TUMI Christian Leadership Development Site Location
The Urban Ministry Institute equips leadership for the urban church, especially among the poor, in order to advance the Kingdom of God. We focus our investment on those called to evangelize, disciple, plant, and pastor churches in un-reached urban neighborhoods. Our single passion and desire is to identify, empower, and release laborers who can both display and declare God’s kingdom reign among their neighbors, where they live.
TUMI classes are seminary level education with a leadership development focus. TUMI intentionally offers all classes at a rate that literally anybody can afford.
If one completes every TUMI class, you will have earned an equivalent to a Masters Level education.
These classes are great for any aspiring leader, especially for leaders who are training on a tight budget and can not afford a classic seminary education.
TUMI intends to be applicable for Christian leadership development regardless of your theological background. TUMI is not affiliated with a denomination, and does not take sides in any of the major theological debates. The education you will get with TUMI can be applied no matter what your background is.
In situations where there are multiple Theological positions, TUMI will educate you on each, and present the cases made for each with out bias. This is simply so you are educated in the various positions so that you can make an informed decision and defend your own if called upon to do so outside of TUMI.
To see the TUMI statement of faith, click below.
TUMI is designed to be affordable for literally any budget. If you complete every module, you will have spent a total of less then one semester at the average classic Seminary.
At the link above, you can see all the required books for every module. If you purchase books NEW you will spend less then $75 per module, however books can be acquired used for sometimes PENNIES.
If you would like some help acquiring books as cheaply as possible, just ask us by emailing us at the address below.
There is a $5 ONE TIME fee for first time applicants upon registration. This fee is waived for members of Grace Of The Lord Church.
How to register
Please print and fill out the application found at the link below. If you need to have a copy printed for you, we will be happy to help. Just ask by emailing TUMI@GraceOfTheLord.Church
If you are a first time applicant at our site, you will also need to submit a $5 registration fee. This applies even if you have done TUMI at another site. You can submit the fee by check, cash in person, or online by using the Electronic Collection Plate at the button below.
If you are not a regular attender at Grace Of The Lord Church, you will also need a Pastoral Reference Form. You can acquire that form using the button below. As with the application, if you need help printing, just email us.
To submit your Application and Pastoral Reference Form if it is required, please scan and email it to the email address below. Please do not send it in multiple Picture files.
If you are unable to scan, you may turn it in to us in person. Just ask using the contact information on the bottom of this page.
We offer our class every Wednesday night at 6:30 PM right here at the church. If you would like to learn more about TUMI, sign up for our class, or sign up for another class somewhere else, just let us know.
The link below will show you what Module we are in, when future Modules will start, as well as any assignment deadlines or milestones that students should look forward to.
See the current class calendar for what is happening now.
TUMI classes are offered all over the country, and there are many in and around our city. Click below to see all of the TUMI sites to learn if there is another site near you, or another site doing a Module you would like to do if we are not hosting it at this time.
and to submit your forms: