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Get a Missions Degree with a Concentration in Urban Ministry

"The reward of faith-based higher education will be beyond your expectations. God will utilize it throughout your life to touch others for eternity."

The most affordable online Urban Missions degree in America.

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Sharon Lockwood
Mission Program Director

Looking to do ministry in urban communities? Transform your ministry career with a Bachelor of Arts in Missions.

Get prepared to be a rescue mission chaplain or other urban ministry worker. Our graduates are accepted at seminary and grad school.
Our 8-week online courses start 5 times/year and combine the benefits of on-site experience with the convenience of distance learning.

Tamiko Cuellar
Founder, Smart Minds Tutoring

"The affordable tuition was...appealing since the [Pell] grant covered all of my tuition costs...I was able to complete my Bachelor's degree in just one year." 



Urban Ministry Leadership


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Students completing our program will master spiritual care skills such as preaching, counseling, evangelism, and discipleship. They will be prepared to be a rescue mission chaplain or religious worker, and are accepted for further study at a seminary.

City Vision University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, and is an Approved Academic Education Partner for NAADAC, which means that its courses are approved for addiction counseling credit in most states.

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Program Outcomes

The program leads to a Bachelor's degree (120 credits). We accept transfer of up to 90 credits from any accredited college. Students can use our prior learning assessment program to apply for up to 30 credits for unaccredited ministry training and experience.

Students completing the program will:

  • Understand and apply the history, philosophical and theological basis of movements of Christians serving the poor, the oppressed and urban communities.
  • Use spiritual care skills such as preaching, counseling, evangelism and discipleship in the urban context.
  • Lead others to accomplish the missions of the organizations with which they are affiliated.
  • Understand and apply principles from the various programs that are offered to people in the urban context including addiction recovery, community development, services to the homeless, women, youth work and family ministries. 

This position will prepare graduates to be a Religious Worker (SOC 21-2099), Minister (SOC 21-2011), Missionary (SOC 21-2011), or Rescue Mission Chaplain (SOC 21-2099). Some roles in these fields will require higher education, such as an MDiv.

Qualifying students can get their tuition fully covered by Pell grants. Students may also use Federal loans or GI Bill benefits. We provide a 25% discount to military/veterans and staff at Rescue Missions and Salvation Army and a 50% discount to ministry interns.

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