Refining U to overcome your past, improve the present, and impact the future

OUR PROGRAM
Refine U is a unique partnership between Refine Church and Northwest University providing the very best of both academics and hands on experience.

OUR MISSION
Our mission is to develop and mentor past, present, and future generations to impact the world by refining our whole-self through academic excellence and effective ministry through our God given purpose.
OUR PARTNERSHIP
Refine Church is in partnership with Northwest University located in Kirkland, WA.  This strategic partner allows students to gain experience through our Refine U grounding program, while taking academic classes from Northwest University at our Church location in Cleveland, Ohio(Dependent on class size) but most classes are taken online at a pace of 2 classes per 7 weeks in fall and spring with a summer break.
 
ACCREDIDATION
Northwest University classes have the highest level of accreditation, the same accreditation as other major colleges and universities. This means students can earn credits that apply to the completion of NU degree’s as a traditional student, online programs, or transfers to other colleges or universities.
 
DEGREE’S OFFERED
Certificate in Ministry Leadership
Associates of Arts in Liberal Studies
Associates of Arts in Ministry Leadership
Bachelors of Arts in Ministry Leadership
Bachelors of Arts in Business Management
Bachelors of Arts in Organizational Management
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology
WHAT IS INTERNSHIP?
The Refine U Internship is a ministry program that works in cooperation with Refine Church and our auxiliary school Exartizo Theological Institute.  The Internship is designed around practical ministry opportunities to equip individuals for life by refining and equipping our whole-self (body, mind, and soul).

One amazing benefit Refine U Students receive from Northwest University is 3 FREE credits per semester toward their degree for every semester of their internship.

REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS

ACCEPTANCE REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must be at least 18 years old or in their senior year of High School
Applicants must begin the process of Refine Church Membership or maybe from another church but must be an active member at their church

ACCEPTANCE PROCESS
1. Northwest University online partnership application
2. Interview with Exartizo Institute Director
3. Interview with Refine Church Senior Pastor
4. Acceptance by Northwest University (If applicable)

WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Internship schedules are created by pastor or by local church needs
* Does not include additional church events and departmental events
** Interns can expect on average to spend 10-12 hours each week apart of the Refine U Internship dependent on their track

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO DO THE REFINE U PROGRAM?
Current Tuition Rate Per Credit: $299
2018-19 Total Approximate Cost: $9,800 (Includes Refine U Internship Costs, does not include books)
**We help students find the books at a lower cost through different stores. Students should budget accordingly per semester an average of $400.
***Financial aid is available to those who qualify.
COST BROKEN DOWN (Per Year)
Northwest University Classes: $7,176
Operational(Refine U)Cost: $2,600
 
If you have any questions regarding the cost of the Refine U please contact us.
** We do our best as well to work with students to find and apply for outside scholarships. Additionally, depending on the amount of students we are able to award some scholarships as well.
CONTACT
Location: 3510 Broadview Road Cleveland,Ohio 44109
Phone: 440-628-1787
Email: education@refinechurch.org