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Calvary Leadership College

For Now. For Future

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“The Church you see is not peripheral to the world; the world is peripheral to the Church. The Church is Christ’s Body, in which he speaks and acts, by which he fills everything with his presence.”
Ephesians 1:23

For over 40 years, Calvary Christian Church has been committed to developing people for leadership in local church and community contexts.

In the last decade Calvary Leadership College has continued this passion to train everyday people for incredible purpose.

Everyone has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership. Whether you are teacher, business manager, store supervisor, senior pastor, youth leader or a parent, we all have the opportunity to lead. The question is, how well will you lead?

It is our passion as a college to effectively equip and empower you whatever your situation – to make you ready to influence your world for Jesus.

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College Experiences

Calvary Internship

Interning provides hands-on learning experiences that will accelerate your personal and leadership growth. You will also have the opportunity to be mentored and developed by one of our experienced ministry leaders.

Encounter Retreats

Twice a year, all of our College students gather together for an Encounter Retreat. These retreats are specifically designed to boost your spiritual growth through inspiring sessions delivered by guest ministry and ministry directors.

Calvary Conference

Calvary Conference is an annual highlight. To be in the room with friends from across our church, thanking God for his goodness, worshiping Jesus, enjoying meals and hang-out time, and envisioning our future together – all of this is what makes conference special.

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Study Options

Full Time

You can complete full-time study in just one day a week. On this lecture day you will receive 6 hours of teaching in class from a wide variety of leaders who have proven ministry experience.

Part Time

We believe in flexible study options which is why you can choose to study just one subject at a time. Contact your local College Director to get a list of subjects available for this semester.


Internship is an extra day of practical hands-on experience in a chosen ministry department. This is an optional extra for first-year students and is available to approved applicants only. A internship is a part of the second-year study.


1st Year - Discipleship

First Year College is designed for every person who has said yes to Jesus and wants to live an effective Christian life. It is specifically designed to help you develop Biblical foundations, grow in your relationship with God and take steps of faith into your future. First Year College will empower your discipleship journey.

2nd Year - Ministry

Second Year College will take your ministry training experience to the next level. This is for every person who wants to be used by God to make a difference in the lives of others. You will develop essential leadership and people care skills and go deeper in your understanding of scripture and its practical application. While First Year College empowers your relationship with God, Second Year equips you for ministry to others in a vocational or secular context.

3rd Year - Leadership

Third Year College is for anyone who has a strong desire to exercise high-level leadership in Calvary Church. Building upon the first two years of study, Third Year students take their development experience to a greater level through a combination of hands-on ministry responsibility, theological development and leadership input from Calvary key team. The focus on understanding cultural values and developing core competencies will prepare you to lead key areas of opportunity in Calvary’s future. Third Year College is available to applicants in all Calvary campuses, with limited spaces available.

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Course Costs

1st Year


Optional internship (no cost)

2nd Year


Optional internship (no cost)


Cairns: $700
Townsville: $400
Emerald, Yeppoon & Rockhampton: $800
Sunshine Coast & Brisbane: $1,100

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