Bachelor's in Christian Ministry & Leadership Online

Expand your career opportunities with a Bachelor's in Christian Ministry and Leadership from City Vision University.

Our online degree in Christian ministry and leadership is focused on parachurch and nonprofit leaders particularly in urban settings.
Our 8-week online courses start 5 times/year and combine the benefits of on-site experience with the convenience of distance learning.


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After completing this program, you will be able to:
1. Bible. Use sound principles of Biblical interpretation to analyze the structure, themes and content of the Bible and apply that to local contexts.
2. Theology. Apply the foundational truths of Christian theology grounded in Scripture to local contexts.
3. Calling. Create a synthesis of a reflective life vision and plan to enable 24/7 ministry based on God’s purposes for work and their own unique calling.
4. Leadership. Develop a personal philosophy and plan for leadership based on principles of leadership and effective ministry management.
5. Life Balance. Develop plan for him/herself and others to establish life balance in a society saturated with technology and addiction. 
6. Urban Ministry. Understand and develop strategies for Christian community development, urban youth ministry, and urban evangelism and discipleship. 
6. Cross-Cultural Ministry. Develop strategy for effective cross-cultural management and ministry and apply that to their own organizational or ministry context.
8. Specialization. Develop skills and apply learning and concepts in one area of specialty ministry.

City Vision University is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission, which is recognized by the United States Department of Education.

Job Possibilities

Format & Transfer Credit

About City Vision University

The program can be taken toward a Bachelor's degree (120 credits) or Associate's degree (60 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.

City Vision University is a nonprofit Christian college established in 1998 providing Bachelor's in Addiction Studies, Missions, Nonprofit Management, Christian Ministry and Leadership & Business and a Master's in Technology & Ministry. All of our faculty have at least Master's degrees and are current or past practitioners in their fields.

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Undergraduate tuition is $700 per course ($7000/year full-time),. Qualifying students may use Pell grants & GI Bill benefits. We provide a 15% discount to veterans/military, rescue missions and Salvation Army, and a 37.5% discount for students in developing countries and to ministry partners and ministry interns



What You'll Learn

Required Core Courses

The goal of this program is to prepare students for leadership positions in churches, ministries and nonprofit organizations (This includes SOC codes under 21-0000: Community and Social Service occupations such as 21-2011.00, Clergy; 21-2021.00, Directors of Religious Activities and Education; 21-2099.00, Religious Workers)

Counseling Ministry (pick 3)

Urban Missions (pick 3)


Program Concentrations (one required)

Choose any of the concentrations above, or choose the Diversified concentration to select any 3 courses from the list above.
You only need to take three courses in a concentration to receive credit for it.
You must also meet all of City Vision's general education requirements for graduation.

Ministry Management (pick 3)

Get a Degree Focused on Parachurch & Nonprofit Leaders for Only $7,000/year.