“The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love…”
1 Timothy 1:5
Park Valley College is a ministry of Park Valley Church. We are dedicated to preparing our students for Christian ministry in the local church. Park Valley College offers a non-accredited Certificate in Christian Ministry, Lay Counseling and Cross-Cultural Evangelism. Credits are transferable to Liberty University.
Time Commitment ....
3 hour class time every Tuesday (6:30 - 9:30pm)
4-5 hours weekly study
2 hours weekly of ministry at Weekend Services
Participation in auxiliary opportunities including: retreat, a trip to the Museum of the Bible, and participation in Park Valley Conferences
$40 application fee
$2,400 Tuition—In addition to a Certificate in Ministry, Lay Counseling or Cross-Cultural Evangelism with transferable credits to Liberty University. Tuition includes all classes, books, materials, retreat, and other activities.
5% discount if paid in full upon acceptance
$395 down payment due within 30 days of acceptance
Ministry Experience ....
Students will receive training experience in focal areas of the Church supervised by the staff members who organize these ministries weekly.
Janet Therianos &
Course Overview ....
Practical Ministry Skills
Church Business and Finance
Intro to Christian Counseling
Techniques in Counseling
Christian Counseling with Specific Populations
Christian Counseling for Children, Adolescents, Marriage, and Family
Intro to Cross-Cultural Evangelism
Intercultural Communication and Engagement
Practical Preparation for Cross-Cultural Evangelism
Classes occur weekly on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30pm at Park Valley Church and include approximately 4-5 hours of weekly reading and study. Ministry experience will include 2-3 hours at weekend services.
Tuition for the college year is $2,400 which includes the students’ classes, textbooks, retreat, and workshop expenses. A non-refundable $395 deposit is due within 30 days of acceptance or your spot may be forfeited. The remaining balance is to be made by May 31, 2024 – which can be paid in full or through monthly payments. A 5% discount will be awarded to students who pay in full upon acceptance. Along with the application process, there is a non-refundable $40 cost.
Application Process ....
STAGE 1 - Application
Upon eligibility, you will receive access to our general application form. This phase is an opportunity for candidates to tell us about their interests and goals, provide references, and complete a background check. The intro module will be the first step to introducing you to the Park Valley College curriculum. The application fee is a non-refundable $40.
STAGE 2 - Admissions Interview
The applicants who are confirmed eligible and approved in Stage 1 will move on to the interview process. Here the Directors will meet with you to confirm this is the right season for you to become a student at Park Valley College. It will also include tailored next steps for your development as a leader.
STAGE 3 - Acceptance
The candidates who are approved and accepted into the program will move into Stage 3 during which candidates will be able to register for College year.
NOTE: Should classes be full for the upcoming semester, the candidates who have been approved upon completion of Stage 2, will be placed on a priority list for the following year.
Park Valley College is a religious institution exempt from state regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth of Virginia.