The City Impact School of Ministry propels students toward a life of following Jesus through hands-on experience and a unIQue higher education program. 

Our Mission

The School of Ministry reflects City Impact's twofold focus to see revival in the Tenderloin as well as to equip and train believers to do ministry.  We aim to release young adults into taking on leadership in God's ongoing ministry, develop lasting Christ-centered relationships, serve in tangible ways, and provide formal ministerial training.

Our students discover their calling in Christ through a hands-on experience in our community programs and engagement in one of our focused ministry tracks:

1. LEADERSHIP

You will be challenged to develop healthy organizational culture, build a trustworthy and mature team, and create effective systems for the Kingdom of God. You will have a rotational role through our departments to learn a variety of leadership skills and methods.

2. HOSPITALITY 

You will be challenged to discover the spiritual gift of hospitality, host and encourage believers, and grow a passion for sustaining a ministry. You will work behind the scenes with City Impact to serve the community, the church, and the Tenderloin community.

3. EVANGELISM

You will be challenged to communicate sound theology, engage with different world-views, and approach others with humility and love. You will rotate through the ministry to discover how each department works in conjunction to reach one life at a time.

4. EDUCATION

You will be challenged to transform a community through education, engage with students from different backgrounds, and learn to be an effective inner city educator. You will be a part of SF City Academy, our K-8 private Christian school, located in the heart of the inner city.

VISION

In Jesus’ day there were intense procedures in place to train Jewish men to be teachers and religious leaders. Prospective leaders partook in a rigorous and competitive process that involved years of strict training beginning in childhood. The men who made it through were well respected and honored in the Jewish culture. They were called Pharisees and they were the ones who fought against Jesus and pushed for his death.

Jesus chose a very different approach in training the disciples he would entrust with establishing the church. He said, “Follow me" in the path downward. As the disciples were arguing over who would be the greatest, Jesus said, “You are not to be like that. Instead, the greatest among you should be like the youngest, and the one who rules like the one who serves” (Luke 22:26). “He made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!” (Phil 2:7-8) and God calls us to have this same mindset!

The City Impact School of Ministry is a training ground for Christian leadership. With a focus on humility before the Lord, School of Ministry students will be challenged to join Jesus in the process of downward mobility in life, learning what it means to humble themselves, and serving the forgotten in the inner city of San Francisco.