School of Ministry & Leadership

Discover Your Potential

Who we are


The Canyon Creek Church School of Ministry & Leadership (#CCSOML) exists to raise up a new generation of Christ-centered leaders.

What it is:

The School of Ministry and Leadership (SOML) in strategic partnership with Northwest University combines practical leadership training with accredited and affordable education from a Christian perspective.


The school is under the leadership of Pastor Christian Lindbeck, BA, MDiv. The Director of the school is Maria Lyon, BA, MATh. The Community Life Leader is Morgan Butcher. Student information, systems, and records are managed by the Academic Coordinator Siobhan Johnson.

Degree Options

For full-time program students, Northwest offers a two-year Associate of Arts Degree in partnership with the Canyon Creek School of Ministry and Leadership (an additional Assemblies of God License option is available).

Independent, non-traditional students can take the full catalog of Northwest University online courses and participate in our live classes as they pursue an undergraduate degree through Northwest University at Church Partnership Program rates. See Everything You Need to Know or more information.

What is it like to be a full-time program student?

The program is rigorous but fun. It runs Tuesday – Thursday from 12:45 until 9pm. Your day includes prayer, Bible study, life skills coaching, college classes, and practicum education for college credit. At SOML students push really hard for seven weeks then take a week off. After another seven week quarter, students get four weeks off. After another semester, you get four months off! So we work hard, play hard, stay on mission and get stuff done. If that sounds like you, then this might be your place!

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5 Easy Steps To Apply Online

  1. Complete the SHORT online application with Northwest University HERE
    • This is a Church Partnership Program or CPP
    • In the first block in the “Program” selection drop-down menu, choose “Associate of Arts
    • Your “CPP Partner” is “Canyon Creek Church
    • Under “Previous Education” please be aware this includes both college and high school education. In addition, you may find that your high-school is spelled differently than you expect, so take care to find the correct entry. For example, Snohomish High School is only listed under “Snohomish Senior High School.”
    • You may need to select “add more schools” to complete your education history.

  2. Complete the School of Ministry & Leadership Application Addendum.
  3. Complete the biographical essay (Two-year Full-Time Students Only) and upload HERE
  4. Send your Christian Friend and Pastoral References the associated links below for them to complete:

  5. Click HERE to pay the $50 application fee for the School of Ministry & Leadership

If you have any questions in this process, please do not hesitate to contact us at:

  • Email:
  • Phone: 425.582.2366, extension 6
  • Address:
    Canyon Creek Church
    Attn: School of Ministry and Leadership
    15117 Main SE Suite B205
    Mill Creek, WA 98012

Important Dates & Links

Important Dates

  • Start FAFSA: January
  • Applications available: Now
  • Fall orientation & student adventure: August 26, 2017
  • Fall classes Start: August 29, 2017

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