campus and offer accreditted degree programs to GCLI students. By combining hands-on ministry experience with world-class education, students will have the training to make a lasting impact in the local community and beyond. GCLI students will be provided with a one-of-a-kind student life experience complete with quality dorms, campus life and organized social events. In addition to serving the church community and local missions efforts, GCLI students will serve our global community through an international missions trip. As a GCLI student, you will be equipped with a foundation of confidence, capability, and education to become a world leader. 



Explore our different degree paths.


Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL) partners with Grace City Church to host an instructional site on our church campus and offer accredited degree programs to GCLI students. These programs are taught by a staff of vetted professors who are committed to help you on the career path of your choice. 



2 Year Program

Associate degrees 

Through our partnership with Southeastern University, we are able to offer the Associate of Arts and Associate of Ministerial Leadership degrees. These are obtainable within our 2 year program. Find out more under the Academics tab. 


Ministry Focused Degrees 

Bachelor of Science in ministerial leadership

A degree focused on preparing young leaders for a calling in ministry or any other faith-based career. Find out more under the Academics tab. 


Business Focused Degrees

Bachelor of Business administration & Bachelor of science in organizational leadership

These degrees are focused towards business-minded young leaders who are seeking to obtain the qualifications necessary to lead. Find out more under our Academics tab. 


Psychology Degree

bachelor of science in psychology 

This degree will give you an understanding of multiple theories behind basic human behavior and equip you with the tools and knowledge you need to counsel others in the spirit of Christ. Find out more under the Academics tab. 

We Believe In Your God Given Potential


The vision of GCLI is to equip students with a greater level of confidence, capability, and education, giving them a strong foundation for the rest of their lives. In addition to the education they will receive through Southeastern University, our students will also leave with a strong understanding of biblical principles and hands-on experience of serving in the local church.