Welcome To RUMI

Rebuilding Faith
In The Community

The Richmond Urban Ministry Institute (RUMI) exists to provide practical training to leaders who desire to effectively perform Christian ministries and outreach in urban communities. Our programs provide our student leaders a way of understanding poverty, justice, community development and the role of the Church in holistic ministry.

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Our school community has a purposefully urban, culturally diverse and inclusive focus. Our urban setting indicates a commitment to inner-city ministry and outreach. Our campus and dormitory are in the urban center, and we find this to be a beneficial setting to prepare students bring the Gospel to the hurting and marginalized within Richmond. Our location is directly linked to our urban context.

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Community Driven
Outreach & Support
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Missions Training &
Leadership Development
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Urban Missions Immersion Experience
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An Urban Campus
Focused On Urban Ministry

We are a product of the city. The many social challenges and positive resources of urban living are a part of who we are. Upon completion of the program, our students may receive either a Certificate in Christian Leadership, Certificate in Urban Theology, Associate's Degree in Ministerial Studies, or Bachelor's Degree in Christian Education.

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