Our mission is to equip students to discover and develop their divine design
through an accessible and affordable educational experience. – Pastor Aaron Rhodes


Why choose Southeastern University at Mechanicsville Christian Center? When seeking higher education opportunities, students are often faced with a choice of learning in the classroom or online.

What if there was a third option?

If you’re looking for the opportunity to get a respected, fully-accredited education in a supportive learning environment that is more than just a classroom, then Mechanicsville Christian Center, in partnership with Southeastern University, is the choice for you. This fully-immersive, hands-on experience is ideal for students who want to learn from nationally-recognized professors while being mentored by church leaders who will help them apply their new skills to real life.

What is SEU?

Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida partners with Mechanicsville Christian Center to offer students an affordable, accredited*, Christ-centered educational experience. With flexible class options and hands-on learning opportunities, Southeastern University provides students with a pathway to discover and develop their divine design.


  • AA General Education
  • Associate of Ministerial Leadership
  • Ministerial Leadership – Biblical Studies Track
  • Ministerial Leadership – Christian Ministry Track
  • Ministerial Leadership – Pastoral Care and Counseling Track
  • Ministerial Leadership – Worship Ministries
  • Business Administration
  • Digital Design


Tuition: $8,136.00
Tuition covers the cost of your classes only; books and fees are additional. Tuition is charged per credit hour. The tuition listed is based on 15 credits per semester (for 2 semesters) with the practicum scholarship applied.

Site Fee: $2,500.00
The site fee covers expenses related to student development and classroom facilities. The site fee is charged at a flat rate per semester. The annual fee (2 semesters) is listed.

Technology Fee: $350.00
The technology fee covers the cost of facilitating online classes. This is a flat rate per year.

Annual Total: $10,986.00*
*Program costs are estimates and are subject to change based on the number of credits enrolled per semester.


STUDENT MINISTRY TRACK—In this track, you will be challenged to co-lead small groups, help coordinate and execute weekly worship experiences, develop your public speaking skills, and learn how to organize the people side of ministry.

WORSHIP MINISTRY TRACK—With a focus on spiritual formation, you will help students grow in their connections with, and expression towards God, in view of who He is and what He has done. You will learn about the daily and weekly operations of a church worship department.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY TRACK—This track is designed for you to learn the practical application of children’s ministry. You will learn what it means to minister to children and how to connect with their parents. You will discover the power of leadership and how to lead and invest in amazing volunteer teams.