Since its inception, RAVEN Ministries International has long endeavored to follow the directive set forth by the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew 28:19-20 to “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you…”

So, when I was recently approached by School of Urban Missions regional director, Joe Wyrostek, about starting an accredited Bible College in New Orleans through their cohort program, it seemed like the answer to prayer.

The School of Urban Missions was founded 20 years ago to provide missions-oriented, Bible-based education and mentoring to those that feel called to the Gospel ministry. It operates in cooperation with both the Assemblies of God and the Church of God in Christ and is accredited through the Association of Higher Biblical Education (ABHE).

Our cohort, CrossLife College, will offer an accredited B.A. degree and visionary mentorship through the ministry of Raven Ministries International. Information on financial aid is available through the main SUM website. 

In addition to receiving your Bible College degree, prospective students will receive hands-on experience in areas of disaster relief, urban missions, street evangelism, apologetics, youth and children’s ministry, and church planting.

Our students will also have opportunity to participate in outreaches such as: Mardi Gras, VooDoo Fest, Southern Decadence, The NCAA Final Four, The BCS National Championship, The Sugar Bowl, Super Bowl, and other New Orleans-hosted events.

Other outreach opportunities will be: Daytona Bike Week, Biketober Fest, Spring Break, and Daytona Beach, Florida-hosted events.

While preparing for ministry at the CrossLife College & School of Urban Missions cohort, you will receive academic excellence, practical hands-on ministry and transformational mentorship. Here are eight distinctive of the CrossLife College:
  • Daily involvement in the leading-edge, great commission-based ministry of Raven Ministries International 
  • Proven Leadership Reproduction and Facilitation 
  • Mentoring through the investment of pioneers in urban missions, outreach evangelism, and ministry networking 
  • Multi-faceted ministry development practicum in New Orleans and other North American locales 
  • Pastoral, Evangelistic, College, Youth/Children’s Internships 
  • The O.A.K. Principle of Ministry - Opportunity, Accountability, & Kingdom-Mindedness 
  • Post-Educational Ministry opportunities through our international network

For more information concerning the program offered through CrossLife College & School of Urban Missions:

CrossLife College 
P.O. Box 2102 
Kenner, LA 70062 
(985) 235-9839

 visit the main site

 by eMail
Lucy Croghan - Cohort Advisor

Contact us Today! 
Deadlines for enrollment and for Federal Financial aid are fast approaching!