Training

Multiply disciples and develop leaders by starting a training center in your church, parachurch, prison, or denomination. As a training satellite of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) Church-based Seminary, you maintain your own identity and independence, while taking advantage of our curricula, administrative tools, and experience.

How does Church-Based Seminary benefit your ministry?

  • A turn-key solution for Biblically sound theological training for you and your ministry leaders.
  • Affordable and high-quality seminary-level training.
  • Three levels of training available to meet your specific ministry needs.
  • Accessible training online or in-person.
  • Curriculum designed to serve all learning styles.
  • Fellowship with like-minded people engaged in reaching their city with the gospel.
  • Increased access to other World Impact programs and resources as an approved World Impact ministry partner.

"Through Church-Based Seminary classes, I got to know God more closely, because the classes taught me to go deeper in the Word." - Rev. Ray J., Ministry Partner

Get seminary-level training

Your church or ministry will benefit from an affordable, accessible, and effective leadership training program by using one of the three TUMI curricula, which best fits your equipping needs.

Requirements

  • Christian leaders eager to receive biblical training
  • Site Coordinator: An individual committed to coordinating the program within your ministry
  • Mentor: An individual to facilitate the leadership development process (can be the Site Coordinator or an additional volunteer)
  • Complete partner application 
  • Complete program application upon acceptance as World Impact partner
  • Read the guidebook to administering your Church-Based Seminary: Multiplying Laborers for the the Urban Harvest (est. $10-$60)
  • Pay the annual site license fee
  • Affirm World Impact’s Statement of Faith
  • Access World Impact U’s Orientation Learning Path
  • After completing the application and orientation, your site will be licensed to begin training your leaders!

How does it work?

Your church or ministry will benefit from an affordable, accessible, and effective leadership training program by utilizing one of the three TUMI curricula, which best fits your equipping needs.

Designed for new believer follow-up and discipleship, Fight the Good Fight of Faith grounds students in the basics of the Christina faith based on the book of Ephesians.

  • Single volume
  • 9 lessons
  • Available in 29 languages
Cornerstone provides a sound Scriptural foundation to equip pastors, lay leaders, and Christian leaders in the essentials of theology and church leadership.
  • Can be completed in as little as 6 months
  • 2 modules with 4 major units
    • Biblical Studies
    • Theology and Ethics
    • Christian Ministry
    • Urban Mission
  • Available in English and Spanish
  • Available online through World Impact U or in-person
  • Certification available with completion of two modules + Redemptive Poverty Work training
  • Credit can be applied to Capstone certification

As our premier leadership training curriculum designed for urban pastors, church planters, and ministry leaders, Capstone equips you with seminary-level knowledge and skills needed for effective ministry and leadership.

  • 16 modules with 4 major units
    • Biblical Studies
    • Theology and Ethics
    • Christian Ministry
    • Urban Mission
  • Available in English, Spanish. Additional translations coming soon.
  • Available online through World Impact U or in-person
  • Certification in Christian Leadership Studies is available upon completion

Reach out for more information

Contact Church-Based Seminary Director
Bob Stevenson – bobs@worldimpact.org

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