City Life

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” God was at work. He created humankind and gave them work to do. We were created in the image of a God who works. We were all created with gifts and a purpose to cultivate God’s world.

City Life (CL) is about equipping everyday Christians to connect their faith to their work. During CL, you will see how your work matters to God and how you can leverage your passions and skills in your vocation for the mission of God.

Four Core Learning Outcomes of City Life

Growing as Disciple of Jesus
(Worshiper, Family Member, Servant, Steward, Witness)
  • Living out the five identities of a disciple while working full-time is different than living them out on campus. We will continue to press into the five identities we have as disciples of Jesus and how to be disciple-making disciples while working a full-time job.
  • Weekly D-Groups, Bible Study, Daily Bible Readings, and living in community will mirror what post-graduate life will be like.
Marketplace Excellence for the Common Good
  • Success in the marketplace should be defined through the lens of love. How does the work we do help love those who use our services or products? How does it help others in our community flourish?
  • Working hard in a full-time internship, reading books on work/theology, watching talks, and forums taught by professional men/women will be a major part of CL.
Mission & Justice in the Marketplace
  • God is a God of Justice. As image bearers, we should be doing our part to make our society and the world more just & this primarily happens in the marketplace.
  • Whether we are teachers, lawyers, business owners, entrepreneurs, or blue-collar employees, we can and should love the poor in our community and around the world.
Leveraging your Career for the Mission of God
  • City Life will give you a vision for joining a national or international church plant after graduation through your career. Do what you do well for the glory of God, and do it somewhere strategic for the mission of God.
Apply for City Life 2022

When: May 15-July 20, 2022
Cost: $450

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Applications will be accepted through March 13, 2022. Once applications are received, a member of the Summit College staff will contact each student about whether or not they are accepted into the program and with more details about the summer program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

For the LOCAL option: Yes. For the INTERNATIONAL option: This is only an option if the right students and the right internships become available.

That is great! The CL program will work fine if you already have an internship. We will still be providing books, training, and community development through the summer.

May 18- July 15th- however, it is assumed that each internship will have a different starting and end date. That is great if it is different. The “program” cost and portion of the summer is only May 18-July 15th. Ideally, we would like both the LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL City Life to be a part of Go Now Orientation May 20th.

Yes! During one weekend in June or July, the City Life interns will go spend a weekend with one of our national church plants learning what it means to be a core member of a church plant team. You will spend time and network with other professionals at that plant, help serve the church on a weekend service, and have some fun. More details about location and exact weekend will be given later in the Spring.

Each international option has a different cost and the cost will be communicated when you decide what international internship you are interested in. If accepted to an international job, you will be raising support through the spring semester.

It will be due on May 10th.

For LOCAL option: It will depend on your internship, however, you should expect to work 40-50 hours a week.

  • On Saturday mornings, local CL interns will meet together and discuss books, hear from local businessmen and women, etc.
  • On Tuesday or Wednesday nights, local CL interns will have a meal & D Group together.

For International Option: It will depend on the internship, but expect to work 40-50hrs a week.

  • You will have book discussions and praxis forums, but each location will look different on the timing, etc.

You will be able to set up your own housing for the summer.