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The Orchard Network

The Orchard Network cohort is a two year program designed to give students practical ministry experience through ONWARD at The Orchard Network while getting an M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College.

Partnership Benefits

Our goal is to bring the best of church and seminary-level training together to shape pastors, church planters and missionaries who are ready to move onward in their calling and to take the Gospel onward to the world. As participants in the cohort, students can receive up to 12 credits of Advanced Standing towards the M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership. Additionally, the cohort provides opportunities for study, conversation, and involvement with other participants during classes.

The Orchard Network Scholarship

The Orchard Network Residents, interns and ministry leaders that are accepted into the M.A. in Evangelism and Leadership, or enroll as a special student with the intention of becoming degree-seeking students, receive a reduction in tuition.

  • Self-paced students through the The Orchard Network  who enroll in the degree receive a 25% tuition discount.
  • If The Orchard Network gathers a group of 15 or more students who take the classes at the same time and progress through the degree together, then each member of the that group will receive any extra 10% discount for a total of a 35% tuition discount. (If at any time the cohort drops below 15 students, the discount would revert to 25%.)

Visit The Orchard Network for more details on tuition and aid.

Frequently Asked Questions

Start Your Application Today

  • Sign up with The Orchard Network to let them know you're interested in applying. 
  • Start your application by creating your profile and selecting “The Orchard Network” on the checkbox in order to qualify for the tuition discount.
  • Deadlines for admission are on a rolling basis, but it is recommended you apply early.
  • The deadline for registering for a course with advanced work assignments is one month prior to the first day of class

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