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Chicago School of Leadership in Partnership with North Central University prepares the next generation for more than a career path. We believe excellence in education extends beyond classes and curriculum to also develop character, creativity and genuine community.


Looking for an opportunity to get a premier, fully accredited education? Do you desire a learning environment that is not just a classroom but also hands-on experience with leaders who are able to show you how to implement what you are learning? Then Chicago School of Leadership in partnership with North Central University is the program for you.

We have combined the top-shelf education of NCU with the leadership experience of a dynamic, prayer-centered church in the heart of Chicago. In this program you will live, work, study and build community in one of the most diverse and exciting cities in the world–all while earning an accredited degree of Associate of Arts in Church Leadership!

This fully immersive and holistic experience will give you a solid foundation with general education coursework and a biblical framework for leadership. It will also ignite a deeper passion to be used by God for His glory! We invite you to come and experience what it means to be a healthy, effective and anointed leader.




Through Chicago School of Leadership in Partnership with North Central University, you will not only gain practical ministry experience, but you will also have the opportunity to pursue an Associate of Arts in Church Leadership degree over a two-year program from North Central University.

Students have the opportunity to choose between a daytime program, or an evening program.


What makes Chicago School of Leadership unique? We provide students a place to immediately put the theory of their academics into practice. We provide students training and coaching as they are implementing what they are learning while they serve right in their own home church. This allows students to be able to integrate their learning more quickly and gives real-time ministry experience. Students will daily interact with Chicago Tabernacle’s staff members and ministry leaders, walking together in leadership and discipleship.

As well as being enrolled in online classes through North Central University, students will be receiving hands on learning in their local church as well as leadership training from the DNA of a Leader, a world-class leadership program developed by Chicago Tabernacle Lead Pastor Al Toledo used by pastors and ministry leaders all over the world. 

Come be apart of this amazing opportunity today!





Chicago Tabernacle is a church that is built on and around prayer and seeking the presence of God. It is our heart and primary focus that we develop leaders whose first priority is to pursue God, and whose lives are marked by worship and surrender. Students grow in their ability to live a Holy Spirit saturated life that is evidenced in every area of their lives and calling. Chicago School of Leadership creates and provides many opportunities for students to grow in encountering the presence of God through weekly student chapels, as well as engaging in Chicago Tabernacle’s weekly prayer meeting and Sunday services, as we seek the face of God together as one body and one voice united.

City Life

Nestled in the heart of Chicago, students will have the opportunity to engage, explore and enjoy this amazing city and all that it has to offer. The diversity and culture of this city gives an incredible opportunity to learn and grow as we interact with the world community right here in our backyard. Culture, food, art and ministry opportunities will never be hard to find.


Housing is available for daytime students only.

Please contact Chicago School of Leadership at for details, including housing and on-site parking.

For more information on tuition, please click the link below.


Let Chicago School of Leadership prepare you for your unique destiny.

After applying to Chicago School of Leadership, you will need to complete NCU’s admission process in order to enroll in a degree program.