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For the Church
For Residential Masters Students
Train Together For the Church

For The Church Cohorts is a one-year program designed to equip like-minded residential seminary students through enhanced discipleship, focused study, and intentional community. Cohort participants will gather weekly with members of their cohort to fellowship, discuss topics related to their subject, and learn from world-class faculty and ministry leaders.

Timothy TrackWomen in ScholarshipSpurgeon Fellows
Fusion Masters Biblical Counseling



Why FTC Cohorts?


Faculty Investment

Cohort members will meet with faculty and other key ministry leaders weekly who are eager to invest both personally and academically.

Formative Experience

Cohort members will gain invaluable experience by leading discussions, presenting on ministry topics, managing events, and serving local churches.

Financial Assistance & Course Credit

Participants receive a *50% tuition discount and are eligible to receive up to 12 hours of course credit through the program.

*Tuition discount applies to first 18 hours and is limited to residential courses.

Focused Study & Discipleship

Cohorts will meet regularly to discuss relevant resources, hear from world-class faculty, and to encourage one another as they pursue Christ together.

Fellowship & Community

FTC Cohorts provide regular opportunities to fellowship with like- minded believers and build a community that supports you long after graduation.




Train together for the church in a like-minded community designed to enhance your academic studies with hands-on ministry experience from field experts at a reduced rate. Join a one-year cohort for a lifetime of ministry partnerships.


Local Church Ministry, including Planting and Replanting

Jordan Wilbanks, Dr. Jared Bumpers and local ministry leaders

Biblical Counseling

Biblical Counseling

Dr. Dale Johnson and ACBC Staff

Fusion Masters


Dr. Joe Allen

Women in Scholarship

Women’s Ministry, Scholarship

Christy Allen and Dr. Leslie Umstattd

Spurgeon Fellows

Church History and Historical Theology

Dr. Geoff Chang

Student Requirements


Have an incoming GPA of 3.0 or higher and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher throughout the program.

First Year

Be a first year, residential masters student with interests in one of the five cohort disciplines.


Be a residential student (though you are not required to live in campus housing).

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