Vocation, Calling & Purpose of Work

What is it?

This is an accredited online eight-week course that helps students gain a Biblical understanding of their calling and develop a career plan. This course involves about 15-17 hours a week of student reading, live interactions and working on homework. Classwork must be done weekly and can be done anytime of the week except for Zoom meetings (dates listed in the course).

Why use it?

Many Rescue Missions help their clients discern their calling, but this course helps them to go deeper. When students take this course with City Vision University, not only do they get credit, but your mission can “outsource” some of your vocational training to City Vision rather than teaching it yourself. In addition, students benefit from interaction with peers and faculty. Out of all of City Vision’s courses, our students have reported that this course has helped bring the most transformation.

Who uses it?

City Vision University has had students from over 100 rescue missions. This course is City Vision’s most popular course.

How do I get started and what does it cost?

We have found that the vast majority of clients in rescue mission programs or recent graduates qualify for Pell grants, which will cover the full cost of the course and may typically provide the students with $100-200 in additional income. Our regular tuition is $750/course, but this is discounted to $637.50/course for all rescue missions (or similar ministries). We discount to $500/course to organizations that send two or more paying students in a given year.

Where do I get more information?

  1. Visit CVC406: Vocation, Calling & Purpose of Work
  2. Contact City Vision University at (816) 708-0795 or
  3. Apply for free at: