CityHope College was established in 2013 as both an answer to CityHope’s heart for development and the need to train and educate a new wave of ministry leaders for today’s world. CityHope College is a two-year, full-time ministry college program specifically designed to do the following:
Whether you feel a specific tug on your heart for ministry or are simply looking to plant yourself, grow, and listen for that specific call of God, we would be honored to be a part of your story.
To connect with our team concerning questions you may have, or to go ahead and get started on the admissions process, selecting that “Get More Info” button is your next step. We look forward to connecting with you!
Step One: Apply
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Step Two: Application Review
After your application has been submitted we will review your application to prepare us for your interview!
Step Three: Interview
After we review your application, an interview time will be set up for you.
Step Four: Applicant is Accepted and Granted Admission
If a student is accepted into CityHope College, they will receive our Acceptance Packet in the mail. This packet will include instructions of what the next few months or weeks will look like, as well as instructions for prerequisites.
Step Five: Housing Application
The Acceptance Packet also includes a Housing Form. We only have a limited amount of space, so if interested, be sure to fill this form out and turn it in as soon as possible.
Step Six: Prerequisites and Deposits
The deadline date for deposits and prerequisite work lands on the first Tuesday in August. Applications for the upcoming fall will need to be turned in by this date.
Step Seven: Orientation Week
It’s here! The third week in August marks Orientation Week and the beginning of the school year at CityHope College.
CityHope College believes and champions that a solid and life-changing theological education is non-negotiable when it comes to ministering to this lost world and the Body. To bring that belief to life, every student receives a curated education experience, combining theological classes from Logos University (our academic partner, as well as the institution that will grant students their degrees upon graduation) with practical and specialized ministry classes from CityHope. These two elements, combined, form a powerful educational core that will prepare a student to be ready to lead in any station in the Kingdom.
Graduates of CityHope College will, upon the completion of two years and 120 credit hours, receive a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Theology from Logos University. Logos University is a Bible college and seminary that holds authorization by The Florida State Board of Independent Colleges and Universities to grant degrees and is registered as a degree-granting institution with the Florida Department Education Commission for Independent Education. Logos University is also a member of the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries and the Association of Christian Schools International and is partnered with Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Our partnership with Logos University enables our students to earn the credit hours needed to earn their degree: a Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theology through their degree courses and recognized ministry experience hours.
More information about Logos University can be found at: logos.edu
Practical ministry courses, covering core ministry principles and practices, are held weekly and are taught by CityHope pastors, directors, and staff members currently active in their field of instruction.
Finally, because we know that ministry development also needs to be specific, students commit to a “Concentration”, our name for a specialized developmental path that prepares them for ministry in the Creative, Ministry Leadership, or Worship fields. More information on this can be found on our Development and Placement Section.
HOW DOES THIS ALL WORK?
There is a God-ordained principle at play within our callings, that there is a vital stage between the moment we receive our callings and the moment we finally walk in them – we call this stage “Development”. Our commitment to theological education in the classroom is passionate, but we are just as passionate about the developmental process that each student walks through to truly be ready for their futures.
After their first trimester, students commit to a “Concentration”, our name for a specialized developmental path that prepares them for ministry in the Creative, Ministry Leadership, or Worship fields. Through these Concentrations, students engage in specialized weekend and midweek positions at all of our CityHope campuses. They also take part in developmental classes (specific to their Concentration) at multiple points on weekdays. To hear more about our development through Concentrations, check out the videos further down on this page!
What is also important to mention is our dedication to finding the right post-graduation placement for every single graduate. We believe that, as we engage in all of this dedication and work, God is preparing us for that first station within the Kingdom. We carry a commitment to helping graduates find that station and, since 2013, you’ll find our alumni from coast to coast, and plenty of places in-between – not to mention overseas doing foreign missions work.
Welcome to CityHope College.
The future needs you and we want to help you get ready for it.
Two life-changing years. Powerful teaching and training. Countless possibilities. If you are drawn to ministry, believe that the local church is still the most effective organization to reach the lost in Jesus’ name, than we want to partner with you, teach you, and prepare you for the work ahead of you.