Tuesday, November 8 at 10 AM

At GCLI Preview Day, you’ll get the chance to not only learn about what Grace City Leadership Experience is but experience a day in the life of a GCLI student.

Preview Day will be held on Tuesday, November 8th, from 10 AM-1 PM at our Lakeside Campus. You’ll experience a GCLI Chapel, learn about our fully-accredited university degree programs, have lunch with us, get a tour of our church, and learn about our weekly rotations.

As a GCLI student, you will be equipped with a foundation of confidence, capability, and education to become a world leader. What’s next starts now, so register for Preview Day today!

Transform Your Future

Equip yourself with a foundation of confidence, capability, and education to become a world leader. What's next starts now!

We offer various fully-accredited university degree programs, which you can learn more about here.

Ministry Experience

Students will combine their world-class education with hands-on ministry experience to prepare themselves for making a lasting impact in the local community and beyond.

Learn + Serve Abroad

In addition to serving the church community and local missions efforts, students serve our global community through an international missions trip that is included in the cost of tuition.

Student Perks

Students are provided with a one-of-a-kind experience complete with apartment-style dorms, fun on-campus events, and even an annual theme park pass!

Explore Our Degrees

We offer a wide range of fully-accredited university degree programs taught by a staff of vetted professors who are committed to helping you on the career path of your choice. In addition to the education they will receive, our students will also develop a strong understanding of biblical principles and hands-on experience of serving in the local church.


AA General Education
AA Ministry Leadership
BA Business Management
BA Communication
BA Humanitarian Leadership
BA Interdisciplinary Studies
BA Ministry Leadership
BA Ministry Leadership with Worship Concentration
BA Organizational Leadership
BA Organizational Management
BA Psychology


Master of Ministry
MA Bible and Theology
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling
MA International Community Development
MA Leadership Studies
Master of Business Administration
MS Data Analysis and Research Psychology
Concentrations: Data Analytics, Program Evaluation, Doctoral Preparation

Dedicated Leaders

During your internship with Grace City Leadership Institute, you will work alongside many of our staff and leaders who are dedicated to making a difference in the city of Lakeland and around the world.

We are excited to get to know you and work alongside you to create environments where people are encouraged and inspired to draw closer to God, connect with others in meaningful life-giving relationships, and discover their gifts to use them for the betterment of others.

Andrew Gard

Senior Pastor

Christina Gard

Senior Pastor

Matt Higgins

GCLI Director

Keyana Jones

GCLI Coordinator