ORG350: Mentored Ministry & Leadership

Course Description

While much of learning is often centered around courses and content, the goal of this course is to center learning around a mentoring relationship with someone with significant experience and expertise. The goal of this course is to be more mentoring relationship focused and less content focused. To achieve this goal students taking this course will be able to choose one of three options:

  1. City Vision Online Mentoring. You can choose a mentor from City Vision’s list of mentors (see below).  You will meet with your mentor via Zoom or another video conferencing tool.
  2. Local Mentoring (current work context). You can choose a mentor based at your work or ministry location. The goal is that you would interact with a mentor who will direct, encourage and evaluate their activities as you minister and work in real life situations. To choose this option, you must send in a signed mentor agreement for two weeks before the term starts. If you select a local mentor, you should let them know that mentoring they will not be paid. To receive academic credit, City Vision will assign you a faculty member to do the grading for the course.
  3. Local Mentoring (new internship). Select this option if you do not currently have a work or ministry context, but you still would like to have local mentoring and an internship experience. To choose this option, you must send in a signed mentor internship agreement for two weeks before the term starts. If you do not yet identified an internship, you can enroll in ORG201 Job & Internship Search Strategies (1 credit) to help you find an internship.

Resources to Review before Taking this CourseStudents planning to take this course should:

  1. Watch City Vision’s How to Find a Mentor video playlist.
  2. Review the City Vision University Mentoring Manualt..
  3. Book Selection. Before taking this course, you must identify two books that you will read as described in the Mentoring Goals Worksheet. You may find it helpful to review book recommendations on this page or you can select the books on your own or with the help of your mentor.

Course Prerequisites
Before taking this course students must:

  1. Have completed at least 12 credits with City Vision.
  2. Be working or volunteering in a context related to your degree or have identified an internship site with a signed agreement from your mentor emailed to two weeks before the term starts.
  3. You must have at least a 3.5 resident GPA or be working in executive leadership (C-Level or VP Level) in a nonprofit or ministry. Students with a GPA between 3.0 and 3.5 may request an exception to this rule by emailing explaining your goals of mentoring.

This course may be taken up to three times in an undergraduate program (as ORG350, ORG351 and ORG352).

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Develop a mentoring plan of how mentoring in this course will help you achieve your growth goals.
  2. Reflect on your meetings with your mentor and work environment toward your mentoring goals in this course.
  3. Apply the material from reading two books to help you achieve your mentoring goals.
  4. Integrate your growth from mentoring meetings, readings in this course and reflections on your work experience in a final paper synthesizing your growth toward your mentoring goals.

ORG350 Syllabus

Course Materials & Tuition



Books (students self-select 2 books, estimated cost)


Total Cost of Course