School of

Christian Leadership

The Christian Leadership Department is designed to disciple every student and to raise them up as a leader to impact the world for the Kingdom. We equip our students with practical ministry and leadership tools to fulfill the calling God has placed on their lives. Each student can choose a focus area that impacts where they serve each week in their practicum. The three focus areas are Leadership, Social Impact, and Pastoral Ministry.

Choose your

Social Impact
Pastoral Ministry
Pastoral Ministry:
The Pastoral Ministry focus is for those that have a heart for the Church and people. This focus will help you grow in your skills to care for people and learn how to build His church. The pastoral ministry focus finds you serving in many different areas in the life of Hillsong California.
Focus-Specific Classes:
• Spirit-Filled Living 
• Discipleship 
• Communication in Ministry 
• Public Speaking and Communication 
• Missiology 
• Preaching
• Platform Ministries
• Pastoral Care 
• Theology
• Marriage and Family
• Leading A Church Department

Choose your

Discipleship Training Program
Degree Program:
Earn an affordable + accredited Bachelor of Arts or Associate of Arts degree from Kairos University while studying at Hillsong College USA! As a contextualization partner of Kairos University, Hillsong College provides contextualized learning resources, localized mentoring, and student engagement support for students at Kairos University. The partnership creates a path for interested and eligible students in Hillsong College's Certificate Program to earn an accredited Bachelor of Arts or Associate of Arts degree at Kairos University while staying connected to the vocationally rich experiences rooted in the context of Hillsong's local church.
Classes Include:
• Preaching
• Platform Ministries
• Leading a Church Department
• Managing Leaders
• Apologetics
• Prophetic Literature
• Life Coaching
• Pastoral Care
• Theology
• World Perspectives
• Christian Ethics
• Marriage and Family
• Prison Epistles

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Our team is ready to talk to you, give us a call – send us a text (yes, we have iMessage!) – or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!
(949) 880-5038
Office Hours: M - F | 9am - 5pm

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Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the key dates for Spring 2024?

Spring Break: March 11-15
Graduation: May 10

All operations for Hillsong College USA will be paused starting May 11

General Questions:
Where in California is Hillsong College USA located?

Hillsong College USA is located in the city of Irvine (17475 Gillette Ave. Irvine, CA. 92614)

Nestled in the heart of Orange County, Irvine consistently ranks as one of the safest places to live in the United States. With its meticulously planned communities, lush green spaces, and top-tier schools, Irvine offers residents a sense of security and peace of mind like no other.

The city's low crime rate is a testament to the dedication of the local law enforcement and the strong community bonds that thrive here. Whether you're strolling through the tree-lined streets, exploring the numerous parks, or enjoying the diverse dining scene, you can feel confident that Irvine's commitment to safety is ever-present.

Safety is at the core of Irvine's identity, making it a perfect place to call home for those seeking not only a beautiful setting but also the peace of mind that comes with living in one of America's safest cities.