INTRODUCING

THE ACADEMY OF URBAN MINISTRY

A MASTER'S COMMISSION PIONEER PROGRAM

STRETCH • LOVE • GROW

THERE COMES A MOMENT WHEN
YOU MUST CHOOSE TO STEP OUT IN FAITH

What good is it if you say you have faith but don’t show it by your actions?

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WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE TO ACTUALLY GIVE GOD EVERYTHING?

At a young age may be the only period of your life where you can actually give 100% of your time. Give Jesus your time, effort, heart, mind, strength, dreams, and ambitions. Nothing is stopping you from saying yes to God because there is nothing to get in the way.

WHO WE ARE

THE ACADEMY OF URBAN MINISTRY IS A NON-TRADITIONAL COLLEGE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING CENTER. IT'S AN INTENSE DISCIPLESHIP PROGRAM DESIGNED TO CAPTURE THE SKILLS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO FULFILLING GOD'S CALL ON YOUR LIFE.

prayer

So you want to be closer to God?

  • Intimacy is developed through vulnerability. Why did Jesus call God "abba father"?
  • Pray, Pray, Pray. An average Academy student will have up to seven hours of scheduled prayer time each week.
  • The only thing that's going to change you, is you. Learn how to say YES when Jesus asks.

love

"Love never gives up, never loses faith. . . "

  • The greatest commandment? Love God, and love people. When is the last time you worked on your love towards others?
  • Learn how to love people who are hard to love
  • Love the people Jesus did: the poor, the blind, the crippled, and the lame!

calling

We specialize in clarifying God's call on your life.

  • Be awesome before you do awesome.
  • Learn what it is that makes your heart beat fast and your brain stay up all night. God has created you to be someone amazing.
  • Character development is a lost art. God cares more about who you are becoming than what you'll be doing. He needs a well crafted tool.
WE'RE NOT A COLLEGE

WE'RE NOT A COLLEGE

"Every young adult who participates in our program is required to enroll as a full-time student in online college or university courses, but we do not provide this education. The classes taken are a supplement to our hands on ministry approach, so there is no formal affiliation with your degree. "

WE'RE NOT AN INTERNSHIP

WE'RE NOT AN INTERNSHIP

"No cubicles or coffee runs here! There are many differing opportunities to serve in the Academy, but every task or assignment will have a higher purpose in mind. You are here to be discipled and we'll provide you countless chances to do just that."

KURT LANGE

KURT LANGE

LEAD PASTOR

You'll be hard pressed to find someone who knows more about Lynn than Pastor Kurt Lange. He has been passionate about Lynn even before he and his wife, Jen, planted East Coast International Church 15 years ago. His experience in church planting and urban ministry is a perfect match for our program's focus. As he leads our church in ministering to our city, he is determined to invest the same passion for the lost in the next generation of world changers. He meets weekly with the Academy and is actively involved in the program.

JOSHUA KANSIEWICZ

JOSHUA KANSIEWICZ

SENIOR ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Pastor Joshua meets with the Academy on a weekly basis to discuss theological questions and provide instruction on church matters. As an associate pastor of the church, he meets with members of the congregation, providing insight, direction, and discipleship. His knowledge and experience are invaluable to the Academy because he deals with difficult personal situations day in and day out. This is a great way for our program to learn what it means to minister in an urban context.

ROY LUCIER

ROY LUCIER

DIRECTOR

Pastor Roy is directing his second year at the Academy of Urban Ministry after training in ministry and serving as a youth pastor for several years in Minneapolis, MN. He has a passion for coffee, entrepreneurship, and helping young adults pursue their calling. Pastor Roy is rarely away from the Academy trainees and invests a significant amount of time and energy in their development.

ELISSA LUCIER

ELISSA LUCIER

DIRECTOR

Pastor Elissa is a co-director of the Academy of Urban Ministry. Her Intercultural Studies degree has been very helpful in the multi-cultural environment Lynn provides. She runs skills classes as well as the Academy Practics course. When she isn't chasing her kids or cooking in the kitchen, you will find her crafting or leading worship at the church.

LYNN, LYNN,THE CITY OF SINYou never come out the way you went in.

URBAN MISSIONS

Above all, our program is characterized by our city. Since Lynn struggles with brokenness and addiction, we work with broken and addicted people. Joining our program is similar to studying abroad while simultaneously becoming a missionary.

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A WEEK IN OUR SHOES

Core: 1 hour prayer, 2 hour study, 1 hour street team, lunch, afternoon activity, cooking class, family dinner, cleanup.

Tuesday: Core + Meet with the pastors.

Wednesday: Core + Youth group (prep and execution)

Thursday: Core + Skill Set Training.

Friday: Core + Monthly Focus Experience.

Saturday: Core + Business Meeting.

Sunday: Church, Academy Practics Class, Family movie/dessert/game night.

Monday: Rest.

focus

THE GAP YEAR

It takes an average of six years to graduate from college; the main reason due to transferring and changing majors. Take a gap year and figure out what you want to do before you go and train to do it. We specialize in clarifying the call of God in your life. Take a year, refocus, and go.

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MINISTRY TRAINING

Every Christian is called to love God and people, at the Academy you can learn how. Some people have a specific calling to be in ministry. We believe that if you're called to ministry, you're called to do that right now.

Jesus

DISCIPLESHIP

Our heart is discipleship. To us, this means that we're showing you a way to connect and live for Jesus on a mature, everlasting level. Our program focuses on devotional time, scripture memorization, and challenging messages. Being part of The Academy means that you're learning to teach and disciple as well.

Resources create a place to live and a space to learn. Every dollar you pay has a reason and a purpose.


OUR PARTNERS & REVIEWS

"The Academy gave me the direction I was unaware I needed. It helped me learn to listen to the Spirit and love unconditionally."

BRYN ANDERSON

1st Year Graduate
"It takes time to encounter God - something I was not setting myself aside for. Now, I am exploring the depth of God's character in my surroundings."

HOANA CORTEZ

1st Year graduate

JUST DO STUFF

At the Academy of Urban Ministry, we focus on being awesome and doing stuff.

Many times we see students throwing away the most formative years of their adult life. We want to grasp those years and use them to their full potential. What if you gave your most formative years to God instead of giving them to your future self? What if instead of chasing your own dreams for your life, you died to them in effort to find out what God has for you?

"If you lose your life for my sake, you will find it." - Jesus

WE ARE EAST COAST INTERNATIONAL CHURCH

We are a ministry of East Coast International Church in Boston, MA.

65 Munroe St. ~ Lynn, MASS

United States

Academy Tel: (781) 309-7356
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Email: PR@ECIC.TV
Web: www.ecic.tv

CONTACT US TODAY

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact us. We are a RELATIONAL ministry, so at least let us know you're checking us out!

APPLY NOW!

We are currently praying for eight students to enroll for Fall 2016. We don't want everyone, just the right ones who are willing to say "yes."
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