Program Information

LPU-Ignite, an extension campus of Life Pacific University, concurrently enrolls students in accredited college classes through Life Pacific University. At LPU-Ignite's 2-year, residential program in Christiansburg, Virginia, students can earn an A.A. in General Studies (64 units). The online and on-campus hybrid educational experience makes it possible for students to engage in traditional ministry, marketplace ministry, entrepreneurial startups, social services, and more. Graduates of LPU-Ignite are well prepared to enter vocational ministry, begin their careers, or pursue further education on campus at Life Pacific University or online through LPU's Degree Completion program.

Degree Completion at LPU-Ignite

The Degree Completion program is perfect for LPU-Ignite graduates who want to further their education and complete a Bachelor's of Art in Ministry & Leadership. The program is designed to assist leaders who desire a flexible college program that fits around the demands of work, family, and ministry. The ideal students are highly motivated and those who are full-time pastors, part-time youth leaders, and anywhere in between. LPU-Ignite graduates that are continuing for a 3rd and 4th year at the LPU-Ignite Campus are ideal candidates and can work together in cohort style.

Extension Site Director

Mike Larkin, Ph.D.

Dr. Larkin has served in the community as a YMCA executive, in the local church as an associate pastor, at Foursquare Missions International as the Director of Missions, and at Life Pacific University as a full-time professor. He has earned Bachelor's degrees in Theology and in Organizational Management, a Masters in Business Administration with emphasis in non-profit and international business leadership, and a Ph.D. in Missiology with emphasis on global leadership.

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