Lancaster Bible College & Spanish River Church

Spanish River ChurchLancaster Bible College has been preparing and equipping Christ-followers for ministry for nearly 80 years. For the past 40 years, Florida’s Spanish River Church has planted more than 300 churches worldwide.  Now LBC has forged a partnership which provides an opportunity for you to participate in a master's level program specifically designed to prepare you to live your calling.

Take your entire Master of Arts in Ministry Church Planting Concentration in Boca Raton, Florida at Spanish River Church. Courses are offered in a blended format so you will not have to leave your current employment situation or location. Complete your degree in just 15 months. Watch our video to hear a little more about this exciting new program from faculty.

Consider Lancaster Bible College's Master of Arts in Ministry and learn from Spanish River's legacy of church planting.

Why Choose LBC 

At Spanish River Church

- Earn your master's without leaving your ministry

- Designed by church planters, for church planters

- Dynamic interchange between theory and practice


Learn More

Get the details on our Master's of Arts in Ministry and Church Planting Concentration.

- Program Overview

- Concentration Requirements

- Program Schedule


Get Started Today

- Request More Information: get in touch with our Graduate Education office

- View Finanical Aid Options: find out more about scholarships and grants

- Apply: review the application requirements and process


History of Spanish River Church

In 1967, Dr. David and Nori Nicholas and a small group of people met in an empty storefront near Palmetto Park Road to start a new way to celebrate faith, a joyful and inclusive way that would welcome people of all ages and stages of life. 

Over the 42 years that Dr. Nicholas pastored Spanish River Church, the church has planted hundreds of churches in the United States and around the globe, helping orphans and families in third-world countries have a better future through medical clinics, life skills training, orphanages and orphan villages, small businesses, and hope through Jesus Christ.  Many of those churches have planted their own churches around the world.