LeadSM is ideal for students 18-25 years old who are graduating from high school; in college but not sure why; or college graduates who desire to have a season of life dedicated to God before they begin their careers. Interns should display a strong desire to allow God to shape their life and be currently seeking opportunities to grow, lead, and serve others within their community.

Base Tuition:

The cost of the program is $1,500 for the year. This include books, gym membership, apparel, special events and activities

Oral Roberts University:

$4200 per year - Students will take a minimum of 12 credit hours and will enroll as students of Oral Roberts University per year. Interns will pay tuition directly to Oral Roberts University.

Accredited Track

Base Tuition

$1500 per year

ORU Tuition (12 Hrs.)

$4200 per year

Total Cost

$5700 per year

Non-Accredited Track (Audit ORU Classes)

Base Tuition

$1500 per year

ORU Tuition (12 Hrs.)

$0 per year

Total Cost

$1500 per year


LEAD InternshipSM is a unique educational environment that will challenge you to know, understand, and defend a biblical worldview. Your academic experience takes place in a classroom setting and classes are through Oral Roberts University, a world-class college dedicated to preparing men and women for effective leadership and Christ-like servant hood.


Live on your own or with other LEADSM students in an apartment: You will be responsible for all of your living and personal expenses.


LEADSM students are required to have their own vehicles and valid drivers licenses. You will be driving from your home to the gym and the church daily, as well as many ministry opportunities and activities that are off-campus

Mission Trip:

This cross-culture adventure will spur you on to deeper self-discovery and a vibrant, influential faith as you reach out and serve others. Tuition does not cover the cost of the mission trip which is usually to Southeast Asia. Cost of mission trip is around $2500 per trip


Yes interns can work a part time job on Friday and/or Saturday. We ask that your job or school classes not interfere with your other commitments in LEADSM, as that is your priority. We will work with you to optimize your schedule.


The ten-month LEADSM experience is designed with the primary purpose of maximizing the spiritual, intellectual, physical and social growth of the students. It's much like giving a tithe of their lives to God. Therefore we require that they refrain from any pursuit of the opposite sex during the 10 months. This creates an environment which will foster the maximum personal growth which is the goal of LEADSM.

If I do not desire to enter full-time ministry, is LEAD InternshipSM still the place for me?

The goal of LEADSM is to disciple, train, equip, and launch single young leaders into the ministry to which they have been called. LEADSM is designed to bring forth the next generation of worship and creative arts leaders, pastors, teachers, missionaries, entrepreneurs, and business leaders. Some graduates with a call to serve in a local church may go on to pursue full-time occupational ministry. However, the goal is to produce followers of Christ who are equipped to lead and impact their world for Jesus in whatever field they are called.

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