The Urban Ministry Institute at BridgeBuilders


We are excited to announce that BridgeBuilders has become the 239th satellite campus of The Urban Ministry Institute! The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI) is a program developed by World Impact, an urban church planting organization with decades of experience in impoverished communities. TUMI was designed to equip urban church leaders, who might not qualify for tradition Bible college and seminary education, with high-quality biblical and theological training. The scope of the curriculum covers Biblical Studies (OT and NT), Theology & Ethics, Christian Ministry, and Urban Missions.

Each of these course areas has 4 modules that are divided into 4 lessons. Being a modular program, there is no need to start from the beginning. Students can jump in and out or transfer freely from one satellite campus to another. After completing the 16-modules, including exegetical papers and ministry projects, the graduate of the program will receive a Certificate in Christian Leadership from The Urban Ministry Institute.

Our current plan is to begin offering TUMI classes in the Fall to our urban missions team through our new Urban Missions Training Center. Classes are also open to anyone who is currently a leader in any orthodox, evangelical church in our area. Schedules and costs are forthcoming.

If you’d like to learn more about TUMI or if you are interested in joining us for class this fall, email Josh Conner. We would also love anyone with a passion for theological education to join us in prayer for our teachers, mentors, students, and all of the administrative and resource costs that go into running a training center for the Church.