What is Masters Commission?
Masters Commission is an intense nine-month discipleship program. Our mission is 'To Know God, and To Make Him Known'. We believe that having an intimate relationship with Christ is the key to being a disciple, so our students will be immersed in a discipleship program designed to grow them personally and spiritually. We also believe that a disciple must share the truth of the gospel with a lost and dying world. Students will be given continuous opportunities to share what they learn with others in fun and dynamic ministry.

How did it begin?
Masters Commission is an International discipleship movement. Born in Phoenix, Arizona, it has spread all across the U.S. and around the world. MC has grown into a movement under the leadership of Pastor Lloyd Zeigler since 1984. Students pledged one year of their lives to study the Bible, scripture memorization, and ministry. Since that time this movement has produced thousands of disciples all over the world and continues to raise a generation of disciples who love Jesus and choose to live counter to the culture around them.

What's the point of Masters Commission?
The purpose of Masters Commission is twofold: to build the whole person, and to impact a generation. This dual purpose is encompassed in our mission: 'To Know God, and To Make Him Known'

By holistically building each disciple through establishing a foundation of prayer and Biblical study, and teaching them to impact others the way they have been impacted, students learn to know who God is, and will help others to discover Him as well.

Why Should I give this time?
Statistics say that in ten years, two-thirds of teenagers going to youth group right now, won't be in church or claim any religious affiliation at all. Living a life worthy of being called a Christian is serious. It's not a game. You should give God one year of your life because accomplishing God's will for your life is impossible without a strong foundation and an intimate relationship with Him.

We have countless examples of individuals who have joined us, discovered who God is, discovered who they are in Him, and have been launched into full, meaningful, and effective lives. His plans for us are better than our own. This time helps you discover what those plans are, and equips you to step into them boldly.  

What will I learn in Masters?
Aside from the spiritual disciplines, you will gain practical hands-on ministry experience,  and important life skills. You will not leave knowing just how to do something, but you will have done it.

Masters Commission students are is full-time ministry. While with us, you will live what you learn in a face-paced intentional way.

Who can join Masters Commission?
We are looking for students who are spiritually hungry to serve God with a greater commitment. We are looking for those who are willing to pay the price and count the cost.

If you are 18 or older and ready to become a disciple then we encourage you to apply!

How can I apply?
You can apply by filling out our online application.

If I was in another MC program, can I still apply?
Absolutely! The application process is slightly different for returning students so please contact us for more information and next steps.

When is the best time to apply?
It's always a good time to apply. We accept applications year-round. You can apply online or request more information.

When does a typical year start and end?
Masters Commission year starts in September (Labor day weekend) and ends the third/fourth week of May. These timeframes are typical, but each year is unique and subject to adjustments before the program begins.

Masters Commission starts and end dates are decided and confirmed at the start of the summer preceding the follwing academic year.

Do I need health insurance?
Yes. Each student must show proof of health coverage. MCUSA is not responsible for medical expenses incurred throughout the school year.

What do I need to bring?
Upon admittance to the program, we will send you an acceptance packet that includes general information about the year and a full list of required and recommended items to bring. This list will include academic supplies, clothes, etc. If you need additional information before being accepted, please contact us as needed.

Will I need a vehicle?
A good running car is highly recommended. Students will always be on the move and at minimum, students will be required to do daily traveling to and from campus as well as to other ministry locations.

 If you are unable to acquire a vehicle, don't let that stop you, but please contact us to discuss the details.

Can I work while attending MC?
First-year students are not allowed to maintain outside employment during the 9-month school year.

Masters Commission is a full-time commitment that leaves no time for outside obligations. In order to make this a life-changing opportunity for you to learn and grow, your complete dedication is needed.

For returning students however, part-time working is an option that can be discussed with MCUSA staff.

During my first year at Masters, can I date?
No. We want students to earnestly get the most out of this experience. For that reason, students are not allowed to date during their first year. If you desire to join us but currently have a significant other, please let us know that in your application and we will discuss what that would look like.

Do I need to have all my money on registration day?
No, but you can! If you are unable to pay in full on registration day, contact our office to set up a payment plan.

Is a high school diploma required?
Yes. At MCUSA, we place a high priority on education. Therefore, we require each applicant to have at least a high school diploma or GED.

How long does it take for the application process?
We take applications VERY seriously. After receiving your application, we will begin the application process with a phone interview with a staff member. Once this is completed and the application materials are in, we will prayerfully strive to understand God's will for your future regarding MCUSA.

What are you looking for in a prospective student?
We are looking for a student who wants to seek God wholeheartedly by sacrificing nine months of their life to His service. It is less about perfection or ability and more about one's heart. The ideal student will be teachable, eager to grow, willing to be pushed, and love Jesus.

Why can't I do a normal FAFSA student loan?
We are not tied to a Title IV school, so the government will not authorize a typical FAFSA loan.

Are there any breaks during the nine-month period?
Yes. At a minimum, there will be a break during  the Christmas season. Dates will be outlined in your acceptance packet.

Where will I be staying? 
Students will be provided either a home or apartment to live in with other students and MCUSA leaders. We strongly believe in living above reproach, so each student will be living in a home with the same gender ONLY! We will have house leaders who will help communicate and enforce Masters Commission rules and guidelines for any student housing. If you have concerns or questions, please contact us and the MCUSA Staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

What is provided in the dorms?
Some of the items that will be provided include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Single twin bed
  • Closet space
  • Washer and dryer
  • Kitchen appliances (refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher)
  • Dining table and living room furniture
  • Couches

Is tuition tax-deductible?
We are a nonprofit institution. However, we are an education-based nonprofit program and therefore, according to the IRS and many accountants with whom we've checked, our tuition is not a tax-deductible expense.

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